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(Wacky Owl)   Sixteen years. This is what sixteen years of obsession looks like   (wackyowl.com) divider line 27
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2013-07-05 11:57:19 PM  
9 votes:
www.bestfunnyblog.com
2013-07-05 10:00:14 PM  
7 votes:
Sixteen years of my obsession just looks like a bunch of photos of my neighbor checking her mail in her pajamas.
2013-07-05 09:53:00 PM  
7 votes:
This was the only time I thought model trains were fun.

img405.imageshack.us
2013-07-06 12:08:36 AM  
6 votes:
Model trains are like boobs. They're supposed to be for the kids but it's the dads that actually play with them.
2013-07-05 11:37:17 PM  
3 votes:
I'm craving some imitation crab.
2013-07-05 08:18:00 PM  
3 votes:
sixteen years. what do you get?
2013-07-06 12:12:49 AM  
2 votes:
My collection of empty lotion bottles and tissue boxes is much more impressive.
2013-07-06 12:03:48 AM  
2 votes:
Oh thank god.  For a minute there I thought someone found my shrine to Ashley Judd.
2013-07-05 11:53:57 PM  
2 votes:
i.imgur.com

Trains
2013-07-05 11:50:12 PM  
2 votes:
Now it's... GODZILLA TIME!!!
2013-07-05 09:28:43 PM  
2 votes:

shanrick: sixteen years. what do you get?


5,844 days older and deeper in debt...because of this model train fetish that's just shy of 'It rubs the lotion on its skin' level creepy.
2013-07-05 08:55:55 PM  
2 votes:
Railway modelling (UK, Australia, Ireland and Canada) or model railroading (US and Canada)

Railway modelling sounds like it should involve babes in bikinis and steam locomotives.

Now there's an idea for a calendar.

Model railroading, on the other hands, sounds like when you've put a new fashion model on a direct line to end up dying of a drug overdose in her mid-20's. Imagine the track marks.

/*ducks*
2013-07-06 09:31:23 AM  
1 votes:

20/20: Does anybody know of any females doing model railroading?


Subby's mom.
2013-07-06 02:09:33 AM  
1 votes:

CruJones: I have a Lionel train I break out for Christmas.  It's fun for ten minutes.  What do you do after you've completed this monstrosity, just watch the train go around for the next fifteen years?   Seems like the building is the fun part.  Or something, fun may not be the right word.


The building part is most of the fun.  But some builders design their layout to be operated like a real railroad.  Cars are picked up from various industries and dropped off at various others.  Hidden trackage is used to simulate an "off layout" destination or originating train.  So a train may appear around a bend, travel through the layout picking up and dropping off cars at various industries, and then proceed off the other end of the layout and disappear.  Plus, if you have multiple trains, you have the challenge of avoiding collisions, not blocking an "express" with a "local", etc.  It's kind of like a game of tetris - you have to be watching what the next piece is going to be so you can fit it in with all the others, or you get a traffic jam.

In addition, because the scale distances are obviously shorter, some people use a scale time clock - which runs at some multiple of real time.  So you could run a 24 hour day in a 3-hour operating session with an 8:1 fast clock.  Some people even set up the lighting to simulate sunset and sunrise, building lighting to turn on and off at the appropriate times, etc.
2013-07-06 12:45:21 AM  
1 votes:
Well, it certainly is a better use of time than being a serial torturer-killer.
2013-07-06 12:42:21 AM  
1 votes:
Lisa Sparxxx had a bigger train.
2013-07-06 12:24:07 AM  
1 votes:
I'm glad I read that article.  There is actually a hobby out there where people actually try to reproduce a railway at a smaller scale?  With minature people, buildings and cars?

What a strange, strange world.
2013-07-06 12:09:15 AM  
1 votes:

Popcorn Johnny: I'm craving some imitation crab.


Came for this, but not for anything gay.
2013-07-06 12:08:02 AM  
1 votes:
Where does this guy rate on the model train scale of crazy/obsessed?

imgick.nj.com
2013-07-06 12:00:44 AM  
1 votes:
t3.gstatic.com

Crabbe Town not Crabbeville.
2013-07-05 11:58:45 PM  
1 votes:
Da da da, da daaaaaaaaaa!

i.imgur.com
2013-07-05 11:57:12 PM  
1 votes:

Sid_6.7: Railway modelling (UK, Australia, Ireland and Canada) or model railroading (US and Canada)

Railway modelling sounds like it should involve babes in bikinis and steam locomotives.

Now there's an idea for a calendar.

Model railroading, on the other hands, sounds like when you've put a new fashion model on a direct line to end up dying of a drug overdose in her mid-20's. Imagine the track marks.

/*ducks*


Close! Railway modeling is actually a locomotive in a giant banana hammock.
2013-07-05 11:54:13 PM  
1 votes:

shanrick: sixteen years. what do you get?


20 years in prison?
2013-07-05 11:54:06 PM  
1 votes:
thumbs.anyclip.com
What a silly man.
2013-07-05 11:47:50 PM  
1 votes:
Now here's a case of an amazing obsession with a tragic ending: RC B-52 crash.

The time and money that went into that, only to be turned into a patch of smoking junk.
2013-07-05 11:42:35 PM  
1 votes:
Very cool.  If I only put that kind of energy into writing a book I would have finished at least 8 by now.
2013-07-05 11:35:17 PM  
1 votes:

shanrick: sixteen years. what do you get?


Astounding amounts of freely offered poontang?

No?

I have been misinformed, then. Toot, toot.
 
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