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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
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Category Archives: Miscellaneous
Had a couple more railroad song suggestions to be added to our background music at our layout. Blair Ivey suggests “Train, Train” by Blackfoot. He says it has a “distinctive opening harmonica, but if you’re not a fan of hard … Continue reading
Another question posed to me last weekend was, “I remember as a child travelling by train from Kansas City to San Francisco. Do you have any idea what train I might have traveled on?” My answer, “Off the top of … Continue reading
A day or so ago – see blog just below – I was asked why we didn’t have railroad songs playing in the background on our layout. I asked the lady who made the suggestion to name her favorite five … Continue reading
I generally look at St. Patrick’s Day as a load of codswallop – an event drummed up by merciless merchandisers. However, when I came across these two pictures I had twinge, a very minor twinge of a change of heart.
I was sloshing paint on a backdrop at the layout yesterday when a lady came by to see what I was up to. As usual I asked her what she thought of the layout. She was very effusive in praise … Continue reading
Roger Thornburn, our computer guru, has set up a shop where anyone can buy “stuff” with our club logo on it. The merchandise includes male/female tee shirts, sweat shirts, zipped sweat shirts and hoodies. There’s also regular and magnetic buttons, … Continue reading
At the end of last week I took wife Sarah to the airport. Just before she left me to board the plane to England she said, “Don’t forget it’s eight hours time difference.” As I was trolling my way north … Continue reading