A journal following the history, design, construction and operation of Bernard Kempinski's O Scale model railroad depicting the U. S. Military Railroad (USMRR) Aquia-Falmouth line in 1863, and other model railroad projects.
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November 29, 2012

Blog Awards

Francois Simon selected this blog for a Liebster Award. Thanks. I'm glad you enjoy the blog.

I was unfamiliar with the Liebster Award prior to this. It is a way for smaller blogs to recognize each other. It's not a big deal, but it nice to get an "atta boy" every now and then. One of the rules of the Liebster is for the recipient to pass the award on to their favorite blogs with under 200 followers.

I follow a bunch of other blogs and sites. On the left side of my blog you will find a list of ACW RR related blogs. I would recommend those.

For a couple other non-ACW railroad related blogs I would nominate these:

http://boatbuildingwithburnham.blogspot.com/ This blog covered the building of an authentic Pinky style wooden schooner in Essex, MA

http://bentobjects.blogspot.com/ This blog has 3000 plus followers, but it is very clever and funny.

http://dclawyeronthecivilwar.blogspot.com/ Is a frequently updated blog with research and stories about the Civil War in the Washington DC area.

http://tuscarorarailroad.blogspot.com/ Fine scale modeling in the garden.

http://cwerailroad.blogspot.com/ Tom Patterson has a very nice layout and blog describing it.

http://themodelrailwayshow.com/cn1950s/ Trevor Marshall's new S scale layout

http://www.aorailroad.com/  An amazing O scale layout

http://mattforsyth.com/ Matt's brass engine work is as fine as railroad modeling gets.

http://nevardmedia.blogspot.com/ Exceptional modeling and photography of UK prototypes.

I can't forget the blogs of my buddies:

http://trainfanatic.blogspot.com/   Norm's Wolfe's little slice of the RF&P

http://prrhc.blogspot.com/ John Drye's N Scale Horseshoe curve (alas not updated often enough but they are making progress)

http://centralvermontrailway.blogspot.com/ Marty's on and off again SNE vs CV layout.  The double deck is gone and progress on the single deck CV theme is moving ahead.

Hope you enjoy perusing this list.


  1. Thanks for the shout-out and congrats on the award!

  2. Yep, congratulations! I think it's well deserved Bernie, keep up the great work!

  3. Thanks for mentioning my blog, Bernie. And I'll add my congratulations on the Liebster award. You have done an incredible job with this blog, and the recognition is well deserved.

    Tom Patterson

  4. Bernie,
    A well deserved award for your outstanding documentation of your road and more importantly the great research efforts.

  5. Thanks for the shout out, and congrats!