Poll: How old are you?

RT_Coker Jul 12, 2013

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How old are you?

  1. Age...Under 20

    5 vote(s)
    2.2%
  2. Age...20 to 24

    7 vote(s)
    3.1%
  3. Age...25 to 29

    14 vote(s)
    6.3%
  4. Age...30 to 34

    8 vote(s)
    3.6%
  5. Age...35 to 39

    14 vote(s)
    6.3%
  6. Age...40 to 44

    11 vote(s)
    4.9%
  7. Age...45 to 49

    18 vote(s)
    8.1%
  8. Age...50 to 54

    34 vote(s)
    15.2%
  9. Age...55 to 59

    35 vote(s)
    15.7%
  10. Age...60 to 64

    32 vote(s)
    14.3%
  11. Age...65 to 69

    29 vote(s)
    13.0%
  12. Age...Beyond 69

    16 vote(s)
    7.2%
  1. Mike VE2TRV

    Mike VE2TRV TrainBoard Member

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    I turned the odometer over to 50 last October. Wow... 50... Where did the time go? More gray hair than a few years ago, but that's relative to a shrinking population of it. Fortunately, I'm still in very good health, doctor says.

    But when it comes to trains, I'm still the 10 year old kid that got a train set for Christmas 40 years ago. That magic will never fade.
     
  2. Alan

    Alan Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    Just came across this thread. Enjoyed a lot of the comments, but can't remember what they were ....?
    Now I am 71 I only take stairs Max two at a time going up and carefully one at a time coming down ;)

    Sent from my Nexus 7 using Tapatalk
     
  3. Logtrain

    Logtrain TrainBoard Member

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    I am 38 and am a 34 year N scale veteran. I got involved with model trains in 1979 when I was 4 years old by my Dad. Getting into the hobby was the best decision I EVER made. I have passed the torch down to my son. He got involved when he was about 4 years old as well.

    The club I am involved with has a T-trak division as well that has kids in 4H of all ages. Some start in T-trak at a age of 6 and we have some that are teenagers. We promote the hobby to all ages as we all believe that everybody should have a hobby of some type, whether it be stamps, trains, RCs, or just building models. And I personally believe that ALL kids should have a hobby......and computers and video games are NOT a hobby.

    Ryan
     
  4. Hytec

    Hytec TrainBoard Member

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    Lionel until 1947, HO until 1981, N until the day I die.....:)
    I'm fortunate to be friends with a member of our church who today referred to me as "the youngster"...he's 80. :wideeyes:
     
  5. Stickboy

    Stickboy TrainBoard Member

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    49 today :)
     
  6. fifer

    fifer TrainBoard Supporter Advertiser

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    Happy Birthday Phil !!!!!!
     
  7. nvrr49

    nvrr49 TrainBoard Member

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    Kent in KC
    nvrr49@yahoo.com
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  8. BoxcabE50

    BoxcabE50 Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    One more until the big five-oh!
     
  9. Stickboy

    Stickboy TrainBoard Member

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    Thanks guys :)
     
  10. Paul Liddiard

    Paul Liddiard Staff Member

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    Well, since the 20th of February 2014, I've been 52.
     
  11. fifer

    fifer TrainBoard Supporter Advertiser

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    Congrats Paul , on being young!!!

    Mike
     
  12. Paul Liddiard

    Paul Liddiard Staff Member

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    Thanks, Mike. It's hard to believe that I've been modeling trains for over 40 years...
     
  13. fifer

    fifer TrainBoard Supporter Advertiser

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    Welcome Paul, Hard for me to wake up and look in the mirror to see that 20 year old kid in that 61 year old body !!!!!

    :closedmouth:

    Mike
     
  14. BoxcabE50

    BoxcabE50 Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    Argh. I know too well the exact same feeling. :(
     
  15. Gizmo2011

    Gizmo2011 TrainBoard Member

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    I'll be 49 this year and have been into Model Railroading for 29 of those years. I started as most have with the Christmas train set in HO scale. It was just a Tyco set but it gave me a great start in the hobby and for many years Christmas would bring more trains. I moved out of my parents home at 20 years old and I regret that I sold off all of the trains I had at the time. At 20 I never thought I would be back into the hobby.

    Low and behold within 10 years I started getting the itch again. Getting started I found another full set of the Tyco Chattanooga Choo Choo that got me started as a kid. This brought back fond memories of watching the locomotive circle around the track puffing out smoke. Even the smell of the smoke brought fond memories to mind. For several years I bought several locomotives in HO scale to replace what I had as a kid. Unfortunately the limited space I had would not allow me to build the layout I wanted.

    Jump ahead a few more years and I discovered N-Scale. I always knew it was there but was never impressed by the quality and detail of it. By the late 90s that had all changed for the better and I was hooked.

    Now it's 2014 and I cannot believe I'm very close to 50! Seems like yesterday I was watching that Chattanooga locomotive puff around the layout.

    As they say, "The older you get, the faster time goes by". I'm just glad I have had a hobby like this that has filled the first 49 years of my life with happiness.

    Now, for another 49 years in this wonderful hobby.
     
  16. Hytec

    Hytec TrainBoard Member

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    :uhoh: Now I'm getting worried, you Baby Boomers are outnumbering my group.
     
  17. BoxcabE50

    BoxcabE50 Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    If only you could invent a time machine. I'd gladly travel back and reduce the present day population for my era. :)
     
  18. Hytec

    Hytec TrainBoard Member

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    Man, if I could become 25 again with my current knowledge, I would be dangerous. Ooops, that isn't what you were referring to, was it....sorry. ;)
     
  19. VonRyan

    VonRyan TrainBoard Member

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    I'm among the very young crowd, being only 18.
     
  20. pointstaken

    pointstaken New Member

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    Old enough to know better, young enough to be glad I don't.

    Dennis
     

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