A Classy Looking Wedge-Shaped Structure

Milepost 1053 If you have been reading my musings here for any length of time, you know that I have a soft spot for building with either a turret/turrets on them or ones with bay windows.  Nothing makes a building any more unique than either… or BOTH of these two...

The Shoelace Solution

Boy, you’re gonna carry that weightCarry that weight a long time  –  the Beatles In a stern voice, my family doctor put forth the idea that I drop a few pounds. Well, maybe more that a few pounds, but I got the idea. For me, staying away from pizzas...

An Art Curren Factory

Milepost 1052 Another one of the Art Curren kitbashes that I completed for my first layout is this non-descript factory.  The building was kind of an interesting build since he designed his to fit on a slope that went lower from front to back.  Since I didn’t have...

Great News from Accurail for NKP Fans!

Milepost 1051 Accurail has announced their scheduled releases for March and there are some real goodies for us NKP fans.  Shown above is the artwork for both a W&LE 2-bay offset hopper and a Nickel Plate Lackawanna Dairy Line wooden refrigerator car. The Wheeling &...

The Luggage Lunacy

Hey, pack’d my bags, put ’em at the door  –  Chaka Khan I needed a new piece of luggage for an upcoming trip. Time had passed to replace my aged black suitcase which, I think, I might have received as a college graduation gift. (A...

Prater and Company

Milepost 1050 One of the first Art Curren kitbashes or “kitmingles” as he called them that I ever did was Prater & Company.  Here, Art used the country farm house again and a small rural freight house model.  Sorry, I don’t really remember the name...

A Pair of Buildings…

Milepost 1049 One of the really unique characteristics of Art Curren’s buildings was how he could take seemingly unrelated structures and “bash” then into something else.  Here are two buildings that fit that mold perfectly and were presented in one...

Fear of Trying

Oh, travelin’ man, love when I canBut sooner or later I’m goin’ on, yeaTravelin man  –  Bob Seger Never have been a fan of vacation trips. I prefer to stay home during vacations, only to visit a golf course, movie or visit to a family...

One for the Hometown Company

Milepost 1048 One of a few pieces that I was able to get from my former neighbor’s layout was a “refinery” model.  Actually, it was a cracking tower and had seen its better days as a model but still, it came from Andy’s layout and I wanted to try to...

When was the Last Time You Cleaned your Room??!?

Milepost 1047 How many times did your parents ask you this question when you were growing up?  I’m sure I heard it TONS of times but apparently I never paid much attention.  Oh, I’d clean it when I heard about it but the habit never really stuck and it just...