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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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And someone saved my life tonight sugar bear You almost had your hooks in me didn't you dear You nearly had me roped and tied - Elton John There was much blame to distribute during my dilemma. See, there was... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Schaadt in the Dark
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Milepost 1214 Once again, heavy rains and saturated ground has led to serious flooding in Findlay. We were "treated" to upwards of FIVE INCHES of rain last Wednesday night/Thursday morning which sent the already swollen Blanchard River out of its... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Along the Right of Way ...
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Milepost 1213 I mentioned in my previous post that while we were on the White Pass & Yukon Railroad in Skagway that the fog & clouds were pretty thick. I was able to take this photo which does look like... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Along the Right of Way ...
"I'm a driver." "Like a chauffer?" "I hope not." Is the film "Baby Driver" as good as the positive buzz that it has received? Yes! The opening sequence jolts you with a car chase that may leave you breathless. In... Continue reading
Posted Jul 13, 2017 at Schaadt in the Dark
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Milepost 1212 Yes, after a two-week hiatus, I'm back and do have some new things to share with you all here. We were on another trip to Alaska and common sense dictates that one doesn't alert the entire world by... Continue reading
Posted Jul 12, 2017 at Along the Right of Way ...
Jillian Holtzmann: [eating Pringles chips from the can] Just try saying no to these salty parabolas! - from the 2016 Ghostbusters. A week vacation afforded me time to catch up on movies. Saw some decent flicks. "Guardians of the Galaxy... Continue reading
Posted Jul 6, 2017 at Schaadt in the Dark
Who are you? Who? Who? Who? Who? - the Who Strolling through a Columbus mall, I happened across a Disney store. Immediately I knew I must enter this shop and find a Donald Duck doll for my nephew. From what... Continue reading
Posted Jun 29, 2017 at Schaadt in the Dark
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Milepost 1211 It's summer and I've noticed that readership has slacked off a bit now that it's summer time so I'm going to take a short break from my computer and writing here to attend to a few other important... Continue reading
Posted Jun 27, 2017 at Along the Right of Way ...
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Milepost 1210 It's been almost a year since Mrs. M. and I tore out the old layout. Hard to believe that, but a lot has happened since then. The old stuff was hauled away and work began immediately on a... Continue reading
Posted Jun 24, 2017 at Along the Right of Way ...
Baby you can't drive my car - with apologies to the Beatles I've been stressed. You see, my car is silver in color, shale silver metallic, to be exact. There are many other cars in the parking lot here at... Continue reading
Posted Jun 22, 2017 at Schaadt in the Dark
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Milepost 1209 Mr. Maddox was here the other day and as soon as he came into the house, he went straight to my computer, leaned on the chair and simply said, "Trains!" Watching trains on youtube seems to be one... Continue reading
Posted Jun 21, 2017 at Along the Right of Way ...
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Milepost 1208 Like many of you, I'm signed up with many of the major manufacturers of model railroad products to keep abreast of their latest offerings. So it was no surprise when I received an email from Broadway Limited Imports... Continue reading
Posted Jun 18, 2017 at Along the Right of Way ...
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Milepost 1207 With all of my carrying on about kitbashing & scratchbuilding, I've failed to really mention one of my "partners" in this process, Tichy Train Group. I'm not sure how long they have been in business but Tichy has... Continue reading
Posted Jun 15, 2017 at Along the Right of Way ...
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Milepost 1206 With my recent emphasis on MoW cars, I kinda/sorta forgot about some of the other uses of the Nickel Plate's older wooden boxcars. So, the other day when I was rummaging around looking for something else, I ran... Continue reading
Posted Jun 12, 2017 at Along the Right of Way ...
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Milepost 1205 About once a year, my friend Denny and his brother John load up their trick and makes their annual pilgrimage to their favorite train watching spots in Ohio. These spots include Fostoria, Bellevue and Berea among others. And,... Continue reading
Posted Jun 9, 2017 at Along the Right of Way ...
And you can send me dead flowers every morning Send me dead flowers by the mail Send me dead flowers to my wedding And I won't forget to put roses on your grave - Rolling Stones As I've said, patience... Continue reading
Posted Jun 8, 2017 at Schaadt in the Dark
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Milepost 1204 I don't know about you but my modeling seems to go in phases. For a while, I'll be building structure kits then maybe move to some trackside accessories. Since the layout construction is currently on hold, I've been... Continue reading
Posted Jun 6, 2017 at Along the Right of Way ...
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Milepost 1203 Back at Milepost 1200, I mentioned that I had been in Fostoria train watching with Mr. Maddox and that the Iron Triangle Railroad Park was to get an ex-B&O bay window caboose. This past Saturday, I was there... Continue reading
Posted Jun 3, 2017 at Along the Right of Way ...
Nobody believes what you say It's just your jive talkin' That gets in the way - Bee Gees So what is the limit of the freedom expression? To be sure, free speech is vital to a democracy, but are we... Continue reading
Posted Jun 1, 2017 at Schaadt in the Dark
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Milepost 1202 Athearn has just announced a new run of their wooden reefers as part of their Roundhouse line and included therein is a new paint scheme for the GARX reefers that were in dedicated Nickel Plate service. My friends... Continue reading
Posted May 31, 2017 at Along the Right of Way ...
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Milepost 1201 It was a really nice day when we picked up Mr. Maddox from his house so I told Mrs. M. that we should go train watching. Our daughter needed to get a few things done and we hadn't... Continue reading
Posted May 28, 2017 at Along the Right of Way ...
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Milepost 1200 A recent trip to Fostoria gave cause to stop at the Iron Triangle Rail Park. There I noticed that the "new" caboose that the organization had recently purchased was sitting there ready to be loaded onto the track... Continue reading
Posted May 25, 2017 at Along the Right of Way ...
Working my way back to you, babe, with a burning love inside - the Spinners "Ambitious" is not a word that I would use to describe me. The last two springs I have been derelict in planting seeds in my... Continue reading
Posted May 25, 2017 at Schaadt in the Dark
Thanks for sharing. Somewhere on my workbench, I have one of those very small Xacto hammers that fits into their large handle. You are right; something like that comes in handy once in a while.
Toggle Commented May 23, 2017 on Favorite Tool? at Along the Right of Way ...
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Milepost 1199 So... what is your favorite modeling tool? Well, if not your favorite, what tool or tools have you had the longest that you still keep around the workbench and use? This thought crossed my mind because a couple... Continue reading
Posted May 22, 2017 at Along the Right of Way ...