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New Nickel Plate Bay Window Caboose from Bachmann

Milepost 1223 As I write this, the National Train Show is in full swing down in Orlando, Florida.  The NTS is part of the NMRA annual convention and is open to the public at the tail end of the convention.  MODEL RAILROADER Magazine is there and provides an overview of...

Next Best Thing to Dullcote (so far…)

Milepost 1222 Since we are talking decals right now, I wanted to share with you another of my “discoveries…”  There is little doubt that Dullcote by Testors is considered to be the best sealer for decals.  It is ultra flat and very durable… and...

Great Scissors for Decal Work

Milepost 1221 If you have been reading my ramblings for any length of time here, you know that from time to time, I’ll talk about a particular tool that I’ve found that is something that I think you should consider adding to your workbench arsenal.  The scissors...

Decals, decals & more Decals…

Milepost 1220 While model railroading does indeed have many different areas that one may enjoy such as building, benchwork, painting, wiring, operations, etc., one area I really don’t care for is applying decals.  I’m not sure why but I just put it off and put it...

Say WHAT? More Little Locomotive Models??!?

Milepost 1219 August must be the month for small, self-propelled speeder-type railroad vehicles because the current issue of Railroad Model Craftsman also has an article about building them!  This time, Dan Cole won the RMC Dremel Kitbashing Award for his Small Motive Power...

You Want a Resolution?

We keep on waitingWaiting on the world to change  –  John Mayer As the clock saunters toward midnight, I am feverishly trying to find enough resolutions to make my life better. No hard changes allowed here, but not to easy either. Why punish myself? 1. I will not...

MERRY CHRISTMAS!

Milepost 1027 As has been my tradition on the post before Christmas, I’ll wish each and every one of you a very Merry Christmas and an equally Happy and Prosperous New Year.  As you gather with family and friends to celebrate this special day, kindly take a moment to...

Lost and Maybe Found

I’m just a soul whose intentions are goodOh Lord, please don’t let me be misunderstood  –  Eric Burdon and the Animals Please don’t let me become one of those people. The type that are addicted to cellphones, oblivious to those around them....

Goin’ Mobile

The twenty-first century’s yesterday  –  INXS The kind salesman maintained there was “no question too stupid” after he sold me my first smartphone. Told him that I would probably challenge that assumption. After many months of indecision...

Spectre

You are kite dancing in a hurricane, Mr. Bond  The latest James Bond film was satisfying. Some critics complain this series has seen better days. Me? I was awestruck by the opening scene of “Spectre” with an altercation on a helicopter and our man Bond escaping a...

 

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