I really enjoyed visiting with the Zeitvogel family who recently visited our layout when on holidays from Germany. Just from watching it was clear that Stefan Niklas Zeitvogel was an excellent photographer. So, I asked if they would be kind enough to send a selection of the photos that Stefan took so that I could post them on this blog. Well, here’s the e-mail I received today:
We met when we were visiting your wonderful model train exhibition ( Roger, me and my son Stefan Niklas who loved to take photos of the trains ) .
As promised we have selected a few ones attached above and hope you will like them.
We enjoyed the skunk train and the model train world very much.
All best wishes from Lake Constance in Germany,
Patricia, Roger and Stefan Niklas.”
As you will see below Stefan’s photos are superb. Click on any photo to see full size.
Gru and the minions plotting evil
Kids playing on the see-saw – depot in background
Taking materials to the enginehouse
Working on the loading dock
Fuel for the steam donkeys waiting to be unloaded
Yard loco hard at work
Very old Shay loco waiting to go to work
Detail on the scratchbuilt old Shay loco
Stefan, thanks for visiting and sharing your photos.
Club member Roger Thornburn recently sent out this e-mail to club members …..
“Chuck’s grand-son-in-law, Nathan, used his drone to make a video of the outside of the barn [wherein lies the MCMR&HS layout]. It’s now up on YouTube and you can see it here – https://youtu.be/TffFLF54jkI
I’ve also added it to the YouTube page on our website – http://www.mendorailhistory.org/1_home/youtube.htm .I think Nathan would like to get one from the inside as well!!!!.
It’s a great vid.
I received this e-mail from Stephanie Perdue today:
“…….. Thank You…. and to Chuck for giving us the “VIP” experience. We had a great time and my father-in-law was thrilled to see everything. You guys are amazing and have done great work with your museum, we are honored to have met you and learned of your experiences.
Look forward to seeing you again, next time.
Thank You again..”
The photos that Stephanie sent were absolutely fab. Those that are of the layout are in the gallery below. The others of the Skunk Train are in the Hobo Laments blog
. Double click on any photo to see them all full size.
Thank you so much Stephanie.
These pics arrived on a USB. The postmark was New Orleans. And that’s all I know. Any road – here are the pics: