Learn From Your Elders
My Nan has only ever given me one piece of advice of the romantic variety
"Never fall for an enthusiast"
This being my Grandfather is her basis for her advice.
For your visual delights and future happiness, this is William!
William is a fully operating 6th of the normal size traction engine, and has taken 6 years to bulid from hand.
Do not fall for someone who dedicates their life to creating something that cannot possibly return the time and effort.
Traction engines are fun and everything as are stamps and other things people get fanatical about but people are what is important.
He does look cute though, bless the elderly!