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Stray Paint

Milepost 1333 No, that is not a typo… I indeed did mean to type Stray Paint, not Spray Paint.  If you see those little specks of lighter color on this boxcar end, that’s stray paint.  And it ended up all over a model I was working on the other day.  So...

Piney Fork

Milepost 1332 Back at Milepost 1327, I mentioned an upcoming article in MODEL RAILROADER about a layout set in Eastern Ohio.  It’s the Piney Fork branch of the New York Central and it is a real dandy.  I’ve been waiting for the article for a few weeks...

Happy Birthday America!

Milepost 1331 For those of us who were around during the nation’s bicentennial celebration, those were exciting times for railfans.  Many roads caught the bicentennial spirit and their shops turned out red, white & blue tributes to our nation with their head-end...

A Prototype Kitbash

Milepost 1330 Well, I’ll bet that title caught your attention, didn’t it?  This isn’t actually a kitbash but rather a rebuild to “repurpose” some cars that were outdated in terms of their use but still had quite a bit of life left in them. When...

A New Book in the Library

Milepost 1329 Back in January, TRAINS Magazine had a contest for Hot Spot photos.  I sent in a picture I took in Fostoria and it was chosen as their first winner and posted on their Facebook page.  My winning photo got me a gift certificate from the Kalmback Company...

Ch-ch-ch-changes

Doesn’t anybody stay in one place anymore?  –  Carole King Many folks, me included, do not care for dramatic changes. Sure, you can argue that changes make life more interesting, but that’s a tough sell in my opinion. Over recent weeks, three...

Phone Fun Facts No. 219

I’ve got no time for you right nowDon’t bother me  –  the Beatles A young couple in a Findlay diner where sitting close to each other, engaged in deep conversation. Problem was, they each were on their individual cellphones, engaged in deep...

Money for Nothing…

Money don’t get everything it’s trueWhat it don’t get I can’t use  –  the Beatles Leave it to me to find fault with a $1.6 billion lottery. While it would be wonderful, after overcoming the huge shock of having the prize ticket, to realize...

Did That Happen? Really?

I stare into some great abyssAnd calculate the things I’d missIf I could only make some sense of this  –  Sheryl Crow So when backup Steeler quarterback Landry Jones tossed an interception late in Saturday’s football playoff against the hated Bengals,...

Crawford Street Quandry

I was perplexed at the news and subsequent enactment of a policy to transform a section of Crawford Street near the municipal building into a one-way street. Reverse angle parking was introduced, too, in which you back INTO a parking space. In my typical knee-jerk...

 

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