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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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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 18 hours ago 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 2 days ago 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 5 days ago 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 7 days ago 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
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Milepost 912 OK, let's face it; it has happened to all of us at one time or another. Your well-meaning & lovely Aunt Myrtle just "had" to get you something for your layout but it flat-out doesn't "fit" with what... Continue reading
Posted Jan 12, 2015 at Along the Right of Way ...
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Milepost 911 Quite some time ago in one of my posts, I mentioned the things that are in photos that are not the main subject matter. I shared a photo of an NKP caboose with no cupola that was caught... Continue reading
Posted Jan 9, 2015 at Along the Right of Way ...
I'll give you all I've got to give If you say you love me too I may not have a lot to give But what I've got I'll give to you - the Beatles It scares me when I arrive... Continue reading
Posted Jan 8, 2015 at Schaadt in the Dark
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Milepost 910 Back at Milepost 898, I told about doing some research into what Marathon (Ohio Oil back then) delivery trucks looked like back in the 1950s. After completing the truck, I sent it to my NKPHTS acquaintance Tony Koester... Continue reading
Posted Jan 6, 2015 at Along the Right of Way ...
I think some of these Bud commercial spoofs are really pretty good and well done. :)
Toggle Commented Jan 6, 2015 on "This One's for US!" at Along the Right of Way ...
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When I first designed the layout, neither one of us thought anything at all of the duck-under. But then, we got older and that layout seemed to get closer to the floor. I even raised it about six inches but that still isn't enough. I also have a few places where I really can't easily get to it to work. Of course, that is where I have a bad switch and occasional derailments. It figures...
Toggle Commented Jan 6, 2015 on Happy New Year! at Along the Right of Way ...
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Yes, Coleman's would be a good choice. They do make a "Do it Yourself" version but I'm not sure how that works.
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Milepost 909 (Click on image to see animation.) While it is always fun to receive presents during the Christmas season, I have also found that I really enjoy giving things to people that I think they will like but for... Continue reading
Posted Jan 3, 2015 at Along the Right of Way ...
Here I sit, the Tuesday before Christmas, wondering what Santa will bring. What I wish for is an Ohio State victory over Alabama tonight to advance to the NCAA football championship. I can dream of a victory over powerhouse Crimson... Continue reading
Posted Jan 1, 2015 at Schaadt in the Dark
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Milepost 908 Another year has come and gone. Hopefully, we have all had an opportunity to do at least some of the things that we want to do for our model railroad hobby. I had hoped to get the layout... Continue reading
Posted Dec 31, 2014 at Along the Right of Way ...
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Milepost 907 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z-PyFAfA7JI&sns=em I hope I haven't shared this one previously... :) dlm Continue reading
Posted Dec 28, 2014 at Along the Right of Way ...
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Milepost 906 Christmas Day has arrived! I do hope that you all got a little something for your model trains or perhaps that railroad book you have had your eye on. Whatever you had hoped for, I do hope that... Continue reading
Posted Dec 25, 2014 at Along the Right of Way ...
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Milepost 905 When I was very young, my one grandmother lived about two hours away and we didn't get to see her all that often. So Mom would help us write a "Letter to Santa" so that she would know... Continue reading
Posted Dec 22, 2014 at Along the Right of Way ...
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Milepost 904 We had Janet's family's Thanksgiving celebration on the Sunday after Thanksgiving. After being married to her for 40+ years, her family knows of my interest in trains and most anything railroad related. So it was with a little... Continue reading
Posted Dec 19, 2014 at Along the Right of Way ...
I'm guessing that the brick tower was built at a later date; perhaps the mechanism of an interlocking needed a larger housing... dlm
Toggle Commented Dec 18, 2014 on Persistance Pays Off! at Along the Right of Way ...
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Can't recall when I first noticed this peculiar late-night TV talk show host staring into the camera. This Scot was standing way too close to the camera. I was intrigued. My late night television habit had included watching David Letterman... Continue reading
Posted Dec 18, 2014 at Schaadt in the Dark
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Milepost 903 Tony was very pleased with the Marathon delivery tryck I sent him. You may recall that back at Milepost 898, I told you about doing the research for and then creating the artwork for the truck. I sent... Continue reading
Posted Dec 16, 2014 at Along the Right of Way ...