A Lima-built Locomotive Showing her Stuff!

Milepost 1113 This is a really neat video of an outdoor layout featuring a C&O 2-6-6-6 Allegheny locomotive.  The prototype loco was built down in Lima and there is one neatly preserved & on display at the Henry Ford Museum in Dearborn, Michigan. Dr. Boyd Travis from...

A Neat Little Project…

Milepost 1112 As the caption explains, this is a prototype gauge that was built in a Wheeling & Lake Erie yard to check railroad cars that were routed through an older tunnel on a particular branch.  I would think that with some Evergreen Styrene strip stock and perhaps...

Movies Catch-up

Time to review two movies. “Florence Foster Jenkins” was an off-beat tale of a socialite who wants to be an opera singer, despite the fact that her voice sounds like cats trapped inside a sack. Meryl Streep, who can bring out the best in any role, plays the would-be...

New Cars from Accurail

Milepost 1111 Accurail has announced its September production runs and there are a couple of cars there that will certainly be of interest to those among us who are Nickel Plate fans (like me, for instance). Click HERE for the complete run of new cars. dlm

New Kit-bashed NKP Caboose — Part 4

Milepost 1110 We still have some paint work to do so let’s get that out of the way while we are in the mood.  The cupola gets sprayed red like the caboose body then the actual roof gets painted black.  I just used a brush for such a small area.  In addition,...

New Kit-bashed NKP Caboose — Part 3

Milepost 1109 Last time, we cut the car body apart so no it’s time to put Humpty-Dumpty back together again.  And unlike all of the King’s horses and all of the King’s men, we can put it together again.  OK, OK… so I’ve been baby-sitting...

Time After Time

Meanwhile, I ain’t a-wastin’ time no more  –  Allman Brothers The unexpected death came with flashing lights. Flashing lights on the face of my alarm clock foretold a problem. A power surge I suspected. But after fiddling with the clock,...

New Kit-bashed NKP Caboose — Part 2

Milepost 1108 OK, get out your straight-edge, your Xacto knife & let’s cut up a perfectly good car body!  (why is it that THAT sounds perfectly illogical??!?) The technique I like to use to cut apart bodies where I want to save as much of it as I can is kind of...

Compromise!

Milepost 1107 Before we get started, I wanted to mention a few items that I felt I had to compromise on.  If you look at the two photos above, you will see that the door in the model is more towards the window and that the cupola isn’t centered over the two windows as...

Serenity How?

Time for/ a cool change  –  Little River Band Curiosity inside a museum gift shop led me to an unusual purchase. The item in question was a Buddha mini-board that features a small drawing board with a narrow paint brush. This unique board allows you to dip...