Kevin’s Komments 05/09/2022

The club picked up some hoppers (from Accurail, thanks to George) with the Cincinnati Northern markings along with the NYC logo. Which brings us back to looking at prototype cars… The hoppers George picked up match hoppers built the first half of the 20th century.  From what I saw, they replicate the prototype hopper and …
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Kevin’s Komments 11/08/2021

It’s been about 2 weeks since my past collection of pics – busy with Halloween. I decided it was time to do another collection of freight cars (in action) – preferably vintage era. I came across this classic C&O boxcar, but I can’t tell for sure whether it’s real or a model! The shadows and …
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Kevin’s Komments 10/02/2021

I decided to look at yards this week. These first few photos are similar in era (‘40s or early ‘50s) and similar in the general rolling stock “look”, but because they are taken from different cities, the make-up of the trains has a flavor of the traffic in that area. Then the later photos tend …
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Kevin’s Komments 08/27/2021

So…Who knows model railroading history?  Who was the first manufacturer of electrically powered model trains? My normal research into historic railroad pics will take a little turn today – Let’s look at some historic model railroading! I found a little treasure right here in Cincinnati. A company named Carlisle & Finch, located on West Mitchell …
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