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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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Clearly you came from another planet to tidy up ours - Oscar Madison Got excited when the news was announced that "The Odd Couple" would be brought back this year on CBS. Of course, comparisons would be made to the... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Schaadt in the Dark
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Milepost 929 I was looking for one thing and found something else. The other day, I was doing a web search and ran across this site that has all of the instruction sheets for the old Roundhouse/MDC "3-in-1 kits" that... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Along the Right of Way ...
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Milepost 928 Since the painting was done and the rigging completed, I was in the home stretch of this project. Decaling was next so I sprayed the cab very lightly with some gloss clear spray. I've learned that a glossy... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Along the Right of Way ...
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Milepost 927 I mentioned last time that the weight of the rigging was causing the thread to sag and actually pulling the vertical tower back to the point where it would fall down onto the cab. This wouldn't do but... Continue reading
Posted Feb 26, 2015 at Along the Right of Way ...
I can't get to sleep I think about the implications Of diving in too deep And possibly the complications - Men at Work Been following this controversy about a recovery house being considered for women. Guess some near Greendale Avenue... Continue reading
Posted Feb 26, 2015 at Schaadt in the Dark
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Milepost 926 After the construction part was completed, it is on to the paint shop. Since the last time, I also added the rigging & the line for the driving weight. Painting turned out to be a bit of a... Continue reading
Posted Feb 23, 2015 at Along the Right of Way ...
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Milepost 925 Many of you are probably wondering how I built the hinge that allows the vertical boom to go up and down. Well, thanks to Evergreen Styrene, this is pretty easy to do. They make about six different sizes... Continue reading
Posted Feb 20, 2015 at Along the Right of Way ...
I know. Eerie, right? - Saul Goodman, upon finding two skateboarder friends at a skate park Why should we pull for a shady lawyer who is down on his luck and down to his last dime? Do we care his... Continue reading
Posted Feb 19, 2015 at Schaadt in the Dark
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Milepost 924 After I saw my friend Paul's pile driver, I knew it would only be a matter of time before I had to build one of my own. After all, I had squirreled away an old Tyco crane &... Continue reading
Posted Feb 17, 2015 at Along the Right of Way ...
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Milepost 923 My friend Denny sent me this video of some SERIOUS snow plowing on the Canadian National. ENJOY! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yja2VmZOfdA&feature=youtu.be And... don't forget it's Valentine's Day! Maybe a little something for your better half will pay big dividends the next... Continue reading
Posted Feb 14, 2015 at Along the Right of Way ...
I'll be the roundabout The words will make you out 'n' out I spend the day your way - Yes The only constant, they tell us, is change. Dunno who dropped that pearl of wisdom, but this feels true. Recently... Continue reading
Posted Feb 12, 2015 at Schaadt in the Dark
Milepost 922 In past posts, I have hinted at the possible rebuilding of my current layout. The current one has served me well but it has some flaws. I feel kind of like the people who build their own homes;... Continue reading
Posted Feb 11, 2015 at Along the Right of Way ...
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Milepost 921 OK, OK... it's another signal tower or interlocking tower. But you KNOW how much I like the things so just permit me one of my little pleasures. :) This one in particular is very unique. It is an... Continue reading
Posted Feb 8, 2015 at Along the Right of Way ...
They hate us because they ain't us - Dave Skylark Being an intrepid blogger, I recently traveled outside Hancock County so that I could view the controversial, topical film, "The Interview." After all, many news outlets had covered the turmoil... Continue reading
Posted Feb 5, 2015 at Schaadt in the Dark
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Milepost 920 When my wife & I first started dating and she got her first teaching position in Mt. Blanchard, I can remember going to the school with her for various reasons. Up in the principal's office, there was a... Continue reading
Posted Feb 5, 2015 at Along the Right of Way ...
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Milepost 919 I received this from a friend of mine who I have known for over fifteen years. We worked together and became friends; she's like the sister I never had. Anyway, this is a little off of the beaten... Continue reading
Posted Feb 2, 2015 at Along the Right of Way ...
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Milepost 918 In a recent roundtable discussion (via email), the Pirates ware talking about a variety of subjects. One of the Pirates, Kyle, shared a couple of pictures of some Archbar trucks that he had printed with a 5'2" wheelbase.... Continue reading
Posted Jan 30, 2015 at Along the Right of Way ...
We gotta get out of this place If it's the last thing we ever do We gotta get out of this place 'cause girl, there's a better life for me and you - Eric Burdon and the Animals As a... Continue reading
Posted Jan 29, 2015 at Schaadt in the Dark
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Milepost 917 When I think of the Nickel Plate Road, I really don't think of the modern era of railroading. "Back then," there were no Hi-cubes, no double-stacked container cars and really, not much in the way of unit trains... Continue reading
Posted Jan 27, 2015 at Along the Right of Way ...
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Milepost 916 Like a lot of model railroaders, I'm a member of various Yahoo groups that feature news & other goodies about other railroads. One of the more active groups is the Baltimore & Ohio group and that group is... Continue reading
Posted Jan 24, 2015 at Along the Right of Way ...
Raylan Givens: I think the question you should ask is whether I care if you ride out of here cuffed in the back of my car or get carried out of here in a coroner's bag. The answer is me... Continue reading
Posted Jan 22, 2015 at Schaadt in the Dark
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Milepost 915 Back at Milepost 911, I shared with you a couple of photos from a friend that showed the old wooden interlocking tower in Arcadia, Ohio. Well, you know me & interlocking towers... besides, this one looks like an... Continue reading
Posted Jan 21, 2015 at Along the Right of Way ...
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Milepost 914 Back at Milepost 902 (December 13), I had posted a sketch of Hancock County and some of the old railroads that traveled through the area. I got a nice note from a reader with some additional details about... Continue reading
Posted Jan 18, 2015 at Along the Right of Way ...
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Milepost 913 As I have shared so many times in the past, it is really great to have a small circle of modeling friends to mutually share work with. From time to time, I've talked about the Pirates, a group... Continue reading
Posted Jan 15, 2015 at Along the Right of Way ...
When one editor asked if I was taking last Monday off to watch my Ohio State Buckeyes play for the top prize, suspicion grew. Did he want me gone for that day, or, as a general rule, gone most days?... Continue reading
Posted Jan 15, 2015 at Schaadt in the Dark