A Super Simple Truck Pin Fix

Milepost 955 Sometimes the simplest fix is the best.  That’s what I learned when I was updating my recent train show purchase (Milepost 947). After removing the cast-on couplers from the freight car trucks, I added offset shank couplers because the cars seemed to ride...

Dave is Done

There’s a hole/ In my life  –  the Police Was hard for me stay mad at David Letterman, even if he didn’t show up at Bowling Green State University where I was a student for an anticipated stand-up comedy concert. A female in one of my classes mentioned...

Wireless? Really?

Milepost 954 Let’s face it; we are surrounded by a wireless world.  Our phones are wireless, our computers & printers are wireless… we are even talking about wireless (driverless) vehicles on our roads some day.  But are we really ready for wireless...

Big Excitement at the Merkel Household Today (5/15)

Milepost 953 From time to time, you have allowed me to share some things going on in my personal life that are important to me and today is one of those days.  If all goes well, Janet & I will be come GRANDPARENTS today!  Our daughter Jayne and her husband Ryan are...

Who Can Argue With That?

Ran across a story that listed the eight greatest albums of music for the ages. An easy way to start a fierce debate, right? For starters, why eight records? Why not 10? Anyway, I couldn’t argue with offerings from the Who’s “Who’s Next,” Bruce...

This One’s a New One for Me!

Milepost 952 Well, it would appear that winter has given way to summer (not sure where spring went) so we have been out doing some train watching.  And, when I find something interesting, I do like to share… which brings us to today’s installment of “Along...

Train Blown off of Bridge in Storm!

Milepost 951 This is simply unbelievable!  During a recent storm in Jefferson Parish, Louisiana, a string of train cars gets blown off of a high-level bridge. http://www.cnn.com/videos/us/2015/04/28/vo-train-falls-off-huey-p-long-bridge.wgno dlm

A Nice Site Featuring the Gorre & Daphetid

Milepost 950 As I have mentioned here several times over the past few years, one of the greatest & most well known model railroads ever built was the Gorre & Daphetid Railroad built by John Allen.  John was a real artist and consummate model railroader; he left...
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A Nice Site Featuring the Gorre & Daphetid

Milepost 950 As I have mentioned here several times over the past few years, one of the greatest & most well known model railroads ever built was the Gorre & Daphetid Railroad built by John Allen. John was a real artist and consummate model railroader; he left nothing to...
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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”...