Lost Weekend

You’re so sad sad sadJust like them others  –  Rolling Stones I depend too much on college and NFL football for my happiness. Sad. A recent weekend was difficult. My Ohio State Buckeyes were ranked No. 2 before playing Penn State. An easy win, I thought....

A Little Something for You O Scalers

Milepost1132 It’s not often that I get to pass along some info for those who model in scales other than HO but the other day, this was brought to my attention and I felt that it might be some information to pass along to the O scale modelers among us.  These new models...

New Accurail Cars

Milepost 1131 You may recall that back at Milepost 1111, I told you about two new cars from Accurail that were of interest to me.  One was a Nickel Plate boxcar and the other was a 3-bay hopper in a Wheeling & Lake Erie scheme.  Many of you know that the W&LE...

Three Sheds from Woodland Scenics

Milepost 1130 Woodland Scenics has just announced some new structures in their “Built-n-Ready” line including these three small sheds.  No price has been announced for them.  They are to be available in mid-November of this year. The structures appear to be...

Booby Trap

But I still haven’t found/ What I’m looking for  –  U2 Comes a tale in the newspaper’s docket of an apparent wardrobe malfunction of a peculiar sort. And if I am lying, may I be forced against my will to watch an endless loop of a...

Awesome Photo

Milepost 1129 MODEL RAILROADER photo I don’t know how many of you subscribe to MODEL RAILROADER, but mine came a couple of weeks ago (November, 2016, issue) and in it was a really good photo of a modeled Horseshoe Curve.  The model railroad depicts the Pittsburgh...

Mabry Mill

Milepost 1128 A couple of different times in various posts, I’ve mentioned my trying to build a model of Mabry Mill.  So while it’s not directly related to model railroading… or railroading of any kind, since it was the last major stop on our trip, I...

Wrap My Head Around This

Stand in the place where you are  –  R.E.M. On a trip to the Boston area, I suffered an identity crisis. Since much of our tour visit would be spent taking in all the sights, I felt it necessary to wear a ball cap to protect me from the sun’s rays. But...

The Virginia Museum of Transportation, Part II

Milepost 1127 Last time, we took a look at a couple of the steam giants housed at the Museum.  But there are other locos there that perhaps don’t have as big of a reputation as their bigger brothers but are neat to see nonetheless.  One of the more color locos on...

Virginia Museum of Transportation

Milepost 1126 During our recent trip, I made it a point to stay overnight in Roanoke, Virginia, so that we could visit the Virginia Museum of Transportation.  While all facets of transportation are covered, Roanoke is a railroad town and that is clearly shown in the...