Oops!

Milepost 1029 I had mentioned back at Milepost 1020, that the Wheeling had some USRA three-bay hoppers.  I also showed my proposed decals for them. Recently, I received a note from Eric, one of the Pirates who reads my blog, pointing out a couple of miscues on my part. ...

A New Pirate Joins the Crew

Milepost 1028 The Pirate crew recently added another mate to our merry band of modelers. Nevin lives in Nevada and like most of the rest of us, has an interest in railroads in the 1900-1930 time frame.  As part of his indoctrination… I mean induction to the crew, he...

MERRY CHRISTMAS!

Milepost 1027 As has been my tradition on the post before Christmas, I’ll wish each and every one of you a very Merry Christmas and an equally Happy and Prosperous New Year.  As you gather with family and friends to celebrate this special day, kindly take a moment to...

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...