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N Scale Nickel Plate Layout Video

Milepost 1288 My MODEL RAILROADER newsletter arrived a few days ago via email and one of the links went to John Colombo’s N Scale NKP layout video on youtube.  I’ve featured some of John’s work previously when I shared his 3D printed NKP 1000 series...

The Elusive Wooden Railroad Tower in Arcadia, Ohio

Milepost 1287 Sometimes it seems like the less likely you are to finding something, the more likely you are to dig harder and deeper.  That’s the case with the elusive Arcadia, Ohio, crossing tower.  I’ve written about the tower previously and how I had at...

Something New for N Scalers

Milepost 1286 When a bunch of us “Nickel Platers” get together, one of the topics that most always comes up is that this seems like the Golden Age for Nickel Plate modelers.  It seems that barely a month goes by that we don’t hear of something new being...

Port Clinton Railroad Bridge in HO Scale

Milepost 1285 The phone rang the other night and my friend Mike was on the other end.  “Hey Merk, did you see the January RAILROAD MODEL CRAFTSMAN yet?”  I had to admit that I had briefly scanned through it but hadn’t really sat down to take an...

My Shay Story

Milepost 1284 If you ever have had one of those days where you are looking for one thing and you find something else, you will be able to relate to this story.  For some reason, I had thought about that joke my neighbor Andy used to tell about the two drunks so I wanted to...

Phone Home

i’m not the one that you’ll be breaking in i’m not the one who could be taken in  –  the Cars Have no real good reason to resent school children, EXCEPT … Seems when I drive past a school grounds, I see a child with a cellphone. A mere...
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Mission Impossible Rouge Nation

Benji: She tried to shoot me. Ethan: That doesn’t make her a bad person. Satisfying. That’s what I felt watching “Mission Impossible Rogue Nation.” Tom Cruise, as Ethan Hunt, has built a reliable movie franchise, based on the popular TV series,...

Not Following You

I’ve got no time for you right now Don’t bother me  –  the Beatles May sound strange and counterintuitive that a newsperson and entertainment fan like me would not spend the time to delve into the public tribulations of others. But there are only...

 

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Along the Right of Way – Ramblings of model railroader, Dan Merkel