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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 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 yesterday 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
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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 2 days ago 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 4 days ago at Along the Right of Way ...
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Milepost 902 As can bee seen in this map sketch from an old article in THE COURIER, there was quite a bit of railroad activity in Hancock County back in the heyday of railroading. And, for those of you who... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Along the Right of Way ...
I've got no time for you right now Don't bother me - the Beatles The irony wasn't lost on me after receiving multiple, unwelcome telephone solicitation calls ... from my telephone company. Seems they wanted to sell me a package... Continue reading
Posted Dec 11, 2014 at Schaadt in the Dark
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Milepost 901 I may be going about this backwards, but in my review of the NKP Rulebook that I mentioned a while ago, the first few pages are dedicated to General Rules. I'm listing them here last but perhaps they... Continue reading
Posted Dec 10, 2014 at Along the Right of Way ...
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Milepost 900 I was given some very interesting information about the Age of Steam Roundhouse located in Eastern Ohio. The pictures and building data was provided by AoS so I thought I would share it here. Click on the above... Continue reading
Posted Dec 7, 2014 at Along the Right of Way ...
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Milepost 899 Quite some time ago, I had mentioned here that I was looking for photos of the railroad station at Leipsic, Ohio. It was originally built by the Cincinnati, Hamilton & Dayton Railroad as a joint station to be... Continue reading
Posted Dec 4, 2014 at Along the Right of Way ...
Before the Black Friday shopping madness, I bought a new microwave to replace my ancient model. Inside a department store I was met with a wall of microwaves with various sizes, options and prices. Some were small, intended for college... Continue reading
Posted Dec 4, 2014 at Schaadt in the Dark
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Milepost 898 This project started a long time ago when there was a post in the NKP Modelers' Group asking if anyone knew anything about Marathon delivery trucks from the 1950s. Well, since I live in Findlay at the home... Continue reading
Posted Dec 1, 2014 at Along the Right of Way ...
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Milepost 897 You may recall a few months ago or maybe even a few years ago, I had completed some Nickel Plate boxcars and when the decals were dry, there was a "silvery" look to them. Upon inquiry, I found... Continue reading
Posted Nov 28, 2014 at Along the Right of Way ...
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Milepost 896 Thanksgiving marks the beginning of the holiday season as it is usually the time when we begin to think about the big celebrations of Christmas and welcoming in the new year on January 1. But hopefully it means... Continue reading
Posted Nov 25, 2014 at Along the Right of Way ...
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Milepost 895 I mentioned in my last post seeing some very nice models displayed at the recent NKPHTS Convention in Canton, Ohio. This post shows some additional models that were on display. I hate to admit it but I'm not... Continue reading
Posted Nov 22, 2014 at Along the Right of Way ...
I don't know what to say about it, When all you ears have turned away, But now's the time to look and look again at what you see, Is that the way it ought to stay? - Led Zeppelin I... Continue reading
Posted Nov 20, 2014 at Schaadt in the Dark
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Milepost 894 One of the things that I look forward to when I attend the Nickel Plate Historical & Technical Society Conventions is the handywork of fellow Nickel Plate modelers. The Soceity recently held their annual convention in Canton, Ohio,... Continue reading
Posted Nov 19, 2014 at Along the Right of Way ...
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Milepost 893 Those of us who are interested in railroading from the 1950s and earlier know about railroad lanterns. The lantern was "the" source of light for a train crewman on the ground at night and it was also an... Continue reading
Posted Nov 16, 2014 at Along the Right of Way ...
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Milepost 892 The neat thing about pursuing some of these unique little car projects is that you end up with something that few other people have. It certainly isn't some RTR, off the shelf piece of rolling stock and it... Continue reading
Posted Nov 13, 2014 at Along the Right of Way ...
Hate to admit this, but I was bracing for the worse when my Ohio State Buckeyes paid a visit last Saturday to the home of the eighth ranked Michigan State Spartans. The Spartans had momentum and defense that was tougher... Continue reading
Posted Nov 13, 2014 at Schaadt in the Dark
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Milepost 891 From time to time, I like to share some workbench tips that I've either read about or created myself. So today, I'm sharing my Super Glue holder. I found that if I stored the tubes upright, they were... Continue reading
Posted Nov 10, 2014 at Along the Right of Way ...
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Milepost 890 Have you ever had one of thise periods in time where you just couldn't motivate yourself to get anything done? Maybe it's the changing weather or even the changing from Daylight back to standard time, but for some... Continue reading
Posted Nov 7, 2014 at Along the Right of Way ...
Everything has a price - Vincent Bill Murray is one of those rare actors who seems to work effortlessly in a movie. Such is the case his lead role of "St.Vincent," a film that I enjoyed. His character, Vincent, is... Continue reading
Posted Nov 6, 2014 at Schaadt in the Dark
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Milepost 889 A while ago, I mentioned digging out my NKP Rulebook and have shared some of the contents here with you. I plan to share more over the next few weeks but thought this particular section was "interesting." Back... Continue reading
Posted Nov 4, 2014 at Along the Right of Way ...
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Milepost 888 My friend Paul sent me the picture in the previous post of the diner made from the cab & front hood of a diesel locomotive. In a follow-up email, he suggested that "maybe" someone could do something like... Continue reading
Posted Nov 1, 2014 at Along the Right of Way ...
Workin' on mysteries without any clues Workin' on our night moves - Bob Seger Fogged-up windows, apparently, are a giveaway for borderline criminal activity in our fair county. According to the public records docket, authorities have been kept busy with,... Continue reading
Posted Oct 30, 2014 at Schaadt in the Dark