Congratulations Tony!

Milepost 1116 While Janet & I did attend the National Train Show in Indianapolis this year, we were there as vendors and not show participants.  So it was with great surprise that I opened the pages of MODEL RAILROADER this month to see that my friend, fellow NKPHTS...

Stand or Deliver

Nobody’s right if everybody’s wrong  –  Buffalo Springfield There’s much talk about San Francisco quarterback Colin Kaepernick’s refusal to stand during the national anthem before games. Some argue that he is disrespecting those who...

A Great Gift from a Friend

Milepost 1115 My brother-in-law stopped by the other day with a really nice gift from his father.  This is a painting of a railroad train in a lumber camp.  I had visited with his father a few weeks ago and he proudly showed me his efforts with brush & paint. ...

Sunset Along the Line…

Milepost 1114 Well, the weather has finally cooled down a bit to the point where it seemed nice enough to go out train watching again.  We hit the trail several days ago and visited Galatea, just east of North Baltimore.  The traffic was ho-hum; we saw four including...

Where Have You Been Hiding?

Now you’re afraid that we have changedAnd I’m afraid we’re getting olderSo many broken hearts, so many lonely faces  –  BillyJoel Spent this muggy summer watching my Cincinnati Reds trying to climb out of the basement of the National League...

A Lima-built Locomotive Showing her Stuff!

Milepost 1113 This is a really neat video of an outdoor layout featuring a C&O 2-6-6-6 Allegheny locomotive.  The prototype loco was built down in Lima and there is one neatly preserved & on display at the Henry Ford Museum in Dearborn, Michigan. Dr. Boyd Travis from...

A Neat Little Project…

Milepost 1112 As the caption explains, this is a prototype gauge that was built in a Wheeling & Lake Erie yard to check railroad cars that were routed through an older tunnel on a particular branch.  I would think that with some Evergreen Styrene strip stock and perhaps...

Movies Catch-up

Time to review two movies. “Florence Foster Jenkins” was an off-beat tale of a socialite who wants to be an opera singer, despite the fact that her voice sounds like cats trapped inside a sack. Meryl Streep, who can bring out the best in any role, plays the would-be...

New Cars from Accurail

Milepost 1111 Accurail has announced its September production runs and there are a couple of cars there that will certainly be of interest to those among us who are Nickel Plate fans (like me, for instance). Click HERE for the complete run of new cars. dlm

New Kit-bashed NKP Caboose — Part 4

Milepost 1110 We still have some paint work to do so let’s get that out of the way while we are in the mood.  The cupola gets sprayed red like the caboose body then the actual roof gets painted black.  I just used a brush for such a small area.  In addition,...