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Fort Bragg Ordinance Depot

Club member Tony Phillips acquired a very incomplete layout from a defunct model shop in Willits soon after moving to Fort Bragg in 2000. Tony worked on the layout and with the help of club member Hank Simonson wired the layout. Tony also completed the basic scenery.

When Dan Micheals joined the club he told the members he wanted to build his own layout Base medical facilitiesas well as assist on the club layout. Tony asked Dan if he would care to have the layout which had languished in his train room for the better part of five years. Dan agreed to take the layout and, as they say, the rest is history.

Dan's working life was in the U.S. Army and he decided to turn Tony's mundane layout base into the Fort Bragg Ordinance Depot. As you will see from the pictures below Dan has an incredible eye for detail and he has transformed the layout into a kaleidoscope of mini dioramas.

Click photo right to see all the photos in the slideshow

Medical facilities area The helicopters really fly Motor pool Inside the motor pool Guard tower Ordinance in Quonset huts Base commander fishing Guard tower with salutary warning Work party Emergency vehicle Camp entrance Camp entrance – another view Train bringing in munitions Supply train North end of the base Unloading area

Here are two short movies of Dan's trains on the move.

Dan's Fort Bragg Ordinance Depot Dan's Fort Bragg Ordinance Depot

 

 

 

 

 

 

Click a thumbnail on left to see the movie