One for You, One for Me

Milepost 1311 You might recall that around Christmas time, I built a Lakeside & Marblehead boxcar for my friend Merv’s Christmas present.  The L&M was a very short line that ran on the Marblehead peninsula on Lake Erie from Marblehead to the New York...

The Price is Not Right

Did you make a big mistakeYou curse your fateAnd you wish you could leave this lifeFor just one day  –  Black Crowes About the same that I ordered a new Cincinnati Reds sweater is when the axe came down on manager Bryan Price, ending an unspectacular reign. To be...

And you think I’m a Story-teller!

Milepost 1310 My friend Paul needed a way to haul large molds in his steel mill so he had his shop guys put this monster together.  The car was built using two Machmann HD flats that he got at a train show for $3 each and some stuff he had laying around.  Like me, Paul...

A Boxcar with a Porch??!?

Milepost 1309 Recently one of the Pirates was thumbing through some old freight car materials and came across this little piece of curiosity.  It appears to be a boxcar with platforms on each end.  Strange, indeed, so she (yes, we have a member of the fairer sex in our...

More MoW Equipment

Milepost 1308 It seems that every time higher management visits a railroad equipment sale (read train show here), they come away with something that either improves the railroad itself or the lives of the employees who work there.  This past trip was no exception. Over the...

I’ve Always Wanted One of These

Milepost 1307 I suppose this post is more about me that it is any particular modeling technique, layout tour, train show or photo trip.  Nonetheless, it’s something that has occupied some modeling time over the past few days so I thought I’d share it with the...

A Neat Little Lineside Structure You could Model

Milepost 1306 On a recent train watching road trip to Carey, Ohio, this little structure caught my eye.  Well, to be honest, it’s pretty hard to miss with its bright blue roof but nonetheless, I snapped a few pictures from different angles because it should be a neat...

Big Boy!

Milepost 1302 My friend Don sent me the link to this really good youtube video on the Union Pacific’s Big Boy locomotives.  It appears to be a promotional piece and is very well done. You can watch the video by clicking HERE.  It’s about twenty minutes long...

An Old MoW Car

Milepost 1301 Way back in the late 1950s, Revell was really big in the HO scale model train market.  Many of the companies that we know today weren’t even around then but Revell sure was.  I remember that my brother & I got our first train set for Christmas...

The VCR Battle

Don’t wait for answersJust take your chancesDon’t ask me why  –  Billy Joel The saga with my aging VCR continued, not without unexpected consequences. I had to change the clock on the DVD/VCR machine to comply with Daylight Saving Time. Much of a...