Category: 2019 Videos

Fort Collins Municipal Railway

It’s time for anther railroad adventure! Let’s take a ride on Fort Collins Municipal Railway streetcar 21. This is a heritage electric streetcar railway with one of the few Birney streetcars still operating in the United States. It runs down the center of Mountain Avenue in beautiful and historic Fort Collins, just as it first did in 1907 when the line was operated by the parent Colorado & Southern. Today, the railway is operated by the Fort Collins Municipal Railway Society on weekends during May through September in Fort Collins, CO. http://www.fortcollinstrolley.org/welcome.html

Music in this video is courtesy of the YouTube Audio Library.

Santa Margarita Ranch: May 25, 2019

Central California’s Santa Margarita Ranch hosts the Best in the West Antique Tractor and Machine Show every year on Memorial Day Weekend. Featuring Rob Rossi’s Pacific Coast Railroad with the original Disneyland Railroad Coaches, and a host of other wonderful machines from years past, this is one of a kind event is a must-do for any rail fan! Here’s a video recapping our experience there in May. Enjoy.

Evolution of a Scene: Hanging Rock

Here’s a video look at the evolution of the scene at Hanging Rock on my Thunder Mesa Mining Company model railroad. Hanging Rock is a former railroad construction camp that now serves as a haunt for outlaws. This is an area that has grown and changed over the last couple years and hopefully this will give some insights into the process. Enjoy!

Thunderstorm Over Hanging Rock

Check this out! There’s a big thunderstorm blowing in over the Thunder Mesa tonight, rattling the windows and waking up the dogs in Hanging Rock. This new thunderstorm simulation was achieved with components from Iron Penguin Electronics and will premiere live for guests at our March 2nd Open Studio!