Gaining an Appreciation for Yesterday's Modelers

Milepost 1215 After yesterday’s modeling session, I’m beginning to get a much better appreciation for what modelers from 50-60 years ago went through… and their skill level as they worked with really crude kits and supplies to build the models that they built....

No Rail Service in Findlay for a While…

Milepost 1214 Once again, heavy rains and saturated ground has led to serious flooding in Findlay.  We were “treated” to upwards of FIVE INCHES of rain last Wednesday night/Thursday morning which sent the already swollen Blanchard River out of its banks...

The Bridge to Nowhere…

Milepost 1213 I mentioned in my previous post that while we were on the White Pass & Yukon Railroad in Skagway that the fog & clouds were pretty thick.  I was able to take this photo which does look like a bridge to nowhere.  I guess you “can” see a...

I'm Back!

Milepost 1212 Yes, after a two-week hiatus, I’m back and do have some new things to share with you all here.  We were on another trip to Alaska and common sense dictates that one doesn’t alert the entire world by way of Internet postings that they won’t be...

A Little Break

Milepost 1211   It’s summer and I’ve noticed that readership has slacked off a bit now that it’s summer time so I’m going to take a short break from my computer and writing here to attend to a few other important matters.  Don’t fear...

Work has Begun on the New Layout… Sort-of…

Milepost 1210 It’s been almost a year since Mrs. M. and I tore out the old layout.  Hard to believe that, but a lot has happened since then.  The old stuff was hauled away and work began immediately on a new track plan, etc.  I’ve pretty much settled on...

765 on Home Rails

Milepost 1209 Mr. Maddox was here the other day and as soon as he came into the house, he went straight to my computer, leaned on the chair and simply said, “Trains!”  Watching trains on youtube seems to be one of his favorite activities at our house and even...

Why?

Milepost 1208 Like many of you, I’m signed up with many of the major manufacturers of model railroad products to keep abreast of their latest offerings.  So it was no surprise when I received an email from Broadway Limited Imports the other day.  But what was a...

Tichy Windows and Doors

Milepost 1207 With all of my carrying on about kitbashing & scratchbuilding, I’ve failed to really mention one of my “partners” in this process, Tichy Train Group.  I’m not sure how long they have been in business but Tichy has been a reliable...

“Emergency” Cabooses

Milepost 1206 With my recent emphasis on MoW cars, I kinda/sorta forgot about some of the other uses of the Nickel Plate’s older wooden boxcars.  So, the other day when I was rummaging around looking for something else, I ran across my emergency caboose.  At that...