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Working on my MoW Train

Milepost 1190 Now that I let the cat out of the bag regarding the latest MOTY, my post back at Milepost 1187 might make a little more sense.  I have several older cars that I plan to convert to MoW service including a caboose, an old crane tender and a reefer or two....

NKPHTS Announces MOTY for 2017

Milepost 1189 The Model of the Year (MOTY) introduced by the Nickel Plate Historical & Technical Society for 2017 is a Nickel Plate Maintenance of Way car based on the new 36-foot wooden boxcar from Accurail.  As the wooden boxcars aged, some of them were...

I may be Needing One of These…

Milepost 1188 Many years ago, Lionel offered something rather unique in its line of electric trains; a pink train to try to attract young girls to model trains!  I don’t think the project was too successful since I don’t know that they ever followed up on many...

Some Funky Kitbashing

Milepost 1187 If you have been reading my ramblings here for any length of time, you know I enjoy building models… and those models don’t necessarily follow convention or rules.  Such is the case with this little project. A long time ago, Model Die...

Another Save from the Scrap Yard

Milepost 1186 Recently, the NKPHTS had a presence at a train show in Kirkland. These shows are always a chance for us to get out and “wave the NKP banner,” but do take a lot of time (and money) to attend. But one of the benefits is that those of us who work the shows...

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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