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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 1237 A few more days and a few more screws & nails go into the project! Back at Milepost 1230, I showed some of the basic framework that had been built up to that time. Since then, I've attached... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Along the Right of Way ...
I think these issues predate the old Dollar Projects columns. But I remember those as being pretty easy and certainly wallet-friendly.
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Milepost 1236 I mentioned last time that I had picked up some really old MODEL RAILROADER magazines at a train show I had recently attended. This one was among them... the August, 1960 issue. Given recent news events, I thought... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Along the Right of Way ...
Baby I'm a fool who thinks it's cool to fall - Melody Gardot I fell for a slick trick recently. No, not evil telemarketing kind. The cable television kind. On a recent visit from a cable TV guy to my... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Schaadt in the Dark
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Milepost 1235 A few weeks ago, I attended a model railroad show in Van Wert. It was very nicely done with lots of vendors, plenty of parking and well organized. One of the many nice things that the organizers did... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Along the Right of Way ...
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Milepost 1234 OK, so I'm bragging. I submitted one of the photos to our local newspaper, THE COURIER, that I took of 765 as she roared through North Findlay last Tuesday. I included a caption with a few facts about... Continue reading
Posted Sep 16, 2017 at Along the Right of Way ...
Tho' my life was in a rut "Till I thought of what I'd say Which connection I should cut I was feeling part of the scenery - Peter Gabriel Was having problems with my cable television. Turned out, the cable... Continue reading
Posted Sep 14, 2017 at Schaadt in the Dark
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Milepost1233 These pictures speak louder than words! Enough said! dlm Continue reading
Posted Sep 13, 2017 at Along the Right of Way ...
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Milepost 1232 Mr. Maddox wanted to watch some train videos the other evening and we happened upon this one... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u_9WJ2iyZOQ Tit's a rather long one (two hours) but about 34 minutes into the presentation, there is a description of the... Continue reading
Posted Sep 10, 2017 at Along the Right of Way ...
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Milepost 1231 One of the reasons that it took me so long to get going on actual construction of the layout this time around was because I worked very hard on a plan for it. I know what you're thinking...... Continue reading
Posted Sep 7, 2017 at Along the Right of Way ...
You can call me any day or night Call me - Blondie I'm no doctor, but I've noticed a new neurological disorder I call the cellphone cleft hand. Since the purchase of my own smartphone a few years ago, I... Continue reading
Posted Sep 7, 2017 at Schaadt in the Dark
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Milepost 1230 It's been over a year since I tore out the old layout and said that I'd get on the new one "right away." But you know how those things go... other stuff gets in the way then some... Continue reading
Posted Sep 4, 2017 at Along the Right of Way ...
Yes, I believe it is although traffic has been greatly diminished since most all of the steel mills in the area are gone. Without looking at a map, I believe that this is the W&LE connection to their trackage along the Ohio River. That access used to be through Dillonvale a long time ago but that track has been abandoned for quite some time. dlm
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Milepost 1229 Back at Milepost 1225, I shared the building of my tool car. Some of you have asked how it came that such a rig was built in the first place. Well, here's the story behind the story... or... Continue reading
Posted Sep 1, 2017 at Along the Right of Way ...
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Milepost 1228 Haste makes waste. When I was setting up to take the pictures of my completed motor/tool car, I was in such a hurry that I failed to notice that one of the trailer trucks was off the track!... Continue reading
Posted Aug 29, 2017 at Along the Right of Way ...
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Milepost 1227 I don't know about you, but I'm a Windows guy. I suppose that there are some of you who are Apple/Mac users but I've always been told that "...real men do Windows!" Anyway, as long as there has... Continue reading
Posted Aug 26, 2017 at Along the Right of Way ...
Can I cross the line and pray? I can stay another day - Graham Nash. One of my interests is to write brief reviews of restaurants and hotels and other attractions for an online travel guide. Not that I consider... Continue reading
Posted Aug 24, 2017 at Schaadt in the Dark
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Milepost 1226 Last time, I shared the construction of my motor car with you. Really a fun project that, while tedious, wasn't really all that hard. It just takes some nerve initially to cut up those perfectly good cars to... Continue reading
Posted Aug 23, 2017 at Along the Right of Way ...
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Milepost 1225 Ever since B.T.S. introduced a laser kit for their McCabe Lumber Company MoW speeder, I've always wanted one. But I had two rather large problems... first, I didn't know how I would power it and second, I really... Continue reading
Posted Aug 20, 2017 at Along the Right of Way ...
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Milepost 1224 The Allen County Historical Society & Museum is sponsoring a "Ride the Rails" event on Sunday, September 10 of this year. The trips will leave Lincoln Park and travel to Jackson Center then return. They depart at 10:00am,... Continue reading
Posted Aug 17, 2017 at Along the Right of Way ...
Being a movie buff, I am thrilled to literally dive into a bin of discount DVD movies at any store in search of a hard-to-find gem. I know, I know: it's easier to click on an Amazon button and have... Continue reading
Posted Aug 17, 2017 at Schaadt in the Dark
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Milepost 1223 As I write this, the National Train Show is in full swing down in Orlando, Florida. The NTS is part of the NMRA annual convention and is open to the public at the tail end of the convention.... Continue reading
Posted Aug 14, 2017 at Along the Right of Way ...
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Milepost 1222 Since we are talking decals right now, I wanted to share with you another of my "discoveries..." There is little doubt that Dullcote by Testors is considered to be the best sealer for decals. It is ultra flat... Continue reading
Posted Aug 11, 2017 at Along the Right of Way ...
I know how daunting life can be for those who toil in the fast-food industry, having struggled through that job during my younger days. Exactly zero percent appreciation is given to those souls. Yet, during one supper break from work... Continue reading
Posted Aug 10, 2017 at Schaadt in the Dark
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Milepost 1221 If you have been reading my ramblings for any length of time here, you know that from time to time, I'll talk about a particular tool that I've found that is something that I think you should consider... Continue reading
Posted Aug 8, 2017 at Along the Right of Way ...