Category Archives: Misc Thoughts

Been a while

It has been quite some time since my last post, and a lot has happened since I started my caboose/combine project. THE BIG NEWS We are moving! Yes, that’s right. Next Monday I am driving to Jefferson City in eastern … Continue reading

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Return to Beckleysville

Hello everyone, II have completed most of my garage rebuild. I still have some electrical work to rewire, insulation to install, and of course the Sheetrock. I plan on working on some of this on the upcoming weekend. On the … Continue reading

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Still working in the garage

Just a brief update-still working on my garage. One wall, really just a three foot section, has been stripped and new treated wood put it. I plan on making a slurry with borax and hot water to coat the existing … Continue reading

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Rebuilding the wall

It is interesting to work on a problem that one created themselves. To go back and review work done over a decade ago now. Amazing when you sit down and ask why did I do it this way? Thankfully the … Continue reading

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Hereford Storm Runners-Congratulations

This past week, my daughter played in her first travel league soccer tournament in Hershey, Pennsylvania. She had a lot of fun, including not even touch the ball the last two games except during war ups. her teams defense was … Continue reading

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Please excuse the abscence

A perfect example of why smaller achievable and sustainable model railroads should be the norm. recently I discovered some serious water damage in one of my garage walls. I will be spending my time making repairs before returning to Beckleysville. … Continue reading

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Is it concrete or wood?

I painted the center pier with an acrylic paint, Parchment. I think it needs a coat of light gray after some more sanding. Compare the wooden version to a real abutment in the photos below. Is it concrete or wood?© … Continue reading

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Working on the blog post design

Hello everyone, I’ve  been working on some blog changes. You probably have not noticed, but I have been making a few tweaks. After looking at several other blogs, I have decided to include a “First time here” page. I am … Continue reading

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How the C grew legs

Welcome to picture Wednesdays. Today, a few photos of the new style C in construction with its legs. This is C-1, or module 1, for the “Beckleysville” project. I will have step by step photos for “Beckleysville’s C-2”, since C-1’s … Continue reading

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Are you doing anything this Year?

Had a question from a friend, “are you still working on your model trains, haven’t seen any posts in a long time.” Yes, still working on my trains. I decided to take a photo as proof. Module 1 of “Beckleysville.” In … Continue reading

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