Brings up a question. How many engines DO you have? I am not a collector and I probably have at least 75 model engines.
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Well, I don't collect either, except for a few oddities. But I would say I have about that number; I should count up and confess. I have a drawer full of half-A's, plus what else. Fear not, there are folks that would make either of us look lame in comparison.
My wife barely dares to enter my shop, for the most part I am safe. Gotta hide the receipts though, and never buy with debit from the family checking account. Oh, and always get the mail so you can grab the credit card statements first. Just some helpful hints. A marker and tags to write the new "sale" price on kits is also very handy, and has served me well in the past. And she doesn't know how to access my Paypal account, or really understand what Paypal is.