The Ten Mile Branch – the MCMR&HS second HO layout – – Part 7 – Train Day July 6, 2003 – Camp 1

This series of posts are about our club’s (the Mendocino Coast Model Railroad & Historical Society – the MCMR&HS) second layout which was built in the lower field of our house in Inglenook – 5 miles north of Fort Bragg, CA. Previous blogs detail how I/we got to opening the layout on July 6th, 2003.

The layout was huge and there was no time to scenic it all before Train day. As a result I had to pick and choose what got scenicked and what didn’t. I was enamored with the ideas of using concrete so having evaluated what I could build I decided that a bit of the Ten Mile River, the road that led down to it and the relatively close Camp 1 of the Union Lumber Company (ULC) was the way to go.

This is a picture of the first Ten Mile Bridge:

First Ten Mile Bridge, Mendocino Coast

First Ten Mile Bridge

To get to the bridge from the south you have to go down a steep road. That steep road was the subject of my first concrete diorama. The concrete was supported by a mess of scrap wood from the re-model of the house.

Joe Duviviers brass engine passing 10 mile river on the Mendocino Coast

Joe Duviviers brass engine passing 10 mile river. The road to the bridge is behind the railroad tracks.

Ten Mile Bridge On the Mendocino Coast approach road

Another view of the road. Camp 1 is in the background

If you squint and look at the objects in the river you’ll see they are seals.

Looking down the road to the Ten Mile Bridge on the Mendocino Coast

Looking down the approach road to the Ten Mile Bridge with train at the bottom of the road

0-4-0 loco rounding the curve by the Ten Mile River on the Mendocino Coast

0-4-0 loco rounding the curve by the Ten Mile River

Looking into Camp 1 across the Ten Mile River on the Mendocino Coast

Looking into Camp 1 across the Ten Mile River

Camp 1 was the base camp for the 42 camps that the ULC used to log the Ten Mile River basin.

Union Lunver Company's Camp 1 on the Ten Mile River on the Mendocino Coast

Camp 1

Empty Log Disconnects waiting to go into the woods at Camp 1 of the ULC

Empty Log Disconnects waiting to go into the woods at Camp 1