Liking the Hot Seat

The heat is on, yeah, the heat is on, the heat is onBurning, burning, burning  –  Glen Frey OK, so I was wrong. Shopping for a new auto last spring, I finally decided on a newer model. The dealer informed me this car came with heated seats. Heated car seats? Who...

a Miserable Failure… :(

Milepost 1272 From time to time, I’ve wondered about “cheating” when printing white decals by getting some white decal paper then printing around where the white should be.  Well, I’m here to tell you today that it doesn’t work… at least...

Really Neat California Trains Video

Milepost 1271 OK, so it’s cold outside.  Maybe you have snow on the ground and just want to stay inside and enjoy the warmth of your home and the comfort of your favorite computer chair.  Well, if that’s the case, I have just the thing for you!  A...

Cold Enough for You?

You know that you are(Cold, cold) (as, as) (ice)As cold as ice to me(Cold, cold, cold) (as, as, as) (ice)  –  Foreigner The recent deep freeze was an endless topic of conversation. Cold enough for you?, I was asked often. It could be worse, was my standard...

Let’s Build Something…

Milepost 1270 Let’s start the new year off right and build something out of an often overlooked media, PAPER!  The NMRA shared this neat video in their recent newsletter and I thought it was worth sharing with you.  To see the video, Click HERE I was disappointed...

A Decal Discovery?

Milepost 1268 Back at milepost 1266, I told you about the Lakeside & Marblehead RR car that I built & decorated.  I am happy to report that it was well received by its recipient and I’m sure will have a prominent place on his layout. One of the problems I had...

More Layout Progress!

Milepost 1237 A few more days and a few more screws & nails go into the project! Back at Milepost 1230, I showed some of the basic framework that had been built up to that time.  Since then, I’ve attached all of the components to the main structure and started to...

Wouldn’t the PC Crowd have a Fit about this?

Milepost 1236 I mentioned last time that I had picked up some really old MODEL RAILROADER magazines at a train show I had recently attended.  This one was among them… the August, 1960 issue.  Given recent news events, I thought about it in a different light when I...

VCR R.I.P.?

Baby I’m a fool who thinks it’s cool to fall  –  Melody Gardot I fell for a slick trick recently. No, not evil telemarketing kind. The cable television kind. On a recent visit from a cable TV guy to my domicile, I oversaw the re-wiring of...

Fun(?) from Yesteryear…

Milepost 1235 A few weeks ago, I attended a model railroad show in Van Wert.  It was very nicely done with lots of vendors, plenty of parking and well organized.  One of the many nice things that the organizers did was to have a table of “freebies” where...