Cashier: (Observing the one-inch fender washers in my hand) You playing washers?Me: Actually, I’m going to try to make wheels for an old train.
Cashier: Did you try Hobby Country?
Me: Oh yeah, but they don’t have anything for something like this (pre-War American Flyer). These wheels haven’t been made for almost 70 years.
Cashier: My brother’s into old trains. He and his son go to England to get old trains.
Me: (Eyes getting big.) Oh yeah, Hornby made some really cool stuff!
Cashier: I’m like, why do you have to go all the way over there to buy trains?
Me: Because Hornby made a whole bunch of cool stuff that never made it over here!
I guess I’ve got it kind of bad, huh? I’m not booking flights for England but I know why someone else is, and what they’re probably looking for…