Mr. Gorbachev: Tear down this Wall!

A now famous line from then US President Reagan’s 1987 speech at the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin, West Germany. 30 years ago today, on the 9th of November 1989 the Berlin Wall did indeed come down and changed global politics. I grew up in West Germany and very much remember waking up the morning of […]

A bit wound too tight?

No, no, no…the title is not alluding to our current political climate around here. Even though one could write volumes about the political disfunction around here in DC, let us just stick with model trains. My readers will remember that just a few day ago a mysterious package arrived at the front door. It turned […]

A visit to the National Capital Trolley Museum

Only just 13 miles north from my house here in DC is the National Capital Trolley Museum. A few Sundays ago I had an occasion to visit it: Two of our friends from Perth, Australia were in town and had expressed a desire to take a look at this museum. It had been some years […]