What the… SKETCHUP??!?

Milepost 792 If someone ever tells you I have an ornery streak in me… well, you KNOW from reading my ramblings here that such a statement is so far from the truth that… Hmmm… that’s not working, huh? Well… OK… I have been known to yank...

Who Are You?

Is it a boy or is it a girl? Takes all kinds to make our world turn around – Donovan To be clear, I have no problem with women dancing with women. Yet we need to be EXACTLY clear about the identity of our dance partners. That avoids confusion and arrests. According to local...

Some Decal Work…

Milepost 791 While I really enjoy laying out decals on my computer then printing them with my ALPS printer, actually putting them on is a different story. I don’t know why, but I really have to be “in the mood” to do this kind of work. Maybe it’s because...

Runaway Train Report

Milepost 790 Several years ago, there was a runaway train here in Northwest Ohio that passed right through Findlay. It created quite a stir and traveled for quite some time and distance before it was slowed down enough for some CSX employees to jump aboard and get it under...

Baby, You Can Drive My Car

I’m movin’ on, movin’ on from town to townI’m movin’ on, little darlin’, I can’t seem to slow me down – Bad Company She enjoys telling me where to go, this voice inside my auto. Her name is Samantha and she came with a new Garmin...

A Couple of Unsual NKP Auto Cars (Part II)

Milepost 789 A few miles back, I mentioned TWO unusual NKP auto boxcars that I intended to tell you about. But then, someone threw the switch and I got shoved into the hole as things like Happy New Year and a Christmas wrap-up took priority. But now I’m back on the main...

Just a little Unfinished Christmas Business to Tend to…

Milepost 788 One of the neat things about being a model railroader is that if you are passionate about it, people soon catch on that… well, you actually like trains. And, if they are kind and generous, they will feed your fancy. The tree is down now but the other evening...

Happy New Year!

I had originally planned on mentioning a second freight car kitbash but when I looked at the date of this post, I couldn’t help but wish everyone a very Happy and Prosperous New Year!  2013 has flown by but we have covered a lot of ground here over the year.  There was lots...

A Couple of Unusual NKP Auto Cars

Back at Milepost 774, I told you about seeing a photo of a short, 40-foot double door Nickel Plate boxcar in a yard in St. Louis and how I “needed” one for my railroad.  I got in touch with my friend Ray, the guru of all things in terms of older freight cars and he...