Major Announcement from Accurail

Milepost 1016 At the recent Trainfest held in Milwaukee over this past weekend, Accurail announced a brand new railroad car for those who like to model in the 1910-1930 era.  The car is a 36-foot, double-sheathed boxcar.  This will be the first new car for that era in...

Racing Profiling

Speed on, speed onLong before ya know it, you’ll be up and goneSpeed on, speed on  –  Nicky Hopkins Comes a police report last fall of a Wood County motorist in a lime green sports car stopped for speeding on Hancock County 140. Now, if I had enough...

Now THIS is Small!

Milepost 1015 Someone posed a question on the MODEL RAILROADER forum about whether anyone had ever seen a model railroad on a model railroad.  Check this out… https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OKui9F1u334&feature=player_embedded Now THAT’S small! dlm

A Left Side and a Right Side? On a Box Car? Say WHAT??!?

Milepost 1014 You may have noticed in the previous post that there was something circled on the prototype photo of the unusual double-door box car that I built. On closer inspection, it is the letter “R.”  Now you might ask your self just what that means…...

Unusual Box Car is FINISHED!

Milepost 1013 I’ve been hinting at one of the projects that was on my workbench and have finally finished it.  This all started a few months ago when my friend Ray sent me a picture of an unusual box car with both doors located on the end instead of in the middle. The...

If You Look for Something Long Enough…

Milepost 1012 As a fan of the Nickel Plate and the Wheeling & Lake Erie, I was surprised that I’ve never seen a decent photo of the W&LE station in Wheeling, West Virginia.  The closest I ever came to one was a picture taken during the 1936 Flood which...

Another Example of Stationary Boilers

Milepost 1011 Back at Milepost 1008, I shared some work from another modeler depicting old steam engines filling in as stationary boilers.  This prompted some correspondence from a few other readers and also reminded me of a photo in an older railroad book that I have. ...

The Intern

Keep moving  –  Ben Whittaker That was the advice of Ben, the 70-year-old widower who is looking for the next chapter in his life. So Robert De Niro’s character applies for a senior internship (get it? a senior citizen internship) at a hot new...

Great Model Railroads 2016

Milepost 1010 You may remember back a few months ago, I had the opportunity to visit with my friend David and actually operate on his O scale, Nickel Plate themed model railroad (Mileposts 969 & 970).  At that time, he told me that his layout would be featured in the...

Great Model Railroads 2016

Milepost 1010 You may remember back a few months ago, I had the opportunity to visit with my friend David and actually operate on his O scale, Nickel Plate themed model railroad (Mileposts 969 & 970).  At that time, he told me that his layout would be featured in the...