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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 978 During the recent Fourth of July parade here in Findlay, Dick Romick of the Romick Railway entered his train as one of the units. Now, is this cool or what? Can you imagine at your next family reunion... Continue reading
Posted 16 hours ago at Along the Right of Way ...
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Milepost 977 You know how it is, you go looking for one thing and you find something else. I wanted to share a model railroad video based on the Wheeling & Lake Erie with a friend. While I was looking... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Along the Right of Way ...
Milepost 976 So... what projects are you working on model railroad-wise? Currently, I have three in some stage of construction or planning. From a long time ago, the construction of the Arcadia, Ohio, wooden LE&W tower is in its early... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Along the Right of Way ...
Well, maybe I'm a little rough around the edges Inside a little hollow I get faced with some things sometimes That are so hard to swallow - Tom Petty Still amazed at the continued uproar with the confederate flag. I... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Schaadt in the Dark
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Milepost 975 I have received many very favorable comments about the posts concerning my friend David's great O scale layout which was featured at Mileposts 969 & 970. But one question has come up several times and I'm here to... Continue reading
Posted Jul 20, 2015 at Along the Right of Way ...
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Milepost 974 This is a simple message and a heartfelt plea from me to you... PLEASE do not ignore the flashing lights & crossing arms at a railroad crossing. As far as I know, the trains are undefeated in contests... Continue reading
Posted Jul 17, 2015 at Along the Right of Way ...
And though you came with sword held high/You did not conquer, only die - Procol Harum I expected letters to the editor containing harsh comments and predictions of Armageddon in response to a Supreme Court ruling that same sex marriage... Continue reading
Posted Jul 16, 2015 at Schaadt in the Dark
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Milepost 973 This is a "picture story" that will be pretty easy to understand but does well explain the concept of "getting stuck in the hole," as experienced from time to time by prototype railroaders. One of the places that... Continue reading
Posted Jul 14, 2015 at Along the Right of Way ...
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Milepost 972 If you are using Kadee couplers on your railroad cars, you NEED at least two of these. The new gauge, Kadee #206, is on the left and the older one is on the right. The biggest advantage of... Continue reading
Posted Jul 11, 2015 at Along the Right of Way ...
Why can't we be friends? - War Hate to admit that I wasn't shocked when some New York Knick fans booed its newest member. As a Knick fan myself, I was embarrassed by these alleged fans. The NBA draft recently... Continue reading
Posted Jul 9, 2015 at Schaadt in the Dark
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Milepost 971 One of the NKPHTS members sent the link to this video out to the rest of us as it closely resembles Nickel Plate High Speed Service operations in moving perishable merchandise from the West Coast to eastern markets.... Continue reading
Posted Jul 8, 2015 at Along the Right of Way ...
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Milepost 970 I wanted to share some more photos of my friend David's very large O scale layout with you. Read the previous post (Milepost 969) for more about his layout. Finally, here I am at the throttle of a... Continue reading
Posted Jul 5, 2015 at Along the Right of Way ...
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Milepost 969 For several months, my friend David has been inviting Janet & I to his home for a visit. He is very proud of his O scale Nickel Plate Road themed layout as well he should be. It completely... Continue reading
Posted Jul 2, 2015 at Along the Right of Way ...
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Milepost 968 It was vacation time for the Merkels so we loaded up the flivver and headed east to Central Pennsylvania and my favorite train watching place, Altoona. I also have to admit that we loaded up on peanut butter... Continue reading
Posted Jun 29, 2015 at Along the Right of Way ...
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Milepost 967 My friend Mel recently sent me this very good video of the CSX Intermodal Yard at North Baltimore, Ohio. It was shot in January of this year from a drone. It is indeed, very impressive. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tpi1jswifac ENJOY! dlm Continue reading
Posted Jun 26, 2015 at Along the Right of Way ...
Maybe this will be my year - Train A piece of scrap paper holds my ideas for an upcoming vacation. Some activities that once had been considered have since been crossed off this paper, thanks to the oft-mentioned foot ailment... Continue reading
Posted Jun 25, 2015 at Schaadt in the Dark
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Milepost 966 Here's one that is PERFECT for "transition modelers" like me... a 1950s vintage Dairy Queen! Treat your little plastic people to some great soft serve ice cream on these hot summer nights! This is one of the latest... Continue reading
Posted Jun 23, 2015 at Along the Right of Way ...
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Milepost 965 When people know that you like trains and are interested in most anything railroad-related, they send you all kinds of stuff via email. And so it was when I got this little tid-bit from my friend Rita. It... Continue reading
Posted Jun 20, 2015 at Along the Right of Way ...
it's the same old story, same old song and dance, my friend - Aerosmith As I pen this blog, my Cincinnati Reds are dropping faster than a telemarketer's IQ. My team is 11 games behind in the National League Central... Continue reading
Posted Jun 18, 2015 at Schaadt in the Dark
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Milepost 963 As I was taking the pictures of the O scale refrigerator car that I had repainted & relettered, I realized I hadn't mentioned my new, very inexpensive photo backdrop. It is simply a school project / presentation board.... Continue reading
Posted Jun 17, 2015 at Along the Right of Way ...
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Milepost 962 It seems like I'm signed up for every model retailer's newsletter; I get one almost every day. And, I at least take a look at them to see if there any real specials that deserve further attention. One... Continue reading
Posted Jun 14, 2015 at Along the Right of Way ...
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Milepost 962 (Milepost 961 contains the first part of this two-part post.) After drying it in the paint curing oven for 24 hours, I was ready to paint the car. Since I decided that the underside of the car was... Continue reading
Posted Jun 11, 2015 at Along the Right of Way ...
Don't it always seem to go That you don't know what you've got Till it's gone - Joni Mitchell A foot malady has put play golfing in jeopardy for me this summer. Not that I'm ready to join the PGA... Continue reading
Posted Jun 11, 2015 at Schaadt in the Dark
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Milepost 961 While I have NO INTENTION of "crossing over" to that other popular scale, I did need an O scale car for a friend of mine. Since I wanted to redo the lettering, I was perfectly content to get... Continue reading
Posted Jun 8, 2015 at Along the Right of Way ...
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Milepost 960 All photos ROANOKE TIMES I saw this article on the Roanoke web site and wanted to share a little more information about the 2156 that recently passed through North Findlay. I didn't know that she was nicknamed WARHORSE.... Continue reading
Posted Jun 5, 2015 at Along the Right of Way ...