Category Archives: Misc Thoughts

Influences from Central and South America

There are many Central and South American Narrow Gauge railroads that I find interesting. I really like the 76cm/ 30 inch Gauge railways in Brazil and Argentina. The Estrada de Ferro Oeste de Minas (EFOM) in Brazil and the Ferrocarriles … Continue reading

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Barriers to Model Railroading part 4: Armchair to Active Modeler

Certainly every person is an armchair hobbyist at some point, whether getting started in a hobby or between projects. Unfortunately some get stuck in the armchair mode. Personally, I’m tired of being an armchair modeler, so it is time to … Continue reading

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Barriers to Model Railroading part 3: If I had unlimited time, I would really like to model …..

As mentioned in my Barriers to Model Railroading post, I decided to take the time to take a hard look at the stockpile of model railroad items I have in boxes and drawers. As I started this process, I kept … Continue reading

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Barriers to Model Railroading- One’s Health

It has been some time since my last post, and it is a rather long story. However I would like to share it with you. This past February, on the last Friday of the month I got up early and … Continue reading

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Barriers to Model Railroading

Like many people in today’s world, my hobby time varies from a little to none at all. Everyone can certainly add to the list of why this is the case for them. Recently though I listened to Mortise and Tenon … Continue reading

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A Trip to Strasburg Railroad

This past Friday , I took Graham to Strasburg Railroad in Strasburg, Pennsylvania for an early birthday present. A hostler tour, train ride and visit to the Pennsylvania railroad museum. I cannot say enough about the two hour long hostler … Continue reading

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Chili Line: Connell Tank

A recent interesting post on the The Santa Fe Branch Chili Line group has caused me to make a change to San Pedro. Included in the post was a valuation map and numerous photographs of the area now. I am … Continue reading

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A New Direction, a New Start

As an armchair modeler over the past year plus I did on occasion read blogs and posts about the current state of model railroading affairs. The ready to run/ operate trend, the large home model railroads, and a few voices … Continue reading

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Back Home

Good Evening everyone, just a brief note to update the blog. Unfortunately, we were unable to sell our house in Maryland. So after 15 months of my wife and kids in Maryland and me driving home every other weekend we … Continue reading

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Is he still out there??

Yes, the silence has been for longer than I would wish. Stay tuned for posts soon though. Here is to a Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, and Happy New Year to Everyone For your entertainment narrow gauge from around the world … Continue reading

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