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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
- Sundance Central Railroad- G Scale (Fn3) Model in Odessa, FL
- First Steps in Restoring Union Pacific’s Big Boy (4-8-8-4)
- Club Member Bob Boddy passed away February 26th 2014 Aged 94
- 30th Annual Whale Run and Walk on Saturday March 15th, 2014. 10K Run, 5K Run, 5K Competitive Walk, 5K Fun Walk starts at 8am. 1/2 mile Kiddie Race, ages 4-10 starts 7:30 am.
- Wind Powered Rail Boat ….. Spooner’s Boat
Category Archives: Miscellaneous
30th Annual Whale Run and Walk on Saturday March 15th, 2014. 10K Run, 5K Run, 5K Competitive Walk, 5K Fun Walk starts at 8am. 1/2 mile Kiddie Race, ages 4-10 starts 7:30 am.
The Whale Run Committee of Soroptimist International of Fort Bragg is the sponsor of the Fort Bragg Whale Run. The run starts and finishes in the Skunk Train parking lot which is literally across the tracks from our layout. The … Continue reading
The title is correct. I haven’t totally lost it. At least I think I haven’t. First a bit of background. When I worked in the City (of London) I lived in Hove. Hove is about 5 miles along the coast … Continue reading
I don’t blog about children’s very often (twice before in 380 plus blogs) although I like giving books to kids – better books than guns is my motto. The problem is (in my view) there are very few GOOD kid’s … Continue reading
I know the 1920’s were hard. Most of the stories of the period are third hand or apocryphal. This narrative is true – it comes from club member Earl Craighill’s written family history. Riding the rails was a way of … Continue reading
I knew of this book but had never had an opportunity to read it till one of our frequent visitors, young Chuck Ravel, gave me a copy. I have had it a while and have only just got around to … Continue reading
I am a Canadian. I emigrated to Canada in 1968 a year after the song, Canadian Railroad Trilogy was written by Gordon Lightfoot. The song was very popular back then and I loved it. I was lucky enough to get … Continue reading
What’s these photos got to do with trains you may ask? Only a little I freely admit – all the figures are model train people. Since 2002, gastronomy fanatics Pierre Javelle and Akiko Ida have been photographing a series of … Continue reading