It's Beginning to Take Shape…

Milepost 1230 It’s been over a year since I tore out the old layout and said that I’d get on the new one “right away.”  But you know how those things go… other stuff gets in the way then some days, you are just plain lazy or not in the...

The Tool Car Story

Milepost 1229 Back at Milepost 1225, I shared the building of my tool car.  Some of you have asked how it came that such a rig was built in the first place.  Well, here’s the story behind the story… or as Paul Harvey used to say, “And now, the rest of...

A Different Kind of Toolbar

Milepost 1227 I don’t know about you, but I’m a Windows guy.  I suppose that there are some of you who are Apple/Mac users but I’ve always been told that “…real men do Windows!”  Anyway, as long as there has been Windows, there has...

Upon Further Review…

Can I cross the line and pray? I can stay another day  –  Graham Nash. One of my interests is to write brief reviews of restaurants and hotels and other attractions for an online travel guide. Not that I consider myself an expert on all things food-wise...

It’s Done!

Milepost 1226 Last time, I shared the construction of my motor car with you.  Really a fun project that, while tedious, wasn’t really all that hard.  It just takes some nerve initially to cut up those perfectly good cars to make something even better. Well, the...

Self-propelled Tool Car

Milepost 1225 Ever since B.T.S. introduced a laser kit for their McCabe Lumber Company MoW speeder, I’ve always wanted one.  But I had two rather large problems… first, I didn’t know how I would power it and second, I really didn’t “need”...

“Ridin’ the Rails” Event in Lima

Milepost 1224 The Allen County Historical Society & Museum is sponsoring a “Ride the Rails” event on Sunday, September 10 of this year.  The trips will leave Lincoln Park and travel to Jackson Center then return.  They depart at 10:00am, 12:45pm &...

Empty Feeling

Being a movie buff, I am thrilled to literally dive into a bin of discount DVD movies at any store in search of a hard-to-find gem. I know, I know: it’s easier to click on an Amazon button and have any movie magically arrive at my door. But where’s the...

New Nickel Plate Bay Window Caboose from Bachmann

Milepost 1223 As I write this, the National Train Show is in full swing down in Orlando, Florida.  The NTS is part of the NMRA annual convention and is open to the public at the tail end of the convention.  MODEL RAILROADER Magazine is there and provides an overview of...

Next Best Thing to Dullcote (so far…)

Milepost 1222 Since we are talking decals right now, I wanted to share with you another of my “discoveries…”  There is little doubt that Dullcote by Testors is considered to be the best sealer for decals.  It is ultra flat and very durable… and...