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Dave Okonski
Lives in Madison, WI
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Still under construction, but couldn't resist the temptation to play! 
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+Al Merkrebs Thanks! I'm really not that good at it, but I keep trying. 
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I've been working on the railroad ... an aerial view of the work to date on the Lost Continent Railway. The latest work is approach to the station at upper right. 
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A collection of Halloween heads on Jenifer Street. 
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Motive power on the Lost Continent Railway is a hash of electric, diesel and steam. Until I started building the layout in its current incarnation I wasn't sure what era I wanted my railroad to look like, so for the longest time I collected just about anything that came along at the right price. Later I realized that the locomotives I most loved watching were steam engines and the passenger cars that were most interesting were the old heavyweights, and that's what I've gravitated towards these past years. Yet I still have all sorts of motive power in the engine shed and so far haven't been able to bring myself to part with any of it.  http://thisisdrivel.com/2013/10/26/horsepower-2/ 
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nice man
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After spending the weekend wiring the layout, I was finally able to take this rake of streamliners from the east end of the layout all the way around the west loop and back again!
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Wonderful !!! 
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Big steam on the Lost Continent Railway
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Completely analog, block control. Seems archaic, I know, but it's the layout I've always wanted. 
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Who makes 'em smile at the DMV? George Takei and Kermit the Frog!
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The space beneath the Lost Continent Railway has always been important, but never developed until today. 
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Keith Symonds, brewmaster at Next Door Brewing, schooling members of the Madison Homebrewers and Tasters Guild last night.
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Hops tower, Atwood Ave community garden
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Never forget who you are, or you are lost.
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After a career of helping the mightiest military power dominate all the dominions of earth, I reverted to a more mild-mannered alter-ego and have endeavored to live a quiet life in the suburbs of the Madison area.  If you call, leave a message.  I never answer the phone. 
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I can make beer. Top that, I dare you.
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Madison, WI
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Manawa, WI - Bedford, United Kingdom - Berlin, Germany - Lincoln, United Kingdom - Misawa, Japan - Green Bay, Wisconsin - Denver, Colorado
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Quiet, comfortable, lots of restaurants in walking distance, the best complimentary breakfast ever.
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reviewed 2 months ago
Really wonderful service, delicious food at a decent price. What's not to like? Would definitely come back for breakfast again.
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reviewed a year ago
A rare find! This out-of-the-way micro has delicious beer, great atmosphere and friendly service. Well worth stopping even if it wasn't part of your itinerary.
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Hi. Walked down just to visit Full Sail. Not happy to find an empty store front.
Public - 9 months ago
reviewed 9 months ago
This is one of those out-of-the-way places that is well worth leaving the beaten path for. A nanobrewery hidden in a small shop (gas station?), they have some scrummy dishes on the menu, too. The ploughman's platter is enough to make a meal, and features salmon smoked in house. I washed mine down with a Marzen they called Apollo 13 -- wish I'd thought to ask for the story behind that. Go. Eat. Drink. Enjoy.
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reviewed a year ago
Delicious food & excellent service! Try the Philly cheese steak sandwich. Watch out for the noon hour high school rush, though.
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