New Kit-bashed NKP Caboose — Part 3

Milepost 1109 Last time, we cut the car body apart so no it’s time to put Humpty-Dumpty back together again.  And unlike all of the King’s horses and all of the King’s men, we can put it together again.  OK, OK… so I’ve been baby-sitting...

New Kit-bashed NKP Caboose — Part 2

Milepost 1108 OK, get out your straight-edge, your Xacto knife & let’s cut up a perfectly good car body!  (why is it that THAT sounds perfectly illogical??!?) The technique I like to use to cut apart bodies where I want to save as much of it as I can is kind of...

Compromise!

Milepost 1107 Before we get started, I wanted to mention a few items that I felt I had to compromise on.  If you look at the two photos above, you will see that the door in the model is more towards the window and that the cupola isn’t centered over the two windows as...

New Kit-bashed NKP Caboose

Milepost 1106 OK boys & girls, it’s time to get out the razor saws and hack up another perfectly good model to build a new one.  The goal this time… the caboose pictured above.  This “combine caboose” became part of the Nickel Plate through...

New Assignment for Yours Truly

Milepost 1105 Later on this morning (Saturday), I’ll be hopping in a truck and headed for Northwestern Indiana to get the inventory of the NKPHTS Company Store.  As of now, I’ll be the interim Special Projects Director and the Company Store manager.  The...

More on the Early History of Railroads in Hancock County Pt. III

Milepost 1104 This is the last part of a series of three posts dealing with early railroad history in Hancock County.  The text comes from an early history of Hancock County which was reprinted by the Hancock County Historical Society several years ago. The McComb, Deshler...

More on the Early History of Railroads in Hancock County Pt. II

Milepost 1103 This is the second part of a three-part history of early railroads in Hancock County The Lake Erie & Western was the second railway built through this county. and it is yet the most important road that enters Findlay. It had its inception early in 1853, and was...

More on the Early History of Railroads in Hancock County

Milepost 1102 There has been quite a bit of interest in the history of railroads here in Hancock County so when an in-law loaned me a book of early Hancock County history with several pages of railroad information in it, I decided to share that with you.  This will be the...

Which Way to Go?

Milepost 1101 Now that the old layout is down & out of the way, it’s time to give serious consideration as to what the new one will look like.  I pretty much know what space I’ll have available as the room has fixed dimensions… and “higher...

What Happened Here??!?

Milepost 1100 When I was getting my 1000 series caboose out of my storage cabinet, I noticed something that was more than a bit disturbing.  The decal looked as though it almost came loose from the car! I’ve had problems with “silvering” in the past but...