More Layout Progress!

Milepost 1237 A few more days and a few more screws & nails go into the project! Back at Milepost 1230, I showed some of the basic framework that had been built up to that time.  Since then, I’ve attached all of the components to the main structure and started to...

Wouldn’t the PC Crowd have a Fit about this?

Milepost 1236 I mentioned last time that I had picked up some really old MODEL RAILROADER magazines at a train show I had recently attended.  This one was among them… the August, 1960 issue.  Given recent news events, I thought about it in a different light when I...

VCR R.I.P.?

Baby I’m a fool who thinks it’s cool to fall  –  Melody Gardot I fell for a slick trick recently. No, not evil telemarketing kind. The cable television kind. On a recent visit from a cable TV guy to my domicile, I oversaw the re-wiring of...

Fun(?) from Yesteryear…

Milepost 1235 A few weeks ago, I attended a model railroad show in Van Wert.  It was very nicely done with lots of vendors, plenty of parking and well organized.  One of the many nice things that the organizers did was to have a table of “freebies” where...

Front Page News!

Milepost 1234 OK, so I’m bragging.  I submitted one of the photos to our local newspaper, THE COURIER, that I took of 765 as she roared through North Findlay last Tuesday.  I included a caption with a few facts about the loco.  This is what I saw this AM when...

All Wired Up

Tho’ my life was in a rut“Till I thought of what I’d sayWhich connection I should cutI was feeling part of the scenery  –  Peter Gabriel Was having problems with my cable television. Turned out, the cable box was on its last legs, so I made...

NKP 765 Roars Through North Findlay

Milepost1233 These pictures speak louder than words!  Enough said! dlm

Some Neat Aerial Video of the North Baltimore Intermodal Yard

Milepost 1232 Mr. Maddox wanted to watch some train videos the other evening and we happened upon this one… https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u_9WJ2iyZOQ Tit’s a rather long one (two hours) but about 34 minutes into the presentation, there is a description of the...

It Really Helps to have a Plan

Milepost 1231 One of the reasons that it took me so long to get going on actual construction of the layout this time around was because I worked very hard on a plan for it.  I know what you’re thinking… time spent “planning” is often simply time that...

Hands Off?

You can call me any day or nightCall me  –  Blondie I’m no doctor, but I’ve noticed a new neurological disorder I call the cellphone cleft hand. Since the purchase of my own smartphone a few years ago, I have seen others who carry their cellphone...