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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...

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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