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What Happened Here??!?

Milepost 1100 When I was getting my 1000 series caboose out of my storage cabinet, I noticed something that was more than a bit disturbing.  The decal looked as though it almost came loose from the car! I’ve had problems with “silvering” in the past but...

Big Brother; Little Brother…

Milepost 1099 We often hear about the relative sizes of the various scales but seldom do we get a chance to actually “see” the difference.  That opportunity was presented to me when I got home from the NTS and still had John’s N scale 1000 series caboose...

A 3D Printed Model

Milepost 1098 In preparing for the NKPHTS booth at the NTS, I wanted to have a small display of NKP or related models just to show that there were models for all of the different scales.  I had a friend loan me a display case with a nice O scale war emergency caboose which I...

A Lighted Lantern? Really!

Milepost 1097 Yes, a lit lantern in the hand of the train crewman on the back of a caboose!  That is really something. my electronics friend Mel has been at it again.  This time, he found some sub-miniature LEDs and decided that one was small enough to look like a...

Demolition!

Milepost 1096 For those of you who have been around for a while, you know I’m working on a new layout.  But first, I had to get rid of the old one.  This wasn’t an easy decision since both my father and my brother helped me with construction 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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