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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...
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Scratchbuilding Taken to a New Level!

Milepost 822 Again, the Pirates have been busy and this latest example comes from one of the crew members. Harold is an early era model railroader and sometimes finds that cars specific to his era are kind of hard to find. There are a few wooden 36′ cars like those from...
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Even More on the FFW&W and a Correction…

Milepost 821 I received some feed-back about a recent post that I did concerning the Findlay, Fort Wayne & Western Railroad that I wanted to share with the rest of those of you who lend me your ear every once in a while. First, the picture above shows the FFW&W station...
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Cannibalizing Kits for Parts

Milepost 820 Did anyone happen to catch the article in the latest MODEL RAILROADER about super-detailing this somewhat bland looking coaling tower? Well, I happened to see it and took a closer look. After reading the article, I wasn’t all that impressed with making the...

Great Wide Open

Where to now, St. Peter? – Elton John Shouldn’t have shocked me, but the news that David Letterman will depart his late-night TV gig in 2015 still caught me off-guard. After more than 30 years on NBC and CBS, I have been a faithful viewer of his shows. I enjoy his wit...
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The Pirates have been Busy with some Weathering

Milepost 819 It goes without saying that railroading is a very dirty business. All railroad equipment is subjected to the elements and is seldom if ever washed unless it is a part of either a crack passenger train or the company’s publicity mill. But weathering is something...