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A Little “InCamera” Trick

Milepost 1169 I mentioned several months ago that I had gotten a new Nikon camera that gets a lot of use while I’m out railfanning.  We had some nicer weather a couple of weeks ago so we loaded up and headed to Deshler for a little train watching.  It was a...

A Phone Call from an Old Friend

Milepost 1168 Those of you who have been in the Findlay/Toledo area for quite some time will remember the price tag pictured above.  A trip to Toledo w/o stopping at The Semaphore Train & Hobby Shop “The Train Store” just wasn’t a real trip to...

A Car that was Truly FUN to Build

Milepost 1166 While building models is a big part of model railroading for me… and I’ve been a model builder since way back when, it is seldom that I run across a kit that is actually FUN to build.  But that is the case with this 70-ton two-bay covered hopper kit...

It's MY Birthday but YOU get the Presents

Milepost 1165 Some of you have asked if I have my road sections online or even sell them somewhere!  I’m truly flattered but, no, I don’t sell them and they aren’t online… or I should say they weren’t online… until now.  February 9th...

Laying those Road Sections

Milepost 1164 Once I had enough of my printed road sections, it was time to lay out my city.  A WORD OF CAUTION HERE… don’t make the mistake I made and use a water based glue like Elmer’s Glu-all to glue the road sections to your layout surface.  The...

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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