The Escape Pod

The Escape Pod Sammys model shed, mental institute, lounge, library, man cave, escape pod, therapy. .. . "Someone WAS in the Pod. The tracks go off in this direction.
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A long long time ago in a model shed far far away. . . . "We'll leave as soon as you're in...docking bay ninety four"

Two new pieces, are now adorning the walls of the Pod. Maps of Garage Logic and Gumption County! Long fixtures of the ra...
04/16/2019

Two new pieces, are now adorning the walls of the Pod. Maps of Garage Logic and Gumption County! Long fixtures of the radio show, Garage Logic! Hail the flashlight King!

04/16/2019

Two new pieces, are now adorning the walls of the Pod. Maps of Garage Logic and Gumption County! Long fixtures of the radio show, Garage Logic! Hail the flashlight King!

Lots of 'early Christmas lights' outside the Pod tonight.
10/15/2018

Lots of 'early Christmas lights' outside the Pod tonight.

Command post
10/15/2018

Command post

10/04/2018

Winds are gusting here at 43 mph!

09/23/2018

UMD wins! In 2 OTs!

The heavy rain has caused several leaks here at the Pod, more than we've had before. Damage control in effect. Outside, ...
09/01/2018

The heavy rain has caused several leaks here at the Pod, more than we've had before. Damage control in effect. Outside, its raining and hailing!

03/06/2018

Heavy winds reported, but light blowing snow at the The Escape Pod.

The latest "From the Exacto Knife" entry on continued construction of the balst furnace stoves
02/27/2018
Republic of Trainworld

The latest "From the Exacto Knife" entry on continued construction of the balst furnace stoves

The Escape Pod is CLOSED due to weather.
02/25/2018

The Escape Pod is CLOSED due to weather.

An article from the modeling journal, "From The Exacto Knife" - on the latest status of the blast furnace and stoves pro...
02/24/2018
Republic of Trainworld

An article from the modeling journal, "From The Exacto Knife" - on the latest status of the blast furnace and stoves project.

Another entry in the "From the Exacto Knife" modeling journal. Dealing with issues with my open hearth furnace model.
02/17/2018
Republic of Trainworld

Another entry in the "From the Exacto Knife" modeling journal. Dealing with issues with my open hearth furnace model.

The construction and operation of an HO scale OUTDOOR model railroad based on a fictional steel town, with the former Duluth Works steel plant of U.S. Steel as the base for modeling

Another entry From the Exacto Knife, on projects still left to be completed.  These aren't all the projects, just a few.
02/14/2018
Republic of Trainworld

Another entry From the Exacto Knife, on projects still left to be completed. These aren't all the projects, just a few.

The construction and operation of an HO scale OUTDOOR model railroad based on a fictional steel town, with the former Duluth Works steel plant of U.S. Steel as the base for modeling

From the Exacto Knife, Feb 13 Part II Journal.  This entry deal with the modeling of the Duluth BF stoves.
02/14/2018
Republic of Trainworld

From the Exacto Knife, Feb 13 Part II Journal. This entry deal with the modeling of the Duluth BF stoves.

The construction and operation of an HO scale OUTDOOR model railroad based on a fictional steel town, with the former Duluth Works steel plant of U.S. Steel as the base for modeling

Update on modeling activity and activity in general. These entries are known of as "From the Exacto Knife", and are mean...
02/14/2018
Republic of Trainworld

Update on modeling activity and activity in general. These entries are known of as "From the Exacto Knife", and are meant to chronicle the modeling journey and ideas separate from the layout's timeline.

Superstructure has been initially painted and finished. The smokestack structure (shown in place by the cup) will begin ...
11/14/2017

Superstructure has been initially painted and finished. The smokestack structure (shown in place by the cup) will begin next

More work on the superstructure
11/04/2017

More work on the superstructure

More work on the superstructure of the fictitious Great Lakes class battlecarrier
10/31/2017

More work on the superstructure of the fictitious Great Lakes class battlecarrier

More work on the Great Lakes battlecarrier
10/24/2017

More work on the Great Lakes battlecarrier

When you are trying to watch your local college football team on tv, but the cops show up next door. Forces the Pod to g...
09/29/2017

When you are trying to watch your local college football team on tv, but the cops show up next door. Forces the Pod to go on Red Alert.

