Buying a Hobby Through the Flea Market – Part 1


Alpine & Clinchport Railroad

Fourteen months ago I finally took a step in a new direction when I committed to beginning my new hobby, which is to create a large model railroad layout. How large? Well in sheer table top square footage it comes in at 98.5. But I plan on having more than one level around my city scene, so I suppose it can edge up past 120-130 square feet.That is basically the equivalent of a 10 x 12 or 10 x 13 room. I don’t know how many of you have checked the prices on model railroading gear, but to use some bad grammar, it ain’t cheap!

So what’s a guy to do for model railroading gear? One alternative is to shop at a flea market. Model railroading is a HUGE hobby with gobs of gear spread out and manufactured all over the world. As with all manufactured items with any king…

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About Jonathan Caswell

Mr. Caswell has been composing poetry at least since High School. He has been on WORD PRESS for ten years and contributes to two other blogs beside this one. This blog has a Christian emphasis but all bloggers are welcome. Mr. Caswell chooses to---with permission--re[post material of interest

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