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National Train Show (Part II)

Milepost 869 This is the second part of my report on the National Train Show recently held in Cleveland. The first part was published three days ago and can be seen at Milepost 868. Laser Modeling 3 is a newer company that I’m not familiar with. They had several nice...
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Try To Remember

Understandably, people were uncomfortable last month during the muggy weather and hot temperatures. Some said they couldn’t wait for cold weather. That was an understandable, common reaction to hot weather in August. “Hot enough for you?” people would ask. Of...
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Some Thoughts on the Recent National Train Show

Milepost 868 A little over six weeks ago, the National Train Show was held in Cleveland, Ohio, and I was fortunate enough to attend with several of my model railroad friends. The show is always held as part of the National Model Railroaders’ Association’s national...
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Oh No, OSU!

Don’t dream it’s over – Crowded House There I was, planning a few events for a much anticipated Labor Day holiday. A golf outing to end this summer, a cookout and quality porch time. Eagerly anticipated the football season opener of The Ohio State Buckeyes at...
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Bad News for RAILROAD MODEL CRAFTSMAN Fans

Milepost 866 It has been rumored for a long time that Carstens Publications has had some serious financial difficulties. If the rumor mill is to be believed, those financial issues have come to a head and the news isn’t good for model railroaders. I have heard from pretty...
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Bad News for RAILROAD MODEL CRAFTSMAN Fans

Milepost 866 It has been rumored for a long time that Carstens Publications has had some serious financial difficulties. If the rumor mill is to be believed, those financial issues have come to a head and the news isn’t good for model railroaders. I have heard from pretty...
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Bad News for RAILROAD MODEL CRAFTSMAN Fans

Milepost 866 It has been rumored for a long time that Carstens Publications has had some serious financial difficulties. If the rumor mill is to be believed, those financial issues have come to a head and the news isn’t good for model railroaders. I have heard from pretty...
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Germany’s Niniatur Wunderland has been Updated Again!

Milepost 863 They just keep adding to it… new attractions are featured in this updated video from Germany’s Miniatur Wunderland… the worlds largest HO scale layout! https://www.youtube.com/embed/ACkmg3Y64_s?rel= I need to go there someday! dlm
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How I Plan to Model this Strange Wheeling Caboose

Milepost 862 In my previous post, I mentioned the above caboose and how it caught my eye as being unusual for the Wheeling & Lake Erie. After a little research, I decided that I need to pursue modeling one of them. For more on this particular caboose, see Milepost 861. As...

Department Store Blues

Recently bought two cool shirts at a city department store and felt pretty good about myself. Until. At the register, a clerk inquired if I wanted to take advantage of the senior citizen discount. What were my options? Lie, since I didn’t qualify for this discount? Smile?...