720 Charleston, I;;_. 1955 Grigg
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 it to him since he was the person [...]
Tue, Dec 16, 2014
Source: Right of Way
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 are "locals," there are quite a few towns shown [...]
Sat, Dec 13, 2014
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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 of phone and TV services, for a special price. I [...]
Thu, Dec 11, 2014
Source: Schaadt in the Dark
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 should have been first. Anyway, I hope [...]
Wed, Dec 10, 2014
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Aos Aerial
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 image for a larger version. The roundhouse [...]
Sun, Dec 07, 2014
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NKP Leipsic Station East
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 shared with the NKP. I'm a [...]
Thu, Dec 04, 2014
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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 dorms, perhaps. Over-the-counter ovens were available, along with counter-top microwaves. The kind sales [...]
Thu, Dec 04, 2014
Source: Schaadt in the Dark
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 of the Marathon Petroleum Company, it seemed like it [...]
Mon, Dec 01, 2014
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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 that was indeed called "silvering" and it happens on some [...]
Fri, Nov 28, 2014
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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 chuckle whenever I hear any rock critic mention that [...]
Thu, Nov 20, 2014
Source: Schaadt in the Dark
Donald E. Miller Jr , right, appears in Hancock County Probate Court Tuesday, October 8, 2013. (Randy Roberts/The Courier) Story [...]
Wed, Oct 09, 2013
Source: Randys Seen
Marine Corps League Color Guard members Jim Baker, left ,Don Beichler, Larry DeVelvis and Kyle Ford present the colors during opening ceremonies of the Findlay Exchange Club's display of 300 U.S. flags on Thursday at St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church, 1701 Tiffin Ave. This “Flags4Soldiers” field is in recognition of [...]
Fri, Sep 20, 2013
Source: Randys Seen
Madison Mains tries to get her reserve champion market gilt hog in position for pictures during the livestock sale Monday at the Hancock County Fair.(Randy Roberts/The Courier) Photo Gallery [...]
Tue, Sep 03, 2013
Source: Randys Seen
HAIRY SITUATION The senior football players don mustaches during picture day at the school Friday morning. (Randy Roberts/The Courier) [...]
Fri, Aug 09, 2013
Source: Randys Seen
Tweeter Natale and his grandfather Bill Natale, of East Sparta,Ohio, at the Seneca County Fair IPRA Broken Horn Rodeo Thursday night (Randy Roberts/The Courier) Fair Gallery [...]
Fri, Jul 26, 2013
Source: Randys Seen


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