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A New “Old” Car

Milepost 1170 Blame it on the rest of the Pirates, my email gang, but it seems like they’re continually talking about older cars so I guess that sooner or later, one could expect at least some of that to rub off.  So it was with this car… a ventilated boxcar from...

A Little “InCamera” Trick

Milepost 1169 I mentioned several months ago that I had gotten a new Nikon camera that gets a lot of use while I’m out railfanning.  We had some nicer weather a couple of weeks ago so we loaded up and headed to Deshler for a little train watching.  It was a...

A Phone Call from an Old Friend

Milepost 1168 Those of you who have been in the Findlay/Toledo area for quite some time will remember the price tag pictured above.  A trip to Toledo w/o stopping at The Semaphore Train & Hobby Shop “The Train Store” just wasn’t a real trip to...

A Car that was Truly FUN to Build

Milepost 1166 While building models is a big part of model railroading for me… and I’ve been a model builder since way back when, it is seldom that I run across a kit that is actually FUN to build.  But that is the case with this 70-ton two-bay covered hopper kit...

It's MY Birthday but YOU get the Presents

Milepost 1165 Some of you have asked if I have my road sections online or even sell them somewhere!  I’m truly flattered but, no, I don’t sell them and they aren’t online… or I should say they weren’t online… until now.  February 9th...

Laying those Road Sections

Milepost 1164 Once I had enough of my printed road sections, it was time to lay out my city.  A WORD OF CAUTION HERE… don’t make the mistake I made and use a water based glue like Elmer’s Glu-all to glue the road sections to your layout surface.  The...

More on my Roads…

Milepost 1163 My recent post about my printed road sections has seemingly created a lot of interest among several of you here.  I’ve had people ask me about them and comment favorably about how they look, etc, so I’ll spend the next two posts elaborating a bit....

Deshler Trains youtube Video

Milepost 1162 Mr. Maddox came to see us the other day and he really likes to watch trains on youtube with Grampa.  So while we were watching, I ran across this really good video of Deshler, Ohio, surrounding areas and the trains that pass through there.  It is...

More Goodies for NKP Modelers

Milepost 1161 Intermountain Models has just announced new two-bay hoppers that will be of interest to Nickel Plate modelers like me.  They are actually releasing several detail specific cars for a wide variety of road names.  There’s no announcement on when the...

Roads Anyone?

Milepost 1160 I was talking to my cousin Steve the other day and he was telling me about progress on his layout.  He said that he was ready to mark out and lay some roads on his layout.  “I have just the thing for you,” explains I. “What’s...