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Mr. Maddox goes Train Watching…

Milepost 1201 It was a really nice day when we picked up Mr. Maddox from his house so I told Mrs. M. that we should go train watching.  Our daughter needed to get a few things done and we hadn’t seen him for a few days so the time seemed near perfect.  Load him...

New Caboose at Fostoria

Milepost 1200 A recent trip to Fostoria gave cause to stop at the Iron Triangle Rail Park.  There I noticed that the “new” caboose that the organization had recently purchased was sitting there ready to be loaded onto the track prepared for it.  Ellen...

Favorite Tool?

Milepost 1199 So… what is your favorite modeling tool?  Well, if not your favorite, what tool or tools have you had the longest that you still keep around the workbench and use? This thought crossed my mind because a couple of days ago, I went to find my favorite slim...

Shays at Cass

Milepost 1198 My grandson, Mr. Maddox, just loves to watch train videos with me on youtube.  Well, the other day, we were watching primarily Fostoria & Deshler so I decided that a change of pace might be in line.  Then I thought of Cass Scenic Railroad and their...

NKPHTS BoD Meets in Findlay

Milepost 1196 On Saturday, May 6th, the Nickel Plate Historical & Technical Society held it spring board meeting here in Findlay, Ohio.  As the “local,” I more or less hosted the event which was held at St. Andrew’s United Methodist Church Annex on...

Neat Steam Action in NW Ohio

Milepost 1195 I received an email from my friend Mike the other evening and it included a link to a really good video of some steam action in NW Ohio.  The original film was shot by Don Krofta who was noted for his capturing of some really good railroad footage. The video is...

More on the Jib Crane

Milepost 1194 The small jib crane that I built for the car I featured at Milepost 1193 is probably worth a little more attention.  While I have seen them as parts of other building kits and I even have a small one from Tichy Train Group, I’d never built one as a detail...

More MoW Pieces

Milepost 1193 Back at Milepost 1191, I showed you the beginnings of another Maintenance of Way (MoW) car that I was working on.  It was a crane tender for a “Big Hook,” 250-ton crane used by the railroads to pick up cars & locomotives usually at the site of...

Another MoW Car (Almost) Ready to Roll

Milepost 1192 Does this look familiar?  Back at Milepost 1187, I told you about cutting some door openings into the side of that old MDC/Roundhouse outside braced caboose body.  Well, over the past few days, I’ve been busy and finished it up… almost. ...

Another MoW Piece

Milepost 1191 At the same time I picked up the W&LE hopper that I talked about a while ago, I was also able to grab this boom tender car for a couple of bucks.  It will be added to my MoW train but not as a tender; I’ll just pile some other junk on it between the...