find something that interests you within the hobby. maybe there's a specific railroad or railway somewhere that'll interest you in particular.
No hobby is practical. It's a means of escape. :^)
Spotting (gotta catch 'em all!): Get an Ian Allen ABC, write down loco/unit numbers, tick off all the ones you've seen until you have seen them all.
Filming/photography: Get a camera. Post pics/videos to 1chan/flickr/youtube
Volunteer at a heritage railway: This will consume all your weekends, and mostly involves hanging around with grumpy old men. Not recommended if you want an actual social life.
Build a model railway: All the fun of the real thing but without going outside.
>>6380>Build a model railway: All the fun of the real thing but without going outside.
Will empty your wallet too.