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The Nickel Plate Almost Made it to the Modern Era…

Milepost 917 When I think of the Nickel Plate Road, I really don’t think of the modern era of railroading. “Back then,” there were no Hi-cubes, no double-stacked container cars and really, not much in the way of unit trains unless you were in a certain...
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Point Of Rocks, Maryland

Milepost 916 Like a lot of model railroaders, I’m a member of various Yahoo groups that feature news & other goodies about other railroads. One of the more active groups is the Baltimore & Ohio group and that group is the source of today’s ramblings. I...

TV Goes Dark?

Raylan Givens: I think the question you should ask is whether I care if you ride out of here cuffed in the back of my car or get carried out of here in a coroner’s bag. The answer is me and dead owls don’t give a hoot. One of my favorite TV shows,...
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Plans for the Arcadia Tower are Coming Along…

Milepost 915 Back at Milepost 911, I shared with you a couple of photos from a friend that showed the old wooden interlocking tower in Arcadia, Ohio. Well, you know me & interlocking towers… besides, this one looks like an easy one so as of now, i’m planning on...
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A Little More on Older Railroads of Hancock County

Milepost 914 Back at Milepost 902 (December 13), I had posted a sketch of Hancock County and some of the old railroads that traveled through the area. I got a nice note from a reader with some additional details about some of the places that were mentioned there. Chase...

Pluck the Ducks

When one editor asked if I was taking last Monday off to watch my Ohio State Buckeyes play for the top prize, suspicion grew. Did he want me gone for that day, or, as a general rule, gone most days? Should I stay at home that day and nervously bounce off the walls until the 8:30...
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More Weathering Examples

Milepost 913 As I have shared so many times in the past, it is really great to have a small circle of modeling friends to mutually share work with. From time to time, I’ve talked about the Pirates, a group of about a dozen guys that have a loose common interest of modeling...
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Really Cool Office Digs

Milepost 912 OK, let’s face it; it has happened to all of us at one time or another. Your well-meaning & lovely Aunt Myrtle just “had” to get you something for your layout but it flat-out doesn’t “fit” with what you are modeling. Maybe...

Ya’ Never Know What’s Lurking in the Background…

Milepost 911 Quite some time ago in one of my posts, I mentioned the things that are in photos that are not the main subject matter. I shared a photo of an NKP caboose with no cupola that was caught in the background of a steam engine shot and I’ve seen one of the only...

A Taxing Solution

I’ll give you all I’ve got to give If you say you love me too I may not have a lot to give But what I’ve got I’ll give to you – the Beatles It scares me when I arrive at an idea that no one else has had. My idea would balance the city and county...