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Hello everyone. Here’s the deal on the new sale. For the entire month of July, 2014, ALL products are 40% off . Here’s how it will work. Your going to have to work a bit. There is no such thing as a free lunch. If you are purchasing a DOWNLOAD, you need to enter the following Code number in the box provided at checkout. 3N00RZ41 The only place you will find that code number is here. OOPS! I forgot this in the original posting. If you are buying SHINGLES or DVD’s, then I will refund the 40% back to your Pay Pal account (or credit card). Sorry about the inconvenience, but there is just no way to do a discount through Pay Pay unless it’s an EBAY purchase. (We don’t want to go there.) (Downloads go through a different service that can do discounts, but they can’t do physical products.) REFUNDS MAY TAKE UP TO 10 DAYS. (Depending on my work schedule.) Just as a bit of explanation regarding some of the feedback I received, it would take quite a long time to change all the prices and then change them back after the sale. Then it would be the End Of Summer Sale. (LOL)

Summer Sale Coming

Hi everyone.  Summer has started and business is slow, SO it’s probably time for a sale.  But wait a minute, there’s a problem.  The last sale we had was only on DOWNLOADS and I promised that the next one would be on DVD products.  Well because DVD sales are processed through Pay Pal, there is no way to automatically apply the discount to your purchases.  Believe me, I’ve tried to get them to explain how to do this and they say that there IS NO WAY.  It was easy with the download products because the download host applied the discount before sending the transaction over to Pay Pal for processing.

SO, how would you all feel about a sale where you pay full price and within a couple of days, I will refund you the discount amount?  This will be a hassle for us, but I can’t figure out any other way to do it.  I’m willing if you are.

I am going to wait for comments and replies for a day or two before I do anything.


Creeky exploded view

I hope this clarifies.


More pix of the Madelin Island RR (photographer unknown)

I really need to take more pictures (and will) of the Mad Island RR  

A little history,  Madelin Island is a verdant rocky outcrop in western Lake Superior.  I can’t say weather it’s in the US or Canada.  I don’t think either contry wants it and that’s just fine with the native Madeliners.  I don’t think there’s any danger of a Falklin-esk dispute since the islands two exports are hardly critical to the military industrial complex.  As far as we know the island has always been good fishing and the local tribe runs a healthy export of high quality lake trout and perch.

Lumbering is not allowed, as the small island would have been scraped clean over a hundred years ago. The mining however. has been practiced since the turn of the 20th century when prospectors started pulling copper out of the hills.  The Mad Island mine was established in 1900 to exploite this.  To get the oreto the rather nearby stone quay (only a quarter mile) a funicular was proposed, however the mining company owned a played out gold mine that had a small railroad and it was decided that it would be dismantled and shipped to the island.  Rebuilt into a serpentine afair of switchbacks and loops, the narrow gauge shortline now serves the copper mine, the fishing industry and the small town of Celebration. The railroads roster is 2 locomotives and exactly 5 pieces of rolling stock, 2 hoppers, a tank car, flat and boxcar.

One more thing, Madelin Island is very haunted.