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And you think I’m a Story-teller!

Milepost 1310 My friend Paul needed a way to haul large molds in his steel mill so he had his shop guys put this monster together.  The car was built using two Machmann HD flats that he got at a train show for $3 each and some stuff he had laying around.  Like me, Paul...

A Boxcar with a Porch??!?

Milepost 1309 Recently one of the Pirates was thumbing through some old freight car materials and came across this little piece of curiosity.  It appears to be a boxcar with platforms on each end.  Strange, indeed, so she (yes, we have a member of the fairer sex in our...

More MoW Equipment

Milepost 1308 It seems that every time higher management visits a railroad equipment sale (read train show here), they come away with something that either improves the railroad itself or the lives of the employees who work there.  This past trip was no exception. Over the...

I’ve Always Wanted One of These

Milepost 1307 I suppose this post is more about me that it is any particular modeling technique, layout tour, train show or photo trip.  Nonetheless, it’s something that has occupied some modeling time over the past few days so I thought I’d share it with the...

A Neat Little Lineside Structure You could Model

Milepost 1306 On a recent train watching road trip to Carey, Ohio, this little structure caught my eye.  Well, to be honest, it’s pretty hard to miss with its bright blue roof but nonetheless, I snapped a few pictures from different angles because it should be a neat...

Ch-ch-ch-changes

Doesn’t anybody stay in one place anymore?  –  Carole King Many folks, me included, do not care for dramatic changes. Sure, you can argue that changes make life more interesting, but that’s a tough sell in my opinion. Over recent weeks, three...

Phone Fun Facts No. 219

I’ve got no time for you right nowDon’t bother me  –  the Beatles A young couple in a Findlay diner where sitting close to each other, engaged in deep conversation. Problem was, they each were on their individual cellphones, engaged in deep...

Money for Nothing…

Money don’t get everything it’s trueWhat it don’t get I can’t use  –  the Beatles Leave it to me to find fault with a $1.6 billion lottery. While it would be wonderful, after overcoming the huge shock of having the prize ticket, to realize...

Did That Happen? Really?

I stare into some great abyssAnd calculate the things I’d missIf I could only make some sense of this  –  Sheryl Crow So when backup Steeler quarterback Landry Jones tossed an interception late in Saturday’s football playoff against the hated Bengals,...

Crawford Street Quandry

I was perplexed at the news and subsequent enactment of a policy to transform a section of Crawford Street near the municipal building into a one-way street. Reverse angle parking was introduced, too, in which you back INTO a parking space. In my typical knee-jerk...

 

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