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Railroad Songs – Part 3

Had a couple more railroad song suggestions to be added to our background music at our layout. Blair Ivey suggests “Train, Train” by Blackfoot. He says it has a “distinctive opening harmonica, but if you’re not a fan of hard … Continue reading

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From Kansas City to San Francisco

Another question posed to me last weekend was, “I remember as a child travelling by train from Kansas City to San Francisco. Do you have any idea what train I might have traveled on?” My answer, “Off the top of … Continue reading

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Railroad Songs – Part 2

A day or so ago – see blog just below – I was asked why we didn’t have railroad songs playing in the background on our layout. I asked the lady who made the suggestion to name her favorite five … Continue reading

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St, Patrick’s Day Again

I generally look at St. Patrick’s Day as a load of codswallop – an event drummed up by merciless merchandisers. However, when I came across these two pictures I had twinge, a very minor twinge of a change of heart.

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Railroad Songs

I was sloshing paint on a backdrop at the layout yesterday when a lady came by to see what I was up to. As usual I asked her what she thought of the layout. She was very effusive in praise … Continue reading

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Mendocino Coast Model Railroad & Historical Sopciety Merchandise

Roger Thornburn, our computer guru, has set up a shop where anyone can buy “stuff” with our club logo on it. The merchandise includes male/female tee shirts, sweat shirts, zipped sweat shirts and hoodies. There’s also regular and magnetic buttons, … Continue reading

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Standard (Railway) Time

At the end of last week I took wife Sarah to the airport. Just before she left me to board the plane to England she said, “Don’t forget it’s eight hours time difference.” As I was trolling my way north … Continue reading

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St Patrick’s Day is coming fast

17th March = St Patrick’s Day. St Patrick’s Day = Ireland. Ireland = Guinness. Ok den. Yor lookin for somethin speshul for the loved one for St Paddy’s day. And by speshul I mean spechul – not bloody green beer. … Continue reading

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