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Train Watching along the CSX Line…

Milepost 946 Traditionally, Monday afternoons & evenings have been slow but for some reason, on the afternoon & evening of Monday, April 6, things were super busy. We were track-side for about three and a half hours and saw 13 trains. This was indeed exceptional for a...
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Train Show Find!

Milepost 945 A few days ago, I attended the model railroad show held down in Bucyrus, Ohio, with my friend Mike. There’s a club in Bucyrus that has a very nice layout in one of the fairgrounds buildings and one of their fundraisers is their annual train show. The show is...
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There’s a Reason for Those Instructions…

Milepost 943 There are two characteristics that all women say that all men have… we see no need to ask for directions and we won’t read instructions! Well, there are times when I unfortunately fall into that category… especially the instructions part. But there...
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Exciting Developments in 3D Printing

Milepost 942 Some really exciting developments in 3D printing are being “brought to light.” If you are like me and think that this has a real future in model railroading, you may very well enjoy watching this video… https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ihR9SX7dgRo It...
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Progress is Sometimes Slow…

Milepost 941 “The number to call is BR-549…” That was Junior Samples’ line on the old TV show “Hee-Haw” when he was going to talk about his mythical used car lot. You may remember back in January, I mentioned that I was going to try to build a...
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New Hobby Shop!

Milepost 940 In a day and age where many hobby shops are closing, it was nice to see a new one opening up. We were headed down to Sugarcreek, Ohio, to have dinner with some of my cousins and Janet happened to catch this sign on the side of the road… SLAM ON THE BRAKES, DO A...
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New Broadway Limited GN S2 4-8-4

Milepost 939 An email arrived today with a really sharp video of a very elegant Great Northern locomotive, the 4-8-4 S2 in HO scale. I’ve not owned any Broadway Limited locomotives primarily because their offerings don’t really fit well with my interest in the Nickel...
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The Never-ending Color Debate…

Milepost 936 Every so often, the topic comes up as to “what is the correct color for…?” and we go through the throes of extoling the virtues of this color vs. that one or this mix as opposed to another. After a few, some times heated email exchanges with the...

Pile Driver Progress (Part III)

Milepost 927 I mentioned last time that the weight of the rigging was causing the thread to sag and actually pulling the vertical tower back to the point where it would fall down onto the cab. This wouldn’t do but what could I do to remedy the situation? It is things like...
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Pile Driver Progress (Part III)

Milepost 927 I mentioned last time that the weight of the rigging was causing the thread to sag and actually pulling the vertical tower back to the point where it would fall down onto the cab. This wouldn’t do but what could I do to remedy the situation? It is things like...