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Good evening, fellow Valeasians, Over the past few weeks I have been mainly busy with the garden railroad but I nevertheless have spent a bit of time on the...
Nov 5, 2011
Working on two railroads!
Hi Gang! Here in Gatineau (Ottawa), the weather has been cool and windy but nothing to complain about...no rain at all from Irene. *******Gardenville Short...
Oct 16, 2011
Ran first train on the new Gardenville Short Line Railroad
Hi Gang, After several months of construction, I have finished measuring, assembling, bending, cutting and clamping the last 30 feet of the garden railroad...
Oct 5, 2011
NMRA clinic handouts available
Hello fellow Valeasians, I just finished reading through 5 or 6 PDF files of the clinics offered at the Sacramento NMRA national convention. ...
Aug 20, 2011
"Never Stall" really works!
Good evening, fellow Valeasians, A few days ago I wrote the following, Quote... Never one to hesitate a daring solution to a conductivity problem, I ordered an...
Aug 11, 2011
More lights for the KvSB
Hi there, fellow Valeasians, I got back from a fun summer weekend in Montreal with a few goodies that I picked up at Hobby Junction the hobby shop in Dorval,...
Aug 1, 2011
Two more locos join the KvSB roster
Good afternoon fellow Valeasians, The Canada Post strike backlog has finally been cleared and I have received the final two packages that I was expecting. The...
Jul 29, 2011
New loco joins KvSB family
Good morning fellow Valeasians, Yesterday'
s mail delivery brought a much-anticipated package to my door. As you may recall from a previous posting I planned to...
Jul 14, 2011
July 3rd news
Hi Gang, What a gorgeous summer day we had today. Hot, humid, sunny...a perfect day for a Sunday drive. About 60 km from Ottawa, there is a lovely country...
Jul 7, 2011
Good evening, fellow Valeasians, I thought it might be fun to update you on my June activities. As of yesterday, I have officially started work on the garden...
Jul 2, 2011
Back into model railroading, although in HOn30 this time!
Greetings fellow Valeasians, It has been a while since I did any work of any consequence on a model railroading project. I guess you might say that I have been...
Jun 1, 2011
Re : [VECRR] Re: Back into model railroading, part 31 (landscaping,
... SNIP So today is the official start of my major summer project.SNIP> ... Hi Jeffrey, so it appears that the CP GP9 will have a field to play on! Best, Dom...
Apr 17, 2011
de Champeaux Dominique
KvSB meets NMRA "Golden Spike" layout requirements
Good evening, fellow Valeasians, I have completed the center section scenery and by doing so the KvSB qualifies for the NMRA "Golden Spike" award. Actually,...
Apr 12, 2011
*Hi Jeffrey: When you get to putting in DCC in some of the steam engines, look into putting the DCC package into the tender and if you go with something like a...
Mar 10, 2011
Not only is Tom a wonderful modeler,,and very deserved of the MMR award,,he is a great photographer and knows how to help out new guys in the hobby. He was...
Jan 14, 2011
Congratulations to Tom Browning of the LSR, MMR #455.
Hello fellow Valeasians, I just discovered that Tom Browning has earned the title of Master Model Railroader. Tom has been working in Z in the Lone Star...
Jan 8, 2011
Happy New Year 2011!
Wishing you a very healthy, happy and prosperous 2011. Stay safe and enjoy your favorite pastimes, friends and family to the max. Greetings from Gatineau ...
Jan 2, 2011
Japanese Z scale
Hello fellow Valeasians, It has been a while since we spoke. My professional obligations have been especially demanding over the past year. My leisure time...
Oct 21, 2010
2010 National Train Show Report
Hello fellow Valeasians, Thanks to eyewitness accounts from "Mister Dave" George, Garth Hamilton, Don Avila and the NMRA, I have compiled the report from the...
Jul 29, 2010
com renewed until 2019
Good evening fellow Val-Easians, After much consideration, I have renewed the www.Val-Ease-
Central.com domain name for another 9 years (July 2019). There are...
Apr 20, 2010
de Champeaux Dominique
Clinic request from NTS2010
Hello Fellow Valeasians, I am happy to say that Doug Auburg, the NMRA National Convention Clinic Coordinator, has once again invited me to offer one or more...
Dec 1, 2009
Upcoming 2009 - 2010 events
Good afternoon fellow Valeasians, I have not been away, hibernating or stuck in a spelunking accident, no I have been busy renovating my house: laying...
Sep 29, 2009
Micro-Trains Line plans Z Convention in 2010
Hello fellow Valeasians, If you have not already heard the news, let me be the one to share an invitation from Micro-Trains Line to the 2010 National Z Scale...
Sep 29, 2009
Invitation to new members
Welcome new Valeasians, I am happy to answer any questions you may have about any of the content in the Val Ease Central virtual universe. I expecially...
Aug 6, 2009
Happy Spring, fellow Valeasians, It dawned on me that I have not been very active in the posting department over the past month or so (well duh!). So here is...
Mar 31, 2009
Amherst Railway Show
Good morning fellow Valeasians, I do not have an Amherst BIG Train Show report for you this year since I was recovering from a rather nasty cold (not flu) over...
Feb 4, 2009
David Hanson article in Ztrack
Good morning fellow Valeasians, Continuing my commentary on the November-December issue of Ztrack Magazine, I would like to bring your attention to an...
Jan 18, 2009
Recognizing Micro-Trains Line
Hi fellow Valeasians, It was with great pleasure that I came across the back cover of the Nov- Dec 2008 Ztrack and saw the expanding line of Micro-Trains Line...
Jan 12, 2009
Ztrack cover photo - improvements
Greetings fellow Valeasians, I just received the November - December 2008 issue of Ztrack Magazine. The cover photo really caught my eye. It is a nice desert...
Jan 7, 2009
Happy New Year! 2008 resolutions.
Greetings fellow Valeasians, I would like to start 2008 off with my hope that all of you will enjoy a wonderful year, full of joy, surprises, new toys and...
Jan 7, 2009
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