The Dork Forest

Dork on Dork Dialog with Jackie Kashian. I am interested in whatever dorky thing you want to talk about. Guests speak to their love of books, TV, Movies, Comic books, websites, food, wrestling, cars, action figures and bees. There is room for all in The Dork Forest. This is a safe space. Credits: Music composed and performed by Mike Ruekberg (Sarah Cohen on intro) Audio fixes by Patrick Brady Website design by Vilmos
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Dec 27, 2011 5

I’m in Ann Arbor with Fritz Milhaupt, friend of the show. He asked if I’d like to meet his friends who (with him) play trains. They are part of the Operations Road Show project, an offshoot of Rails on Wheels. They’ve been modeling the Wabash Railroad between Layfayette, Indiana and Peru, Indiana between Labor Day and Sept 25th, 1964. Yeah. They are train dorks AMONG train dorks. Yeah.

 

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Audio leveling by Patrick Brady
Music is by
Mike Ruekberg.
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Vilmos: who has his own podcast

 

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NOTES:

Our cast and crew:

Jeff Fryman (homeowner)

John Young (who did most of the talking, and who did most of the carpentry)

Fritz Milhaupt (control systems dork)

Bob Milhaupt (not present, wiring and electronics, built the animated signals)

Al Robertson (not present, made the long stretch of autumn scenery)

Wabash Railroad

Lafayette Station/Monon Station 1961

Nickel Plate Road

Bob Ross - "happy trees"

Lots of Crackling of Papers… much like in real train playing!!

Jeff Fryman (who hosts the railroad, when it's not on the road) was a railroad brakeman in the 60’s

“Staging” Model Railroad.

The Track Plan - Map

Craig Wilson is a guy that made model auto frames to be CARGO

Jack Burgess’ One Day in Yosemite

I’m agreeing like I know what he’s talking about. I’m learning as he talks.

South Milwaukee Railroad Station

National Model Railroad Assoc

OPSIG.ORG

5 Comments
  • almost three years ago
    Todd Mason
    Thanks, Jackie! (blushing slightly)
  • almost three years ago
    jackie
    I LOVE the soundtrack to the ep idea. it would have been, perhaps, TOO soothing? I read your short fiction by the way, Todd, it was GREAT. Well writte, insightful, slightly creepy. heh. COOL!
  • almost three years ago
    Todd Mason
    Or, even, soundtrack...
  • almost three years ago
    Todd Mason
    Recommended sountrack to this episode:
    http://socialistjazz.blogspot.com/2011/12/decembers-music-johnny-cash-destination.html

    Recommended supplementary text (fiction department):
    http://socialistjazz.blogspot.com/search?q=midnight+specials

    --It's hard to go wrong with Johnny Cash and Bill Pronzini.
  • almost three years ago
    Todd Mason
    Wow...indeed, the particulars of how the models recapitulate every fact and coupling/uncoupling in 1964 sometimes seemed a bit obscure, but I'll take their word for it.

    I mostly just remember the ozone scent associated with the transformer on my modest train set.

    Meanwhile, writing of memories, you indeed remain Cash-yan in leading off the Xmas episode of UNFICTIONAL, and the photo is nearly as charming as the story:
    http://www.kcrw.com/etc/programs/uf/uf111223christmas_2011/