Very modern form of Hurdy Gurdy Machine -Wintergatan – Marble Machine (music instrument using 2000 marbles)

The president of our club, The Mendocino Coast Model Railroad & Historical Society, is Chuck Whitlock.

Dear Mr. President,

Can the club please get one of the doo-dahs in the vid below:

We could bring it out on hols and play it for visitors!!!!! I’d be happy to turn the crank.

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Thanks to club member Deb Smith for the heads up on this vid.

 

 

New Official Garb for the Club

I am going to propose at the next club meeting that these trousers and the Croatian soccer team jersey be the new official garb for the club. Members can have their name on the back of their jersey and can choose the number they want. Good idea what?

Mendocino Coast Model Railroad & Historical Society official trews

Mendocino Coast Model Railroad & Historical Society official trews

If a member wants shorts he can cut their trews off the length that suits their legs.

Mendocino Coast Model Railroad & Historical Society official team jersey

Mendocino Coast Model Railroad & Historical Society official team jersey

The jerseys will be available in 1/2x through xxxxxxxxL.

Pretty spiffy I reckon.

Retribution …….

Wife Sarah and I had some of club member Frank Davis eggs for supper (scrambled with smoked salmon – absolutely delish). My car was bombed today by one of the local flying scavengers. The two put together made me think that I should put this poster on the blog:

Retribution posster

Retribution posster

2017 Solar Eclipse

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 these three particularly turned me on.

Far away

Far away

Closer

Closer – look at the flares

Bingo - what a shot!!!!

Bingo – what a shot!!!!

Mesmerizing. Breathtaking what?

Father’s Day Car Show in Fort Bragg 2017

Tomorrow over 100 cars will be strutting their stuff tomorrow in the annual Fort Bragg Father’s Day car show. One of the club members (Earl Craighill) is getting up at some unearthly hour to assist with the show.

I do not have an automobile to enter. If I had one of these beauties I would be there on parade.