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Re: Your other hobbies!
« Reply #60 on: July 11, 2019, 02:56:45 PM »


This definitely falls into the 'other hobbies' category, although I normally do 1/48 rather than 1/35 8)

This one's been bought more as an exercise in nostalgia - circa 1970 my grandparents bought me a Tamiya 1/48 equivalent on a Grand Day Out to Portmerion in North Wales.  Not a widely modelled AFV, the Revell release is the only model I could find.

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Re: Your other hobbies!
« Reply #61 on: July 11, 2019, 03:01:29 PM »
* Playing jazz guitar
* Playing baroque flute

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Re: Your other hobbies!
« Reply #62 on: August 08, 2019, 12:00:34 PM »
Motorsports:
#90 Grant Enfinger & #98 Mason Mitchell, 2014 Southern Illinois 100, ARCA Racing Series @ The Du Quoin State Fairgrounds by Jeff  Wagoner, on Flickr
arcatrucksKYarcaracingDuQuoin9114 558 by Jeff  Wagoner, on Flickr

I followed (and kinda worked with) a lower level stock car series (ARCA) here in the midwestern U.S. from about 2005 to 2016 when I got burned out on doing it. It was a lot of fun and I do miss seeing folks at the track. These days I watch mostly MotoGP and Indycar with a bit of F1. I check in on NASCAR every now and then to see how guys who were in ARCA when I was involved are doing. ARCA runs on a wide variety of tracks and it keeps things interesting. At one time teams could buy old NASCAR stuff and run, though the rules have changed since. The races at the two dirt miles in Illinois were some of my favorites each year, since I could stand at the inside guardrail during practice and have the cars fly right past!

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I got into watching the NHL about five years ago. I'm a fan of the Nashville Predators and the Columbus Blue Jackets. One team is one conference and one is in the other, so they only play twice a year (unless both reach the SCF) which means I'm usually not too conflicted on who to pull for. I live almost the same distance from both teams. I usually go to Nashville's games more often as weather is less of a concern further south during the winter, and it's about 100 miles closer. I've been to some pretty big games for both teams, I went to Game 4 of the 2017 Stanley Cup Final when Nashville was facing Pittsburgh, and this year I went to Game 4 of the Eastern Conference Quarter Finals when Columbus swept Presidents' Trophy Winner Tampa Bay Lightning. I used to take my camera into Nashville's arena (they actually allow DSLRs for games, or did at least) but I've never shot hockey professionally.
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Re: Your other hobbies!
« Reply #63 on: August 08, 2019, 12:48:54 PM »
Stage Lighting, Stage Management, Production Management

Jesus Christ Superstar


Sister Act


Photography for all sorts - this was for a theatre company I am a co-director of

Guy Siner


A Christmas Carol


Saucy Jack and the Space Vixens Costume Test



I would say my Chocolate Lab Bailey, but I think I am in his full time employment rather than it being a hobby or even me being in charge!!



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Re: Your other hobbies!
« Reply #64 on: August 08, 2019, 01:13:46 PM »
Burglars in South Bucks beware !

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Re: Your other hobbies!
« Reply #65 on: August 08, 2019, 01:25:23 PM »
Burglars in South Bucks beware !

He is a softy that might slobber you to death, but sounds like a Rottweiler when he goes into intruder bark mode.

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Re: Your other hobbies!
« Reply #66 on: August 21, 2019, 01:10:17 PM »
Other hobbies are all outside based. Hence me thinking n gauge would be a good winter pass time to spend/waste (according to the other half) more cash on.

Cars and trackdays

Racing xc mountain bikes and a bit of road cycling


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Re: Your other hobbies!
« Reply #67 on: October 22, 2019, 11:28:30 AM »
hi folks
just getting into model railway
my other hobbies are
koi carp I have twenty two in total the big one is about 19-20kg
poison dart frogs which I have 7 in total



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Re: Your other hobbies!
« Reply #68 on: October 22, 2019, 03:17:45 PM »
Af'noon.

I do genealogy/family history. Been doing it for about 12 years. I'm also a multi-award-winning home brewer of beer and a qualified beer judge.  :D

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Re: Your other hobbies!
« Reply #69 on: November 11, 2019, 07:35:07 PM »
My other hobby is Amateur Radio.
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Re: Your other hobbies!
« Reply #70 on: November 15, 2019, 06:25:03 PM »
apart from N scale , studying/collecting plangonology is very relaxing .

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Re: Your other hobbies!
« Reply #71 on: November 15, 2019, 08:24:13 PM »
Oo-er, that's a bit odd. I find that kind of thing a little unsettling. Not judging, it's just that I've always found dolls a little sinister. Maybe too many horror films in my younger days.

Hey-ho, if that's your thing, then all power to your elbow.
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« Reply #72 on: November 16, 2019, 05:42:46 PM »
Oo-er, that's a bit odd. I find that kind of thing a little unsettling. Not judging, it's just that I've always found dolls a little sinister. Maybe too many horror films in my younger days.

Hey-ho, if that's your thing, then all power to your elbow.

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Re: Your other hobbies!
« Reply #73 on: November 24, 2019, 01:54:32 PM »
I pass waste a lot of time doing jigsaw puzzles on screen. I caught the habit from another forum that posts a weekly puzzle.

The software allows you to make a jigsaw puzzle from any .jpg image. You can select number of pieces, between about 18 and 1200, also vary the shape, (the number of pieces you select may depend on your screen size and eyesight I use between 300 - 400 on a 23" screen with 85 year old eyes, a typical puzzle that size will take me between 30 and 90 minutes). You can save you puzzle at any time either complete or only part done. You can email your saved puzzles to friends or upload to a Forum in a choice of 2 formats, for those who have the software send as a .pzp file alternatively send  as a .exe file (which includes a basic form of the software as well as the puzzle)
(.pzp file is specific to the software)

The software is available for Download, cheapest version is $9.99, the only difference between versions is the number of sample puzzles included

https://www.tibosoftware.com/jigsaw-puzzle.htm

You will also get an Email with registration key.

If enough interest maybe we could post a weekly puzzle, (railway subject) on the forum, it would need the file type to be added to the allowables
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