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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...

Blizzard Buddies

We gotta get out of this placeIf it’s the last thing we ever doWe gotta get out of this place’cause girl, there’s a better life for me and you – Eric Burdon and the Animals As a blizzard targeted the East Coast earlier this week, there were tales of people...
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A Christmas Present for a Friend

Milepost 909 (Click on image to see animation.) While it is always fun to receive presents during the Christmas season, I have also found that I really enjoy giving things to people that I think they will like but for one reason or another, wouldn’t get them for themselves....

Wishful Thinking

Here I sit, the Tuesday before Christmas, wondering what Santa will bring. What I wish for is an Ohio State victory over Alabama tonight to advance to the NCAA football championship. I can dream of a victory over powerhouse Crimson Tide in the Sugar Bowl. Here goes: Ohio State...
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Happy New Year!

Milepost 908   Another year has come and gone. Hopefully, we have all had an opportunity to do at least some of the things that we want to do for our model railroad hobby. I had hoped to get the layout torn down and at least started on a rebuild but that hasn’t...
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“This One’s for US!”

Milepost 907 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z-PyFAfA7JI&sns=em I hope I haven’t shared this one previously… dlm
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Annual Letter to Santa Claus

Milepost 905   When I was very young, my one grandmother lived about two hours away and we didn’t get to see her all that often. So Mom would help us write a “Letter to Santa” so that she would know what we wanted for Christmas. Later, when I was in...
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