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Use this page to type in your contribution for the Blog or as an addition to a WebPage. This may include any story, tip, challenge, track plan, picture, museum trip, train show, or anything else you want to share about your experience with model railroading. Tell us about your layout or your personal experience with railroading - either model or prototype. Don't be shy. Your experiences will help all of us learn more about the hobby and what others are doing to promote and improve the cause for better model railroading.

Write as little or as much as you want. If you write 2 or more paragraphs, we can make your contribution into a full Web Page (as well as a blog entry) to be permanently included on this site! Include 1 to 4 pictures if you have any.

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