A Couple More Thoughts on Billboards

Milepost 1328 Back at Milepost 1326, I shared with you some billboards that I had made to share with the guys who build and operate the Rome & Risdon Model Railroad.  This happened a little by accident since I ordered what I thought were O scale billboard holders only to...

In the August MODEL RAILROADER…

Milepost 1327 I just received an email from MODEL RAILROADER announcing some of the features of the upcoming August issue.  I’m particularly excited to receive this one because there is a feature in it of a modeler’s efforts to model the Piney Fork branch of the...

Billboards

Milepost 1326 From time to time, I’ve mentioned the guys who are working on the Risdon & Rome model railroad layout who take it on tour every so often.  One day in some casual conversation, they mentioned that they “needed” some things for the layout...

Speaking of Parts Swapping…

Milepost 1325 In my previous post, I talked about how Model Die Casting/Roundhouse did a lot of parts swapping with their various caboose models.  No sooner had I finished that post than I got an email from the fine folks out at River City Railroad telling me of another...

Some Thoughts about Part Swapping…

Milepost 1324 Of late, I’ve been messing around with old Model Die Casting/Roundhouse caboose & Overton passenger car bodies to create some “unusual” MoW cars.  It’s been a lot of fun and, quite frankly, a break from being too focused on...

A Very Old Photo…

Milepost 1323 I’m sure that I’ve shared with you the fact that many of the Pirates that I hang out with, email-wise, like to model turn of the century era railroads.  However, this photo even predates that era.  Our resident expert guesses maybe in the 1880...

A Truly Memorable Experience…

Milepost 1322 If you are a regular reader of my ramblings here, you know that from time to time, I depart from the regular helpings of model railroading and their prototypes to bring up things that I feel are truly special things that I’d like to share with you.  So it...

A Little Advertising…

Milepost 1321 As the Nickel Plate Historical Society continues discussions as to how best to recruit new members, I decided I would start my own miniature advertising campaign.  I was looking around on the Bay the other night and came across some Walthers Cornerstone...

A “What if???” Caboose

Milepost 1320 As many of you Nickel Platers know, the International Car Company in Kenton built some of the NKP’s very successful bay window cabooses in the latter years of the Nickel Plate Road.  The Nickel Plate caboose fleet was woefully inadequate in that the...

An Interesting Email

Milepost 1315 I received an interesting email the other day from a gentleman who sent me a picture of a Nickel Plate medal that he had gotten from somewhere.  He wanted to know what it was.  I shared the image he sent me with our BoD and rather quickly received this...