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Table for How Many?

But please don’t keep a-me waiting Please don’t keep a-me waiting  – the Kinks Findlay has an abundance of restaurants, good restaurants. Fast food eateries, steakhouses, special places tucked in the corners of the city. My companion and I have a habit...
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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...
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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...
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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...

Anti-Family, Anyone?

Knee deep in the hoopla, sinking in your fight  –  Jefferson Starship So we’ve waded through another election cycle, complete with suspicious ads. The ads that struck me the most curious were the ones when candidates from either party declared that he or she...
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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...
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There REALLY IS a Prototype

Milepost 1313 The part I forgot to share in my post back at Milepost 1310 is this not-so-good prototype photo.  I have received several interesting comments about Paul’s creation; I erred in not providing this photo in my original post.  You can refer back to...

“Avengers Infinity War”

Dr. Stephen Strange: I’m Dr Strange. Peter Parker: Oh, we’re using our made-up names? In that case, I am Spider-Man. Along comes a movie with way much hype, as it smashes attendance records. “The Avengers Infinity War” is a case in point. I was anxious to...
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An Old Article about an Old Car

Milepost 1312 Quite some time ago, I was given several old National Model Railroad Association BULLETINS, their monthly magazine.  I thumbed through them and didn’t find too much of interest but this particular article caught my eye.  I think I’ve mentioned...
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One for You, One for Me

Milepost 1311 You might recall that around Christmas time, I built a Lakeside & Marblehead boxcar for my friend Merv’s Christmas present.  The L&M was a very short line that ran on the Marblehead peninsula on Lake Erie from Marblehead to the New York...