Mad City Rail Show ’16

Yesterday was the┬áMad City Rail Show in Madison, Wisconsin. Last year, I took Olin and Seraphine by myself, and it was a little nuts. I learned my lesson, though, and brought Lance along this time specifically to chase Olin. He┬ádrove …

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Bicycling, Railfanning and No Kids: Date Night!

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Saturday afternoon, Tim and I coaxed the babysitter over to our house and lulled her in to a false sense of security, then ran for the hills. The bluffs, actually. We took our bikes down to Prairie du Chien for …

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Another Opening of Another Show

My Olin and I ventured out to a train show, again… This time, I was smart: I refused to take any other children but the one directly interested, and I brought a dedicated self-described “sheep dog” to keep track of …

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TTFH Update

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I was asked on the model railroading forum for an update with pictures on what I was doing with the train table. I tried to make a video of the changes, but I made the mistake of trying to do …

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Mad City Rail Show

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Yesterday, I packed up Olin and Seraphine and took off for Madison, WI for the Mad City Rail Show. Whenever we go somewhere and Olin asks where we’re going, we make him guess. His first guess is always, “A train …

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Finally Running

Today, I have achieved a train triumph! I spent bits of the morning and afternoon and a good solid couple of hours this evening, dinking with the TTFH. I added a couple of feeder wires to the dead spot on …

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“Model” Railroad Fangirling

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(Feature image stolen with my compliments from the manufacturer…) So, like… I know a few model train aficionados (Over the internet… The only Real Life(TM) model train fan I know is Olin…) who are seriously in to their “locos”… The …

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Olin’s Favorite Activity

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Here are a few pictures I took last night of Olin enjoying the train table. It is seriously his favorite thing to do. He asks me about it every single day. He’s not really ready to play with it unsupervised …

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