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There REALLY IS a Prototype

Milepost 1313 The part I forgot to share in my post back at Milepost 1310 is this not-so-good prototype photo.  I have received several interesting comments about Paul’s creation; I erred in not providing this photo in my original post.  You can refer back to...

An Old Article about an Old Car

Milepost 1312 Quite some time ago, I was given several old National Model Railroad Association BULLETINS, their monthly magazine.  I thumbed through them and didn’t find too much of interest but this particular article caught my eye.  I think I’ve mentioned...

One for You, One for Me

Milepost 1311 You might recall that around Christmas time, I built a Lakeside & Marblehead boxcar for my friend Merv’s Christmas present.  The L&M was a very short line that ran on the Marblehead peninsula on Lake Erie from Marblehead to the New York...

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...

Racing Profiling

Speed on, speed onLong before ya know it, you’ll be up and goneSpeed on, speed on  –  Nicky Hopkins Comes a police report last fall of a Wood County motorist in a lime green sports car stopped for speeding on Hancock County 140. Now, if I had enough...

The Intern

Keep moving  –  Ben Whittaker That was the advice of Ben, the 70-year-old widower who is looking for the next chapter in his life. So Robert De Niro’s character applies for a senior internship (get it? a senior citizen internship) at a hot new...

Things That Go Texting Into the Night

As Halloween creeps closer, thought this would be prime time to review what scares me. First of all, motorists who text and drive while making a turn onto West Trenton Avenue during rush hour terrifies me to death. If other people don’t have any interest in their...

Fall Preview

Spent many a blog bemoaning the fading quality of TV shows. Since “Breaking Bad” and “Justified” have left the airwaves, there has been a hole in my viewing schedule. “Life in Pieces,” a new comedy about an odd family on CBS, is intriguing with...

Not So Funny Bone

The argument was afoot when Rolling Stone magazine asked readers to mention their funniest movies of all time. To me, a classic comedy is a movie that can be watched many times and still enlist chuckles. Readers listed Mel Brooks’ “Blazing Saddles” as the top...

 

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