Have Gun, Will Travel…

Milepost 1007 Back at Milepost 995, I told you about a project that I was working on for my railroad.  It is a set of dedicated flat cars that was used to haul naval gun barrels from the West Coast to the East Coast where they were serviced then sent back.  I’m no...

Fall Preview

Spent many a blog bemoaning the fading quality of TV shows. Since “Breaking Bad” and “Justified” have left the airwaves, there has been a hole in my viewing schedule. “Life in Pieces,” a new comedy about an odd family on CBS, is intriguing with...

New Nickel Plate Hoppers from Accurail

Milepost 1006 As I mentioned in one of my recent posts, this is a GREAT time to be a Nickel Plate Road modeler.  It seems like new products are coming in bunches.  Accurail is on the NKP train as they have just announced a new set of three HO scale NKP panel side...

Older Ventilated Boxcar Bash

Milepost 1005 A long time ago, back in the 1920s and earlier, refrigerated cars were rather rare and hard to keep cold.  Ice couldn’t be manufactured and had to be harvested in the winter months in the northern climates.  Because of this, the reefers were...

NKP 40-Foot, Double Door Boxcar

Milepost 1004 Back at Milepost 1001, I mentioned to you that Accurail was releasing/had released a 40′, double door boxcar in Nickel Plate markings.  I ordered mine right away and got them a few days later.  I was recently able to complete one and want to share...

NKP 40-Foot, Double Door Boxcar

Milepost 1004 Back at Milepost 1001, I mentioned to you that Accurail was releasing/had released a 40′, double door boxcar in Nickel Plate markings.  I ordered mine right away and got them a few days later.  I was recently able to complete one and want to share...

Not So Funny Bone

The argument was afoot when Rolling Stone magazine asked readers to mention their funniest movies of all time. To me, a classic comedy is a movie that can be watched many times and still enlist chuckles. Readers listed Mel Brooks’ “Blazing Saddles” as the top...

Some Odds & Ends

Milepost 1003 Every once in a while, I get some goodies in my mailbox that I’d like to share but there isn’t enough to have a whole post from it.  In that case, I save them then pass them on all at once. First up is my steel mill modeling friend Paul who sent me...

MEGA Flash!

Milepost 1002 With new camera technology & better flash units, night photography is getting easier & better all of the time. I’ve always been interested in twilight/night photography but with traditional film cameras, you had no idea what you had until you processed...

Lucky Buck?

So please, please, pleaseLet me, let me, let meLet me get what I want this time  –  the Smiths There was great joy when a family member had secured tickets for us to attend the Big Ten football championship in Indianapolis this December. Watching my Ohio...