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Born in 1950. been building model since I was 7 or 8 years old, got my first trains at around 6 years old, an American Flyer set with my older brother. Received an HO Tyco train set at 10-12 years of age. Spent 30 years building and flying R/C airplanes and started my present layout in 1988.

Model Railroading, R/C Model sailboats, Full scale sailboats on Leech Lake, MN.
Central Minnesota, Park Rapids area.
Retired form the machine trades.


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Mark D.

Opinions given are my own and not meant to ruffle any feathers, even though it might be inevitable that some feathers become RUFFLED!
Northern Pacific, really terrific! That's what everyone who rides it says!




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