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There's engines...and then this comes along (multiple hobbies)


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Old 06-04-2008, 08:33:12 PM
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Default There's engines...and then this comes along (multiple hobbies)

Anyone have multipul hobbys here? I just recently caught the Hotwheels bug...bad enough i got the ironitis bug but THIS is all i need

Anyone else collect Hotwheels? Matchbox?

What are your other bobby's?
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Old 06-04-2008, 08:39:35 PM
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when i was younger i got into building model rockets and watching them fly when they were all done. i still have a few but i havent flown any in a few months due to wind and the weather being odd.
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Old 06-04-2008, 08:51:09 PM
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Completely tapped out keeping up with:

Computers
Ham Radio
Old Iron
Scuba Diving (OK, not that often anymore)
Woodworking
Machining
WWII Merchant Marine history

Guess I have room for a few more, but this keeps me mostly busy.

Now, if I could just figure out how to do all that and not work my day job.....
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Old 06-04-2008, 08:56:27 PM
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Well it started with a Fairmont motor car and the quilty party knows who they are. Which led to Farmall tractors. Which led to gas engines and than the dreaded Hvid bug bites. Than you end up volunteering at a RR so you can run your motor cars and find yourself with a whole bunch more winter restoration projects. Oh yes somewhere in this the American Flyer bug from your childhood bites and you wind up with a expensive 4 by 8 sheet of plywood in the basement. There is such a fine line between hobby and addiction.
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Stationary steam engines, some ol' hit-n-miss engines, old steel-wheel tractors, steam traction engines, collecting old banjos (played bluegrass music on the road for five years), collecting old records, playing guitar also (fan of the old country blues artists, too), like sci-fi and horror movies and books, like studying the Bible and history of Christianity...

Enough to keep me interested in several different things!

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Old 06-04-2008, 09:12:21 PM
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Besides the old iron part of things, there is also shooting guns, machining, hunting, fishing, and riding motorcycles. Love getting up in the early morning and going for a cruise on the cycle. My newest expensive thing is im going to build up a 50's-60's style bobber chopper. I've always likes this style of bike since I was a little kid. Buy a rolling chassis and go from there. I look at things that I like and think you only live once, might as well do what you can while you can do it.
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Guns. tommy guns
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I like your tastes Toolman! Unfortunately those are a bit pricey for my budget. At least the good old ones.

Besides playing with old engines, I collect:
-original literature and advertising items for gas engines
-old John Deere memorabilia and literature
-neat junk that doesn't fit the above categories
-old spark plugs
-insulators
-toy tractors - started when I was 4, but have throttled back since most of the collection is in the closet or boxes.

I also actively follow University of Dayton football and basketball (season tickets to both) and love to bow hunt. A buddy finally convinced me to start bow hunting white tails a couple of years ago and it is very addictive!
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Hmmm.....let's see here...
FIRST AND FOREMOST-My family. 4 great kids and The Fox I married 21 years ago.
-gas engines since I got my first one in1967
-railroads and trains since about 1962
-Coleman lanterns and stoves
-Transistor radios
-Tube radios
-Local history from 1760s to 1900s especially the period of the American revolution.
-Sears Suburban garden tractors
-Oil fields
Probably a lot more but I don't want to eat up a lot of space...
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Box mounted corn shellers. Hand guns.
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Like one post said above, family is important to me - more so than ever now that we have our own little one to brighten our lives!

I have several Farmall tractors and a W-9 McCormick, along with a '51 IH L-120 pickup, stationary gas engines, old kitchen type scales, any old looking stuff for decoration, model tractors and implements (1:16), and plenty of tractor, engine, car, and truck books on the shelf.
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I don't suppose you'd call it a hobby, but I do some open air preaching at local universities and some special events like the local street dance.
And it seems I never get enough reading. I could read my life away.
My family enjoys the few shows we go to every year, but for them, I think the engines are merely incidental. Kevin
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Hello,
Besides the gas engines, I collect Glass canning jars, glass insulators, soldering irons, jacks, collect blacksmithing, foundry, and machine shop tools to restore and put back into use. I also do a lot of scrap hauling to help pay for these expensive "hobbies".

Thanks!
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Before engines it was Hotwheels and Matchbox and comic books. Now its.
Edison cylinder machines
anything made in New Haven
anything A.C.Gilbert
diesel cars and trucks
old fans
my 180D Mercedes
monitor top refridgerators
trolleys
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Antique padlocks, Old 22 rifles and military history books on US WWII
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I used to collect ex-wives but I gave that up a long time ago, (it got too costly and it hurts). I now keep the one I got. I also collect tractors and farm related iteams. I have a few old cars and trucks. I am restoring a model AA Ford truck to mount some engines on and take to shows.
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There is such a fine line between hobby and addiction.

Aint that the truth
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I look at things that I like and think you only live once, might as well do what you can while you can do it.
That the same way i do. Only live once, if you want to do something..DO IT
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Old 06-04-2008, 11:56:52 PM
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Purdy Neet VernOn. Looks like you all have pretty neet multipul hobby's. Looks like i found a good winter Hobby aswell...Hotwheels ...like i need those things.....and i do

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Another hobby of mine is building Tesla coils.

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