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Arcadia, Ohio, DA Tower — Pt. 1

Milepost 1079 Several months ago, I shared with you that I was planning on building a model of Arcadia, Ohio’s DA Tower.  There were actually two that were there; one pictured here was the wooden which was later replaced by a brick one.  The brick one was removed...

Hip Roofs Revisited

Milepost 1078 A very long time ago, I wrote a piece here about scratchbuilding hip roofs.  Just to review, a hip roof is one with all four sides having the same slope to the top.  If the building isn’t square, then there is a ridge along the top of the roof where...

Scratchbuilt Boxcar

Milepost 1077 My friend Ray has been at it again.  I swear, that guy is the King of Styrene.  Give him a handful of strip styrene & some styrene sheeting and it’s hard to tell what he’ll come up with.  In this case, it’s a boxcar. According to...

A Friend’s NKP O Scale Caboose

Milepost 1076 This looks like a kitbash project to me! As part of our booth display at the NTS coming up in July, I wanted to have a few examples of NKP models on display for show visitors to see.  So I asked my friend David if he would kindly loan me a couple of models...

New KRYLON Flat Spray is Worth a Look

Milepost 1075 I have constantly been on the look-out for a substitute for Dullcote spray from Testor’s.  It is a very good product but comes with a hefty price.  It runs from around $5-$6 for a 3 oz. can.  my experience has been that one can will cover three,...

The Shoelace Solution

Boy, you’re gonna carry that weightCarry that weight a long time  –  the Beatles In a stern voice, my family doctor put forth the idea that I drop a few pounds. Well, maybe more that a few pounds, but I got the idea. For me, staying away from pizzas...

The Luggage Lunacy

Hey, pack’d my bags, put ’em at the door  –  Chaka Khan I needed a new piece of luggage for an upcoming trip. Time had passed to replace my aged black suitcase which, I think, I might have received as a college graduation gift. (A...

Fear of Trying

Oh, travelin’ man, love when I canBut sooner or later I’m goin’ on, yeaTravelin man  –  Bob Seger Never have been a fan of vacation trips. I prefer to stay home during vacations, only to visit a golf course, movie or visit to a family...

Angel B Gone

I can’t understand the way it goesI don’t wanna knowNo, I don’t wanna knowCuz everything I know makes me feel so lowNo, I don’t wanna know  –  Sheryl Crow Sure, there are worse fates in this life to suffer compared to having a funny TV...

What’s Mine is Mine

Can’t take it with youEverybody knowsCan’t take it with you when you go  –  Allman Brothers Band Comes a tale from the police docket of an out-of-town traveler who was stopped recently on West Main Cross Street for a traffic infraction. The driver...

 

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