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Salute to the glass-half-empty brigade

Chris Nevard











Train nuts aren't known for having the most positive outlook on life, here are a few comments I've picked up over recent times, many on internet forums sadly.


Of course this is only the tip of the iceberg, but I'm sure you can add some real corkers (don't be too rude though, this is not my website)....

  • Didn't buy that mag because it was plastic bagged
  • Hope they do it in N gauge soon
  • Why do I have to pay for it?
  • There's nothing in it for me
  • Photography, these days it's all Photoshop!
  • Not enough modern image
  • Not enough steam
  • Not enough Z gauge
  • Too expensive
  • Help me, I don't know what to model
  • Which scale is right for me?
  • Armchair
  • You don't want to do it like that, you want to do it like this!
  • That question has been answered many times before, why didn't you think of using the search function?
  • Not enough time to make a layout because I don't know how to turn the computer off!
  • I hate television
  • Grrr, the X-factor!
  • Don't like gurls
  • The car parking is dreadful at that show
  • Lima class 50s look much better than Hornby ones
  • Female
  • Mother has lovely hands
  • They never reply to my emails
  • Said engine
  • Said poster
  • S&D means Stockton and Darlington not the Somerset & Dorset!
  • My mate said he saw a Deltic on the SDJR in 1961
  • Giving up and taking up stamp collecting
  • They don't do the number I want
  • They don't do the colour I want
  • Warley parking is far too expensive
  • Prototype or fiction?
  • Prototype is better!
  • Fiction is better!
  • I want mummy
  • Don't like colour
  • Don't like B&W
  • Giving up
  • I don't smell
  • I stink because I wash in beer once a year!
  • My rucksack is bigger than yours
  • I ordered a Bachmann 3F 3 years ago and I'm still waiting
  • Ex-pat; why don't I get the same deal as UK readers?
  • It's not fair 'cos I can't afford it
  • Too many adverts
  • Help!
  • Can I get Waterloo onto a sheet of 4 x 2 in O gauge?
  • Mummy!
  • Why don't manufacturers make that loco?
  • P4 is better than S4
  • It's my trainset
  • Bad grammar
  • Youth of today
  • Why don't magazines employ proof reader?
  • That feature on the Class 87 was all wrong, they should have asked here first!
  • In my day...
  • Divorced
  • Off to put the kettle on
  • Just dropped onto the doormat
  • Can't wait, mine was posted today!
  • Lost my modelling mojo
  • Why don't gurls like me?

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I do beleive that particular engine never ran on that line with that lining and only ever had coal mined from some lost valley in Wales known only to expatriate Hobbits !! Why cant people get these details right if they want to be taken seriously !!


I was going to model that , but didnt.


Diesels are the curse of the unwashed ( being so would probably suit many a modeler then ..lol )


Why doesnt my Pendolino look prototypical around 18" curves ?


O is for 'O'ld farts !!


Why model in N ..you cant see it ( someone I know only too well is guilty of this often ...arent I !! )


Im sure thered be a market for "****" but I wouldnt buy one


SWMBO....but actually...she must be !!


Did you make that ?? Thats nice !!!


You did it that way....oh...thats different !!


I model in X gauge ( thats nice but what Scale ? lol )


you know...they never actually had.......

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Yay! Competition time! Who can get all of the above into one post?*

And can I add like blogs/hate blogs?




*A joke. Please don't.

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These sorts of quotes ought to be compiled into a bingo card, for use by exhibitors at exhibitions, each being ticked off when mentioned by a viewing punter...

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Guest Max Stafford


@Stubby - you've just invented a new game sir; EXPO BINGO!


Put the kettle on? Can't think what's so bad about a good brew!

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Hi Chris


Here's another a couple:

  • I left trains for beer and girls (more of a Cliche really!)
  • Modern Image is boring


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To Max - I agree that there is nothing wrong with a good beer, but why would you want to get a steam engine to pull your train?:D


And there is another glass half full, although mines empty at the moment :D - Beer and breweries

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Regularly heard when exhibiting Highbury....


- is that N gauge mate?

- you must have good eyesight!

- if its not N it must be Z

- does it go any faster?



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..now Johnny...dont touch the trains.


........................dont touch the trains


........................dont touch the trains


Now look at what youve done....say sorry to the man


(who's 120 hr build of his pride and joy has just imitated a 747 heavy landing !! )


(jonhnny ) I WHANNNNT CHIPPPIES !!!..wahhhhhh !!!

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Oh! What joy! just had a few minutes of pure entertainment reading this entry and the comments. What talented comics we have on RMWeb!

Some of these examples would be even funnier if they weren't true!


I'm rather dissapointed that "Blue Pullman" or "wish list" didn't make the top 60!


Still there is time for an update in a week or two!




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Ho! look Billy, this ones got sound, lets see it go choo choo, its a bloody diesel!



Situation at a recent exhibition

“Did you make it yourself”, he says has he approaches with the exhibition guide, “no its Hornby cat number R436288”, “Oh really , it says in here it was made by a Gary fella”.

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