Posts Tagged ‘railroad’

What’s the Difference?

February 11, 2016

A while ago I was puzzling out what to call ‘model railroading’ in Esperanto.  The suggestions I got were in the tone that since the trains involved are small, they must be toys. Being a model railroader, I can attest that though model trains are small, they are not something one truly ‘plays’ with, nor do you want to hand over a $200+ locomotive to a small child.  Below I have put 3 photos to explain the difference.

ludfervojo

Toy Trains/Ludfervojo

skalfervojo

Model Trains=Model Railroad/Skalfervojo

tamen skalfervojo

Still a Model Railroad/Tamen skalfervojo

May is Fame Month

April 27, 2013

rtsb coverI vowed to myself that I would have my Sussex Branch history book out and available before May.  I succeeded.  Remember the Sussex Branch is now available to the public.  I have been researching this book for years, looking for photographs, studying newspapers on microfilm, and scrutinizing historic maps. I designed the whole book from typesetting to cover art.  It’s finally done and now I can go on to my other 47 1/2 hobbies.  As this book filters through the world of railroad aficionados I expect the response will be positive.  I feel my only detractors will be those who expected a book that was something other than the history of the station that served the railroad.

giant_spiderIn other news, The end of May is when the latest film from Christopher Mihm comes out.  The Giant Spider, like his last two films comes with an alternate voice track in Esperanto.  In this latest film I was fortunate enough to land the lead, (well, actually it was just offered to me.  There was no audition.) I look forward each year to helping translate and then voice act for these movies.  It’s a fun way to use my second language.

 

Two Books and Counting

November 14, 2012

Apparently I haven’t yet mentioned two books that I’ve written and are now available for purchase from Lulu.

The first is called Sussex Branch Tales. This book stems from my research into the Sussex Branch of the Delaware, Lackawanna and Western railroad. Reading all the newspaper articles about the railroad I got the idea that short stories about different time periods would be fun to write.  The book consists of six short stories. It is available here for purchase and makes a great Christmas gift!

The second book is a novel I wrote, The Observer, the development of which stems way back to my high school days.  I wrote it back in 1995-97, mostly on a Commodore 64 and a Macintosh SE.  I had the text available online for a time, but decided to make it available in print, chiefly because my niece wanted to read it.  My daughter now enjoys it as well.  The Observer is available here.

My third book is still in the works and is to be a history book about the station building of the Sussex Branch. The title will be Remember the Sussex Branch.  I hope to have it available early in 2013.