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Bad Day at the Columbus Train Show

Milepost 1277 I’m not one to usually complain about events like train shows where things just don’t seem to go right but in this case, I have to make a bit of an exception.  I attended the train show in Columbus on the 13th and it was bad. 🙁 There were some...

First Fowlers are Starting to Make their Way into the Retail System

Milepost 1276 Back at Milepost 1258, I shared more information about the new Fowler boxcar from Accurail.  They are now in production and the first “real” models of them are beginning to find their way onto hobby shop shelves and into modelers’ hands. ...

Lean, Mean Car-building MACHINE!

Milepost 1275 Some of you who know me well may know that our son-in-law, Ryan, is a veteran of the Iraq War.  Unfortunately, while he was there, a vehicle he was riding in was hit with an IED roadside bomb.  The force of the blast threw him against the side of his...

What’s Wrong with this Picture?

Milepost 1274 I was sorting through my way too large inventory of unbuilt freight cars the other day and happened to notice something funny about a few of the boxes of the cars yet to be assembled.  Do you notice it? It would appear that the Nickel Plate Historical &...

Hickory House

Milepost 1273 Well, my friend Mel has been at it again.  This time, he’s built the “Hickory House” for his Southern Pacific themed layout.  He started the project back in September and did get it finished by the end of the year… with a few hours...

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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