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[poll] Other Than Trains, Do You Have Any Other Transport-related Hobbies?

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by cloudyskies21, Aug 22, 2021.

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  1. Aviation

    45.2%
  2. Ships/Boats

    14.3%
  3. Cars

    33.3%
  4. Busses/Coaches

    35.7%
  5. Trucks

    14.3%
  6. Bicycles/Motorbikes

    19.0%
  7. Other, please comment

    7.1%
  8. Actually, none of the above, I just like playing simulators/video games!

    9.5%
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  1. cloudyskies21

    cloudyskies21 Well-Known Member

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    So, simple question really, do you have any other transport-related hobbies other than trains? Conversely, is anyone here not interested in transport, and just likes playing simulators/video games?

    Bear in mind, the poll lists some of the most popular hobbies (a general overview) but this is a non-exhaustive list.
     
  2. 59321747

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    I want to play Microsoft Flight Simulator, but there is no way to play with my old machine.
     
  3. diamondderp

    diamondderp Well-Known Member

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    Before I started with trains, I was into the buses. But that wen't quickly down since where live are only boring buses that are all the same...
     
  4. Tigert1966

    Tigert1966 Well-Known Member

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    I‘m pretty obsessed with cycling. Though unfortunately it makes gaming look cheap.

    When I lived in the UK, I had an interest in Buses, particularly Devon General. I still have a decent collection of bus models back there in storage.

    Finally, I really like classic cars. When I move back to the UK it‘ll be to retire and I hope to be able to get some 60‘s classic to maintain as a hobby.
     
  5. Gilly

    Gilly Well-Known Member

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    I'm into WW2 in a big way especially the aviation side. I meet friends annually at the Duxford flying legends show although because the obvious global pandemic we haven't for the past couple of years IMG_1099.JPG .
     
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    Mat_Jam_Ca Well-Known Member

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    junior hornet Well-Known Member

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    Have you tried Microsoft Flight Simulator X (Steam edition). It’s only £19.99 and despite being an old game, still holds up well and has good recent reviews on Steam.
     
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    Screenshot_20210823-012336_Video Player.jpg Screenshot_20210823-012407_Gallery.jpg [] Screenshot_20210823-012041_Video Player.jpg []
    I love aviation as well, above some shots I've took when I was able to go to the 2018 Paris Air Show. Still can't believe I looked at Concorde IRL. What a wonderful experience it was. Also staying so close to the planes, and walking underneath them really gives you a sense of scale of how gigantic those jets are.

    I also played some FSX and now I'm playing FS2020.

    I selected cars as I'm a Formula 1 fan as well, but I've never seen those in person yet.

    Sorry if you can tell I'm not a great photographer.
     
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  9. kenobi#1878

    kenobi#1878 Active Member

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    Model railways and model planes :D
     
  10. Paulo_1997

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    If I, as a german, would say, that I'm into WW2, people would start throwing rocks at me xD
     
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  11. Gilly

    Gilly Well-Known Member

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    That's a shame as the majority of remaining groundworks that have a link to the war are in Germany. Still much to be discovered- Reise, Molke etc
     
  12. formulabee#1362

    formulabee#1362 Well-Known Member

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    Cycling
     
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    I won’t lie as much as I love trains buses had always been the main transport hobby for me until last year in lockdown, when I stumbled upon Geoff Marshal doing a video on Greater Anglia’s Class 745 EMUs, and it was down the rabbit hole from there
     
  14. railroad#6509

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    Comment to vote I'm into 7.5 gauge railroading and model railroading if that counts.
     
  15. aglomarsale

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    why?
     
  16. GuitarMan

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    cycling for me
     
  17. Nick Y

    Nick Y Well-Known Member

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    I'm quite into Aviation but have never been to an airshow.
    I have been to the Yorkshire Air Museum which I enjoyed and I also was lucky enough to see XH558 Vulcan fly a few times in her final year.
    I saw her at Doncaster a few times and then at Teeside Airport on her final UK tour.
    I'm on the main flight paths to 2 airports so regularly get photos of planes flying over and have even caught a few glimpses of the Airbus A300 Beluga on its way to Chester.

    I also build model kits of aircraft, cars and sci-fi subjects (namely Star Trek and Thunderbirds) and my small apartment has around 100 kits on display in cabinets and on shelves.

    Train simming is a hobby to me and I don't really go out to look at trains but I do enjoy driving them virtually.

    I was into flight sim many years ago (FS2004) and really enjoyed flying different aircraft types. I did modify the sim to have real liveries on the aircraft as well as some unusual types too. Unfortunately I don't have a CD drive on my laptop or PC now so I can't reinstall it.
     
  18. Tay95

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    Like a bit of fishing and also running :cool:
     
  19. aglomarsale

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    I like planes, but I hate all airlines. Delta, United, Southwest... you name it.
     

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