Minion Hijack on the Mendocino Coast Model Railroad

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 have descended upon the layout. Frank is continually moving our Minions tribe around – so, you just never know what you might find those despicable little yellow fiends doing. One day the Minions decided that hijacking a MOW (Maintenance of Way) yarder and a Crummy belonging to the loggers was a good idea!

Here are the boys off on their adventure.

minion Hi-jack a MOW on the Mendocino Coast Model Railroad

Hijack under way ……

HOLD IT, HOLD It, HOLD IT ……… we’ve forgotten two of the guys!!!!!!

HOLD IT we've forgoton two minions - scene from the Mendocino Coast Model Railroad

HOLD IT!!!!!!!!

Come on – pedal to the metal – we’re being followed!!!!

Minions escaping with a MOW on the Mendocino Coast Model Railroad

Is this fun or what?????

Want to see what the boys are up to right now? Come on by  our railroad……..




It’s Minion Time Again!!!

Minions Again

I need to kick start this blog so I thhought I’d consult some Minions:

Lego Minion and a breakneck speed “ride” on a Lego Railroad

We have a Lego train layout at our layout (The Mendocino Coast Model Railroad & Historical Society) for the kids. So every time I get a heads up on Lego trains I ‘m on it as quick as lightening. So, fasten your seat belt and hop on board.

Mesmerizing isn’t it? Did you notice the number of super duper Lego trains the guy has? And how much did all that track cost? Amazing.

Thanks to daughter Annalise for the heads up.

And the Lego Minion? Do you remember in the first movie one of the Minions makes a xerox copy of his butt?

Well how about a Minion made of Lego making a copy of his butt?

Lego Minion

Lego Minion

Minion Philosophy

The Minions who live on our layout have been busy sending me philosophical notes:

Minion Quotes

I love ’em. Here’s my latest haul:

How many minions are there on the Mendocino Coast Railroad & Navigation Co. layout?

A very serious young lady who came to visit the layout asked me how many Minions there were on the layout. I had to confess I didn’t know. She then asked if I knew where they all were. I said, “no.” I promised her I would take pictures of them all and put the pictures here on the blog. We agreed she would tot up the number and e-mail so’s I would know. So, I took the pics and …… my e-mail is

Double click on the pics to enlarge.

Minions crash land on the Fort Bragg Model Railroad

You don’t believe me? First of all 13 arrived and today another 15 appeared out of nowhere lookin’ for the party to end all parties. Then all the kids from the pre-school with their mums and dads trolled in and ……. a great time was had by all.

Where's the party?

Where’s the party?


Strange joint this for a party

Strange joint this for a party





You want meto take a Minion for a ride

You want me to take a Minion for a ride?


The Minion King

The Minion King


The King's bodyguards

The King’s bodyguards


The pirate minion who, single handed, has captured on of the club's schooners

The pirate minion who, single handed, has captured on of the club’s schooners


Bloody datk in ths tunnel

Bloody dark in this tunnel