@Bill DeBrooke posted:
I never really learned the concept of selling. I sold my 50's 773 and Madison cars (not because I wanted to), my 65 Mustang and my 69 Riviera. However I still have my 33 Ford 3 window coupe I bought when I was 14 for $75 sixty four years ago. Fortunately or unfortunately I own and live in a three story building with 7000 feet on each floor. A tenant occupies the first floor so I live for free. Therefore I have plenty of room for my trains, my cameras and some of the other things I like and collect. My message to my kids is that I enjoy my trains and other things. If they don't want to deal with my stuff, just lock the door and don't worry about it.
I am pretty sure I will keep buying. and, I have plenty of room for box storage.
"Spoiler alert" <tongue-in-cheek-funny-coming up next>
Boy Have I! It hit me last week when a box from a kind member from this group arrived on the door step like a cute stay puppy. I just thought, "Wow, that makes three Steam engines.. 2025, 675, 2025. What The Heck Am I Doing, I am out of control". But I love it,
As a kid my first job was at a gas station. I lucked out in that the owner taught me to look, listen, smell, feel, love cars. We bought and fixed and sold corvettes. I was lucky. My kids have the knack. I am still lucky. I have only sold one "Virginian Gondola" Beautiful, wrong size, and an old diesel which I want back. Overwhelmed? nah, Did I do it backwards, bought trains without a layout? nah, ya'll have shown me that if you are enjoying it... its not wrong.
And, I do love a great looking engine. Oh and Reefer. Oh and Caboose. Oh and Gondola. Oh and... <salute>