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So, You Want a Model Railroad!

So, You Want a Model Railroad! Milepost 823 This one’s a classic! Enjoy… https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ml1Yf489BnI&feature=player_embedded dlm View the entire comment thread. Please enable JavaScript if you would like to comment on this blog.

Wolf of Wall Street

I am not gonna die sober! – Jordan Belfort So says the star of our movie, Leonardo DiCaprio, as his massive, expensive yacht runs into a storm. Sure, we would like see our amoral character, Jordan Belfort, die a painful death because he is a greedy, shady stock market...
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Scratchbuilding Taken to a New Level!

Milepost 822 Again, the Pirates have been busy and this latest example comes from one of the crew members. Harold is an early era model railroader and sometimes finds that cars specific to his era are kind of hard to find. There are a few wooden 36′ cars like those from...
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Even More on the FFW&W and a Correction…

Milepost 821 I received some feed-back about a recent post that I did concerning the Findlay, Fort Wayne & Western Railroad that I wanted to share with the rest of those of you who lend me your ear every once in a while. First, the picture above shows the FFW&W station...
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Cannibalizing Kits for Parts

Milepost 820 Did anyone happen to catch the article in the latest MODEL RAILROADER about super-detailing this somewhat bland looking coaling tower? Well, I happened to see it and took a closer look. After reading the article, I wasn’t all that impressed with making the...

Great Wide Open

Where to now, St. Peter? – Elton John Shouldn’t have shocked me, but the news that David Letterman will depart his late-night TV gig in 2015 still caught me off-guard. After more than 30 years on NBC and CBS, I have been a faithful viewer of his shows. I enjoy his wit...
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The Pirates have been Busy with some Weathering

Milepost 819 It goes without saying that railroading is a very dirty business. All railroad equipment is subjected to the elements and is seldom if ever washed unless it is a part of either a crack passenger train or the company’s publicity mill. But weathering is something...
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A Case of False Advertising?

Milepost 818 A while ago, I commented on an image sent to me by my friend Ray that was a drawing of a car from a very old railroad publication. Of course, it was of the Nickel Plate Line so I was immediately interested. (See Milepost 812 published on March 17) Well, I asked Ray...

Summer Vacation?

Hot town, summer in the city – Lovin’ Spoonful A certain sign that summer cannot be too far away is the fact that the calendar here at work is filling up with dates taken for vacation. There is a science in selecting precious vacation days. Don’t want to crowd...
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Disaster may Strike the Nickel Plate’s Eastern Division!

Milepost 817 Is your Layout Ready for Obamacare? IRS & Dept. of Health & Human Services Offers Checklist To get you Ready for Universal Health Care Implementation. Right on the heels of a recent announcement by the FRA that all plastic cast-on grab irons & ladders...