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soccrdad30 - Sun 16 Oct - 13:12

Caboose Hobbies NEWS!!! Caboose Hobbies Link

circusbuilder - Sun 16 Oct - 11:12

Moo, the wind is best in a storm. :)

shamoo737 - Tue 11 Oct - 22:49

Chucky, you really shouldn't fly a kite in a storm, unless you are trying to duplicate Benjamin Franklin's experiments. :D

southernnscale - Mon 10 Oct - 21:13

Glade to here! My brother lives in Jacksonville

circusbuilder - Sun 9 Oct - 09:18

No problems here either. Unless losing your kite can be considered one.

shamoo737 - Sun 9 Oct - 00:04

No problem down here.

stonysmith - Fri 7 Oct - 10:24

Hey Moo! Hey Chuck!Are you two Floridians safe and dry?

southernnscale - Thu 6 Oct - 15:11

Yes! he will be missed by the Z world, He was always there to help with anything you need! passed away Aug.30,2016.

ejshelton - Wed 5 Oct - 21:13

That is so sad :(

Kez - Wed 5 Oct - 20:45

I'm crushed at this news. Fred is a legend in Z. He is going to be sorely missed.

ztrack - Wed 5 Oct - 19:53

I am so sorry to hear this. Fred was a true pioneer in our scale.

shamoo737 - Tue 4 Oct - 20:47

Tell me you guys are joking. It can't be the truth.

soccrdad30 - Tue 4 Oct - 20:28

Admiral, I can't thank you enough for everything you have done for me and this crazy hobby of ours. We will miss you very much.

stonysmith - Tue 4 Oct - 20:17

Fred Ladd passed away Aug 30, 2016. We'll miss you Admiral.

stonysmith - Thu 22 Sep - 22:37

Caboose Hobbies is saying there will be another announcement soon.

rvn2001 - Tue 20 Sep - 12:21

Ellen's Mother passed away a little before 9am E.D.T. this morning.

shamoo737 - Fri 2 Sep - 14:49

The prices I see are higher then ebay

soccrdad30 - Fri 2 Sep - 08:00

Caboose Hobbies are now at 50% off!!! The Z and other items are going quick! Caboose Hobbies

stonysmith - Thu 25 Aug - 21:45


t.edmunds - Thu 25 Aug - 09:39

Happy Birthday Stony :p

ejshelton - Wed 17 Aug - 20:13

Very sad news :(

soccrdad30 - Tue 16 Aug - 21:29

Caboose Hobbies, is closing and it is official. Caboose Hobbies Closing

markm - Tue 9 Aug - 19:08

Not really news:http://www.njbiz.com/article/20160106/NJBIZ01/160109902/atlas-model-railroad-co-acquires-blma-models-inc

soccrdad30 - Mon 8 Aug - 21:29

Holly Cow! Maybe Atlas is getting serious about Z?

HoboTim - Mon 8 Aug - 17:00

Breaking News! ATLAS acquires BLMA!!!

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11 Oct 2016 15:58
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20 Oct 2016 19:40
For Sale - 8axle 125ton HD Flat Car w/Transformer 3 of 4 are sold. 1 left.
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