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Tie Mover or Ice Tongs?

Milepost 904 We had Janet’s family’s Thanksgiving celebration on the Sunday after Thanksgiving. After being married to her for 40+ years, her family knows of my interest in trains and most anything railroad related. So it was with a little excitement in his voice that...
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Ohio Oil in Charleston, Illinois

Milepost 903 Tony was very pleased with the Marathon delivery tryck I sent him. You may recall that back at Milepost 898, I told you about doing the research for and then creating the artwork for the truck. I sent it to him since he was the person who was looking for one in the...
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Age of Steam Roundhouse

Milepost 900 I was given some very interesting information about the Age of Steam Roundhouse located in Eastern Ohio. The pictures and building data was provided by AoS so I thought I would share it here. Click on the above image for a larger version. The roundhouse is the first...
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Persistance Pays Off!

Milepost 899 Quite some time ago, I had mentioned here that I was looking for photos of the railroad station at Leipsic, Ohio. It was originally built by the Cincinnati, Hamilton & Dayton Railroad as a joint station to be shared with the NKP. I’m a die-hard Nickel Plate...
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No More “Silvering…”

Milepost 897 You may recall a few months ago or maybe even a few years ago, I had completed some Nickel Plate boxcars and when the decals were dry, there was a “silvery” look to them. Upon inquiry, I found that was indeed called “silvering” and it happens...
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HAPPY THANKSGIVING!

Milepost 896 Thanksgiving marks the beginning of the holiday season as it is usually the time when we begin to think about the big celebrations of Christmas and welcoming in the new year on January 1. But hopefully it means more to you than that. To me, it is a time to pause and...
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Germany’s Niniatur Wunderland has been Updated Again!

Milepost 863 They just keep adding to it… new attractions are featured in this updated video from Germany’s Miniatur Wunderland… the worlds largest HO scale layout! https://www.youtube.com/embed/ACkmg3Y64_s?rel= I need to go there someday! dlm
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How I Plan to Model this Strange Wheeling Caboose

Milepost 862 In my previous post, I mentioned the above caboose and how it caught my eye as being unusual for the Wheeling & Lake Erie. After a little research, I decided that I need to pursue modeling one of them. For more on this particular caboose, see Milepost 861. As...
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Every time I Look at a Picture, I get into TROUBLE!

Milepost 861 It always starts out innocent enough… I see a picture and say, “Gee, that’s nice…” but after looking more closely, I invariably see something or read something in the caption that just doesn’t seem right. Take the above photo for...
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More on the Bellaire Great Stone Viaduct…

Milepost 860 After my last post about the Stone Viaduct in Bellaire, I thought I’d dig up a few more photos to share with you of the viaduct then and now. I had mentioned in that previous post that the big EM-1s only used the north leg of the switch on the bridge and...