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A Little Break

Milepost 1211   It’s summer and I’ve noticed that readership has slacked off a bit now that it’s summer time so I’m going to take a short break from my computer and writing here to attend to a few other important matters.  Don’t fear...
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Work has Begun on the New Layout… Sort-of…

Milepost 1210 It’s been almost a year since Mrs. M. and I tore out the old layout.  Hard to believe that, but a lot has happened since then.  The old stuff was hauled away and work began immediately on a new track plan, etc.  I’ve pretty much settled on...

Silverado

Baby you can’t drive my car  –  with apologies to the Beatles I’ve been stressed. You see, my car is silver in color, shale silver metallic, to be exact. There are many other cars in the parking lot here at work with a similar color and shape....
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765 on Home Rails

Milepost 1209 Mr. Maddox was here the other day and as soon as he came into the house, he went straight to my computer, leaned on the chair and simply said, “Trains!”  Watching trains on youtube seems to be one of his favorite activities at our house and even...
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Why?

Milepost 1208 Like many of you, I’m signed up with many of the major manufacturers of model railroad products to keep abreast of their latest offerings.  So it was no surprise when I received an email from Broadway Limited Imports the other day.  But what was a...
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Tichy Windows and Doors

Milepost 1207 With all of my carrying on about kitbashing & scratchbuilding, I’ve failed to really mention one of my “partners” in this process, Tichy Train Group.  I’m not sure how long they have been in business but Tichy has been a reliable...
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“Emergency” Cabooses

Milepost 1206 With my recent emphasis on MoW cars, I kinda/sorta forgot about some of the other uses of the Nickel Plate’s older wooden boxcars.  So, the other day when I was rummaging around looking for something else, I ran across my emergency caboose.  At that...
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Train Watching with my Friend Denny and his Brother

Milepost 1205 About once a year, my friend Denny and his brother John load up their trick and makes their annual pilgrimage to their favorite train watching spots in Ohio.  These spots include Fostoria, Bellevue and Berea among others.  And, when he comes to Fostoria,...

Mixed Arrangement

And you can send me dead flowers every morningSend me dead flowers by the mailSend me dead flowers to my weddingAnd I won’t forget to put roses on your grave  –  Rolling Stones As I’ve said, patience isn’t a trait of mine. That applied to...
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More Work on the MoW Train Cars

Milepost 1204 I don’t know about you but my modeling seems to go in phases.  For a while, I’ll be building structure kits then maybe move to some trackside accessories.  Since the layout construction is currently on hold, I’ve been having fun working...