Gaining an Appreciation for Yesterday's Modelers

Milepost 1215 After yesterday’s modeling session, I’m beginning to get a much better appreciation for what modelers from 50-60 years ago went through… and their skill level as they worked with really crude kits and supplies to build the models that they built....

The Sangria Salvation

And someone saved my life tonight sugar bearYou almost had your hooks in me didn’t you dearYou nearly had me roped and tied  –  Elton John There was much blame to distribute during my dilemma. See, there was construction on Main Street as curbs and...

No Rail Service in Findlay for a While…

Milepost 1214 Once again, heavy rains and saturated ground has led to serious flooding in Findlay.  We were “treated” to upwards of FIVE INCHES of rain last Wednesday night/Thursday morning which sent the already swollen Blanchard River out of its banks...

The Bridge to Nowhere…

Milepost 1213 I mentioned in my previous post that while we were on the White Pass & Yukon Railroad in Skagway that the fog & clouds were pretty thick.  I was able to take this photo which does look like a bridge to nowhere.  I guess you “can” see a...

Baby Driver

“I’m a driver.” “Like a chauffer?” “I hope not.” Is the film “Baby Driver” as good as the positive buzz that it has received? Yes! The opening sequence jolts you with a car chase that may leave you breathless. In an era when...

I'm Back!

Milepost 1212 Yes, after a two-week hiatus, I’m back and do have some new things to share with you all here.  We were on another trip to Alaska and common sense dictates that one doesn’t alert the entire world by way of Internet postings that they won’t be...

Movie Marathon

Jillian Holtzmann: [eating Pringles chips from the can] Just try saying no to these salty parabolas!  –  from the 2016 Ghostbusters. A week vacation afforded me time to catch up on movies. Saw some decent flicks. “Guardians of the Galaxy II” featured...

Just Ducky

Who are you? Who? Who? Who? Who?  –  the Who Strolling through a Columbus mall, I happened across a Disney store. Immediately I knew I must enter this shop and find a Donald Duck doll for my nephew. From what I have been told, Disney keeps a tight leash on its...

A Little Break

Milepost 1211   It’s summer and I’ve noticed that readership has slacked off a bit now that it’s summer time so I’m going to take a short break from my computer and writing here to attend to a few other important matters.  Don’t fear...

Work has Begun on the New Layout… Sort-of…

Milepost 1210 It’s been almost a year since Mrs. M. and I tore out the old layout.  Hard to believe that, but a lot has happened since then.  The old stuff was hauled away and work began immediately on a new track plan, etc.  I’ve pretty much settled on...