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Posted - 10/30/2006 :  11:51:03 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Well this year will probably go down in history for me as the most expensive ever I probably got near $10,000 invested. Thats the price of a new layout build and my addiction to steam engines. The innitial cost of ws scnery stuff was a real blow. Its a good thing its just an entry cost , and my wife doesn't see my credit card

Edited by - LynnB on 10/30/2006 11:55:09 PM

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Jerry M

Posted - 01/18/2007 :  1:05:36 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
If I have it I will spend it that's for sure.

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Engine Wiper

Posted - 02/02/2007 :  1:32:16 PM  Show Profile  Visit clinchvalley's Homepage  Reply with Quote
One year as we were getting papers together to do our taxes, the wife asked "Do you know how much you spent on model railroad last year?" My answer was no, and I don't want to know - I would probably faint. I know what the basement is worth for insurance, but that is all.


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New Hire

Posted - 02/02/2007 :  3:35:24 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote

I would hate to know the real costs I have spent over the last 12 months. Maybe be $10,000+. I have sold and brought 2 collection, re-spent that on my HO scale layout. I have just re-started back in On30, dropped a K on that over the last month and there is still heaps to buy.

Over the next 12 months I will be slowing down as I feel it's time to get something done and stop wheeling/dealing. So back to the shed and "Hmmm where did I put that cordless drill"

Later Dudes..
Kicking off downunder

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New Hire

Posted - 03/07/2007 :  08:32:32 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I would estimate $50-60/month not including subscriptions to mags and receipt of gift certificates for Xmas, birthday, etc... nor travelling to shows....

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Posted - 06/12/2007 :  4:49:08 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Truthfully I most likely spend more then I thought previously but I dont save any receipt's except for the big ticket items. I dont want the incriminating evidence hanging around

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Posted - 06/12/2007 :  5:12:27 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Well, 2006 was bad enough...here it is 07 and if my find out how much I've spent so far, I might have to scratch build a dog house, for that is where I'll be spending most of my time

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Posted - 07/17/2007 :  3:39:10 PM  Show Profile  Send akimmons an AOL message  Reply with Quote
I have more invested in my future projects shelves than on the layout!
I'm lucky though, my CFO (wife) is very understanding.

Arnold Kimmons
General Manager
Royal and Edisto Railroad


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Danny Head

Posted - 07/20/2007 :  08:04:41 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
When my wife asks what some of my "train stuff" cost, which she rarely does, I say, "I don't hunt, fish, golf, smoke or hang out in bars." With that, the topic is dropped. Danny

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New Hire

Posted - 09/08/2007 :  10:04:56 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hah. At least $30 (Australian) a week. Possibly a bit more when I add in a few magazines.

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Posted - 09/08/2007 :  10:22:09 AM  Show Profile  Visit Peterpools's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Never keep any records. My motto is: if I have to ask, I can't afford it. So, I simply equate not keeping track I can afford it and that's that.

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Tim Kerkhoff

Posted - 09/08/2007 :  10:52:08 AM  Show Profile  Send Tim Kerkhoff a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
Good thinking Peter. If I paid for it, then I must be able to afford it.

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Posted - 09/08/2007 :  11:06:41 AM  Show Profile  Visit Peterpools's Homepage  Reply with Quote
It's like counting your chips at the table ... Rule Number One .... Never.

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Dave D

Posted - 09/09/2007 :  07:49:34 AM  Show Profile  Click to see Dave D's MSN Messenger address  Reply with Quote
I refuse to answer on the grounds it may incriminate me.!

Lets just say this..after the purchase.... the tag comes off in the truck.

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Posted - 09/09/2007 :  09:14:40 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote

Probably 1000 to 2500 a year.

karl S.

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