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Courier BlogMaster
Contact online editor Nabil Shaheen at nabilshaheen@thecourier.com if you are interested in blogging for Findlay Publishing Co.
Interests: yoga,fitness,wellness,holistic health, meditation,nature,hiking,white water rafting
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Milepost 868 A little over six weeks ago, the National Train Show was held in Cleveland, Ohio, and I was fortunate enough to attend with several of my model railroad friends. The show is always held as part of the... Continue reading
Posted 11 hours ago at Along the Right of Way ...
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Milepost 867 Recently, I featured a post of a photo by John J. Young, a noted railroad photographer in the Ohio Valley. I received enough comments about him that I thought I'd share some of his other work. While I... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Along the Right of Way ...
Don't dream it's over - Crowded House There I was, planning a few events for a much anticipated Labor Day holiday. A golf outing to end this summer, a cookout and quality porch time. Eagerly anticipated the football season opener... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Schaadt in the Dark
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Milepost 866 It has been rumored for a long time that Carstens Publications has had some serious financial difficulties. If the rumor mill is to be believed, those financial issues have come to a head and the news isn't good... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Along the Right of Way ...
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Milepost 865 Back at Milepost 853 then again at Milepost 857, I told you about the Wheeling & Lake Erie station at Kent, Ohio, being in jeopardy of being torn down and then later, rescued from destruction. A cousin in... Continue reading
Posted Aug 23, 2014 at Along the Right of Way ...
Why do they call it "rush hour" when nothing moves? - Robin Williams Still trying to absord the loss of Robin Williams, who reportedly took his own life in early August. He was one of the few entertainers I looked... Continue reading
Posted Aug 21, 2014 at Schaadt in the Dark
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Milepost 864 This will be a great way to start off a series of posts about the recent National Model Train show that was recently held in Cleveland. The layout is an O scale pike that was on display as... Continue reading
Posted Aug 20, 2014 at Along the Right of Way ...
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Milepost 863 They just keep adding to it... new attractions are featured in this updated video from Germany's Miniatur Wunderland... the worlds largest HO scale layout! https://www.youtube.com/embed/ACkmg3Y64_s?rel= I need to go there someday! :) dlm Continue reading
Posted Aug 17, 2014 at Along the Right of Way ...
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Milepost 862 In my previous post, I mentioned the above caboose and how it caught my eye as being unusual for the Wheeling & Lake Erie. After a little research, I decided that I need to pursue modeling one of... Continue reading
Posted Aug 14, 2014 at Along the Right of Way ...
Recently bought two cool shirts at a city department store and felt pretty good about myself. Until. At the register, a clerk inquired if I wanted to take advantage of the senior citizen discount. What were my options? Lie, since... Continue reading
Posted Aug 14, 2014 at Schaadt in the Dark
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Milepost 861 It always starts out innocent enough... I see a picture and say, "Gee, that's nice..." but after looking more closely, I invariably see something or read something in the caption that just doesn't seem right. Take the above... Continue reading
Posted Aug 11, 2014 at Along the Right of Way ...
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Milepost 860 After my last post about the Stone Viaduct in Bellaire, I thought I'd dig up a few more photos to share with you of the viaduct then and now. I had mentioned in that previous post that the... Continue reading
Posted Aug 8, 2014 at Along the Right of Way ...
Wait a minute honey/ I don't think your joke's too funny - Faces A visit to the cinemas one evening revealed to me a quandary. Bought a ticket to a movie and, while walking to the proper theatre room, I... Continue reading
Posted Aug 7, 2014 at Schaadt in the Dark
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Milepost 859 As mentioned in my previous post, I was recently looking for some photographs and ran across some that I hadn't looked at for quite some time. That brings us to the photo above, taken by J.J. Young many... Continue reading
Posted Aug 5, 2014 at Along the Right of Way ...
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Milepost 858 Back at Milepost 855, I mentioned my old friend Dick Knotts. Recently, I was looking for some other photos and ran across some pictures of his layout that he had sent me so I thought I'd share them... Continue reading
Posted Aug 2, 2014 at Along the Right of Way ...
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Milepost 857 You may recall a few posts back, I commented on the ongoing saga of the W&LE Railroad station in Kent, Ohio, and how it was being threatened with demolition. Well, just a few days ago, I received word... Continue reading
Posted Jul 30, 2014 at Along the Right of Way ...
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Milepost 856 Unless this is among one of your first visits to my little corner of the Internet blogesphere, you know that I have a thing for interlocking towers. Not sure why, but they just are fascinating to me. I've... Continue reading
Posted Jul 27, 2014 at Along the Right of Way ...
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Milepost 855 From time to time, I've mentioned people that I have met in this great hobby. One of those people was certainly Dick Knotts who lived near Washington, DC. Dick was a great modeler and was active in the... Continue reading
Posted Jul 24, 2014 at Along the Right of Way ...
Gas is $4 a gallon? Thanks Obamacare! - Tammy Perhaps I should thank the critics who gave plenty of hate to the movie, "Tammy." I had put off seeing this flick before finally traveling to the cinemas last weekend. I've... Continue reading
Posted Jul 24, 2014 at Schaadt in the Dark
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Milepost 854 Images, NMRA Bulletin Ken Chamberlain has published a series of one-page idea sketches in the NMRA Bulletin for years. I mentioned a few months ago that I had purchased a huge cache of old Bulletins from the NWORRP... Continue reading
Posted Jul 21, 2014 at Along the Right of Way ...
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Milepost 853 The old Wheeling & Lake Erie station in Kent, Ohio, is being threatened with demolition if some interested partiy or parties don't step forward to save it. This editiorial recently appeared in the Kent Record-Courier; as a railfan... Continue reading
Posted Jul 18, 2014 at Along the Right of Way ...
Don't usually leap into religious topics, but a recent Letter to the Editor drew my attention ... and ire. One Dear Reader disliked a story of ours about a new, "seeker-friendly church" at the Findlay Village Mall. Despite her claim... Continue reading
Posted Jul 17, 2014 at Schaadt in the Dark
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Milepost 852 In a previous post, I mentioned picking up an old Revell Interlocking Tower to add to my collection of similar buildings. A bonus on the inside was an advertising sheet showing some of the other various HO scale... Continue reading
Posted Jul 15, 2014 at Along the Right of Way ...
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Milepost 851 OK, take a look at the photo above and see if you recognize the building in it. It's a model railroad classic and has been around for a long time. Does this image help any? Give up? It... Continue reading
Posted Jul 12, 2014 at Along the Right of Way ...
What's the point of being an outlaw if you've got responsibilities? - Jesse Pinkman I've kept a dark secret for weeks. Didn't tell a soul. Always wanted to watch "Breaking Bad," an award-winning series that appeared on AMC a few... Continue reading
Posted Jul 10, 2014 at Schaadt in the Dark