HAPPY THANKSGIVING!

Milepost 896 Thanksgiving marks the beginning of the holiday season as it is usually the time when we begin to think about the big celebrations of Christmas and welcoming in the new year on January 1. But hopefully it means more to you than that. To me, it is a time to pause and...

More Models from the NKPHTS Convention…

Milepost 895   I mentioned in my last post seeing some very nice models displayed at the recent NKPHTS Convention in Canton, Ohio. This post shows some additional models that were on display. I hate to admit it but I’m not sure who built & weathered the Nickel...

And What Will Never Be

I don’t know what to say about it, When all you ears have turned away, But now’s the time to look and look again at what you see, Is that the way it ought to stay? – Led Zeppelin I chuckle whenever I hear any rock critic mention that a new group reminds him of...

Some Model Work from the NKPHTS Convention

Milepost 894   One of the things that I look forward to when I attend the Nickel Plate Historical & Technical Society Conventions is the handywork of fellow Nickel Plate modelers. The Soceity recently held their annual convention in Canton, Ohio, and there were quite a...
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Lantern Signals

Milepost 893   Those of us who are interested in railroading from the 1950s and earlier know about railroad lanterns. The lantern was “the” source of light for a train crewman on the ground at night and it was also an important method of communication between the...

O Ye of Little Faith

Hate to admit this, but I was bracing for the worse when my Ohio State Buckeyes paid a visit last Saturday to the home of the eighth ranked Michigan State Spartans. The Spartans had momentum and defense that was tougher than a $2 steak. Had planned on watching bits and pieces of...
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Now, Here’s a Unique Car

Milepost 892 The neat thing about pursuing some of these unique little car projects is that you end up with something that few other people have. It certainly isn’t some RTR, off the shelf piece of rolling stock and it is SUPER easy to complete. Find an 8-panel outside...
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A Simple Glue Tube Holder…

Milepost 891 From time to time, I like to share some workbench tips that I’ve either read about or created myself. So today, I’m sharing my Super Glue holder. I found that if I stored the tubes upright, they were much less likely to fill up the application tube with...
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A Simple Glue Tube Holder…

Milepost 891 From time to time, I like to share some workbench tips that I’ve either read about or created myself. So today, I’m sharing my Super Glue holder. I found that if I stored the tubes upright, they were much less likely to fill up the application tube with...
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A Little Extra Energy…

Milepost 890 Have you ever had one of thise periods in time where you just couldn’t motivate yourself to get anything done? Maybe it’s the changing weather or even the changing from Daylight back to standard time, but for some reason, I’ve just been dragging...