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A Couple More Thoughts on Billboards

Milepost 1328 Back at Milepost 1326, I shared with you some billboards that I had made to share with the guys who build and operate the Rome & Risdon Model Railroad.  This happened a little by accident since I ordered what I thought were O scale billboard holders only to...

In the August MODEL RAILROADER…

Milepost 1327 I just received an email from MODEL RAILROADER announcing some of the features of the upcoming August issue.  I’m particularly excited to receive this one because there is a feature in it of a modeler’s efforts to model the Piney Fork branch of the...

Not Easy Playing Greens

And the first one said to the second one there/I hope you’re having fun  –  Sir Paul McCartney Once was time that I couldn’t wait to rush to any golf course to (allegedly) play that sport. What could top a warm day, walking on a course while admiring...

Billboards

Milepost 1326 From time to time, I’ve mentioned the guys who are working on the Risdon & Rome model railroad layout who take it on tour every so often.  One day in some casual conversation, they mentioned that they “needed” some things for the layout...

Speaking of Parts Swapping…

Milepost 1325 In my previous post, I talked about how Model Die Casting/Roundhouse did a lot of parts swapping with their various caboose models.  No sooner had I finished that post than I got an email from the fine folks out at River City Railroad telling me of another...

A Close Shave

Darling if you want me to be/Closer to you/Get closer to me  –  Seals and Crofts I entered a shaving store inside an area mall where a helpful “shaving consultant” provided me details for the elusive close shave. Here, I had thought shaving cream and a...

Some Thoughts about Part Swapping…

Milepost 1324 Of late, I’ve been messing around with old Model Die Casting/Roundhouse caboose & Overton passenger car bodies to create some “unusual” MoW cars.  It’s been a lot of fun and, quite frankly, a break from being too focused on...

A Very Old Photo…

Milepost 1323 I’m sure that I’ve shared with you the fact that many of the Pirates that I hang out with, email-wise, like to model turn of the century era railroads.  However, this photo even predates that era.  Our resident expert guesses maybe in the 1880...

A Truly Memorable Experience…

Milepost 1322 If you are a regular reader of my ramblings here, you know that from time to time, I depart from the regular helpings of model railroading and their prototypes to bring up things that I feel are truly special things that I’d like to share with you.  So it...

“Life of the Party”

Amanda: I think those guys just checked you out.Deanna: They’re just looking at my smock, it tends to catch the light. Melissa McCarthy is money when is comes to comedic performances. Her everyday persona and comedic timing are unique. That may sound like faint...