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Remembering…

Milepost 1318 This is Memorial Day Weekend.  Many of us look at another day off, a day for a picnic or the time to watch the Indy 500.  But sometime during the weekend… perhaps at church, while listening to the invocation at the 500 or even when saying...

NKPHTS Spring Board Meeting

Milepost 1317 The Spring Board Meeting of the NKPHTS was recently held at the Age of Steam Roundhouse in Sugarcreek, Ohio.  One of our more active members is an employee of AOS and made the day-long event possible.  While rather routine matters were addressed by the...

An Old Catalog

Milepost 1316 In addition to marveling at some of the workmanship of modelers from many years ago who didn’t have access to all of the ready-made parts we have today, one of my favorite activities when I read through old copies of MODEL RAILROADER or RAILROAD MODEL...

One HUGE Hunk of Steel!

Milepost 1315   The spring board meeting of the Nickel Plate Historical & Technical Society was held on May 5 at the Age of Steam Roundhouse complex near Sugarcreek, Ohio.  It was a wonderful opportunity to tour the facilities and to get to see Nickel Plate 763...

2018 NKPHTS Model of the Year is Now Available

Milepost 1314 The third member of the Nickel Plate Historical and Technical Society’s Model of the Year program is now available in the NKPHTS’ Company Store.  This particular car was found in a farm field in Michigan back in the late 1990s.  The hope was...

You Want a Resolution?

We keep on waitingWaiting on the world to change  –  John Mayer As the clock saunters toward midnight, I am feverishly trying to find enough resolutions to make my life better. No hard changes allowed here, but not to easy either. Why punish myself? 1. I will not...

MERRY CHRISTMAS!

Milepost 1027 As has been my tradition on the post before Christmas, I’ll wish each and every one of you a very Merry Christmas and an equally Happy and Prosperous New Year.  As you gather with family and friends to celebrate this special day, kindly take a moment to...

Lost and Maybe Found

I’m just a soul whose intentions are goodOh Lord, please don’t let me be misunderstood  –  Eric Burdon and the Animals Please don’t let me become one of those people. The type that are addicted to cellphones, oblivious to those around them....

Goin’ Mobile

The twenty-first century’s yesterday  –  INXS The kind salesman maintained there was “no question too stupid” after he sold me my first smartphone. Told him that I would probably challenge that assumption. After many months of indecision...

Spectre

You are kite dancing in a hurricane, Mr. Bond  The latest James Bond film was satisfying. Some critics complain this series has seen better days. Me? I was awestruck by the opening scene of “Spectre” with an altercation on a helicopter and our man Bond escaping a...

 

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