Which Way to Go?

Milepost 1101 Now that the old layout is down & out of the way, it’s time to give serious consideration as to what the new one will look like.  I pretty much know what space I’ll have available as the room has fixed dimensions… and “higher...

What Happened Here??!?

Milepost 1100 When I was getting my 1000 series caboose out of my storage cabinet, I noticed something that was more than a bit disturbing.  The decal looked as though it almost came loose from the car! I’ve had problems with “silvering” in the past but...

Not So Automatic

Hello, it’s meI’ve thought about us for a long, long timeMaybe I think too much but something’s wrongThere’s something here that doesn’t last too longMaybe I shouldn’t think of you as mine  –  Todd Rundgren So my plan...

Big Brother; Little Brother…

Milepost 1099 We often hear about the relative sizes of the various scales but seldom do we get a chance to actually “see” the difference.  That opportunity was presented to me when I got home from the NTS and still had John’s N scale 1000 series caboose...

A 3D Printed Model

Milepost 1098 In preparing for the NKPHTS booth at the NTS, I wanted to have a small display of NKP or related models just to show that there were models for all of the different scales.  I had a friend loan me a display case with a nice O scale war emergency caboose which I...

The Next Dance

Oh, love, you wouldn’t lie to meLeading me to feel this way  –  Boz Scaggs For no good reason, I was tempted to purchase a new automobile. There’s nothing wrong with my current six-year-old vehicle that has served me well. But multiple notices...

A Lighted Lantern? Really!

Milepost 1097 Yes, a lit lantern in the hand of the train crewman on the back of a caboose!  That is really something. my electronics friend Mel has been at it again.  This time, he found some sub-miniature LEDs and decided that one was small enough to look like a...

Demolition!

Milepost 1096 For those of you who have been around for a while, you know I’m working on a new layout.  But first, I had to get rid of the old one.  This wasn’t an easy decision since both my father and my brother helped me with construction in the...

NKPHTS at the NTS

Milepost 1095 A special thank you to all of you who stopped by our booth at the recent National Train Show in Indianapolis.  It was a huge success as we got to meet quite a few members and added a few new ones to our roster as well. If you didn’t make it and/or have...

Welcome Back, Eric

Hello, it’s meI’ve thought about us for a long, long timeMaybe I think too much but something’s wrongThere’s something here that doesn’t last too longMaybe I shouldn’t think of you as mine  –  Todd Rundgren After a year’s...