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Fun(?) from Yesteryear…

Milepost 1235 A few weeks ago, I attended a model railroad show in Van Wert.  It was very nicely done with lots of vendors, plenty of parking and well organized.  One of the many nice things that the organizers did was to have a table of “freebies” where...

Front Page News!

Milepost 1234 OK, so I’m bragging.  I submitted one of the photos to our local newspaper, THE COURIER, that I took of 765 as she roared through North Findlay last Tuesday.  I included a caption with a few facts about the loco.  This is what I saw this AM when...

Some Neat Aerial Video of the North Baltimore Intermodal Yard

Milepost 1232 Mr. Maddox wanted to watch some train videos the other evening and we happened upon this one… https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u_9WJ2iyZOQ Tit’s a rather long one (two hours) but about 34 minutes into the presentation, there is a description of the...

It Really Helps to have a Plan

Milepost 1231 One of the reasons that it took me so long to get going on actual construction of the layout this time around was because I worked very hard on a plan for it.  I know what you’re thinking… time spent “planning” is often simply time that...

It's Beginning to Take Shape…

Milepost 1230 It’s been over a year since I tore out the old layout and said that I’d get on the new one “right away.”  But you know how those things go… other stuff gets in the way then some days, you are just plain lazy or not in 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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