Hodaka, a high school boy who moves from his isolated island home to the city of Tokyo, who immediately becomes broke! After finally finding work at a shady occult magazine, the sky rains every day until amidst the hustle and bustle of the big city, he meets a young woman called Hina. She lives a cheerful life with her younger brother, but also has a certain power: to stop the rain and clear the sky.
Three adventurers - a warrior, a priest, and a young woman - traverse a land devastated by centuries of environmental calamaties searching only for a way to survive. In their journeys they stumble across first the remains of a band of desperate treasure-hunters, and then the treasure they were seeking: Azec Sistra, the legendeary City of the Dead. Unfortunately, the bandits responsible for slaughtering the treasure-hunters have also found their way to the city, but more worrisome still are the guardians which protect Azec Sistra from those who would violate the spirits at rest there. . .
Amtrak takes MR's Allen Keller to the Dallas Union Station in search of Malcolm. The Denver & Rio Chama Western is Malcolm's dream come true. Distressing, scraping, sanding, painting, and staining make wood look old and weatherd. Malcolm makes plastic into a wood look-alike. "Dirt Dipping" is just one of his secrets for transforming styrene into metal. Acid take some of the metal away, but leaves the paint. Malcolm busts up the masonry with a hammer after he stains and paints it. Malcolm lavishes his skills on a plastic structure kit. The result is a display of combined techniques. Pastel chalks, airbrushing, and "Dirt Dipping" make cars look realistic. Thee romance of the steam locomotive and an old-timer capture Malcolm and his attention. Out of the box the engine needs help. Malcolm adds his artistry with chalks, hand brush, and airbrush. Malcolm and Allen have fun operating trains through the beautiful scenery of the San Juan Central.