More Steel Mill Models from my Friend Paul

Milepost 981 My friend Paul has been at it again.  In the past, I’ve shared some of the work of my friend Paul who is a steel mill modeler.  If it can be found in or near one, Paul’s going to build one.  And, if the parts aren’t available? ...

Be Careful what you Use for Adhesive…

Milepost 980 It doesn’t show up really well here but I had a real issue with an adhesive that I recently used to secure a weight in a tank car body. I mentioned back at Milepost 976 that I was working on a two-dome tank car.  The project was simple… I disassemble...

Hallett Tower in Toledo

Milepost 979 OK, here we go with towers again.  But this one is a little different for a few reasons.  First, it’s UGLY!  I mean, most towers seem to have that quaint, railroad look; this one does not.  It’s just a plain box of a building with some...
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Summer’s End

Rainy day people all know there’s no sorrow they can’t rise above  –  Gordon Lightfoot As July bleeds into August, there is little solace in the fact that this summer is almost over. Just where did this summer go? Washed away with some plans that...

How Would this be for Your Next Family Gathering?

Milepost 978 During the recent Fourth of July parade here in Findlay, Dick Romick of the Romick Railway entered his train as one of the units.  Now, is this cool or what?  Can you imagine at your next family reunion where there are plenty of kids, having this train to...

Nice Chesapeake and Ohio Alleghenny Video

Milepost 977 You know how it is, you go looking for one thing and you find something else.  I wanted to share a model railroad video based on the Wheeling & Lake Erie with a friend.  While I was looking for it, I ran across this video.  It is shot pretty well...

Projects…

Milepost 976 So… what projects are you working on model railroad-wise?  Currently, I have three in some stage of construction or planning. From a long time ago, the construction of the Arcadia, Ohio, wooden LE&W tower is in its early stages.  I’ve...
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Rebel Without a Cause

Well, maybe I’m a little rough around the edgesInside a little hollowI get faced with some things sometimesThat are so hard to swallow  –  Tom Petty Still amazed at the continued uproar with the confederate flag. I think it’s great that some...

Driver Mystery Solved!

Milepost 975 I have received many very favorable comments about the posts concerning my friend David’s great O scale layout which was featured at Mileposts 969 & 970.  But one question has come up several times and I’m here to lay to rest the mystery. One of...

PLEASE, Don’t Ignore those Flashing Lights & Crossing Gates

Milepost 974 This is a simple message and a heartfelt plea from me to you… PLEASE do not ignore the flashing lights & crossing arms at a railroad crossing.  As far as I know, the trains are undefeated in contests with automobiles (or any other vehicles) in grade...