A 3D Printed Model

Milepost 1098 In preparing for the NKPHTS booth at the NTS, I wanted to have a small display of NKP or related models just to show that there were models for all of the different scales.  I had a friend loan me a display case with a nice O scale war emergency caboose which I...

A Lighted Lantern? Really!

Milepost 1097 Yes, a lit lantern in the hand of the train crewman on the back of a caboose!  That is really something. my electronics friend Mel has been at it again.  This time, he found some sub-miniature LEDs and decided that one was small enough to look like a...

Demolition!

Milepost 1096 For those of you who have been around for a while, you know I’m working on a new layout.  But first, I had to get rid of the old one.  This wasn’t an easy decision since both my father and my brother helped me with construction in the...

NKPHTS at the NTS

Milepost 1095 A special thank you to all of you who stopped by our booth at the recent National Train Show in Indianapolis.  It was a huge success as we got to meet quite a few members and added a few new ones to our roster as well. If you didn’t make it and/or have...

A Patriotic Train Video

Milepost 1094 My friend Joe shared this with his Nickel Plate friends; I thought I’d do the same with you. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kHCWxvEbyqE&feature=youtu.be dlm

Some Ebay-ers Just Drive Me NUTS!

Milepost 1093 There are times when I really wonder about some of the people selling on Ebay.  Just this morning, I was looking for various NKP cabooses and ran across an older Athearn kit for a bay window caboose that they did probably… fifteen years ago.  Now, I...

National Train Show in Indianapolis!

Milepost 1092 Just a few more days until the National Train Show takes center stage in the world of model railroading.  The show will be held in Indianapolis this year this Friday, Saturday and Sunday.  I’ll be spending a lot of time at the NKPHTS booth (#1114) so...

Large Photo Collection of an N Scale NKP Layout

Milepost 1091 In getting ready for the National Train Show in Indianapolis coming soon, I needed a little help from some of our N scale Nickel Plate modelers. I received a nice note from John who shared three links with me featuring photos of his N scale Nickel Plate layout,...

Odds & Ends…

Milepost 1090 We had occasion to travel to Columbus the other day and that took us down Rte. 23 past Marion.  From the highway, you can easily see the old coaling tower that still spans the NS tracks there.  It has to be at least sixty years since it was last used but...

This would be an Interesting Scene to Model

Milepost 1089 When we get the track laid and the important scenery features of our layout done, it’s time to add the little things that make it interesting. Here’s one that you can think about… If you have been a reader here on a semi-regular basis, you know I...