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New Cars from Accurail

Milepost 1111 Accurail has announced its September production runs and there are a couple of cars there that will certainly be of interest to those among us who are Nickel Plate fans (like me, for instance). Click HERE for the complete run of new cars. dlm

New Kit-bashed NKP Caboose — Part 4

Milepost 1110 We still have some paint work to do so let’s get that out of the way while we are in the mood.  The cupola gets sprayed red like the caboose body then the actual roof gets painted black.  I just used a brush for such a small area.  In addition,...

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...

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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