Book Review Blog Carnival #36

Welcome to the 36th Book Review Blog Carnival — and welcome to my weirdly organized little library. Why a “weirdly organized little library?” Well… Doing these carnivals is always a lot of work — fun, but work. It’s not just the volume of submissions, but the sorting through them… You have to categorize them, and […]

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When Does It Become Too Hot To Operate A Model Railroad? (Or, Taking A Ride On A Model Train To Meet The Emperor of Death Valley)

When does it become too hot to operate a model railroad? When the thermometer reaches 160 degrees. So said T.R. Goodwin, superintendent of Death Valley National Monument — and model railroad enthusiast — in that oh-so priceless March 1951 issue of Profitable Hobbies Magazine. (Click to read the large scan.) But the story doesn’t end […]

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