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Self-propelled Work Cars

Milepost 1218   This DEFINITELY goes into the “Model Railroading is FUN” category as the August issue of the NMRA Magazine contained an article by Jim Wanlass and his efforts to achieve Master Model Railroader status.  One of the requirements is in...

First Decals from New Printer

Milepost 1217 For the past…15+ years, I’ve been printing my own decals on an old ALPS MD-1000 printer.  That printer has served me well but it has outlived its support.  ALPS no longer supports or repairs any of their printers and supplies for it, especially...

“Pickled Parts”

Milepost 1216 Work continues on the bay window castings.  Last time, I told you about all of the filing & fussing that I had to do to get these castings looking anyway near normal.  That was a job in and of itself but the next step was time consuming.  The good...

Gaining an Appreciation for Yesterday's Modelers

Milepost 1215 After yesterday’s modeling session, I’m beginning to get a much better appreciation for what modelers from 50-60 years ago went through… and their skill level as they worked with really crude kits and supplies to build the models that they built....

No Rail Service in Findlay for a While…

Milepost 1214 Once again, heavy rains and saturated ground has led to serious flooding in Findlay.  We were “treated” to upwards of FIVE INCHES of rain last Wednesday night/Thursday morning which sent the already swollen Blanchard River out of its banks...

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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