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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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Hit me with your best shot Fire away - Pat Benatar Last April the K.C. Royals and Oakland As got into a big altercation on the baseball field after one pitcher plunked a batter. Both benches emptied, punches were tossed... Continue reading
Posted 7 hours ago at Schaadt in the Dark
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Milepost 957 Funny how some things get started with just an off-hand, casual remark... It was Sunday afternoon, Mothers' Day, and I was just kind of kicked back, relaxing after a very enjoyable dinner with my wife and our family.... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Along the Right of Way ...
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Milepost 956 Well, not quite. During a recent train watching trip, I caught these cars attached to the end of an eastbound CSX freight. I suppose that you "could" call them passenger cars but commuter cars would be a much... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Along the Right of Way ...
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Milepost 955 Sometimes the simplest fix is the best. That's what I learned when I was updating my recent train show purchase (Milepost 947). After removing the cast-on couplers from the freight car trucks, I added offset shank couplers because... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Along the Right of Way ...
There's a hole/ In my life - the Police Was hard for me stay mad at David Letterman, even if he didn't show up at Bowling Green State University where I was a student for an anticipated stand-up comedy concert.... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Schaadt in the Dark
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Milepost 954 Let's face it; we are surrounded by a wireless world. Our phones are wireless, our computers & printers are wireless... we are even talking about wireless (driverless) vehicles on our roads some day. But are we really ready... Continue reading
Posted May 18, 2015 at Along the Right of Way ...
Milepost 953 From time to time, you have allowed me to share some things going on in my personal life that are important to me and today is one of those days. If all goes well, Janet & I will... Continue reading
Posted May 15, 2015 at Along the Right of Way ...
Ran across a story that listed the eight greatest albums of music for the ages. An easy way to start a fierce debate, right? For starters, why eight records? Why not 10? Anyway, I couldn't argue with offerings from the... Continue reading
Posted May 14, 2015 at Schaadt in the Dark
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Milepost 952 Well, it would appear that winter has given way to summer (not sure where spring went) so we have been out doing some train watching. And, when I find something interesting, I do like to share... which brings... Continue reading
Posted May 12, 2015 at Along the Right of Way ...
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Milepost 951 This is simply unbelievable! During a recent storm in Jefferson Parish, Louisiana, a string of train cars gets blown off of a high-level bridge. http://www.cnn.com/videos/us/2015/04/28/vo-train-falls-off-huey-p-long-bridge.wgno dlm Continue reading
Posted May 9, 2015 at Along the Right of Way ...
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Milepost 950 As I have mentioned here several times over the past few years, one of the greatest & most well known model railroads ever built was the Gorre & Daphetid Railroad built by John Allen. John was a real... Continue reading
Posted May 6, 2015 at Along the Right of Way ...
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Milepost 949 If you have been a reader of my musings for long, you know that I've had a working ALPS printer for several years. And, with that, I can print my own decals. So I'm constantly on the lookout... Continue reading
Posted May 3, 2015 at Along the Right of Way ...
Shout/ Shout/ Let it all out These are things I can do without - Tears for Fear My purchase of a cool Cincinnati Reds' jacket is on hold for now, thanks to a profane tirade by its manager. Reds' skipper... Continue reading
Posted Apr 30, 2015 at Schaadt in the Dark
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Milepost 948 This little gem was forwarded to me by one of my railroad friends. It looks like a GREAT way to travel to Washington, D.C. for the nation's birthday! You can read all about it here: Download 20thCentury This... Continue reading
Posted Apr 30, 2015 at Along the Right of Way ...
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Milepost 947 I mentioned a couple of miles back that I got a nice collection of older covered hopper cars at a recent train show. These cars seem to have a lot of detail for no more than I paid... Continue reading
Posted Apr 27, 2015 at Along the Right of Way ...
Perhaps there can be too much of a good thing. That was my dilemma after winning a prize at a recent raffle. First, I rarely win anything, such as a lottery. (My chances would greatly improve if I actually started... Continue reading
Posted Apr 23, 2015 at Schaadt in the Dark
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Milepost 945 A few days ago, I attended the model railroad show held down in Bucyrus, Ohio, with my friend Mike. There's a club in Bucyrus that has a very nice layout in one of the fairgrounds buildings and one... Continue reading
Posted Apr 21, 2015 at Along the Right of Way ...
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Milepost 944 I’ve been working on this project for quite some time. I've recounted some of my trials and tribulations along the way. First, it was find a tri-level auto rack from Accurail. Then it was find some autos to... Continue reading
Posted Apr 18, 2015 at Along the Right of Way ...
There are no two words in the English language more harmful than 'good job' - Terence Fletcher Absorbing. Intense. Recently had the opportunity to see "Whiplash," a movie which rightly gave an Oscar to J. K. Simmons as a relentless... Continue reading
Posted Apr 16, 2015 at Schaadt in the Dark
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Milepost 943 There are two characteristics that all women say that all men have... we see no need to ask for directions and we won't read instructions! Well, there are times when I unfortunately fall into that category... especially the... Continue reading
Posted Apr 15, 2015 at Along the Right of Way ...
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Milepost 946 Traditionally, Monday afternoons & evenings have been slow but for some reason, on the afternoon & evening of Monday, April 6, things were super busy. We were track-side for about three and a half hours and saw 13... Continue reading
Posted Apr 13, 2015 at Along the Right of Way ...
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Milepost 942 Some really exciting developments in 3D printing are being "brought to light." If you are like me and think that this has a real future in model railroading, you may very well enjoy watching this video... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ihR9SX7dgRo It... Continue reading
Posted Apr 12, 2015 at Along the Right of Way ...
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Milepost 941 "The number to call is BR-549..." That was Junior Samples' line on the old TV show "Hee-Haw" when he was going to talk about his mythical used car lot. You may remember back in January, I mentioned that... Continue reading
Posted Apr 9, 2015 at Along the Right of Way ...
Chief Deputy Art Mullen: Someone in Harlan is going into the meth business in a big way. Raylan Givens: Or the folks in Harlan are really, really congested. After six riveting seasons, the FX television series, "Justified," prepares to end.... Continue reading
Posted Apr 9, 2015 at Schaadt in the Dark
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Milepost 940 In a day and age where many hobby shops are closing, it was nice to see a new one opening up. We were headed down to Sugarcreek, Ohio, to have dinner with some of my cousins and Janet... Continue reading
Posted Apr 6, 2015 at Along the Right of Way ...