I just love running trains! I am a CPA and my life tends to suck this time of year. Nothing beats coming home from work and just running my trains and having some beers! It’s incredible how relaxing just running the trains is, and my layouts are very basic...flat tables with a little bit of scenery. I guess I just love running trains.

Cheers, Pete

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I feel the same way, Pete, and have done the same thing, off and on, now very on, throughout my career as a divorce lawyer.

Hence, my by line: "In my little world, I leave this troubled world behind." Arnold

In my little world, I leave this troubled world behind.

Isn't it great to leave the world behind and emurse yourself into your 1/48 scale world even for a short time.....


I don’t think my wife fully understands the obsession, and my kids think I’m crazy. But I still love it !

Cheers, Pete

Running my trains on my three modest loops or just sitting there in my small spare bedroom surrounded by static displays and four walls of train art and photographs is a pleasant escape from life's vagaries. Kind of like meditation in a train shrine!

vita sine litteris mors est  (Seneca)

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Tinplate Art posted:

Running my trains on...

...Kind of like meditation in a train shrine!

Night running; my " at home and indoors campfire " 

A good meal and passenger train dessert always makes for fine evening 

"Still trying to not shoot my eye out"


"Nursing insomnia one railcar at a time"

My aroma therapy? Smoke Pellets.


In the evening when it has been a hard day I go to the train room and sit and watch the trains run.   6 x 8 layout with 3 lops and operating accessories.  I make all the problems go away.

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