This one came to me via club member Ben Sochaki. Great vid, great layout. Thanks Ben
Elk wasn’t always Elk. It was once called Greenwood. Duffy was once Alpine. Why the name changes? In California all towns having a post office had to have a unique name. There were two Greenwoods and Alpines hence the name changes. When Alpine was a thriving community it was the end of the CWR (Skunk … Continue reading
Our layout is, at heart, an attempt to show the visitor how logging took place along the Mendocino Coast in the late 1800’s through the early 1949’s. But, as Frank Davis our Chief Operating Officer will tell you, a little whimsy is VERY popular with guests. Frank provides whimsy with a pack of Minions that … Continue reading
These pics taken by daughter Holly Phillips give you an idea. A typical day at the office!
Various persons and organizations have criticized inclusion in the website and blogs of photographs and text which they believe belong to them and or have been copyrighted by them. We have also been told that we should attribute photos and or text. Roger Thornburn, our webmaster, has summarised the position of our Club (The Mendocino … Continue reading
The recent solar eclipse was a total bust here in foggy Fort Bragg in Northern California. Exciting as it was it was not exciting enough for me to traipse 300 miles to Oregon to see it. So, I have been paging through my favorite sites looking for pics of the eclipse. There are lots but … Continue reading
If there was no ready at hand supply of water for the steam donkey that a mule brought water in paniers from the nearest water source. Here’s a mule at work …..
We have a train wreck on our G Scale layout, The Mendocino Coast Railroad & Navigation Co. Visitors ask if there really were train wrecks along the Mendocino Coast. The answer is “yes”. Alas, I don’t know exactly where the wreck in these two photos took place. Please contact me if you have info on … Continue reading