This pic I garnered from Lynn Catlett’s, “You know you’re from Mendocino if ……. ” It was taken at Albion. If you look carefully you can see the Albion Bridge, the Pacific Coast Highway and Albion River Campground. The photo was taken by FotoMendo. Click on the photo to see it in its majesty.
The heads up for this vid came from club member Ben Sochacki. The video, in my opinion, is quite remarkable for two reasons. The first is the children’s faces. The kids are glassy eyed taking in the wonders in front of them. Second, Lionels’ animation is quite amazing. I have seen but a few layouts … Continue reading
I have been there twice. It’s on my bucket list for a thrice. There are several blogs about Minatur Wunderland. Just type “Minatur” in the search box and they will all pop up. Here’s a new vid – that is new to me: Enjoy and visit if you can.
Start by looking at this vid ….. The first pictures from SoLO – the name of the spacecraft are stunning: This picture of the Sun was taken just 48 million miles from its surface is the closest ever acquired by cameras. The picture comes from the European Space Agency’s Solar Orbiter (SolO) probe, which was … Continue reading
I am an addict for all stuff about the stars. I’m all in for stuff on the mathematics of the motions of the stars. I have a “permanent” link to the NASA site of pics taken by space telescopes. In April I learned that we might, just might, see a new, not previously known comet. … Continue reading
I know Katy Tahja from her days at the Gallery Bookshop in Mendocino. She has brought her grandson (a train addict) to our layout. I have passed on train books to her so that she might entertain her grandson. I read with great interest her book “An Eclectic History of Mendocino County ” I know … Continue reading
The Skunk Train located here in Fort Bragg has not yet re-opened for visitors. However, the Skunk Train does offer the opportunity to ride its rails on a track bike. As of today (June 12th, 2020) because of the pandemic only locals are allowed to ride. Club Member Ben Sochacki and his wife decided to … Continue reading
Blue Jays are like English cuckoos. They are mean. Yesterday one somehow infiltrated into my train room via wife Sarah’s office. Blue Jays screech. Blue Jays screech VERY loudly. This one made a racket like no tomorrow trying to get out. I got me a towel and after chasing the SOB around my layouts I … Continue reading