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    • May 21, 2019 2:11 AM EDT

      These kids will no doubt do so many hours Community Servicea and earn much Kudos from their friends.

    • May 20, 2019 9:42 PM EDT
    • Dam shame! Some people don’t care who they hurt. I don’t know if things are toughper over there then here. In the US they probably get community service, pay for damages. But the judge would probably limit the $ as “there only kids”. Thats what I got when three mindless morons trespassed and destroyed the fence surrounding my 2 acre property. Even had video from security camera. In Massachusetts “there just kids” is in full effect. Glad to hear Sir Rod brought some light to this and donated. He really is a passionate modeler and great human being.

    • May 20, 2019 11:21 PM EDT
    • John, that is great news.  I have a big smile on my face just for you [URL=][IMG][/IMG][/URL] I hope you have one much bigger.  Keep the good news flowing.

    • May 20, 2019 9:52 PM EDT
    • Jim Rowson said:


      sorry, but as i'm thinking about signs for the layout, i could not resist:


    • May 20, 2019 6:15 PM EDT
    • That SUCH GREAT NEWS John! Such a big milestone.

      There should be a merit badge program for such things, like with scouting. 

      But seriously, thanks for sharing your trials and victories, you've been a real trooper and inspiration.

    • May 20, 2019 1:45 PM EDT
    • I finished Chemo and now I get Imunotherapy once every 3 weeks!

      Yeah team! Happy Dances all around!


    • May 20, 2019 7:23 PM EDT
    • Sure, some hobby shops have hobby shop rats who know all kinds of good train spotting locations.

    • May 20, 2019 9:33 AM EDT
    • Hello everyone! It's been a while, and I am now (mostly) settled in my new apartment in Rhode Island. I'm not able to do much in the way of modeling now since I only brought my Forney with me. But, I am hoping to grab a few more things when I next visit Massachusetts. 

      Instead of modeling I am hoping to turn my attention to prototype railroads in this state. I love exploring abandoned ROW and similar areas. Plus, it's always fun to chase a train in an attempt to get a few photos/videos. (Lucky for me, I happen to drive along the MBTA/Amtrak route between Providence and Warwick frequently.

      Does anyone know of any interesting places to visit to do such activities? I welcome any and all railroad-related suggestions!

    • May 20, 2019 3:35 PM EDT
    • An appeal has raised ( as at 20.30 BST Monday 20th.) over £76,000 roughly equivalent to $96,670 which is 101% of the total expected.  The anticipated total was revised upwards as the cash was coming in thick and fast.

      Stewarts donation of £10,000 = approx.  $12,700

      Quite impressive, but this matter has had a lot f publicity.

    • May 20, 2019 11:59 AM EDT
    • Pretty terrible.

      Garden Railroads are even more at risk of being vandalized; I know of several in Europe over the last few years where the track was ripped up and stolen and the model buildings destroyed. There were some long discussions about the possibility of insurance - and what insurance would cover and what it would not.


    • May 20, 2019 5:51 AM EDT
    • I never understood the perverse thrill punks get from destroying other peoples' stuff.

    • May 19, 2019 7:34 PM EDT
    • Looks like a nice start to a fun layout. And yeah fill and refill. I am on the second year of mine and need to do a bunch of refilling. And I am sure this will continue for a few years. I did ladder track so at least when it settles the track stays put. Not sure what your plan is but may give it a consideration. My track is stay firmly in place which means the settling is really just cosmetic and does not require a lot of track re-work.

    • May 19, 2019 10:50 AM EDT
    • Congrats on the build start....