Tichy Windows and Doors

Milepost 1207 With all of my carrying on about kitbashing & scratchbuilding, I’ve failed to really mention one of my “partners” in this process, Tichy Train Group.  I’m not sure how long they have been in business but Tichy has been a reliable...

“Emergency” Cabooses

Milepost 1206 With my recent emphasis on MoW cars, I kinda/sorta forgot about some of the other uses of the Nickel Plate’s older wooden boxcars.  So, the other day when I was rummaging around looking for something else, I ran across my emergency caboose.  At that...

Train Watching with my Friend Denny and his Brother

Milepost 1205 About once a year, my friend Denny and his brother John load up their trick and makes their annual pilgrimage to their favorite train watching spots in Ohio.  These spots include Fostoria, Bellevue and Berea among others.  And, when he comes to Fostoria,...

Mixed Arrangement

And you can send me dead flowers every morningSend me dead flowers by the mailSend me dead flowers to my weddingAnd I won’t forget to put roses on your grave  –  Rolling Stones As I’ve said, patience isn’t a trait of mine. That applied to...

More Work on the MoW Train Cars

Milepost 1204 I don’t know about you but my modeling seems to go in phases.  For a while, I’ll be building structure kits then maybe move to some trackside accessories.  Since the layout construction is currently on hold, I’ve been having fun working...

Caboose is now in Place in Fostoria

Milepost 1203 Back at Milepost 1200, I mentioned that I had been in Fostoria train watching with Mr. Maddox and that the Iron Triangle Railroad Park was to get an ex-B&O bay window caboose.  This past Saturday, I was there again watching some trains with my friend Denny...

New Reefer from Athearn for NKP Modelers

Milepost 1202 Athearn has just announced a new run of their wooden reefers as part of their Roundhouse line and included therein is a new paint scheme for the GARX reefers that were in dedicated Nickel Plate service.  My friends who pay much more attention to this kind of...

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...