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Change to Site

I know, I know, I haven't updated things in just about forever.  My interests seem to have changed, and it just doesn't seem that important to me any more.  However, I have made a change to the site.  The old … Continue reading

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A New Web Page!

For the first time in just about forever, I've added a new page to the web site.  With the addition of my new O-Gauge Tinplate Toy Train set (see below) to my collection, I realized that, for those interested in … Continue reading

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Video of New Lionel #256 Tinplate Train Set

Well how do you like that!  I posted the video to YouTube and then forgot to put it here!  Oops!  That omission is now corrected.  Enjoy!  🙂  

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Another New Toy!

This one is definitely not my fault!  Last weekend, my friend Bob and I went to the World's Greatest Hobby show held here in Edison.  We had a chance to catch up with friends we haven't seen for years, among … Continue reading

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New Compound Articulated Steam Locomotive

As promised, here are a few photos of the new MTH Premier PRR HH1 (Y-3) steam locomotive shown in the video below.  More photos are available on the 2-8-8-2 Articulated Steam Locomotive page of my web site.

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A New Video – MTH Premier PRR HH1 2-8-8-2 Steam Locomotive

After a thoroughly lousy winter (that makes two in a row and this one isn't over yet), I was happy that MTH finally brought out a new O-Gauge toy that I wanted.  They reissued the Premier-line scale model of the … Continue reading

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This n’ That

The list of Atlas O reefers is as up-to-date as I can make it with all currently available information included.  The photo catalog also has all of the cars released to date. I had the cataract in my right eye … Continue reading

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Atlas O Reefer Update

I've updated the AtlasO Reefer Master List and the photo catalog with all of the reefers that have come out in 2014.  They issued quite a few very attractive reefers this year.

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It’s Been One Hell of a Year!

I've received emails asking why I've mostly left my online presences.  Where do I start?  For a while now, I've noticed that my vision has been degrading.  Magnifying glasses began popping up all over the house so that I could … Continue reading

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A New Year – 2014

I'm sure you noticed that I posted nothing last year.  Very few new toys, not much to talk about except the fact that I haven't been well and I don't like talking about that.  I've just made the effort (I … Continue reading

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MTH/Lionel Standard Gauge State Set with Double-Headed #381E Electric Locomotives

In the previous video, I showed the complete State Set being hauled by a PS2 #381E from MTH under DCS control.  I also have the PS1 version which, as with the locomotive it reproduces, runs in conventional mode from the … Continue reading

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MTH/Lionel Complete Standard Gauge State Set with #381E Electric Locomotive Video

Having been bitten very badly by the Standard Gauge bug, back in March 2012 I got the ultimate Standard Gauge passenger set — the State Set.  This set is a reproduction of the set that Lionel brought out in 1929 … Continue reading

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