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“Ridin’ the Rails” Event in Lima

Milepost 1224 The Allen County Historical Society & Museum is sponsoring a “Ride the Rails” event on Sunday, September 10 of this year.  The trips will leave Lincoln Park and travel to Jackson Center then return.  They depart at 10:00am, 12:45pm &...

Empty Feeling

Being a movie buff, I am thrilled to literally dive into a bin of discount DVD movies at any store in search of a hard-to-find gem. I know, I know: it’s easier to click on an Amazon button and have any movie magically arrive at my door. But where’s the...
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New Nickel Plate Bay Window Caboose from Bachmann

Milepost 1223 As I write this, the National Train Show is in full swing down in Orlando, Florida.  The NTS is part of the NMRA annual convention and is open to the public at the tail end of the convention.  MODEL RAILROADER Magazine is there and provides an overview of...
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Next Best Thing to Dullcote (so far…)

Milepost 1222 Since we are talking decals right now, I wanted to share with you another of my “discoveries…”  There is little doubt that Dullcote by Testors is considered to be the best sealer for decals.  It is ultra flat and very durable… and...

No Cheese, Please

I know how daunting life can be for those who toil in the fast-food industry, having struggled through that job during my younger days. Exactly zero percent appreciation is given to those souls. Yet, during one supper break from work to a drive-thru lane, I ordered a Quarter...
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Great Scissors for Decal Work

Milepost 1221 If you have been reading my ramblings for any length of time here, you know that from time to time, I’ll talk about a particular tool that I’ve found that is something that I think you should consider adding to your workbench arsenal.  The scissors...
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Decals, decals & more Decals…

Milepost 1220 While model railroading does indeed have many different areas that one may enjoy such as building, benchwork, painting, wiring, operations, etc., one area I really don’t care for is applying decals.  I’m not sure why but I just put it off and put it...

Back It Up!

Oh trouble get behind me nowTrouble let me be  –  Dave Matthews A newfangled invention that has seized my attention is a back-up camera console that comes attached with many new vehicles. This sounds fantastic, necessary. But what caught my notice is that, on the...
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Say WHAT? More Little Locomotive Models??!?

Milepost 1219 August must be the month for small, self-propelled speeder-type railroad vehicles because the current issue of Railroad Model Craftsman also has an article about building them!  This time, Dan Cole won the RMC Dremel Kitbashing Award for his Small Motive Power...
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Self-propelled Work Cars

Milepost 1218   This DEFINITELY goes into the “Model Railroading is FUN” category as the August issue of the NMRA Magazine contained an article by Jim Wanlass and his efforts to achieve Master Model Railroader status.  One of the requirements is in...