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Gauge: Railroad to Chariots

Next time you are handed a specification and wonder what horse’s rear came up with it The US Standard railroad gauge (distance between the rails) is 4  feet, 8.5 inches. That’s an exceedingly odd number. Why was that gauge used?  Because that’s the way they built them in England, and the US railroads  were built […]

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The Battle of New Orleans

“In 1814 we took a little trip Along with Colonel Jackson down the mighty Mississip We took a little bacon and we took a little beans And we caught the bloody British in a town in New Orleans”   The song the Battle of New Orleans’ sung by Johnny Horton, although a fun song, speaks […]

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Fairy Garden ~ Fence

I certainly hope you didn’t think that I was done with the Fairy Garden.  The next project for this garden was a fence. In keeping with the theme of doing this garden with things that I have here, I used toothpicks, water, paint, glue and a pair of scissors. Having  decided that this particular Fairy […]

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Fairy Garden

I have been seeing a lot of kits and do-it-yourself projects, I sure you have as well, to make little fairy gardens or,  I have seen them called gnome gardens. Well, personally, I think they are adorable but overpriced. I  just saw one that came with a swing, a watering can and I think a […]