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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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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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Too Many Videos!

Do you know what happens when you embed close to a hundred and fifty True HD 1080p videos on the Multimedia page of your web site?  It refuses to load properly when someone tries to view it in a browser … Continue reading

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A New Look

The blog has a new look!  Turns out that when WordPress upgraded to a new version, the old default theme stopped working properly, so I took the opportunity to apply a new theme and spruce things up a bit.  For … Continue reading

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It’s Summertime!

::sigh:: I'm getting way too old for this! Temperature this afternoon: 101 degrees F Feels like: 112 degrees F What more can I say?

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A Personal Note

Today marks five years since I "got retired" (how appropriate it's Pearl Harbor Day) and I have to say that I've really been enjoying my retirement.  The trains play a large part in that.

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Taking a Break

Since getting the HD camcorder six months ago, I've been averaging 16 True HD 1080p videos a month (yes, there are now 96 of them).  While it's been great fun getting out all the trains and running them again, some … Continue reading

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The Finishing Touch

The sliding glass doors arrived and have been installed.  It's the finishing touch that will keep the trains (mostly) free of dust and just adds a finished look to the case.

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… And Finished

Here's the display case, coated with polyurethane and mounted on the wall.  The trains have moved into their new home 🙂 and all that remains is to get the sliding glass doors.

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Display Case — Completed

Well, almost!  🙂   All of the machining is done, almost all of the sanding, it's glued-up and the back panel has been cut to size and attached.  All that needs to be done is final touch-up sanding by hand (to … Continue reading

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Display Case

Following my own directions for Display Case Construction, 🙂 I'm building another small display case that will go on the wall and will hold some of my passenger cars.  This will enable me to move locomotives that have just been … Continue reading

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