Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Tomorrow I have the pleasure of presenting a clinic at the NMRA Convention in Hartford, CT. It'll be about how I researched and built an On30 display for the Nantucket Historical Association's Whaling Museum on the island of Nantucket, MA. The display depicts the Nantucket Railroad as it looked in 1900.

The railroad was 3-foot gauge and operated from 1881 until 1917. It's reason for being was to haul tourists and their baggage from the ferry dock to the hotels in Surfside, Tom Nevers Head and Sconset. The railroad was 11.5 miles long.

It had an American 4-4-0 type engine and a Mason-Bogie type engine. They had a passenger car, a baggage combine, a home-built baggage car, and several open air coaches.

More information can be found on my home page by clicking on the Nantucket Display link.

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