Fear of Trying

Oh, travelin’ man, love when I canBut sooner or later I’m goin’ on, yeaTravelin man  –  Bob Seger Never have been a fan of vacation trips. I prefer to stay home during vacations, only to visit a golf course, movie or visit to a family...

One for the Hometown Company

Milepost 1048 One of a few pieces that I was able to get from my former neighbor’s layout was a “refinery” model.  Actually, it was a cracking tower and had seen its better days as a model but still, it came from Andy’s layout and I wanted to try to...

When was the Last Time You Cleaned your Room??!?

Milepost 1047 How many times did your parents ask you this question when you were growing up?  I’m sure I heard it TONS of times but apparently I never paid much attention.  Oh, I’d clean it when I heard about it but the habit never really stuck and it just...

The “Old” Layout…

Milepost 1046 Maybe it’s because I’m getting sentimental in my old age OR maybe it’s just because we wrap ourselves up in our hobbies so much that it is kind of hard to see things go but I’m feeling that way about BOTH of my layouts.  Yes, both, as I...

Angel B Gone

I can’t understand the way it goesI don’t wanna knowNo, I don’t wanna knowCuz everything I know makes me feel so lowNo, I don’t wanna know  –  Sheryl Crow Sure, there are worse fates in this life to suffer compared to having a funny TV...

People & Trains :(

Milepost 1045 Some railroad friends & I were having an email discussion about trains people and noise.  One of the guys in the discussion passed along this little gem… Had one guy buy a house beside the railroad tracks going to one of the mines.Back when coal was...

Well, the Slow Process has Begun…

Milepost 1044 As part of my birthday celebration, Mrs. M. took me to Columbus yesterday to visit The Train Station.  I think I’ve written about them in the past but they are one of the few remaining “all train shops” that I’m aware of.  Anyway,...

What’s Mine is Mine

Can’t take it with youEverybody knowsCan’t take it with you when you go  –  Allman Brothers Band Comes a tale from the police docket of an out-of-town traveler who was stopped recently on West Main Cross Street for a traffic infraction. The driver...

MTH Releases 2-8-8-4 Yellowstone

Milepost 1043 “Most” model railroad fans really like big steam.  It doesn’t matter much if their favorite road didn’t have any monster articulateds; they will find a reason to run one or more of them.  I’m no exception… if you have...

Canadian Pacific Railroad Video

Milepost 1042 This is a very good video about Canadian railroading in the Rockies in the winter.  It’s about twenty-one minutes long but done very well.  It is set in the 1950s; the only thing that would have made it any better would be if it was done in color....