The Grand Experiment

Milepost 1026 Because of my interest in the Nickel Plate and its predecessors, I’m always on the look-out for something that fits within those parameters.  I’ve already mentioned that I’m working on a set of triple hoppers that were manufactured a long time...

Santa Claus is Coming Soon.

Milepost 1025 This year seems to have flown by.  It doesn’t seem all that long ago that we were just talking about the “new” 2015 and here it is, twelve months later and we will soon be talking about another year rolling by. As has been my tradition over...

Lost and Maybe Found

I’m just a soul whose intentions are goodOh Lord, please don’t let me be misunderstood  –  Eric Burdon and the Animals Please don’t let me become one of those people. The type that are addicted to cellphones, oblivious to those around them....

New Accurail Hoppers are HERE!

Milepost 1024 A little while ago (Milepost 1006), I mentioned receiving word that Accurail would be producing some panel side hoppers in November in time for Christmas.  Well, Christmas came early as I received a package in the mail with THREE of the new hoppers! As I...

More Loads… and Some Empties too!

Milepost 1023 I mentioned receiving a package of loads from my friend Paul back a few posts ago (Milepost 1021).  But there were some other goodies in that box that included this rather novel approach to the loads/empties question.  Paul made these in such a way that...

Goin’ Mobile

The twenty-first century’s yesterday  –  INXS The kind salesman maintained there was “no question too stupid” after he sold me my first smartphone. Told him that I would probably challenge that assumption. After many months of indecision...

A Really Tough Decision…

Milepost 1022 For those of you who have been me since the beginning OR who have been brave enough to go back and read ALL of my blog posts (yes, there are a few who have actually admitted to doing that!), you may well recognize this picture.  It dates back to 2003...

Loads…

Milepost 1021 An interesting package arrived in the mail the other day from my friend Paul.  He had mentioned that he would be sending me something but didn’t elaborate much more.  So it was with a keen interest that I opened it to find loads!  Lots of loads...

Spectre

You are kite dancing in a hurricane, Mr. Bond  The latest James Bond film was satisfying. Some critics complain this series has seen better days. Me? I was awestruck by the opening scene of “Spectre” with an altercation on a helicopter and our man Bond escaping a...

Another New Project on the Horizon

Milepost 1020 So there is another new project on the horizon and this one looks to be really interesting.  I may have shared with you in the past that my mother’s family was deeply involved with the Wheeling & Lake Erie Railroad.  Their eastern terminus was in...