Mr. Maddox goes Train Watching…

Milepost 1201 It was a really nice day when we picked up Mr. Maddox from his house so I told Mrs. M. that we should go train watching.  Our daughter needed to get a few things done and we hadn’t seen him for a few days so the time seemed near perfect.  Load him...

New Caboose at Fostoria

Milepost 1200 A recent trip to Fostoria gave cause to stop at the Iron Triangle Rail Park.  There I noticed that the “new” caboose that the organization had recently purchased was sitting there ready to be loaded onto the track prepared for it.  Ellen...

Flower Child

Working my way back to you, babe, with a burning love inside  –  the Spinners “Ambitious” is not a word that I would use to describe me. The last two springs I have been derelict in planting seeds in my small garden near my porch. The poor...

Favorite Tool?

Milepost 1199 So… what is your favorite modeling tool?  Well, if not your favorite, what tool or tools have you had the longest that you still keep around the workbench and use? This thought crossed my mind because a couple of days ago, I went to find my favorite slim...

Shays at Cass

Milepost 1198 My grandson, Mr. Maddox, just loves to watch train videos with me on youtube.  Well, the other day, we were watching primarily Fostoria & Deshler so I decided that a change of pace might be in line.  Then I thought of Cass Scenic Railroad and their...

Casting a Spell

You think that I don’t even meanA single word I say  –  the Bee Gees Full disclosure: I am not a great speller, my only saving grace as a writer for this newspaper is that when I notice that a word looks funny, it catches my attention. Of course, my...

More New Goodies for Nickel Plate Modelers

Milepost 1197 Apparently, Atlas is following up on their O scale cars with similar offerings in HO.  There’s a new NO Nickel Plate offering that is due in hobby shops now.  Read all about it at:  Atlas dlm

NKPHTS BoD Meets in Findlay

Milepost 1196 On Saturday, May 6th, the Nickel Plate Historical & Technical Society held it spring board meeting here in Findlay, Ohio.  As the “local,” I more or less hosted the event which was held at St. Andrew’s United Methodist Church Annex on...

Movie Materials

Vivian Mitchell: Despite what you may think, I have nothing against y’all. Dorothy Vaughan: I know, I know you probably believe that. Time to catch up on movies I’ve watched. (And if you haven’t seem “Manchester by the Sea” by now, go do so!) How do...

Neat Steam Action in NW Ohio

Milepost 1195 I received an email from my friend Mike the other evening and it included a link to a really good video of some steam action in NW Ohio.  The original film was shot by Don Krofta who was noted for his capturing of some really good railroad footage. The video is...