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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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…….. to shove off. This, my497th blog, is my last here. For those who wish to ingest more of the meanderings of my febrile mind check in at my new digs at Mendotraintony.com. Don’t be sad at my passing to … Continue reading
I’ve just returned from a trip to Train Mountain – it’s at Chiloquin in Oregon. More about that when I have sifted and sorted the photos. My body is currently re-hydrating (that might be a new word) from 111 degree … Continue reading
This one arrived in the earball mail today …….
If you don’t like Andre Rieu Stop reading right now. If you don’t know who Andre Rieu is – well here’s a couple of clips. In the first note that Andre and his Orchestra are playing in front of of … Continue reading
Ubiquitous = having or seeming to have the ability to be everywhere at once; omnipresent There are 393,412,732 plus or minus 3 traffic cones in England. I personally counted 21,068 during our recent visit. They are everywhere. Why they are … Continue reading
Whilst trying to recover from jet lag from our trip to Europe I was hugging a coff and flicking through the Time mags that had accumulated in our absence. On page 6 of the May 11th edition was a photo … Continue reading
OK everyone start saving up – this is what I want for my birthday. You’ve got plenty of time – I’m not 73 till next January. I saw one of these on the street and got to talk to the … Continue reading
My introduction to the tulips of Amsterdam was in 1958 when I was 15 and this song was “Top of the Pops”. I warn you before you listen to it that it’s one of those songs that sticks in your … Continue reading