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By Edward Gunts, The Baltimore Sun | March 23, 2011
A seven-foot-long replica of the Pride of Baltimore II will go on permanent display Thursday at the Baltimore Visitor Center on Light Street. The scale model was commissioned by the nonprofit Pride of Baltimore Inc. and was built by volunteers from the Society for the Preservation of Federal Hill and Fells Point. It is designed to teach residents and visitors about the sailing vessel, which itself is a reproduction of a circa-1812 Baltimore Clipper topsail schooner, or "privateer," called the Chasseur.
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June 21, 2013
Scale model aircraft take to the skies at Airplanes of the World, Saturday, June 22 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Konterra Model Air Park, 6050 Van Dusen Road. Spectators are welcome; remote control pilots are required to pay a $10 fee and have a current valid American Modelers Association membership card to participate. Watch the flight of scale-model aircraft ranging from biplanes of early 20th-century up to today's jets, including fixed wing, helicopter, electric, gas and glow.
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By William Patalon III | December 18, 2003
There are forces even stronger than history - including Mother Nature. Yesterday's weather forced the cancellation of the planned flight of a radio-controlled scale model of the 1903 Wright Flyer, the world's first powered airplane, that my father and I had constructed over the past several months (as reported in yesterday's Sun). Just like those hoping to re-enact the Wright Brothers' first flight with a full-size version in Kitty Hawk, N.C., yesterday, we'd hoped to fly it at the precise day and time they had made their flight 100 years ago. But at 10:35 a.m., it was too breezy and raining too hard to make the attempt without putting our fragile, 1/10th scale model of balsa and tissue paper in substantial jeopardy.
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May 21, 2012
A small, defunct railroad that still has a big following will be the focus of presentations at the Old Line Museum in Delta, Pa. each Sunday in June from 1:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. Baldwin resident Jerome Murphy started the Ma & Pa Railroad Month in 1976. The first meetings were held at the Peach bottom railroad station. The Maryland and Pennsylvania railroad line, know as the Ma & Pa, formed in 1901 and ran a 77-mile route from Baltimore to York, Pa. There were 27 station stops, including Towson, Baldwin, Long Green, Glen Arm, Bel Air and Forest Hill.
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By Norris P. West and Norris P. West,SUN STAFF | January 28, 1996
The Baltimore and Ohio, New York Central, Western Pacific and Santa Fe lines converged in Timonium at a scale-model train show yesterday.Generations did, too -- adults who were raised on model railroads and children who might rather be playing in cyberspace.Take Gary Cameron, 44. He is trying to bequeath the love of trains to his 12-year-old son, Andrew. Mr. Cameron recently rediscovered a set that had been in storage for three decades. He has spent $3,800 since to lay out tracks in the "train room" in his Silver Spring home.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Tom LoBianco | September 30, 1999
Fall Harvest DaysEnjoy old-fashioned farming with a festive air Saturday and Sunday at the Carroll County Farm Museum. Selected as one of the "Top 100 Events in North America for 1999" by the American Bus Association, the event will include tractor rides, a new puppet theater and a checkers tournament. Music will be provided by Freewheeling, Wherligig, Jessica Andrews (sponsored by WPOC, 93.1 FM) and many other performers. Ice cream-making, butter-churning, grain-threshing demonstrations, 19 food stands and a "Milk Mustache" contest are among the attractions.
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By FROM STAFF REPORTS | June 20, 2000
In Baltimore City TWA employee accused of possessing checks stolen in mail A TWA cargo employee who helped load planes carrying mail from Baltimore to Hawaii was charged with possession of stolen mail after U.S. postal inspectors found 318 envelopes, all addressed to Chase Manhattan Bank credit card customers, in a closet of his Hyattsville home Saturday. Peter B. James, also known as Peter Bamidele Adeyemi, was arrested as part of an investigation by the U.S. Postal Inspection Service into stolen credit card convenience checks mailed to customers in Hawaii by American Express and 10 other financial institutions, court papers show.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Erica Kritt | June 23, 2005
Scale model trains It's all aboard this weekend at the Great Scale Model and Train Show. More than 400 vendors from all over the nation will present not only trains, equipment and other accessories for purchase, but also booths selling clothing, books and DVDs. Visitors can sell their unwanted equipment at the white elephant tables as they shop. Clinics and demonstrations throughout the day will show how to improve train-modeling skills. Rare train movies, cartoons and feature films will be shown.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Lori Sears | January 25, 2001
Model-train show They're doing the locomotion this weekend at the Maryland State Fairgrounds. The Great Scale Model Train Show, the largest juried show of its kind in the country, features elaborate operating displays and layouts in a variety of scales, model-railroad accessories and scenery, building supplies, train books, videos, kits and more. There will be train movies and educational exhibits aimed at children. Demonstrations and clinics will be presented. And an exhibit on starting a model-train hobby at any age and with any budget will be showcased.
EXPLORE
May 21, 2012
A small, defunct railroad that still has a big following will be the focus of presentations at the Old Line Museum in Delta, Pa. each Sunday in June from 1:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. Baldwin resident Jerome Murphy started the Ma & Pa Railroad Month in 1976. The first meetings were held at the Peach bottom railroad station. The Maryland and Pennsylvania railroad line, know as the Ma & Pa, formed in 1901 and ran a 77-mile route from Baltimore to York, Pa. There were 27 station stops, including Towson, Baldwin, Long Green, Glen Arm, Bel Air and Forest Hill.
