Garden railways - A comfort zone ?

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Not sad - just Mad - like the rest of us. :D
 
JRinTawa

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Yes my railway is where I leave the world behind for a while. I've found much more so with the garden railway than my indoor railway, something with being at one with nature maybe? :)
 
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KentKeith - 15/11/2009 2:42 PM For me, like many others, the garden railway is a comfort zone.....and an escape from the sometimes mad world outside the boundary of my property. Caring for my Mum keeps me at home....and working in the garden on the railway keeps me occupied at home. I seem to be building rather than running....but maybe one day I will be able to sit down and watch the trains go round. In the meantime I can relish the sight of the Glacier Express climbing the spirals and making it's way across the big bridge.....magic :clap:
</p><p>Magic, indeed. That's a lovely pic of the Glacier express :clap: <img border="0" src="../images/emoticons/8.gif" /></p>
 
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Nice one Tac. My first smile of the day. :)
 
3Valve

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tac - 18/11/2009 7:43 AM

Stainzmeister - 14/11/2009 3:02 PM

Maybe its because you are in control.
You obviously haven't seen some folks running a live-steamer..... :rofl:

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Or running after a live steamer in some cases. :D

Definitely a valuable escape for me from work matters and a few issues at home.

Got my 36 year old stepson living with us at the moment and lets just say his presence is causing a fair amount of tension.

I escape to the garage for a bit of G scale therapy. Stops me from decking the little git.
 
Rhinochugger

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Garden railway...comfort zone...

Have you looked out of the window today?? :eek:

It doesn't look very comfortable to me - wet and windy :( :banghead:

Even the track is shivering

:rofl: :rofl:
 
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just found this thread

couldn't agree more
my job is sometimes so carp and stressful the hobby keeps me going

escapism i'll warrant but so what?
 
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Not necessarily a comfort zone, but certainly a Relaxation Station :D :D

I've actually enjoyed more of the plants and flowers in my garden since the arrival of the railway :clap: :clap:
 
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KentKeith - 15/11/2009 7:42 PM. In the meantime I can relish the sight of the Glacier Express climbing the spirals and making it's way across the big bridge.....magic :clap:
</p><p>Magic picture Keith and I can replicate it exactly in my own little Swiss HOm world.</p><p>I'm fortunate my job means you don't have to take work home with you you can switch off as soon as you walk out of the door. One of the reasons I've resisted going back into management since I joined the railway, been there done that and now with all the restructuring (pay cuts) I'm earning as much as the boss and working less hours than him.</p><p>Have to be Heidi on the Bernina Panoramics as I haven't got a photo of it on the Glacier set.</p><p> </p>
 
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Hi guys,

I just stumbled on this thread this morning. I couldn't agree more with the senitments, spot on! :)

There is nothing more truely satisfying than escaping this world and loosing yourself in a modelling project. Every other problem and difficulty just seems to melt away. It's therapy like nothing else.

We moved an old desktop PC down to our workshop last year, mainly for DCC loco and sound unit programming, but we've also got it hooked up to an old stereo system so we now have hours worth of music down there too! Life is good with model railways in it :)

I was so pleased a few days ago when my girlfriend come down to the workshop demanding that I teach her how to paint up a boxcar; I guess the disease can be infectious!

All the best,
Gavin