No Cheese, Please

I know how daunting life can be for those who toil in the fast-food industry, having struggled through that job during my younger days. Exactly zero percent appreciation is given to those souls. Yet, during one supper break from work to a drive-thru lane, I ordered a Quarter...

No Cheese, Please

I know how daunting life can be for those who toil in the fast-food industry, having struggled through that job during my younger days. Exactly zero percent appreciation is given to those souls. Yet, during one supper break from work to a drive-thru lane, I ordered a Quarter...

Great Scissors for Decal Work

Milepost 1221 If you have been reading my ramblings for any length of time here, you know that from time to time, I’ll talk about a particular tool that I’ve found that is something that I think you should consider adding to your workbench arsenal.  The scissors...

Decals, decals & more Decals…

Milepost 1220 While model railroading does indeed have many different areas that one may enjoy such as building, benchwork, painting, wiring, operations, etc., one area I really don’t care for is applying decals.  I’m not sure why but I just put it off and put it...

Back It Up!

Oh trouble get behind me nowTrouble let me be  –  Dave Matthews A newfangled invention that has seized my attention is a back-up camera console that comes attached with many new vehicles. This sounds fantastic, necessary. But what caught my notice is that, on the...

Say WHAT? More Little Locomotive Models??!?

Milepost 1219 August must be the month for small, self-propelled speeder-type railroad vehicles because the current issue of Railroad Model Craftsman also has an article about building them!  This time, Dan Cole won the RMC Dremel Kitbashing Award for his Small Motive Power...

Self-propelled Work Cars

Milepost 1218   This DEFINITELY goes into the “Model Railroading is FUN” category as the August issue of the NMRA Magazine contained an article by Jim Wanlass and his efforts to achieve Master Model Railroader status.  One of the requirements is in...

First Decals from New Printer

Milepost 1217 For the past…15+ years, I’ve been printing my own decals on an old ALPS MD-1000 printer.  That printer has served me well but it has outlived its support.  ALPS no longer supports or repairs any of their printers and supplies for it, especially...

The Big Sick

Terry: Let me give you some advice, Kumail. Love isn’t easy. That’s why they call it love.Kumail: I don’t really get that.Terry: I know. I thought I could just start saying something and something smart would come out. There are some movies that fly under the...

“Pickled Parts”

Milepost 1216 Work continues on the bay window castings.  Last time, I told you about all of the filing & fussing that I had to do to get these castings looking anyway near normal.  That was a job in and of itself but the next step was time consuming.  The good...