In the last few years I’ve really pared down the collection of model train stuff to “important” and “special” models. Most of it is stored in four or five big storage tubs but a few models venture onto shelves like this one above my workbench. I find that stuff creates a kind of noise that’s distracting so in my life I try to limit this to help me focus on what’s important. I suppose I could just keep the stuff in storage but what’s the point really? To be honest, even in those storage tubs I can still hear these things whisper their distraction.
I feel like it’s time to get rid of all of it.
I’m no less interested in model railways or having a hobby but these models are not necessarily an investment in the future like money saved in a retirement fund. Some represent things that are harder to buy these days and I’d rather a modeller who can use them had it than me hoarding it for someday.
Current musical playlist
There’s never enough Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings, Curtis Harding’s Face Your Fears is the best new album I’ve heard this year, and there’s always Philip Glass and Lenny Kravitz nearby.