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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 1110 We still have some paint work to do so let's get that out of the way while we are in the mood. The cupola gets sprayed red like the caboose body then the actual roof gets painted black.... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Along the Right of Way ...
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Milepost 1109 Last time, we cut the car body apart so no it's time to put Humpty-Dumpty back together again. And unlike all of the King's horses and all of the King's men, we can put it together again. OK,... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Along the Right of Way ...
Meanwhile, I ain't a-wastin' time no more - Allman Brothers The unexpected death came with flashing lights. Flashing lights on the face of my alarm clock foretold a problem. A power surge I suspected. But after fiddling with the clock,... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Schaadt in the Dark
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Milepost 1108 OK, get out your straight-edge, your Xacto knife & let's cut up a perfectly good car body! (why is it that THAT sounds perfectly illogical??!?) The technique I like to use to cut apart bodies where I want... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Along the Right of Way ...
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Milepost 1107 Before we get started, I wanted to mention a few items that I felt I had to compromise on. If you look at the two photos above, you will see that the door in the model is more... Continue reading
Posted Aug 19, 2016 at Along the Right of Way ...
Time for/ a cool change - Little River Band Curiosity inside a museum gift shop led me to an unusual purchase. The item in question was a Buddha mini-board that features a small drawing board with a narrow paint brush.... Continue reading
Posted Aug 18, 2016 at Schaadt in the Dark
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Milepost 1106 OK boys & girls, it's time to get out the razor saws and hack up another perfectly good model to build a new one. The goal this time... the caboose pictured above. This "combine caboose" became part of... Continue reading
Posted Aug 16, 2016 at Along the Right of Way ...
Say what??!? You're modeling the Eastern Ohio coal fields and don't plan on running any "large engines??!?" What about the W&LE 2-6-6-2s? I thought you would have a whole fleet of those! :)
Toggle Commented Aug 14, 2016 on Which Way to Go? at Along the Right of Way ...
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Dana, The Company Store is located on the NKPHATS.org web site. I'm not sure but I think it is the second link listed on the left side of the page.
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Milepost 1105 Later on this morning (Saturday), I'll be hopping in a truck and headed for Northwestern Indiana to get the inventory of the NKPHTS Company Store. As of now, I'll be the interim Special Projects Director and the Company... Continue reading
Posted Aug 13, 2016 at Along the Right of Way ...
Sometimes I wonder what I'm a gonna do But there ain't no cure for the summertime blues - Blue Cheer Before this summer vanishes, it's time for a blog of random thoughts. Not that I've run out of ideas, but... Continue reading
Posted Aug 11, 2016 at Schaadt in the Dark
Milepost 1104 This is the last part of a series of three posts dealing with early railroad history in Hancock County. The text comes from an early history of Hancock County which was reprinted by the Hancock County Historical Society... Continue reading
Posted Aug 10, 2016 at Along the Right of Way ...
Milepost 1103 This is the second part of a three-part history of early railroads in Hancock County The Lake Erie & Western was the second railway built through this county. and it is yet the most important road that enters... Continue reading
Posted Aug 7, 2016 at Along the Right of Way ...
Milepost 1102 There has been quite a bit of interest in the history of railroads here in Hancock County so when an in-law loaned me a book of early Hancock County history with several pages of railroad information in it,... Continue reading
Posted Aug 4, 2016 at Along the Right of Way ...
So our fearless members of the Enterprise find themselves stranded on an uncharted planet, their ship badly damaged. That's the start of the movie, "Star Trek Beyond," a continued reboot of the popular TV series and movie franchise. The special... Continue reading
Posted Aug 4, 2016 at Schaadt in the Dark
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Milepost 1101 Now that the old layout is down & out of the way, it's time to give serious consideration as to what the new one will look like. I pretty much know what space I'll have available as the... Continue reading
Posted Aug 1, 2016 at Along the Right of Way ...
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Milepost 1100 When I was getting my 1000 series caboose out of my storage cabinet, I noticed something that was more than a bit disturbing. The decal looked as though it almost came loose from the car! I've had problems... Continue reading
Posted Jul 29, 2016 at Along the Right of Way ...
Hello, it's me I've thought about us for a long, long time Maybe I think too much but something's wrong There's something here that doesn't last too long Maybe I shouldn't think of you as mine - Todd Rundgren So... Continue reading
Posted Jul 28, 2016 at Schaadt in the Dark
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Milepost 1099 We often hear about the relative sizes of the various scales but seldom do we get a chance to actually "see" the difference. That opportunity was presented to me when I got home from the NTS and still... Continue reading
Posted Jul 26, 2016 at Along the Right of Way ...
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Milepost 1098 In preparing for the NKPHTS booth at the NTS, I wanted to have a small display of NKP or related models just to show that there were models for all of the different scales. I had a friend... Continue reading
Posted Jul 23, 2016 at Along the Right of Way ...
Oh, love, you wouldn't lie to me Leading me to feel this way - Boz Scaggs For no good reason, I was tempted to purchase a new automobile. There's nothing wrong with my current six-year-old vehicle that has served me... Continue reading
Posted Jul 21, 2016 at Schaadt in the Dark
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Milepost 1097 Yes, a lit lantern in the hand of the train crewman on the back of a caboose! That is really something. my electronics friend Mel has been at it again. This time, he found some sub-miniature LEDs and... Continue reading
Posted Jul 20, 2016 at Along the Right of Way ...
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Milepost 1096 For those of you who have been around for a while, you know I'm working on a new layout. But first, I had to get rid of the old one. This wasn't an easy decision since both my... Continue reading
Posted Jul 17, 2016 at Along the Right of Way ...
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Milepost 1095 A special thank you to all of you who stopped by our booth at the recent National Train Show in Indianapolis. It was a huge success as we got to meet quite a few members and added a... Continue reading
Posted Jul 14, 2016 at Along the Right of Way ...
Hello, it's me I've thought about us for a long, long time Maybe I think too much but something's wrong There's something here that doesn't last too long Maybe I shouldn't think of you as mine - Todd Rundgren After... Continue reading
Posted Jul 14, 2016 at Schaadt in the Dark