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A Little “InCamera” Trick

Milepost 1169 I mentioned several months ago that I had gotten a new Nikon camera that gets a lot of use while I’m out railfanning.  We had some nicer weather a couple of weeks ago so we loaded up and headed to Deshler for a little train watching.  It was a...
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A Phone Call from an Old Friend

Milepost 1168 Those of you who have been in the Findlay/Toledo area for quite some time will remember the price tag pictured above.  A trip to Toledo w/o stopping at The Semaphore Train & Hobby Shop “The Train Store” just wasn’t a real trip to...

Alternative Facts

Living is easy with eyes closed, misunderstanding all you see.It’s getting hard to be someone but it all works out, it doesn’t matter much to me.  –  the Beatles That wasn’t me you saw speeding Bright Road in a car. Nope. You must be...
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A Car that was Truly FUN to Build

Milepost 1166 While building models is a big part of model railroading for me… and I’ve been a model builder since way back when, it is seldom that I run across a kit that is actually FUN to build.  But that is the case with this 70-ton two-bay covered hopper kit...
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It's MY Birthday but YOU get the Presents

Milepost 1165 Some of you have asked if I have my road sections online or even sell them somewhere!  I’m truly flattered but, no, I don’t sell them and they aren’t online… or I should say they weren’t online… until now.  February 9th...

Next Season … Again

My season in ruins  –  with apologies to the Boss Turned my TV off right when the Steelers turned the ball over in the third quarter of the AFC championship game. It was a fitting play during a 36-17 loss to the hated New England Patriots. Foolishly, I had...
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Laying those Road Sections

Milepost 1164 Once I had enough of my printed road sections, it was time to lay out my city.  A WORD OF CAUTION HERE… don’t make the mistake I made and use a water based glue like Elmer’s Glu-all to glue the road sections to your layout surface.  The...
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More on my Roads…

Milepost 1163 My recent post about my printed road sections has seemingly created a lot of interest among several of you here.  I’ve had people ask me about them and comment favorably about how they look, etc, so I’ll spend the next two posts elaborating a bit....

Crime and Punishment?

Am I the victim or the crime?  –  Grateful Dead A melodrama played out near a counter of a convenience store. A harried young mother was in a long line with one child attached to her hip. Another child took a few steps away from her before sitting on the...
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Deshler Trains youtube Video

Milepost 1162 Mr. Maddox came to see us the other day and he really likes to watch trains on youtube with Grampa.  So while we were watching, I ran across this really good video of Deshler, Ohio, surrounding areas and the trains that pass through there.  It is...