Deshler Trains youtube Video

Milepost 1162 Mr. Maddox came to see us the other day and he really likes to watch trains on youtube with Grampa.  So while we were watching, I ran across this really good video of Deshler, Ohio, surrounding areas and the trains that pass through there.  It is...

More Goodies for NKP Modelers

Milepost 1161 Intermountain Models has just announced new two-bay hoppers that will be of interest to Nickel Plate modelers like me.  They are actually releasing several detail specific cars for a wide variety of road names.  There’s no announcement on when the...

Blackout

Helpless, helpless, helpless, helpless  –  Neil Young Sitting down in front of my TV late one night, ready to watch programming when… Nothing happened. No sound, no picture. Rebooted the cable box and all I got was a floating message, wanting me to...

Roads Anyone?

Milepost 1160 I was talking to my cousin Steve the other day and he was telling me about progress on his layout.  He said that he was ready to mark out and lay some roads on his layout.  “I have just the thing for you,” explains I. “What’s...

A Railroad Icon Makes One Last Tour…

Milepost 1159 I was watching some youtube videos the other day (Mr. Maddox can sit and watch them with me seemingly for hours) and we ran across one of a railroad icon that is soon to disappear. Circus Train Video This video features the famous Barnum & Bailey, Ringling...

So… this is January??!?

Milepost 1158 No picture today.  Hopefully that comes later as it is January 17 and the thermometer reads 58° outside!  Believe it or not but Mrs. M. and I are headed out to go train watching.  Every once in a while, I like to catch some winter trains but that...

Vixen

Sleep pretty darling do not cry/And l will sing a lullaby  – the Beatles Grandma was right about many topics. Take, for example, her reliance on  Vicks Vaporub. As a child, if my siblings or I had a cold or sore throat, she would go to her medicine...

Some GREAT Modeling from one of the Newest Pirates

Milepost 1157 One of the newer additions to the den of cut-throats is a Pennsy / New York Central modeler named Jim.  He shared some photos with us that I wanted to share with the rest of you since the models are really good looking and the modeling itself is very high...

New Big Boy coming from Broadway Limited

Milepost 1156 For some reason, we model railroaders really like our big steam and manufacturers from near and far take advantage of our weakness.  And, since the Union Pacific has begun renovation/restoration of a Big Boy, it’s no wonder that there are new...

Patience is a Virtue?

Need a little patience, yeahJust a little patience, yeah  –  Guns n Roses Patience, we are told as children, is a good habit. But it’s hard. We’ve all been in trying situations that test our sanity. Traffic is a test. We’ve all been behind a...