Our COO (Chief Operating Officer) Frank Davis has been readying the layout (The Mendocino Coast Model Railroad & Navigation Co.) for this year’s holiday season. I was at the layout today to get a preview of what’s going to happen. Click on any photo to enlarge it.
We have never had a lighted tree before. This year we have a seven footer – that’s nearly 170 scale feet – that catches your eye as you enter the Barn.
The Layouts first ever lighted tree
Fort Bragg’s lighted tree isn’t a Rockefeller Centre affair. That’s true of the tree that’s at our depot:
The Holiday season tree at the depot
Thomas the Tank Engine, of course, is there.
Thomas the Tank Engine has persuaded one of the Troublesome Trucks to carry the presents belonging to the passengers in Annie and Clarabel
Emily is here too with her holiday consist of coaches:
Emily with her holiday consist
And we have a Holiday Express replete with festive season lights inside:
The Holiday Express taking visitors on a tour of the layout
The Holiday Express has stopped at the loggers camp to pick up passengers
The Holiday Express on its way to Fort Bragg
Santa and Smoky the Bear are listening to carols at the loggers camp
Loco #12 is waiting for her turn at running on the main line:
#12 in Holiday Season colours
And our Minions?
How did those Minions and Gru get hold of a loco and cars on the Fog Line I ask?
Igor is watching what?
Igor is trying to find out whats appenin
What’s appenin is that more visitors are arriving in Fort Bragg.
Unloading more Holiday Vacationers from the Steam Schooner that has just tied up at the Union Lumber Company pier
If you want to see all this – and more – tootle down to see us. We’re behind the Skunk Train in Fort Bragg.