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  1. Random Musings

    We, as modelers, represent a "supreme being" as we create our miniature worlds. In our efforts to create our scale world we attempt to create something 'perfect' representing the world around us in our chosen scale. We want to see perfection in our landscape and structures.

    However, Man, as well as Mother Nature, are not perfect builders. Look around and you will see what I mean.

    You will see structures with:

    sagging roofs ridges,
    roofs ...
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  2. Beyonce Sings "God Bless the USA"

    Not sure how you feel about Beyonce but she does a PDG job on her new release God Bless the USA! It will be premiered on CNN's Piers Morgan show tonight (May 6) at 9:00 PM eastern. You can see it here: http://www.cnn.com/video/#/video/bes...usa.cnn?hpt=T2 being CNN you need to sit through a 30 second commercial before it starts. Other videos follow.

    You see nothing of Beyonce during this video; just various patriotic still shots. I like it!
  3. Do You Remember the millennium bug, the Y2K bug, or simply Y2K)?

    by , 5th May 2011 at 02:16 AM (69Z28's Blog - A collection of train and general entries)
    This for those of you who don't remember Y2K; problems and issues were forecast, from the end of the world to every computer in the world seizing up and smoking. Today we have progressed through the first decade of the 21 century. And none of the forecasts came true. Or did they? If you remember Y2K all heck was supposed to break lose just because it was the year 2000. Y2K began at 12:00 am on January 1, 2000. Here is a link for information to refresh your memories;

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Year_2000_problem ...

    Updated 23rd Aug 2011 at 02:18 AM by 69Z28 (Several WWW Sources provided data But this is my Original writing and Copyright by 69z28 Except for the Y2k Story anonymous author)

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  4. The Quarry Story: What is a quarry? How are they built? How do they work?

    by , 5th May 2011 at 02:01 AM (69Z28's Blog - A collection of train and general entries)
    Vulcan is a Birmingham (main headquarters) based Company. I don't remember the gentleman's name but he sent me the information in a large brown envelope, via the USPO. We communicated via e-mail and I believe by phone.

    http://www.vulcanmaterials.com/about.asp

    Vulcan Materials Company has given permission to use their copyrighted material "The Quarry Story."
    Here is a link to Vulcans Quarry Story.

    http://www.vulcanmaterials.com/vcm.asp?content=story#sediment
    ...

    Updated 23rd Aug 2011 at 07:43 PM by 69Z28

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  5. The Founding of the Internet (69z28 and MooseID)

    by , 3rd May 2011 at 01:39 AM (69Z28's Blog - A collection of train and general entries)
    The Founding of the Internet
    A lot of folks have claimed credit for the founding of the Internet and WWW.

    A friend of mine who knows I am always seeking and a seeker of the Truth provided the following informational link. I swear on my New Challenger it is the absolute truth.

    Now you know 69z28 don't fib , at least not so I get caught at it.

    So if you want to know the truth and are not a to find it then click on the
    ...

    Updated 23rd Aug 2011 at 02:19 AM by 69Z28 (Several WWW Sources provided data But this is my Original writing and Copyright by 69z28)

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