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WalterMitty
5/30/2022 08:35 EST

I have a hobby I’d like to bring with me to the Philippines that I presently do in Florida. I’m an HO Train hobbyist, not certain if that’s practical for an Iland Country ! I plan to eventually have a home and I am a outdoor person in good health. And I’m fidgety, like having things to do. Having a mate is my desire, and we all know when the new in a relationship wears off. We tend to settle into the next phase of the relationship. With the internet there’s hobby stores at your fingertips. Also the big cities may accommodate a person’s hobby interest. Just wondering! Thanks

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s4L
6/7/2022 18:32 EST

I am a poor HO Train Hobbyist, I have 5 sets i.e. Christmas Story set type, that were sold by Lionel, but bought dozens of 4 pack curves straight track. Plan to have a layout starting in old town America, and the other end will have palm trees, bambo bridge beach. Matchbox issued a Jeepney at one time Hope to find a few.

I think the children will really enjoy it at Christmas time. I think I have enough for 2 lines, 3 depending on length, its a plan right now. All my stuff has arrived, just waiting on me to retire and join it.

Those things get expensive 1 engine cost more than 3 of my sets and unless you know you will stay for your remaining life, you may not want to send the high end stuff. I Forex set up to ship things back, I don't know. There is always ways to have things sent to you, I could pack a ton of train stuff in a balikbayan box.

I have been purchasing things, like putting green, corn hole, horse shoes, water rafts, cheap ones and good ones, inflatable kayak paddle board, tennis rackets, badminton, camping tents, a lot of things I had already half I bought, so if I get bored its my fault.

But since we are just to the point we can start the interior of the house, I will be busy for awhile.

At 63 I was considering buying a jet ski. Figured I could outrun the pirates, but I don't think there are any near Ormoc to worry about. I am sure someone will enlighten me if I am wrong.

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ACEPoolPlayer
5/30/2022 21:08 EST

I'd be surprised if you have many HO train hobbyist or accessory stores in the Philippines.

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gelynch52ph
5/30/2022 09:06 EST

I presume you are talking about an island country and not an iland country. Why would a hobby like that not be suitable for an island the size of Pennsylvania? I am presuming you would be living on Luzon or Mindanao, and not one of the tiny, house sized islands in the center of Taal Lake.

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