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  • Miscreant's escape from the Grimlin County jail

    Everone models in differnt ways and use whatever imagination we can conger up in creating our magical scenes. This blog will attemp to express from the static view of those  people that just stand there like statues and stare into space, every scene has a story and the following may be a bit we...
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  • Keeping the CEO happy ?

    I have enjoyed many hobbys over the years, fishing, raceing modified migets, model airplanes and of course model railroading. All of which has  lead to dissagrements with my better half concerning many issues    As with any of argument but it boils down to a few basic topi...
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  • Working the lead tracks.

    This is a discription of working for a class 1 railroad in the 50s through the 80s. in this istance its the Western Pacific RR. The Shop is a 18 stall roundhouse builtin the 1920s with four stalls added for the new diesels of which were EMD FTs. Western Pacific was one of the first roads to dieseliz...
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  • Maintenance schedule

    This might be an interesting concept of adding operational features to your modeling, of how a shop works. The time period being around the 50s to the 80s, and most of the following maintance schedule has changed since then, due to technology.   Maintance of locomotives at Western Pacafic was...
  • Life in the shop

    Working for the Railroad horseplay is frowned on if not tolerated at all, but boys will be boys. At quitting time at the Roundhouse everyone strolls to the magic line that no one crosses untill the end of shift horn blows. Two guys, both machinist always ran to thier cars. but first a bit of backgro...
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