NOR CAL ADVENTURES TOY TRAINS

NOR CAL ADVENTURES TOY TRAINS

The Large-Scale Model Railway In Fort Bragg Is An Impressive Display Of Northern California History

Calling all railway enthusiasts! Many visitors come to Fort Bragg to take advantage of the scenic and fun Skunk Train, but there’s a lesser-known attraction right next door that’s also worth checking out. This large-scale model railway is far from the typical model train you probably grew up playing with. Instead, visitors can enjoy an impressive display that celebrates Northern California’s rich railway heritage. Check it out the next time you’re in the area!

See Northern California’s logging and railway history brought to life with a walk around this large-scale model railroad in Fort Bragg. Located in the same spot as the Skunk Train, this impressive display is worth seeing firsthand.

One thing’s certain, this is far from your typical model train set! Created and maintained by the Mendocino Coast Model Railroad & Historical Society, the entire display boasts 1,300-feet of track, which is equivalent to six miles of “real” railways.

The history of logging along the Mendocino Coast goes all the way back to 1850 and it lasted for nearly a century. During this time period, countless towns, logging camping, mills, and railroads were built around this giant industry. Although many of those structures and camps have since disappeared, their impact definitely hasn’t been forgotten.

The Model Railroad & Historical Society is definitely a bit of a quirky stop, but it knows how to make an impression. The layout of this one-of-a-kind model is set sometime between 1925 and 1940 and is meant to represent a logging railroad that might have existed somewhere along the Mendocino Coast.


NOR CAL ADVENTURES TOY TRAINS IN FORT BRAGG

The model boasts several scenes that truly bring the history of the Redwood Coast to life. Structures and equipment used in these scenes are accurate to the time period. They really do resemble tiny logging operations!

The historical society set to work on the model railroad in 2011, so what you see is nearly a decade of hard work. It’s simply a must-see if you’re in the area. You’ll find the building right behind the Skunk Train Depot. Admission is free with a Skunk Train ticket, or $5 for adults and $3 for children without a train ticket.

This large-scale model railway is definitely one of the most unique destinations in Fort Bragg, so stop on by and see this impressive model with your own eyes. You can visit the Mendocino Coast Model Railroad & Historical Society website for more information, including the history behind the model.

Did you know about this large-scale model railway in Fort Bragg? What’s your favorite attraction in this railroad town? Let us know in the comments!

Address: 100 W Laurel St, Fort Bragg, CA 95437, USA


DIPSHIDIOT: LADY TRIED TO “RENT A HITMAN”

DIPSHIDIOT: LADY TRIED TO “RENT A HITMAN”

Woman accused of trying to use ‘rent a hitman’ website to have her ex-husband killed for $5,000

A Michigan woman is behind bars after trying to hire an assassin from “rentahitman.com,” which turned out to be a fake website.

Wendy Wein was arrested Friday after she visited the joke website and filled out a “Rent-A-Hitman Service Request Form” to request a consultation, according to police reports.

The website’s owner, Bob Innes, reported the woman’s request to the police.

UNDERCOVER OFFICER MET WITH HER

According to the Monroe News, an undercover state trooper posing as an assassin arranged a meeting with Ms Wein to discuss her proposal. At the meeting, Ms Wein offered the trooper $5,000 to kill her ex-husband. She was then taken into custody.

Ms Wein was charged with solicitation to commit murder and illegal use of a computer to facilitate a crime. She’s currently being held on a $500,000 bond.

The website includes fake testimonials featuring vague descriptions of problems and glowing reviews that imply the hitmen killed their targets.

“Caught my husband cheating with the babysitter and resolved after a free public relations consultation. I’m single again and looking to mingle. Thanks Guido!” one review said.

The website’s fictitious owner – Guido Fanelli and Family – says the “business” has been around since 1920. Capitalisation of the word Family and the use of the name “Guido” throughout the site are clear allusions to the Mafia.

THE OWNER OF THE SITE HAS CONTACTED LAW ENFORCEMENT MANY TIMES

The site’s actual owner, Mr Innes, claims his site is responsible for alerting law enforcement to at least 130 potential murders.

Mr Innes told WJBK News that he began the site as a school project in 2005 and – upon checking the site’s associated email address three years later – found hundreds of emails requesting the site’s services.

“In 2008 I go back into the inbox to check the emails and I’m shocked there are 250-300 emails from people around the world asking for asset extraction,” Mr Innes said.

The website isn’t subtle in its humour, though it’s on-the-nose absurdism was apparently lost on Ms Wein.

“I can’t believe someone would thank that a website like this exists,” Michigan State Police Lieutenant Brian Oleksyk said.

DAWG SAYS: EVERYONE LOVES A CRAZY CHICK TILL RIGHT AT THE END.

AND TALK ABOUT NOT ABLE TO LET GO

ON THE OTHER HAND MAYBE HE DESERVED IT.