Your Weird Hobbies

Discussion in 'The Green Room' started by Bulldog, Feb 4, 2012.

  1. Bulldog

    Bulldog Only Pawn in Game of Life

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    Ha! Heard my 999th AM staation last night- WDDY in Albany NY. One more for my 1000 station

    And what Scorp said. When I hit my 40s, I also hit a second childhood and rediscovered the hobbies from my youth.

    BTW- it ain't easy posting from the keyboard from my Kindle Fire.
  2. EzriTorres

    EzriTorres Probably a Dual

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    I just made a penis lip balm cozy, some Star Trek hairclippies and a matching headband for my youngest's Valentine's dress....today lol.

    Have been selling off a lot of my wool and knit fabrics though. Burning out a little. And now apparently I'm giving classes in how to do things...not sure how I volunteered myself for that.
  3. Man Afraid of his Shoes

    Man Afraid of his Shoes كافر

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    A what? Was that aphasia or something? :unsure:
  4. EzriTorres

    EzriTorres Probably a Dual

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    lol no.
    I made one for my stepDD for Christmas and then she had me make a few others for her friends. They put a clip in the top and carry their lip balm in it..*shrug* young adults..what can yah say.

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  5. Chuck

    Chuck Go Giants!

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    A clip in the top would be......painful. :polarslam2:
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  6. tafkats

    tafkats That'll put marzipan in your pie plate, bingo! Moderator

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  7. frontline

    frontline Hedonistic Glutton Staff Member Moderator

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    Funny that. I've had in the garage a barely started HO scale model RR leaning up against the wall. After going to the Denver RR Museum this December, The Attorney begged me to bring it back to life. The question is what do I build? The problem I see with the 4x8 is reaching across the table if you have two sides up against a wall. But you need a 4' width in order to put in a 22" radius curve which is mandatory for most rolling stock these days. Apparently the day of the 18" radius curve has gone by the way side.

    The other PITA is that because she will be building it with me, she has already said she wants two main lines so she can run them at the same time. They will have to be on continual loops too. I'm thinking of ditching HO and going N. I don't want to but how else am I also gonna be able to cram a rail yard, round house, and two passenger terminals in there?
  8. frontline

    frontline Hedonistic Glutton Staff Member Moderator

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    Oh and in addition to the RR I want to finish that damned Polar Lights NCC-1701-A that I have been working on for two years. Other than that I don't have any other hobbies besides shooting and my yard. Im about to try my hand at gardening and canning.
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  9. Ancalagon

    Ancalagon outta my way Administrator Formerly Important

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  10. Elwood

    Elwood I know what I'm about, son.

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    I've thought about that too. Atlas has a wonderful piece of CAD software that is really helping me.

    I'm also starting to think it's going to be rather daunting to build exactly to prototype with two rail lines.

    If I build to prototype, I'm going to have to go with 22" or 26" radius curves. Outside of Heavyweight RPO's and Combines, on the mixed trains, I don't have to really worry about huge rolling stock. But, I am going to have to worry about large steam locomotives and their tenders. Namely, 4-6-2 Pacific (Passenger), 2-8-0 Consolidation (Freight), 2-8-2 Mikado (Mixed), 4-8-2 Mountain (Passenger), and 2-10-2 Santa Fe (Mixed). And, while it's not prototype, I still want to have a Heavyweight Crescent Limited pulled by a matching 4-6-2 Pacific occasionally run through.

    But, I digress. 80% of my rolling stock will be cotton going out in Box Cars and the mines will produce a metric ass-ton of dry bulk hoppers. The cotton mill (L&N) and the mines (SR) will have their own 0-4-0 Yard Goat for assembling trains. Because of all that, I'm seriously considering drifting from prototype and limiting myself to one line or the other, or maybe even a fictional line. I don't want to have to model two of everything.
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  11. Elwood

    Elwood I know what I'm about, son.

