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Model Power is Going out of Business

Milepost 828 Model Power, a model railroad manufacturer for over sixty years is closing its doors forever. Among other things, they have manufactured lower-end train sets, locomotives and rolling stock as well as a variety of plastic buildings. Recently, they acquired the old...
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More on Vertical Curves

Milepost 828 When I was describing my new RS3 .ocomotive, I had mentioned that it had some issues with vertical curves or elevation transitions. I guess elevation transitions is the correct, engineering term but I’ve heard far more in model railroading circles about...
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A Whole Bunch of Readin’

Milepost 827 It was a Saturday night and the local railroad museum was having a fish-fry fund-raiser to help finance their new building project. It was the second one that we attended this spring and the first time sure was good so, why not? Besides, it was “all you can...

Spelling Doom

Don’t ask for help, you’re all alonePressureYou’ll have to answer to your ownPressure – Billy Joel Pretty sure the last time I was in a spelling bee contest, I was in grade school. Pretty sure I probably took a seat in an early round. I’m not a great...
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New RS-3 Joins the Fleet

Milepost 826 Several months ago, I mentioned that Athearn had announced a new RS3 locomotive and that it would be available in Nickel Plate markings. Well, you know me & Nickel Plate, so I ordered one right away (I actually ordered TWO of them but that’s another story)....
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Those Pesky Photographs…

Milepost 825 Or, should I say, “Those pesky details?” I don’t know but one thing is for certain; those old model railroaders sure knew what they were talking about and the rest of us could learn quite a bit by listening to them. A long time ago, John Allen,...

Ice Man, Please Goeth

I woke up this morning with an attitude Looked at the headline, Put me in a real bad mood – Don Henley Saw snow on my poor car on April 15 and I thought it was a very bad, very late April Fool’s joke. So I hoped this evil snow would melt from my dear auto. No such...
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New Structure on the Eastern Division

Milepost 824 I learned something recently. Yes, that may come as a shock that I’d admit that there was something I didn’t know but that’s a different story. If you have been a reader of my musings for any period now, you know how much I like signal towers,...
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So, You Want a Model Railroad!

So, You Want a Model Railroad! Milepost 823 This one’s a classic! Enjoy… https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ml1Yf489BnI&feature=player_embedded dlm View the entire comment thread. Please enable JavaScript if you would like to comment on this blog.

Wolf of Wall Street

I am not gonna die sober! – Jordan Belfort So says the star of our movie, Leonardo DiCaprio, as his massive, expensive yacht runs into a storm. Sure, we would like see our amoral character, Jordan Belfort, die a painful death because he is a greedy, shady stock market...