Hold That Thought

Wait a minute honey/ I don’t think your joke’s too funny – Faces A visit to the cinemas one evening revealed to me a quandary. Bought a ticket to a movie and, while walking to the proper theatre room, I noticed I had been charged the lower senior citizen rate I...
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Bellaire Viaduct, Then & Now…

Milepost 859 As mentioned in my previous post, I was recently looking for some photographs and ran across some that I hadn’t looked at for quite some time. That brings us to the photo above, taken by J.J. Young many years ago in Bellaire, Ohio. I’m not sure how I...
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A Few Photos from Dick Knotts’ Layout

Milepost 858 Back at Milepost 855, I mentioned my old friend Dick Knotts. Recently, I was looking for some other photos and ran across some pictures of his layout that he had sent me so I thought I’d share them with you so you could get a feel for the type of modeler that...
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GREAT NEWS! The W&LE Station at Kent will be Saved!

Milepost 857 You may recall a few posts back, I commented on the ongoing saga of the W&LE Railroad station in Kent, Ohio, and how it was being threatened with demolition. Well, just a few days ago, I received word that it has been purchased and is being moved to a new...
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Another Antique for my Railroad

Milepost 856 Unless this is among one of your first visits to my little corner of the Internet blogesphere, you know that I have a thing for interlocking towers. Not sure why, but they just are fascinating to me. I’ve only been in two in my life and by that time, they were...
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My Old Friend Dick Knotts

Milepost 855 From time to time, I’ve mentioned people that I have met in this great hobby. One of those people was certainly Dick Knotts who lived near Washington, DC. Dick was a great modeler and was active in the NMRA. When I was thumbing through some of those old NMRA...

Tammy

Gas is $4 a gallon? Thanks Obamacare! – Tammy Perhaps I should thank the critics who gave plenty of hate to the movie, “Tammy.” I had put off seeing this flick before finally traveling to the cinemas last weekend. I’ve enjoyed Melissa McCarthy and the...
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A Little Freight Car Kitbashing

Milepost 854 Images, NMRA Bulletin Ken Chamberlain has published a series of one-page idea sketches in the NMRA Bulletin for years. I mentioned a few months ago that I had purchased a huge cache of old Bulletins from the NWORRP group and, now that the wedding is behind us,...
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W&LE Station in Kent, Ohio, Needs New Owners

Milepost 853 The old Wheeling & Lake Erie station in Kent, Ohio, is being threatened with demolition if some interested partiy or parties don’t step forward to save it. This editiorial recently appeared in the Kent Record-Courier; as a railfan in general and with an...

Whose Faith Is It, Anyway?

Don’t usually leap into religious topics, but a recent Letter to the Editor drew my attention … and ire. One Dear Reader disliked a story of ours about a new, “seeker-friendly church” at the Findlay Village Mall. Despite her claim that she was not...