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“Pickled Parts”

Milepost 1216 Work continues on the bay window castings.  Last time, I told you about all of the filing & fussing that I had to do to get these castings looking anyway near normal.  That was a job in and of itself but the next step was time consuming.  The good...

Gaining an Appreciation for Yesterday's Modelers

Milepost 1215 After yesterday’s modeling session, I’m beginning to get a much better appreciation for what modelers from 50-60 years ago went through… and their skill level as they worked with really crude kits and supplies to build the models that they built....

No Rail Service in Findlay for a While…

Milepost 1214 Once again, heavy rains and saturated ground has led to serious flooding in Findlay.  We were “treated” to upwards of FIVE INCHES of rain last Wednesday night/Thursday morning which sent the already swollen Blanchard River out of its banks...

The Bridge to Nowhere…

Milepost 1213 I mentioned in my previous post that while we were on the White Pass & Yukon Railroad in Skagway that the fog & clouds were pretty thick.  I was able to take this photo which does look like a bridge to nowhere.  I guess you “can” see a...

I'm Back!

Milepost 1212 Yes, after a two-week hiatus, I’m back and do have some new things to share with you all here.  We were on another trip to Alaska and common sense dictates that one doesn’t alert the entire world by way of Internet postings that they won’t be...

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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Along the Right of Way - Model Railroader, Dan Merkel
Along the Right of Way – Ramblings of model railroader, Dan Merkel