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Some more Neat Modeling…

Milepost 1178 I’m a little late with today’s post as we just returned rather late last night from a train show in Kirkland, Ohio.  Just a word about the Kirkland show… it was well-run and the help there was top-notch. If you live anywhere near there, it is...

It Pays to have Friends

Milepost 1177 The phone rang the other day and it was my friend Mike, “Hey, Mr. Merk; you gonna be home? I want to show you something.”  Sure, why now?  So about fifteen minutes later, he stops by with this really cool two pack of these covered Pennsy...

New Roadbed?

Milepost 1176 I’m in the midst of planning my new layout.  The track plan that I (think I) want to use is pretty much done.  In an upcoming post, I’ll even share some thoughts on the bracing under the layout.  But this afternoon, I was fiddling around...

Some Nice Decal Work

Milepost 1175 A while ago, I got a call from my friend Mike.  He had something that he wanted to share with me and had a favor to ask.  Sure says I so about ten minutes later, the doorbell rings and he has some cool stuff that he had been working on that he wanted to...

New Accurail NKP Boxcars are in the NKPHTS Company Store

Milepost 1174 I received my shipment of the new Nickel Plate Road 36-foot wooden boxcars from Accurail and as you can see, they are dandy!  The car is all brand new tooling and is the first mass produced model of an older type of freight car produced in quite some time....

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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