NKPHTS at the NTS

Milepost 1095 A special thank you to all of you who stopped by our booth at the recent National Train Show in Indianapolis.  It was a huge success as we got to meet quite a few members and added a few new ones to our roster as well. If you didn’t make it and/or have...

Welcome Back, Eric

Hello, it’s meI’ve thought about us for a long, long timeMaybe I think too much but something’s wrongThere’s something here that doesn’t last too longMaybe I shouldn’t think of you as mine  –  Todd Rundgren After a year’s...

A Patriotic Train Video

Milepost 1094 My friend Joe shared this with his Nickel Plate friends; I thought I’d do the same with you. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kHCWxvEbyqE&feature=youtu.be dlm

Some Ebay-ers Just Drive Me NUTS!

Milepost 1093 There are times when I really wonder about some of the people selling on Ebay.  Just this morning, I was looking for various NKP cabooses and ran across an older Athearn kit for a bay window caboose that they did probably… fifteen years ago.  Now, I...

The Shallows

For a moment, I had to suspend some logic at the start of the movie, “The Shallows.” In this tale, a college-education surfer, played admirably by Blake Lively, decides to surf on a desolate beach while her friend stays at their hotel room to nurse a vicious...

National Train Show in Indianapolis!

Milepost 1092 Just a few more days until the National Train Show takes center stage in the world of model railroading.  The show will be held in Indianapolis this year this Friday, Saturday and Sunday.  I’ll be spending a lot of time at the NKPHTS booth (#1114) so...

Large Photo Collection of an N Scale NKP Layout

Milepost 1091 In getting ready for the National Train Show in Indianapolis coming soon, I needed a little help from some of our N scale Nickel Plate modelers. I received a nice note from John who shared three links with me featuring photos of his N scale Nickel Plate layout,...

Cleveland Shocks

You’re not the only one/ With mixed emotions  –  Rolling Stones So the Cleveland Cavaliers are champions of the NBA universe. Mixed emotions for me. As a fan of the N.Y. Knicks, Cincinnati Reds and Pittsburgh Steelers, there is no deep love for all things...

Odds & Ends…

Milepost 1090 We had occasion to travel to Columbus the other day and that took us down Rte. 23 past Marion.  From the highway, you can easily see the old coaling tower that still spans the NS tracks there.  It has to be at least sixty years since it was last used but...

This would be an Interesting Scene to Model

Milepost 1089 When we get the track laid and the important scenery features of our layout done, it’s time to add the little things that make it interesting. Here’s one that you can think about… If you have been a reader here on a semi-regular basis, you know I...