My brother-in-law works with and/or around the railroads. That's extremely vague, but I know he works around the railroad doing various types of construction using heavy machinery. Though I don't know much about the specifics, working on the railroad seems like a fun job. Actually, it sounds like the perfect job. First of all, you've already got a song ready to sing and even better than that you would get to work with some very neat heavy machinery. Singing AND heavy machinery: it is a match made in heaven.
Another match made in heaven? You and this upcoming arrival from NZG: the 1/50 scale Van
Roon Rail - Liebherr A 900 C ZW Railroad Excavator (Priced at $106.95) . That's a lot of title for a lot of model. First of all, it includes a section of scale track so you can see how the actual machine might sit while on the tracks. Being an NZG model also means that the detail and features are outstanding. It is painted in the Van Roon Rail colors and the casting is full of very nice detail such as mirrors, lights, and metal hand rails. There are also several moving pieces, including raising and lowering outriggers and rail bogies, an articulated boom and bucket that are easily posed, and to top it all off, the entire model rotates on its base giving you a long list of ways to pose and display this beautiful replica.
Maybe you aren't a railroad enthusiast. That's okay! There are several upcoming arrivals from NZG and you ought to have a look through them all to see which model suits you best.
Thanks for reading!