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Bing Oh?

You’re my favorite mistake  –  Sheryl Crow I like to think of myself as a savvy shopper, but a recent trek to the grocery proved otherwise. I try to eat healthy. (Honestly!) On one shelf of the produce area were bing cherries, delightfully...

Mad River & NKP Museum 40th Anniversary

Milepost 1087 The Mad River & NKP Museum in Bellevue, Ohio, will be celebrating their 40th anniversary this weekend (June 25 & 26) with extended museum hours and lots of additional activities that will be of interest and enjoyable for the entire family.  Even better,...

Fox Trucks

Milepost 1086 One of the details that a lot of modelers overlook are the trucks under their freight car fleet.  A lot of those have become standardized over the years but back when loads were getting heavier and trains were running faster, new designs were constantly being...

Dress for Success?

Did I disappoint you? Or leave a bad taste in your mouth?  –  U2 I’ve always thought that it was easy to wear your team colors when your favorite squad is riding in first place. But what if your favorite team is having an awful season? That’s been my...

Paper Furnishings for DM Tower

Milepost 1085 The tower project was completed but when I looked through those big windows, it looked more than a little bare in there so I decided that I needed some furnishings for the tower operator.  A quick search on the Internet turned up a large selection of...

Arcadia, Ohio, DA Tower Pt. VI

Milepost 1084 It’s time to wrap this project up so let’s take a quick look at where we are at right now.  We built the main structure, the porch, added the windows and doors, struggled with the roof and added the stairs & landing.  The building and the...

Captain America: Civil War

Sometimes I just want to punch you in your perfect teeth  –  Iron Man to Captain America So after years of destroying buildings and such, the thought has come that maybe our superheroes need to watch out for any collateral damage. Collateral damage? If...

Arcadia, Ohio, DA Tower Pt. V

Milepost 1083 I really couldn’t believe this but by far, the hardest part of the project was the installation of the stairs & landing.  I was using pre-cast Plastruct steps, stair railings and platform railings; it should have been a piece of cake… but it...

Arcadia, Ohio, DA Tower Pt. IV

Milepost 1082 Ok, it’s time for some odds & ends here to keep moving forward.  The picture above doesn’t sow it well but I made a brief trip to the paint shop to paint the interior of the tower a kind of light, industrial-looking green.  I had no idea...

Arcadia, Ohio, DA Tower Pt. III

Milepost 1081 Up to this point, things went reasonably well and were relatively easy to complete.  But then came the roof… When I was in high school, geometry was something that I literally killed.  I did very well, in part, because I could “see” how...