Noise From The Basement

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The Noise From the Basement is Electric Trains

For me the original “Noise From the Basement” wasn’t video games but electric trains. In the late 80’s, yes the era of the NES and all its contemporaries and predecessors, I had a train layout in my basement. I know that seems more like something from 1958 than 1988, but it’s true. Of course it was an old Victorian house, and the basement was creepy, and filled with spiders and bugs, and humidity that rusted the tubular Lionel track. To me it was like a haven for my imagination, and dreams of what I could someday add to my layout. Even though my layout only had two scale sized people on it, I used my imagination to make up stories about them, and about the residents of the houses and workers at the factories in my layout town. 

Model Showdowns: It’s a Twin (Engine) Thing

The F7U-1 Cutlass vs S2F Tracker This isn’t some “what if” matchup like you’d see on YouTube. Although both these aircraft, the F7U-1 Cutlass, and S2F (later S-2) Tracker, would have served alongside each other in U.S. Navy carrier operations… Continue Reading →

Model Showdowns: It’s a Twin (Engine) Thing

The F7U-1 Cutlass vs S2F Tracker This isn’t some “what if” matchup like you’d see on YouTube. Although both these aircraft, the F7U-1 Cutlass, and S2F (later S-2) Tracker, would have served alongside each other in U.S. Navy carrier operations… Continue Reading →

Model Showdown: The F2A2 Buffalo vs the F-80 Shooting Star

No this isn’t going to be some YouTube video about an impossible matchup of two aircraft that never met in actual battle.  This is the story of two model aircraft, from two different model makers. One is a model maker… Continue Reading →

Top Ten Star Wars Toys We’d Like to See Made

As Christmas draws near it’s not unusual for memories of toys past to creep into our minds. They may be good memories of toys we loved, bad memories of toys we didn’t want, and some are…well let’s just say not… Continue Reading →

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