Meanwhile, back at the ranch, my mates at school had good sets like Tyco, AFX and Scalextric (damn their eyes).
Fast forward thirty plus years and I’m still not in charge of my own finances, but at least I can now negotiate with the minister of war and finance for a stipend.
So, what do I do with said meager extra cash? Pay off the mortgage? Save for a holiday? Feed the kids? NOooooooo!
Two words. “Slot Cars”!
I chose Ninco. Good thing too since I love over spending for limited return. If I’d chosen Scalextric I would have needed to buy a train set and a kite as well as the slot car set to waste as much money as I have. Don’t get me wrong, I’m still fully immersed in the hobby, and my track is getting to be pretty awesome, but I’ve made some good decisions and some bad ones.
This brings me around to the subject at hand. “Choices”.
In my next post (If you’re not bored enough already), I hope to be liquored up enough to highlight my best and worst decisions when it comes to money wasted, or money well spent.
I invite others to join the discussion.
It can include your choice of Scale, track surfaces, the support from manufacturers (as “Ninco Hobbies” disappears in a puff of logic), value for money, new and immerging technologies, or simply what you would have done differently had you known what you know now.
What’s the worst choice you ever made (and what’s the best) when it comes to your track?
Edited by Conditionally Human, 08 February 2012 - 01:42 PM.