NEWS
By Edward Gunts, The Baltimore Sun | October 9, 2011
When science center directors from around the country gather in Baltimore this month for their annual conference, they'll be able to see one of the largest scientific instruments ever made: a full-scale mock-up of the James Webb Space Telescope. Northrop Grumman, the prime contractor working to assemble the $8.7 billion Webb telescope, plans to erect a four-story-high replica of it as a free public attraction along the promenade outside the Maryland Science Center . Planned as a replacement for the 21-year-old Hubble Space Telescope, the Webb project has been described as the "space observatory of the next decade" - larger and far more powerful than the Hubble.
BUSINESS
By Edward Gunts, The Baltimore Sun | March 23, 2011
A seven-foot-long replica of the Pride of Baltimore II will go on permanent display Thursday at the Baltimore Visitor Center on Light Street. The scale model was commissioned by the nonprofit Pride of Baltimore Inc. and was built by volunteers from the Society for the Preservation of Federal Hill and Fells Point. It is designed to teach residents and visitors about the sailing vessel, which itself is a reproduction of a circa-1812 Baltimore Clipper topsail schooner, or "privateer," called the Chasseur.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Erica Kritt | June 23, 2005
Scale model trains It's all aboard this weekend at the Great Scale Model and Train Show. More than 400 vendors from all over the nation will present not only trains, equipment and other accessories for purchase, but also booths selling clothing, books and DVDs. Visitors can sell their unwanted equipment at the white elephant tables as they shop. Clinics and demonstrations throughout the day will show how to improve train-modeling skills. Rare train movies, cartoons and feature films will be shown.
FEATURES
By William Patalon III | December 18, 2003
There are forces even stronger than history - including Mother Nature. Yesterday's weather forced the cancellation of the planned flight of a radio-controlled scale model of the 1903 Wright Flyer, the world's first powered airplane, that my father and I had constructed over the past several months (as reported in yesterday's Sun). Just like those hoping to re-enact the Wright Brothers' first flight with a full-size version in Kitty Hawk, N.C., yesterday, we'd hoped to fly it at the precise day and time they had made their flight 100 years ago. But at 10:35 a.m., it was too breezy and raining too hard to make the attempt without putting our fragile, 1/10th scale model of balsa and tissue paper in substantial jeopardy.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Meredith James | November 27, 2003
Model trains All aboard! Get on the right side of the tracks for the Ellicott City B&O Railroad Station Museum's Annual Holiday Model Train Exhibit opening tomorrow. Acquire a little bit of history at the "First Thirteen Miles of the B&O," a 40-foot HO scale model, enjoy everyone's favorite animated train with a G scale Thomas the Tank Engine layout, and experience two other models, a G scale Outdoor Garden and a 300-foot, multilevel O scale model. The show opens tomorrow and runs through Feb. 1. The museum is open 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and noon to 5 p.m. Sundays.
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By Sandy Alexander and Sandy Alexander,SUN STAFF | December 19, 2002
Every holiday season, several trains ride the rails at Ellicott City's B&O Railroad Station Museum. They just happen to be very small. Each winter for at least 14 years, the museum at the United States' oldest railroad station has displayed a model railroad and town, complete with scenery, buildings and people. "This really draws the families," said Lisa Mason-Chaney, the museum director. There is a scale model of the railroad between Baltimore and Ellicott City on permanent display, but the holiday exhibit offers fun touches and a new design each year.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Meredith James | November 27, 2003
Model trains All aboard! Get on the right side of the tracks for the Ellicott City B&O Railroad Station Museum's Annual Holiday Model Train Exhibit opening tomorrow. Acquire a little bit of history at the "First Thirteen Miles of the B&O," a 40-foot HO scale model, enjoy everyone's favorite animated train with a G scale Thomas the Tank Engine layout, and experience two other models, a G scale Outdoor Garden and a 300-foot, multilevel O scale model. The show opens tomorrow and runs through Feb. 1. The museum is open 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and noon to 5 p.m. Sundays.
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By Michael R. Driscoll and Michael R. Driscoll,Contributing writer | June 9, 1991
The average age of the model train enthusiast is about 50 -- which for some might lead to suspicions of arrested development, but that's all right with the typical modeler."
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By Michael Stroh and Michael Stroh,SUN STAFF | July 15, 2002
Before the Atkins New Diet Revolution, before The Zone, before the Pritikin Program, there was Letter on Corpulence. Its author was William Banting, a 5-foot-5 former London undertaker who at 200 pounds was too tubby to tie his own shoes. But after stripping sugar and starch from his diet -- and finding he shed 50 pounds as a result -- Banting did what many men with a fat-to-fit plan have subsequently done: He penned a diet book. Published in 1864, Letter on Corpulence, Addressed to the Public advocated lean meat, vegetables, dry toast and soft-boiled eggs -- topped off with a toddy for good measure.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Lori Sears | January 25, 2001
Model-train show They're doing the locomotion this weekend at the Maryland State Fairgrounds. The Great Scale Model Train Show, the largest juried show of its kind in the country, features elaborate operating displays and layouts in a variety of scales, model-railroad accessories and scenery, building supplies, train books, videos, kits and more. There will be train movies and educational exhibits aimed at children. Demonstrations and clinics will be presented. And an exhibit on starting a model-train hobby at any age and with any budget will be showcased.
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