My older brother Mark is an extreme hobbyist - radio control planes, cars, G-scale trains, motor bikes, buggies, aquaponics, computers, yachts, to name a few.
I grew up in a family of 4 boys - we had a good healthy interest in hobbies. Both indoors and outdoors. Both shared interests or varied. Our parents encouraged our interests, and also set the example of really pushing the limits of creativity.
So what hope did our wives have, but to allow us to continue our hobbies.