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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...

Phone Home

i’m not the one that you’ll be breaking in i’m not the one who could be taken in  –  the Cars Have no real good reason to resent school children, EXCEPT … Seems when I drive past a school grounds, I see a child with a cellphone. A mere...
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Mission Impossible Rouge Nation

Benji: She tried to shoot me. Ethan: That doesn’t make her a bad person. Satisfying. That’s what I felt watching “Mission Impossible Rogue Nation.” Tom Cruise, as Ethan Hunt, has built a reliable movie franchise, based on the popular TV series,...

Not Following You

I’ve got no time for you right now Don’t bother me  –  the Beatles May sound strange and counterintuitive that a newsperson and entertainment fan like me would not spend the time to delve into the public tribulations of others. But there are only...

 

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