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    After talking it over with my Father In-Law, who was a little boy in the 1930's, I think I'm going to use some Artistic License. I'm going to model the L&N's track plan but call it SR. The reasons are:

    1: The L&N went right through the heart of downtown. What was it's mainline is now the main street's middle turning lane. It will give me a chance to use several structures clumped together to force perspective. SR's mainline, passenger terminal and separate freight terminal were kind of on the outskirts of town.

    2: On the actual locomotives and rolling stock, I'm not going to be able to do a lot of the small detail painting work. A friend can, and he's volunteered, but I don't want to stick him with a year's worth of evening projects. So, I'm pretty much stuck with buying "Ready to Run" (RTR) locos and rolling stock. SR stuff is far, far more plentiful and cheaper than L&N stuff.
  12. frontline

    frontline Hedonistic Glutton Staff Member Moderator

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    I used to play with that a few computers ago. I'm gonna have to take a look at it. To be honest I'm not too worried about prototyping. This will be more about fun and father daughter time. So for me it will be designing cool features to put into the railroad. I want a rail yard and round house. Im gonna want two passenger terminals. Oh I will have some purpose to the plan (moving a to b and from there to c) just so we can have fun. But that is as close as I am gonna try to stick to reality.
  13. Bulldog

    Bulldog Only Pawn in Game of Life

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    BTW- I heard my 1000th AM station the other day. :)
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  14. Bulldog

    Bulldog Only Pawn in Game of Life

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    I'd love to get into model railroading but it's a money pit and I don't have the room or the time. So I do some rail gaming and simulations, like this.
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  15. Ramen

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    I used to collect baseball cards, but now my favorite hobby is procrastinating on chores.
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    TheBurgerKing The Monarch of Flavor

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    Bickendan Custom Title Administrator Faceless Mook Writer

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    I'll swing at you with my 30/30 Apocalypse Hydra with teh Runes of the Dues enchantment. 30/30 double strike trample.

    Been trying to build a few EDH decks here. Nasty green-red-blue deck, and a very nasty Elf deck.
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    TheBurgerKing The Monarch of Flavor

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    in response to declaring your attackers, Rebuke the hydra, or in case of my black deck, sacrifice Vampire hexmage to remove all the counters from it, and I've been trying to build my Elf-Drazzi deck but half my cards got misplaced in the move
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    IndigoTiger Violently Happy

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    I'm totally the same way. Not with mario party. Haven't made my rounds back to N64 yet. I'm stuck on the ipod with Zuma/Palm Loops lately.
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    Bickendan Custom Title Administrator Faceless Mook Writer

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    Second main phase, I'll just cast a 20 damage Banefire on your ass :finger:
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    TheBurgerKing The Monarch of Flavor

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  22. Shirogayne

    Shirogayne Sheithforge Formerly Important

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    My biggest hobby until some time around 2007 or '08 was fanfiction. The name association was the biggest reason I registered as Anna Yolei back in the day. But that was before I realized how bad my shit was.

    Now, I'm trying to get back into music whenever we're in port long enough to do so.
  23. Demiurge

    Demiurge Goodbye and Hello, as always.

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    Current hobby - modding CRPGS. I'm assisting in a mod for Fallout New Vegas, and if that goes well will try my own project.
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    Jenee No Longer Affiliated With ABBA

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    I love spreadsheets.

    Currently, I'm working on a spreadsheet that will total all the different types of vendors I set up, how many requests to set up a vendor are for vendors already existing in the database, every type of question about a vendor, which database that internal client works in, how much time I've spend resolving each request to look into a vendor, how much time for each type of vendor, total time for each type,

    After that, I will figure the mean, median and mode of each.

    Then, I'll factor in which division the internal client works in, then how much of my time are they wasting with requests to set up vendors already in the system, how many new vendors for each division ....

    I could go on ...

    I'm a sick person.
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  25. NAHTMMM

    NAHTMMM GLORIAAA!!

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    Not an actual active hobby, but some years ago Grandma gave me her collection of buttons. Some of them are pretty neat.
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  26. Forbin

    Forbin Do you feel fluffy, punk?

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    Bickendan Custom Title Administrator Faceless Mook Writer

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    If you really want to cast Cancel... go for it...
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