Having Any Fun, Yet?

Maybe this will be my year  –  Train A piece of scrap paper holds my ideas for an upcoming vacation. Some activities that once had been considered have since been crossed off this paper, thanks to the oft-mentioned foot ailment of mine. That injury,...

Everyone Enjoys “DQ”, Don’t They?

Milepost 966   Here’s one that is PERFECT for “transition modelers” like me… a 1950s vintage Dairy Queen!  Treat your little plastic people to some great soft serve ice cream on these hot summer nights! This is one of the latest Walthers Corner...

All of This and Train Watching Too!

Milepost 965 When people know that you like trains and are interested in most anything railroad-related, they send you all kinds of stuff via email.  And so it was when I got this little tid-bit from my friend Rita.  It is certainly interesting enough that I wanted to...

Red(s) Faced

it’s the same old story, same old song and dance, my friend  –  Aerosmith As I pen this blog, my Cincinnati Reds are dropping faster than a telemarketer’s IQ. My team is 11 games behind in the National League Central race, and the chances they...

A Super Inexpensive Photo Backdrop…

Milepost 963 As I was taking the pictures of the O scale refrigerator car that I had repainted & relettered, I realized I hadn’t mentioned my new, very inexpensive photo backdrop.  It is simply a school project / presentation  board.  The board is...

A Couple of Neat Structures from Minuteman Scale Models

Milepost 962 It seems like I’m signed up for every model retailer’s newsletter; I get one almost every day.  And, I at least take a look at them to see if there any real specials that deserve further attention.  One can NEVER have too many trains, you...

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...

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...

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...