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My First (and probably last) Foray into O Scale — Part II

Milepost 962 (Milepost 961 contains the first part of this two-part post.) After drying it in the paint curing oven for 24 hours, I was ready to paint the car.  Since I decided that the underside of the car was in decent shape, paint-wise, I needed to mask it off so I could...

Golfing Gone?

Don’t it always seem to goThat you don’t know what you’ve gotTill it’s gone  –  Joni Mitchell A foot malady has put play golfing in jeopardy for me this summer. Not that I’m ready to join the PGA tour. I have a love/hate...
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My First (and probably last) Foray into O Scale

Milepost 961 While I have NO INTENTION of “crossing over” to that other popular scale, I did need an O scale car for a friend of mine.  Since I wanted to redo the lettering, I was perfectly content to get a used one, take it apart and then send it to MY paint...
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More On N&W 2156

Milepost 960 All photos ROANOKE TIMES I saw this article on the Roanoke web site and wanted to share a little more information about the 2156 that recently passed through North Findlay.  I didn’t know that she was nicknamed WARHORSE.  That is an appropriate...

Hospital Daze

Want to criticize the newspaper? That’s your right. Criticize my Pittsburgh Steelers? That’s dangerous territory. Criticize nurses and hospital workers? That’s wrong. Recently spent my first ever extended stay in a hospital bed due to a foot ailment. What I...
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Maddox Keck, the Newest Member of the NKPHTS

Milepost 959 I promised pictures and I’ll also promise that you won’t get photos every other post.  Since this is a railroad blog, I thought I’d tell you that Maddox already knows the difference between diesels & steam locomotives, freight &...
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More 3D Printing

Milepost 958   I am one who is not always on the “cutting edge,” of modern technology.  I try not to constantly carry a cell phone and it took me quite a while before I bought my first digital camera.  But I’m convinced that 3D printing will...

Punishment?

Hit me with your best shot Fire away  –  Pat Benatar Last April the K.C. Royals and Oakland As got into a big altercation on the baseball field after one pitcher plunked a batter. Both benches emptied, punches were tossed and words were exchanged. Five Royals were...
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Vintage Steam on Former NKP Line through North Findlay

Milepost 957 Funny how some things get started with just an off-hand, casual remark… It was Sunday afternoon, Mothers’ Day, and I was just kind of kicked back, relaxing after a very enjoyable dinner with my wife and our family.  I had decided to check my email...
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Passenger Trains on the CSX?

Milepost 956 Well, not quite.  During a recent train watching trip, I caught these cars attached to the end of an eastbound CSX freight.  I suppose that you “could” call them passenger cars but commuter cars would be a much more appropriate label.  The...