Some Ebay-ers Just Drive Me NUTS!

Milepost 1093 There are times when I really wonder about some of the people selling on Ebay.  Just this morning, I was looking for various NKP cabooses and ran across an older Athearn kit for a bay window caboose that they did probably… fifteen years ago.  Now, I...

The Shallows

For a moment, I had to suspend some logic at the start of the movie, “The Shallows.” In this tale, a college-education surfer, played admirably by Blake Lively, decides to surf on a desolate beach while her friend stays at their hotel room to nurse a vicious...

National Train Show in Indianapolis!

Milepost 1092 Just a few more days until the National Train Show takes center stage in the world of model railroading.  The show will be held in Indianapolis this year this Friday, Saturday and Sunday.  I’ll be spending a lot of time at the NKPHTS booth (#1114) so...

Large Photo Collection of an N Scale NKP Layout

Milepost 1091 In getting ready for the National Train Show in Indianapolis coming soon, I needed a little help from some of our N scale Nickel Plate modelers. I received a nice note from John who shared three links with me featuring photos of his N scale Nickel Plate layout,...

Cleveland Shocks

You’re not the only one/ With mixed emotions  –  Rolling Stones So the Cleveland Cavaliers are champions of the NBA universe. Mixed emotions for me. As a fan of the N.Y. Knicks, Cincinnati Reds and Pittsburgh Steelers, there is no deep love for all things...

Odds & Ends…

Milepost 1090 We had occasion to travel to Columbus the other day and that took us down Rte. 23 past Marion.  From the highway, you can easily see the old coaling tower that still spans the NS tracks there.  It has to be at least sixty years since it was last used but...

This would be an Interesting Scene to Model

Milepost 1089 When we get the track laid and the important scenery features of our layout done, it’s time to add the little things that make it interesting. Here’s one that you can think about… If you have been a reader here on a semi-regular basis, you know I...

New NKP Truck from Athearn

Milepost 1088 I just received word that there is a new Athearn vehicle soon to be released from Athearn.  It’s an F-850 flat bed truck with a boom on it.  See Ford Truck for more details. This one will fit right in with my railroad era but it is a bit steep...

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,...