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  1. A great story (Elizabeth express)

  2. Sometimes I think...

    ...building a layout is more fun than actually having a layout. Don't get me wrong, I've enjoyed my various layouts over the years. I like operating trains, not only for myself, but also showing off my handiwork to family and friends. I even get a kick out of the sideshow activities that go with this hobby. A friend on this site came up with the idea of pass exchanges. So we exchanged passes among ourselves. I had made up them up for selected friends who had visited the house and seen the railroad. ...
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  3. control panel background color

    Quote Originally Posted by ssoysal View Post
    Found some pics. This first one is my first attempt at a control panel. I think I used blue tape and then covered it with decoupage. You can't see in this picture, but I had a beige skirt around it.
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    This is the blue one I was talking about:
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    And this is the white one in progress.
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  4. Recent Orr MN trip

    Went on a trip to Orr, MN last Thurs to visit my Sis birth place and home. Sis died last Jan so a # of relatives, mine and her husband's, went to stay in various AIRBNB's. My place was a spooky haunted house in downtown across the street from RR tracks. The Canadian National trains went back & forth between Int'l Falls and Duluth several times every day & night. One train had 3 locos & 133 cars. Had an engine with me to show others. The end of a short blog.
  5. When all else fails...

    The beauty (among many other beauties) of model railroading is that when things seem hopeless, it's perfectly ok to just give up and start over. That's what I've decided to do. To catch you up, I got back into the hobby about 20 years back, after a long hiatus which I wasted earning a living and raising a family. As my son grew into adulthood I found myself longing for the good old days of model railroading, so with encouragement from my wife, I began construction of a layout in the back room of ...

    Updated 9th Sep 2021 at 04:20 PM by Albey25

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