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QUOTE (ozwarrior @ 13 Nov 2007, 17:17) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>I wonder what others think? Does a more relaxed attitude bring more enjoyment?


***It depends. I love adding my own touches and perhaps replacing details that to me let a loco down, or evenwhere a loco is excellent, perhaps adding a tiny detail or two that makes it a specific loco rather than just another of the same.... I enjoy it. I don't enjoy simply taking a loco out of a box and running it.... I never feel its truly "mine" until I've invested a little of me into it.

Others have their own preferences, taking great enjoyment in opening a trainpack and dropping it onto the track for the joy of just running it.

In BOTH cases, pleasure is equal as both pursue the hobby the way they want to.

I think the pleasure diminishes when the "hidden peer pressure" of the hobby is allowed to overcome the pleasure aspect. ie
"I'd like that loco but the guys at the club have said its wrong, so I won't buy it".

The same stops people doing things sometimes. For example many modellers will never ask for help as they don't want to be seen to be unable to do a simple task, or won't tackle a project for fear others will see them fail. Thats a real shame, as to me, much of the pleasure of the hobby is the constant learning and growing of skills, and the satisfaction that doing it yourself can bring....

To build on 34C's comment - My glass is constantly full - so many great models to build, so many things to do, so little time - and all of it great fun!

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