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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A Classy Looking Wedge-Shaped Structure

Milepost 1053 If you have been reading my musings here for any length of time, you know that I have a soft spot for building with either a turret/turrets on them or ones with bay windows.  Nothing makes a building any more unique than either… or BOTH of these two...
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An Art Curren Factory

Milepost 1052 Another one of the Art Curren kitbashes that I completed for my first layout is this non-descript factory.  The building was kind of an interesting build since he designed his to fit on a slope that went lower from front to back.  Since I didn’t have...
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Great News from Accurail for NKP Fans!

Milepost 1051 Accurail has announced their scheduled releases for March and there are some real goodies for us NKP fans.  Shown above is the artwork for both a W&LE 2-bay offset hopper and a Nickel Plate Lackawanna Dairy Line wooden refrigerator car. The Wheeling &...
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Prater and Company

Milepost 1050 One of the first Art Curren kitbashes or “kitmingles” as he called them that I ever did was Prater & Company.  Here, Art used the country farm house again and a small rural freight house model.  Sorry, I don’t really remember the name...
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A Pair of Buildings…

Milepost 1049 One of the really unique characteristics of Art Curren’s buildings was how he could take seemingly unrelated structures and “bash” then into something else.  Here are two buildings that fit that mold perfectly and were presented in one...
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