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Say “Pepsi, please!”

Milepost 949   If you have been a reader of my musings for long, you know that I’ve had a working ALPS printer for several years. And, with that, I can print my own decals. So I’m constantly on the lookout for something that looks like it would “fit”...

Too Much Information?

Perhaps there can be too much of a good thing. That was my dilemma after winning a prize at a recent raffle. First, I rarely win anything, such as a lottery. (My chances would greatly improve if I actually started buying lottery tickets, though.) My prize was a Memo tablet. At...
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NKP Auto Rack Model is Nearly DONE!

Milepost 944   I’ve been working on this project for quite some time. I’ve recounted some of my trials and tribulations along the way. First, it was find a tri-level auto rack from Accurail. Then it was find some autos to put on it. Then it was print the decals...
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Exciting Developments in 3D Printing

Milepost 942 Some really exciting developments in 3D printing are being “brought to light.” If you are like me and think that this has a real future in model railroading, you may very well enjoy watching this video… https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ihR9SX7dgRo It...

(Un)Justified

Chief Deputy Art Mullen: Someone in Harlan is going into the meth business in a big way. Raylan Givens: Or the folks in Harlan are really, really congested. After six riveting seasons, the FX television series, “Justified,” prepares to end. One school of thought...
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New Broadway Limited GN S2 4-8-4

Milepost 939   An email arrived today with a really sharp video of a very elegant Great Northern locomotive, the 4-8-4 S2 in HO scale. I’ve not owned any Broadway Limited locomotives primarily because their offerings don’t really fit well with my interest in the...
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Do You Remember the Old Roundhouse 3-in-1 Kits?

Milepost 929   I was looking for one thing and found something else. The other day, I was doing a web search and ran across this site that has all of the instruction sheets for the old Roundhouse/MDC “3-in-1 kits” that were produced as well as a limited amount of...
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My free-lanced Pile Driver

Milepost 924 After I saw my friend Paul’s pile driver, I knew it would only be a matter of time before I had to build one of my own. After all, I had squirreled away an old Tyco crane & tender set when I first thought about this kitbash a long time ago. Over the past...

Some Thoughts on Rebuilding My Layout

Milepost 922 In past posts, I have hinted at the possible rebuilding of my current layout. The current one has served me well but it has some flaws. I feel kind of like the people who build their own homes; they often say that they want to build one more to correct all of the...

The Interview

They hate us because they ain’t us – Dave Skylark Being an intrepid blogger, I recently traveled outside Hancock County so that I could view the controversial, topical film, “The Interview.” After all, many news outlets had covered the turmoil surrounding...
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