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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 1071 Yes, indeed, there was such a line. I hadn't heard about it but a friend shared a photo he had grabbed off of Ebay of an old Ohio River Railroad short boxcar. The picture was dated around the... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Along the Right of Way ...
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Milepost 1070 Yes! The days are getting longer and the temperatures are warming up. It's time to grab the Nikon and head trackside to see what is going on and to see what I've missed for the past few months.... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Along the Right of Way ...
I only want to see you Laughing in the purple rain - Prince Sad news met me at work last week when I learned that rock star Prince had passed away at the age of 57. Able to play several... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Schaadt in the Dark
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Milepost 1069 In my previous post, I talked about kit manufacturers recycling certain kit parts to make different looking buildings. This happens all of the time in the real world and today, I wanted to mention a perfect example of... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Along the Right of Way ...
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Milepost 1068 I was reading a piece the other day that talked about how a local group in Bluffton, Ohio, had purchased the old railroad station and moved it to a new location to use for their group's meeting place.... Continue reading
Posted Apr 24, 2016 at Along the Right of Way ...
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Milepost 1067 A couple of the funkier train cars that I found on the old layout when I was moving things around were this wooden-floored flat car and the blacksmith's forge car shown below. The thing that makes this flat... Continue reading
Posted Apr 21, 2016 at Along the Right of Way ...
Somebody needs to know the time, glad that I'm here - the Beatles Last fall, the search was in full swing to buy my first smartphone so I could become a modern person. At the time I swore that I... Continue reading
Posted Apr 21, 2016 at Schaadt in the Dark
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Milepost 1066 Every once in a while, you get some info that isn't right... but before you know that it is wrong, you act on it and then, after the damage is done, you realize that your actions were incorrect.... Continue reading
Posted Apr 18, 2016 at Along the Right of Way ...
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Milepost 1065 "Crack the toughest nut first..." was a favorite saying of a friend of mine from college. We worked together on the campus crew one summer and did a lot of tough, dirty work that no one else seemed... Continue reading
Posted Apr 15, 2016 at Along the Right of Way ...
For me, a memorable moment in HBO's hit series, "The Sopranos" was when mob boss Tony Soprano was in a nice restaurant with a friend. At a nearby table, a young male on a date was wearing a ball cap,... Continue reading
Posted Apr 14, 2016 at Schaadt in the Dark
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Milepost 1064 Now, everyone likes a good story and this certainly is one so let's get started with just how the fence pictured above actually came into being. It is said that the difference between a Northern tale and a... Continue reading
Posted Apr 12, 2016 at Along the Right of Way ...
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Milepost 1063 It was quite the shock on Tuesday of this week when I learned that my friend and fellow NKPHTS member Bill Quick had passed away suddenly. He was visiting with family in Virginia, complained of not feeling well... Continue reading
Posted Apr 9, 2016 at Along the Right of Way ...
So my advice to you is not to take advice From the dealers who are handin' out the cards - Graham Nash So this boyfriend and girlfriend had been living together for 10 years when the topic of dividing the... Continue reading
Posted Apr 7, 2016 at Schaadt in the Dark
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Milepost 1062 Probably about 45-50 years ago, right here in Findlay, Ohio, there was a potato chip company called Tasty Taters. Now, Tasty Taters were "the" chip to eat in town. They had quite the following. In fact, when people... Continue reading
Posted Apr 6, 2016 at Along the Right of Way ...
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Milepost 1061 My new Marathon / Ohio Oil Company tank trucks arrived in the mail recently. As is the case with most all Classic Metal Works models, they came without the mirrors installed. I won't add them until I'm ready... Continue reading
Posted Apr 3, 2016 at Along the Right of Way ...
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Milepost 1060 You learn something every day... I had noticed a long time ago that this particular tank car had the older Marathon / Ohio Oil Company Greek runner logo and the Marathon brand name on it. But it wasn't... Continue reading
Posted Mar 31, 2016 at Along the Right of Way ...
Knee-deep in the hoopla, sinking in your fight - Jefferson Starship Once there was a time that I looked forward to the joy that was NCAA college basketball March Madness. I would remove the NCAA bracket sheet stapled in my... Continue reading
Posted Mar 31, 2016 at Schaadt in the Dark
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Milepost 1059 A couple of weeks ago, I tore up the track from the "old" layout so that I would have a place to put all of the buildings & other things that I wanted to save from my current... Continue reading
Posted Mar 28, 2016 at Along the Right of Way ...
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Milepost 1058 You may remember some time ago that I shared photos of a Marathon/Ohio Oil tank truck that I had researched & lettered for my friend Tony. Well, I also sent the photos to the manufacturer of the vehicle... Continue reading
Posted Mar 25, 2016 at Along the Right of Way ...
I want to be elected -- Alice Cooper Sitting at my desk on Election Night, awaiting election results from area counties, an odd thought crossed my mind. Seemed unusual that two candidates would run for the office of county recorder.... Continue reading
Posted Mar 24, 2016 at Schaadt in the Dark
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Milepost 1057 I recently saw a photo that was taken at night using only the light emitted by a pair of red signals. Hmmm... well, one of my favorite train watching locations has a pair of signals pointed to the... Continue reading
Posted Mar 22, 2016 at Along the Right of Way ...
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Milepost 1056 NEWS RELEASE February 12, 2016 HO scale Nickel Plate Road tri-level auto rack kit The Nickel Plate Road Historical & Technical Society (nkphts.org, P.O. Box 9, North Hampton, OH 45349-0009) has launched a Model of the Year program.... Continue reading
Posted Mar 19, 2016 at Along the Right of Way ...
With every mistake/ We must surely be learning - the Beatles So it happened one evening after watching a TV show I had taped on my VHS machine. OK, OK. So I'm the last person on this planet who actually... Continue reading
Posted Mar 17, 2016 at Schaadt in the Dark
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Milepost 1055 While I'm not completely sure, I believe the above building was called Perry Shibble Produce, a neat little play on words. It was built from two of the old Brewery kits which were also done by AHM, IHC,... Continue reading
Posted Mar 16, 2016 at Along the Right of Way ...
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Milepost 1054 In one final post after this one, I'll mention two more Art Curren kitbashes but I wanted to give this one its due. It is my all-time favorite, Gambol, Waite & hope. I mentioned earlier how art would... Continue reading
Posted Mar 13, 2016 at Along the Right of Way ...