Cavalcade of the Rails!

I thought I’d better do another blog entry or I’ll just forget about it and wake up six months later and wonder whatever happened to that blog thing? I’m really enjoying this new hobby. I’m talking about watching Youtube. Surely, Youtube is the future of television, and anybody that can’t see that is probably a
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I tend to shout curses at the universe a lot these days. Usually it’s because some piece of overrated technology demands that I enter some “data” about myself for “security” when I know damn well they’re just rooting around for some information to sell, and that process of giving them the data fouls up what
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Bonus points if you name that movie. Well, I’m back. I guess I’ll keep on blogging. I caught and arrested a spammer this morning and I turned him over to the paramilitary militia that enforces the law in my area now that the police have been defunded. Damn. Democracy, ain’t it grand? Now where was
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I changed the appearance of this blog by just clicking on a new “theme.” The result is very jazzy, I think. This radical change reflects my mood. I’m pondering whether to remain in the blogging business. First off, it’s a lousy business. Actually, it’s not a business at all. It’s a hobby. So, like plastic
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Little Growly humming along at 3 volts I was all ready to complete my magnum opus but trying to get WordPress to let me put my damn video on my site, instead of using a “service” to do it– has exhausted my patience. Bye for today. Whip ’em tomorrow, though.

This is going to be a long essay on how being in a rut can play hell with your mental health. I may break it up into several parts– or maybe not. When most of us nerds get to be a certain age we’re committed to whatever oddball hobby we’re committed to. Maybe we like
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Anyone who had “July 11th” as the date I would figure out why my loco was running backwards can collect their money. This is the old, old n-scale locomotive from the old, old Revell trainset that I bought when I took up this utterly different and not-at-all like plastic model kits hobby. Actually, it’s the
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I read somewhere (recently) during this fascinating honeymoon period where I’m learning about toy trains before it all devolves into super micro-rivet counting and macho posturing and becomes “not fun”… that you become a “model railroader” when you pick your toy trains up off the floor. Oh. This isn’t really true (I hope). But… the
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So here we are at the deciding moment. After review, the officials determined that Revell’s jazzy photos were just able to out-do Aurora’s weird TV ad, and so the series is now tied, 2-2. This game. Game seven (really five) will decide which 1968 German toy train imported by a plastic model kit maker will
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With Revell down 2-nil this is a “must win.” Unfortunately, it’s a pretty tough one, considering the shellacking they received in the last meeting, where Revell/Arnold’s lousy track cost them not only a point, but a great bucket-loads of goodwill from my personal stash. The thing is… I have thousands of tons of goodwill when
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