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My name is Tony Phillips. I was unanimously voted...
- historian for our Model Railroad Club here in Fort Bragg. Which really means I was the sucker the members thought would take the job! I have been extremely lucky to team up with Roger Thornburn who is the genius behind the scenes doing all the code and mirrors and flim flam stuff on this website - and he's English too so he knows what I'm talking about when I complain about my aching "plates of meat." I see my job as assembling for the club members/world at large the material I and the Club have collected and I and the Club have been given into some semblance of order. The focus is not to create a history of the Mendocino Coast but to provide historical background to all the dioramas we are trying to include in our layout. To all those who have helped me - a HUGE thank you. t
- Holiday Season Model Railways You can Visit in the New York Area
- The Five Bridges across the Noyo River, Fort Bragg, CA.
- Holiday decorations and Thomas the Tank Engine at Our Layout, The Mendocino Coast Model Railroad and Navigation Company in Fort Bragg, CA.
- How the ships work at Minatur Wunderland
- How the cars at Minatur Wunderland work
Category Archives: Train Visits – 15 inch Ridable Trains
My dentist here in Fort Bragg is Doctor Bruce. He’s a splendid chap and his staff are the very best kind of California nuts and flakes. But, but, but Doctor Bruce isn’t quite on the same railroading platform as Doc … Continue reading
Not too long after we came to live in Fort Bragg I was invited to go on Motorcar M300 with the Fort Bragg based Mendocino Coast Stamp Club on what was advertised as the last run of the California Western … Continue reading
I grew up near Brighton less than an hours drive from the village of Amberley. I enjoyed playing cricket there before I came to North America some 45 years ago. Times and places do change in 45 years. Amberley besides … Continue reading
If you have been reading this blog for a while you will know that I have been having a love affair with Bayer-Garratts. Just put “Garratt” in the search box here and see what turns up! Brother Sean was in … Continue reading
If you click on the heading “Train Visits – 15 inch Ridable Trains“ at the bottom of this blog it will “bring up” all the blogs relating to said subject. Clearly a visitor to our site did just that as … Continue reading
I received an e-mail from a blog reader who clearly understood that I am into narrow gauge who asked if I had ever visited the Bure Valley Railroad in Norfolk, England. I haven’t but it sure looks interesting and I … Continue reading
When you’re sitting in the chair for hours whilst they are pumping radioactive rhubarb in you until your rear end glows about the only thing you can do is read. Normally I look at/read train books but yesterday for a … Continue reading