Category Archives: Misc Thoughts

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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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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