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Real Life Building Recycling

Milepost 1068 In my previous post, I talked about kit manufacturers recycling certain kit parts to make different looking buildings.  This happens all of the time in the real world and today, I wanted to mention a perfect example of that in nearby Forest, Ohio.  There,...

Model Railroading Recycling…

Milepost 1068 I was reading a piece the other day that talked about how a local group in Bluffton, Ohio, had purchased the old railroad station and moved it to a new location to use for their group’s meeting place.  Not only does this preserve the original building but...

Two Unusual Cars on the Old Layout

Milepost 1067 A couple of the funkier train cars that I found on the old layout when I was moving things around were this wooden-floored flat car and the blacksmith’s forge car shown below.  The thing that makes this flat car really unusual is that the deck of the car...

Uh-oh!

Milepost 1066 Every once in a while, you get some info that isn’t right… but before you know that it is wrong, you act on it and then, after the damage is done, you realize that your actions were incorrect.  Thus is the case with this old wooden reefer...

“Crack the toughest nut first…”

Milepost 1065 “Crack the toughest nut first…” was a favorite saying of a friend of mine from college.  We worked together on the campus crew one summer and did a lot of tough, dirty work that no one else seemed to want to do.  And we developed a habit...

The Shoelace Solution

Boy, you’re gonna carry that weightCarry that weight a long time  –  the Beatles In a stern voice, my family doctor put forth the idea that I drop a few pounds. Well, maybe more that a few pounds, but I got the idea. For me, staying away from pizzas...

The Luggage Lunacy

Hey, pack’d my bags, put ’em at the door  –  Chaka Khan I needed a new piece of luggage for an upcoming trip. Time had passed to replace my aged black suitcase which, I think, I might have received as a college graduation gift. (A...

Fear of Trying

Oh, travelin’ man, love when I canBut sooner or later I’m goin’ on, yeaTravelin man  –  Bob Seger Never have been a fan of vacation trips. I prefer to stay home during vacations, only to visit a golf course, movie or visit to a family...

Angel B Gone

I can’t understand the way it goesI don’t wanna knowNo, I don’t wanna knowCuz everything I know makes me feel so lowNo, I don’t wanna know  –  Sheryl Crow Sure, there are worse fates in this life to suffer compared to having a funny TV...

What’s Mine is Mine

Can’t take it with youEverybody knowsCan’t take it with you when you go  –  Allman Brothers Band Comes a tale from the police docket of an out-of-town traveler who was stopped recently on West Main Cross Street for a traffic infraction. The driver...

 

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