Fun(?) from Yesteryear…

Milepost 1235 A few weeks ago, I attended a model railroad show in Van Wert.  It was very nicely done with lots of vendors, plenty of parking and well organized.  One of the many nice things that the organizers did was to have a table of “freebies” where...

Front Page News!

Milepost 1234 OK, so I’m bragging.  I submitted one of the photos to our local newspaper, THE COURIER, that I took of 765 as she roared through North Findlay last Tuesday.  I included a caption with a few facts about the loco.  This is what I saw this AM when...

Some Neat Aerial Video of the North Baltimore Intermodal Yard

Milepost 1232 Mr. Maddox wanted to watch some train videos the other evening and we happened upon this one… https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u_9WJ2iyZOQ Tit’s a rather long one (two hours) but about 34 minutes into the presentation, there is a description of the...

It Really Helps to have a Plan

Milepost 1231 One of the reasons that it took me so long to get going on actual construction of the layout this time around was because I worked very hard on a plan for it.  I know what you’re thinking… time spent “planning” is often simply time that...

It's Beginning to Take Shape…

Milepost 1230 It’s been over a year since I tore out the old layout and said that I’d get on the new one “right away.”  But you know how those things go… other stuff gets in the way then some days, you are just plain lazy or not in the...

The Tool Car Story

Milepost 1229 Back at Milepost 1225, I shared the building of my tool car.  Some of you have asked how it came that such a rig was built in the first place.  Well, here’s the story behind the story… or as Paul Harvey used to say, “And now, the rest of...

A Different Kind of Toolbar

Milepost 1227 I don’t know about you, but I’m a Windows guy.  I suppose that there are some of you who are Apple/Mac users but I’ve always been told that “…real men do Windows!”  Anyway, as long as there has been Windows, there has...

It’s Done!

Milepost 1226 Last time, I shared the construction of my motor car with you.  Really a fun project that, while tedious, wasn’t really all that hard.  It just takes some nerve initially to cut up those perfectly good cars to make something even better. Well, the...

Self-propelled Tool Car

Milepost 1225 Ever since B.T.S. introduced a laser kit for their McCabe Lumber Company MoW speeder, I’ve always wanted one.  But I had two rather large problems… first, I didn’t know how I would power it and second, I really didn’t “need”...

“Ridin’ the Rails” Event in Lima

Milepost 1224 The Allen County Historical Society & Museum is sponsoring a “Ride the Rails” event on Sunday, September 10 of this year.  The trips will leave Lincoln Park and travel to Jackson Center then return.  They depart at 10:00am, 12:45pm &...