09/20/2017

Taking quite a whalop here in this thunderstorm! Hail is coming down!

09/20/2017

Heavy thunder and lightning here at the Pod! Stay safe!

More photos of the semifinished hull. The planes, figures, and structures are for scale turret and superstructure placem...
09/15/2017

More photos of the semifinished hull. The planes, figures, and structures are for scale turret and superstructure placement and scaling.

Work continues on half of the massive Great Lakes Class battlecarrier. Ore carrier included for size. When complete, 3 o...
09/15/2017

Work continues on half of the massive Great Lakes Class battlecarrier. Ore carrier included for size. When complete, 3 ore carriers could fit inside this massive vessel.

I think we`re gonna need a bigger boat - Jaws
09/15/2017

I think we`re gonna need a bigger boat - Jaws

Work began on the fictional Great Lakes Battlecarrier today. This will be a fairly large model, combining designs of a b...
09/14/2017

Work began on the fictional Great Lakes Battlecarrier today. This will be a fairly large model, combining designs of a battleship and aircraft carrier.

The Pod went to `Red`  as some pretty nasty storms engulfed us.
07/22/2017

The Pod went to `Red` as some pretty nasty storms engulfed us.

07/21/2016

The lightning storm has reached the Pod. Quite a show

05/31/2016

Thunder and lightning in the area of the Pod tonight

Friday morning, the Escape Pod became a mobile radio studio. This is the podcast that was done.....well....in the Pod, r...
05/28/2016
Friday 5/27/16 hour 2

Friday morning, the Escape Pod became a mobile radio studio. This is the podcast that was done.....well....in the Pod, regarding the Duluth steel mill.

Its messy and bright in the Pod tonight, but big announcement coming soon. Stay tuned!
05/26/2016

Its messy and bright in the Pod tonight, but big announcement coming soon. Stay tuned!

04/27/2016

Some serious wind gusts at the Escape Pod today!

03/24/2016

Main communications out here at the Escape Pod

Leia enjoys the Pod retro shows....it was Dean Martin tonight
03/07/2016

Leia enjoys the Pod retro shows....it was Dean Martin tonight

02/18/2016

Its raining here at the Escape Pod

A chow shuttle docked today
02/17/2016

A chow shuttle docked today

02/14/2016

Despite the bitter cold, reaching -20 here last night, it remained + 14 in the Pod today.....with no heat

Some winter photos of the Pod. The Charlie Brown Christmas special was playing and I put a few lights up
12/01/2015

Some winter photos of the Pod. The Charlie Brown Christmas special was playing and I put a few lights up

Some new pics of the refit. The towel on the ceiling, is an advertising towel from a friend who makes wine......it is si...
11/18/2015

Some new pics of the refit. The towel on the ceiling, is an advertising towel from a friend who makes wine......it is signed by Remo Belli, the creator of Remo Drumheads - of whom whose drumheads I play.

Refit in progress
11/14/2015

Refit in progress

Rick Mills, your kind letter has been moved in the refit....it now sits by the model supplies....a reminder of those who...
11/14/2015

Rick Mills, your kind letter has been moved in the refit....it now sits by the model supplies....a reminder of those who`ve helped me in the past.

The Pod is in the process of a refit. We`ll let you know when its finished!
11/14/2015

The Pod is in the process of a refit. We`ll let you know when its finished!

Some re-arranging going on in the Pod to make way for some new shelves.
11/13/2015

Some re-arranging going on in the Pod to make way for some new shelves.

Moving some things around in the Pod
11/07/2015

Moving some things around in the Pod

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