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More Weathering Examples

Milepost 913 As I have shared so many times in the past, it is really great to have a small circle of modeling friends to mutually share work with. From time to time, I’ve talked about the Pirates, a group of about a dozen guys that have a loose common interest of modeling...

Pluck the Ducks

When one editor asked if I was taking last Monday off to watch my Ohio State Buckeyes play for the top prize, suspicion grew. Did he want me gone for that day, or, as a general rule, gone most days? Should I stay at home that day and nervously bounce off the walls until the 8:30...
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Really Cool Office Digs

Milepost 912 OK, let’s face it; it has happened to all of us at one time or another. Your well-meaning & lovely Aunt Myrtle just “had” to get you something for your layout but it flat-out doesn’t “fit” with what you are modeling. Maybe...
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Ya’ Never Know What’s Lurking in the Background…

Milepost 911 Quite some time ago in one of my posts, I mentioned the things that are in photos that are not the main subject matter. I shared a photo of an NKP caboose with no cupola that was caught in the background of a steam engine shot and I’ve seen one of the only...
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Happy New Year!

Milepost 908 Another year has come and gone. Hopefully, we have all had an opportunity to do at least some of the things that we want to do for our model railroad hobby. I had hoped to get the layout torn down and at least started on a rebuild but that hasn’t happened yet....

Wishful Thinking

Here I sit, the Tuesday before Christmas, wondering what Santa will bring. What I wish for is an Ohio State victory over Alabama tonight to advance to the NCAA football championship. I can dream of a victory over powerhouse Crimson Tide in the Sugar Bowl. Here goes: Ohio State...
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Merry Christmas 2014!

Milepost 906 Christmas Day has arrived! I do hope that you all got a little something for your model trains or perhaps that railroad book you have had your eye on. Whatever you had hoped for, I do hope that Santa has delivered it to you. Enjoy the day, visit with family &...
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Tie Mover or Ice Tongs?

Milepost 904 We had Janet’s family’s Thanksgiving celebration on the Sunday after Thanksgiving. After being married to her for 40+ years, her family knows of my interest in trains and most anything railroad related. So it was with a little excitement in his voice that...

Bye, Bye Late Late

Can’t recall when I first noticed this peculiar late-night TV talk show host staring into the camera. This Scot was standing way too close to the camera. I was intrigued. My late night television habit had included watching David Letterman at 11:35 p.m. on week nights. But...
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Ohio Oil in Charleston, Illinois

Milepost 903 Tony was very pleased with the Marathon delivery tryck I sent him. You may recall that back at Milepost 898, I told you about doing the research for and then creating the artwork for the truck. I sent it to him since he was the person who was looking for one in the...