Transcontinental Oil Tank Car

Milepost 1060 You learn something every day… I had noticed a long time ago that this particular tank car had the older Marathon / Ohio Oil Company Greek runner logo and the Marathon brand name on it.  But it wasn’t until I did a little research on the car that I...

March Sadness

Knee-deep in the hoopla, sinking in your fight  –  Jefferson Starship Once there was a time that I looked forward to the joy that was NCAA college basketball March Madness. I would remove the NCAA bracket sheet stapled in my Sports Illustrated and lay this out on...

Demolition has Begun!

Milepost 1059 A couple of weeks ago, I tore up the track from the “old” layout so that I would have a place to put all of the buildings & other things that I wanted to save from my current layout.  The process of pulling up track didn’t take long as it...

New Marathon Tank Truck

Milepost 1058 You may remember some time ago that I shared photos of a Marathon/Ohio Oil tank truck that I had researched & lettered for my friend Tony.  Well, I also sent the photos to the manufacturer of the vehicle and they expressed some interest.  So I followed...

Issues and Answers?

I want to be elected — Alice Cooper Sitting at my desk on Election Night, awaiting election results from area counties, an odd thought crossed my mind. Seemed unusual that two candidates would run for the office of county recorder. Not that was a bad thing;...

Surreal Night Time Images

Milepost 1057 I recently saw a photo that was taken at night using only the light emitted by a pair of red signals.  Hmmm… well, one of my favorite train watching locations has a pair of signals pointed to the east; that should work out just fine.  So with no idea...

NKPHTS Announces the Release of an NKP Tri-level Autorack

Milepost 1056 NEWS RELEASE February 12, 2016 HO scale Nickel Plate Road tri-level auto rack kit The Nickel Plate Road Historical & Technical Society (nkphts.org, P.O. Box 9, North Hampton, OH 45349-0009) has launched a Model of the Year program. The first offering is an HO...

The VCR Vexation

With every mistake/ We must surely be learning  –  the Beatles So it happened one evening after watching a TV show I had taped on my VHS machine. OK, OK. So I’m the last person on this planet who actually uses a VHS. Let’s get passed that fact,...

One Final Look at a Couple More Art Curren Kitmingles…

Milepost 1055 While I’m not completely sure, I believe the above building was called Perry Shibble Produce, a neat little play on words.  It was built from two of the old Brewery kits which were also done by AHM, IHC, Tyco and Model Power if I’m not...

Gambol Waite & Hope

Milepost 1054 In one final post after this one, I’ll mention two more Art Curren kitbashes but I wanted to give this one its due.  It is my all-time favorite, Gambol, Waite & hope.  I mentioned earlier how art would make photo copies of a kit’s walls...