The Virgin Creek Trestle was the second of the five Trestles on the Ten Mile Branch which were needed to get Union Lumber Company’s (ULC) trains from the mill opposite downtown to the Ten Mile River basin. We have only one photo of the real Virgin Creek Trestle – this one: This picture was taken after a severe … Continue reading
Our layout is within half a mile of the Pacific Ocean. Between us and the sea is empty land once the site of the largest mill in Mendocino County – the Union Lumber Company. As they say, we are exposed to the elements. Our initial efforts to build hillsides used paper, cardboard, chicken wire and … Continue reading
The President of our model train club, Chuck Whitlock, is a real dab hand at taking a toy and turning it into a model. These pics show how Chuck transformed a flat car into a highly detailed, realistic MOW car. Great work Chuck.
Using material salvaged from Club Member Dan Fesslers defunct garden railroad, mistints acquired at modest cost from Norvells – our local paint store and the artistic skills of Club Member Ginny Cooper the first of three layers of the backdrop for the scene to be on the north wall of the building that houses our … Continue reading