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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Train Show Find!

Milepost 945 A few days ago, I attended the model railroad show held down in Bucyrus, Ohio, with my friend Mike. There’s a club in Bucyrus that has a very nice layout in one of the fairgrounds buildings and one of their fundraisers is their annual train show. The show is...
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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...

Whiplash

There are no two words in the English language more harmful than ‘good job’ – Terence Fletcher Absorbing. Intense. Recently had the opportunity to see “Whiplash,” a movie which rightly gave an Oscar to J. K. Simmons as a relentless teacher in an...
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There’s a Reason for Those Instructions…

Milepost 943 There are two characteristics that all women say that all men have… we see no need to ask for directions and we won’t read instructions! Well, there are times when I unfortunately fall into that category… especially the instructions part. But there...

Train Watching along the CSX Line…

Milepost 946 Traditionally, Monday afternoons & evenings have been slow but for some reason, on the afternoon & evening of Monday, April 6, things were super busy. We were track-side for about three and a half hours and saw 13 trains. This was indeed exceptional for a...
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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...
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Progress is Sometimes Slow…

Milepost 941 “The number to call is BR-549…” That was Junior Samples’ line on the old TV show “Hee-Haw” when he was going to talk about his mythical used car lot. You may remember back in January, I mentioned that I was going to try to build a...

(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 Hobby Shop!

Milepost 940 In a day and age where many hobby shops are closing, it was nice to see a new one opening up. We were headed down to Sugarcreek, Ohio, to have dinner with some of my cousins and Janet happened to catch this sign on the side of the road… SLAM ON THE BRAKES, DO A...