Surreal Night Time Images

Milepost 1057 I recently saw a photo that was taken at night using only the light emitted by a pair of red signals.  Hmmm… well, one of my favorite train watching locations has a pair of signals pointed to the east; that should work out just fine.  So with no idea...

NKPHTS Announces the Release of an NKP Tri-level Autorack

Milepost 1056 NEWS RELEASE February 12, 2016 HO scale Nickel Plate Road tri-level auto rack kit The Nickel Plate Road Historical & Technical Society (nkphts.org, P.O. Box 9, North Hampton, OH 45349-0009) has launched a Model of the Year program. The first offering is an HO...

The VCR Vexation

With every mistake/ We must surely be learning  –  the Beatles So it happened one evening after watching a TV show I had taped on my VHS machine. OK, OK. So I’m the last person on this planet who actually uses a VHS. Let’s get passed that fact,...

One Final Look at a Couple More Art Curren Kitmingles…

Milepost 1055 While I’m not completely sure, I believe the above building was called Perry Shibble Produce, a neat little play on words.  It was built from two of the old Brewery kits which were also done by AHM, IHC, Tyco and Model Power if I’m not...

Gambol Waite & Hope

Milepost 1054 In one final post after this one, I’ll mention two more Art Curren kitbashes but I wanted to give this one its due.  It is my all-time favorite, Gambol, Waite & hope.  I mentioned earlier how art would make photo copies of a kit’s walls...

A Classy Looking Wedge-Shaped Structure

Milepost 1053 If you have been reading my musings here for any length of time, you know that I have a soft spot for building with either a turret/turrets on them or ones with bay windows.  Nothing makes a building any more unique than either… or BOTH of these two...

The Shoelace Solution

Boy, you’re gonna carry that weightCarry that weight a long time  –  the Beatles In a stern voice, my family doctor put forth the idea that I drop a few pounds. Well, maybe more that a few pounds, but I got the idea. For me, staying away from pizzas...

An Art Curren Factory

Milepost 1052 Another one of the Art Curren kitbashes that I completed for my first layout is this non-descript factory.  The building was kind of an interesting build since he designed his to fit on a slope that went lower from front to back.  Since I didn’t have...

Great News from Accurail for NKP Fans!

Milepost 1051 Accurail has announced their scheduled releases for March and there are some real goodies for us NKP fans.  Shown above is the artwork for both a W&LE 2-bay offset hopper and a Nickel Plate Lackawanna Dairy Line wooden refrigerator car. The Wheeling &...

The Luggage Lunacy

Hey, pack’d my bags, put ’em at the door  –  Chaka Khan I needed a new piece of luggage for an upcoming trip. Time had passed to replace my aged black suitcase which, I think, I might have received as a college graduation gift. (A...