[/It makes me a tad annoyed sometimes to think that some nutter has lovingly locked away dozens of brand-new Roco coaches/wagons etc. manufactured before I got into model railways which I'm having a very hard time fighting for on eBay etc. if they occasionally come up. Collect by all means if what you collect is on display for your titilation, but to those who lock it all away...I can only hope they die young and sane relatives sell the models...
This is a tad intolerant, is it not?
I find it a trifle worrying that someone else may view my purchasing habits in such a way?
What a body does with their stuff is entirely THEIR business.....
we need to be careful how we denigrate others for their actions.....lest it bounces back?
''stones in glass houses'' etc??
or have we forgotten the fine line of distinction between folk who 'play with toy trains'....and ''railway modellers?''......[a distinction made solely by ourselves, from our own viewpoint?]
I have a heap of US prototype stuff, a lot scratchbuilt, nearly all modified in some way...all sat in various boxes in a cupboard...and have been for nearly 10 years now.
or simply someone with 'magpie' tendencies, who has zero commercial sense, who doesn't actually feel inclined to part with them?
I am no nutter..I have the paperwork to prove it!
but then I don't like Football.......oh dear....
or BMW's......heresy (I've owned some, and found them 'wanting' in many respects]
I have near-zero interest in DCC......luddite?
I enjoy building my own track..........where's that 'nutter' paperwork???