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Courier BlogMaster
Contact the online editor blogmaster@thecourier.com if you are interested in blogging for Findlay Publishing Co.
Interests: nature,hiking,whitewater rafting
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Milepost 1144 After a way too long hiatus from the workbench, I was downstairs the other evening building a few boxcars from some floors given to me by my friend Dave. I had somehow acquired several boxcar bodies w/o floors... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Along the Right of Way ...
She's so cold, she's so cold She was born in an arctic zone She's so cold she's so cold, cold, cold I dare not touch her my hand just froze - Rolling Stones It's odd to hear some in Ohio... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Schaadt in the Dark
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Milepost 1142 There is a time for both the true meaning of Christmas as well as a time for all of the joy that Santa Claus brings to the hearts of children, young & old, everywhere. A lot of that... Continue reading
Posted Dec 2, 2016 at Along the Right of Way ...
What will it take till you believe in me The way that I believe in you? - Billy Joel One of my many failings is that I give up on my teams too easily. A fan should remain to the... Continue reading
Posted Dec 1, 2016 at Schaadt in the Dark
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Milepost 1143 I don't want this blog to deteriorate into an ongoing discussion of the merits of CAD software but in this case, I think a little time is warranted. So bear with me for a little time because I... Continue reading
Posted Nov 29, 2016 at Along the Right of Way ...
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Milepost 1141 I do hope that everyone had a very Happy Thanksgiving and that you didn't eat too much along the way... Well, now that Thanksgiving has passed, we are going head-long into the Christmas season and I didn't think... Continue reading
Posted Nov 29, 2016 at Along the Right of Way ...
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Milepost 1140 After looking at the original drawing, I decided that there were a few things that would be too hard to work into the design so I set about modifying it and came up with this second rendition that... Continue reading
Posted Nov 26, 2016 at Along the Right of Way ...
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Milepost 1139 A friend of mine uses this CAD program called ViaCAD and was pleased with it so I thought I'd give it a go. The program supports both 2D and 3D drawing so it should work for 3D printing... Continue reading
Posted Nov 23, 2016 at Along the Right of Way ...
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Milepost 1138 Last time, we took a look at Greg's steel mill layout that was on display at the Dayton Train Show. This time, I'd like to dig a little deeper into some of his techniques as his efforts have... Continue reading
Posted Nov 20, 2016 at Along the Right of Way ...
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Milepost 1137 On November 5th & 6th, Mrs. M. and I attended the Dayton Train Show which was held this year in Springfield, Ohio. It seems that the old venue, Hara Arena, has been closed and was not available for... Continue reading
Posted Nov 17, 2016 at Along the Right of Way ...
Everybody I love you Everybody I do - Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young On a recent vacation, I couldn't help but notice how nice the people were in Boston. Sure, I was only there a few days, but I noticed... Continue reading
Posted Nov 17, 2016 at Schaadt in the Dark
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Milepost 1136 It was a beautiful fall day and Mrs. M. said, "Let's get out and go train watching!" I grabbed my camera and easily beat her out of the back door and into the car. We went north through... Continue reading
Posted Nov 14, 2016 at Along the Right of Way ...
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Milepost 1135 Have you ever had one of those moments where you were looking for one thing and found something else? Well, the other day when I was looking to gather up some tools for my little model building demonstration,... Continue reading
Posted Nov 11, 2016 at Along the Right of Way ...
When I'm gone, when I'm gone You're gonna miss me when I'm gone - Landshapes Wrote this blog the Sunday before Election Day, for reasons unclear to me. (For fun, I guessed Clinton will collect 307 electoral college votes. )... Continue reading
Posted Nov 10, 2016 at Schaadt in the Dark
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Milepost 1134 Some guy by the name of Merkel put on a modeling clinic where he built a shack similar to this one (he gave away the original) in a little less than an hour to convince people that scratchbuilding... Continue reading
Posted Nov 8, 2016 at Along the Right of Way ...
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Milepost 1133 This year's convention marked the fiftieth time that Nickel Platers gathered to meet old friends, make some new friends and discuss their favorite railroad. The convention was hosted by the Mad River & Nickel Plate Museum in Bellevue... Continue reading
Posted Nov 5, 2016 at Along the Right of Way ...
You're so sad sad sad Just like them others - Rolling Stones I depend too much on college and NFL football for my happiness. Sad. A recent weekend was difficult. My Ohio State Buckeyes were ranked No. 2 before playing... Continue reading
Posted Nov 3, 2016 at Schaadt in the Dark
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Milepost1132 It's not often that I get to pass along some info for those who model in scales other than HO but the other day, this was brought to my attention and I felt that it might be some information... Continue reading
Posted Nov 2, 2016 at Along the Right of Way ...
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Milepost 1131 You may recall that back at Milepost 1111, I told you about two new cars from Accurail that were of interest to me. One was a Nickel Plate boxcar and the other was a 3-bay hopper in a... Continue reading
Posted Oct 30, 2016 at Along the Right of Way ...
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Milepost 1130 Woodland Scenics has just announced some new structures in their "Built-n-Ready" line including these three small sheds. No price has been announced for them. They are to be available in mid-November of this year. The structures appear to... Continue reading
Posted Oct 27, 2016 at Along the Right of Way ...
But I still haven't found/ What I'm looking for - U2 Comes a tale in the newspaper's docket of an apparent wardrobe malfunction of a peculiar sort. And if I am lying, may I be forced against my will to... Continue reading
Posted Oct 27, 2016 at Schaadt in the Dark
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Milepost 1129 MODEL RAILROADER photo I don't know how many of you subscribe to MODEL RAILROADER, but mine came a couple of weeks ago (November, 2016, issue) and in it was a really good photo of a modeled Horseshoe Curve.... Continue reading
Posted Oct 24, 2016 at Along the Right of Way ...
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Milepost 1128 A couple of different times in various posts, I've mentioned my trying to build a model of Mabry Mill. So while it's not directly related to model railroading... or railroading of any kind, since it was the last... Continue reading
Posted Oct 21, 2016 at Along the Right of Way ...
Stand in the place where you are - R.E.M. On a trip to the Boston area, I suffered an identity crisis. Since much of our tour visit would be spent taking in all the sights, I felt it necessary to... Continue reading
Posted Oct 20, 2016 at Schaadt in the Dark
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Milepost 1127 Last time, we took a look at a couple of the steam giants housed at the Museum. But there are other locos there that perhaps don't have as big of a reputation as their bigger brothers but are... Continue reading
Posted Oct 18, 2016 at Along the Right of Way ...