New Old Hobbies

porterIn addition to photography I have renewed interests in a couple of other hobbies since retirement: model railroading and pocket knives.  The focus of my model railroading  is narrow gauge railroads of the 1920s – early 1940s. I am acquiring/building equipment. I hope to start building a modest layout in the near future.


The pocket knife collection has gained a few modern “classics” from Schatt & Morgan, Northwoods and Great Eastern Cutlery. My favorite piece is a Buck folder signed by Chuck Buck, a gift from my friend Ray.  There are a few knives from Case, Spyderco, MCUSTA, Ontario, ESEE,  KA-BAR, Camillus, Victorinox, Wenger and Boker. I also have a few fixed blades. I think  I am pretty happy with my collection, unless I see something extraordinary the collection will not grow any more. I want to enjoy what I have. As Spock said, “After a time, you may find that having is not so pleasing a thing after all as wanting. It is not logical, but is often true.”