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BARNTalks: Building a Backyard Railroad (Free Event)

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Presented by Bainbridge Artisan Resource Network (BARN) at Bainbridge Artisan Resource Network (BARN), Bainbridge Island WA

Jan 14 2020
BARNTalks: Building a Backyard Railroad (Free Event)

Join BARN each month for an evening of inspiring ideas!  BARNTalks are bringing the community together for presentations and discussion on topics that highlight the challenges, decisions, failures, and successes in life and craft.

The first speaker will be BARN’s Metal Fabrication Studio Lead Peter Moseley, who will share a presentation on ‘Building a Backyard Railroad’.

For many young people, trains are magical, and for some that magic never fades. Peter Moseley is one of those people.

Join us as Peter tells his “Train Story”. We will learn about how he and his neighbor focused their engineering know-how to turn a boyhood dream into reality in their own backyard over a period of twenty years.

The Flintridge and Portola Valley Railroad they built was made up of about 1800 feet of 7.5” gauge track with working models of Colorado Narrow Gauge locomotives and rolling stock. The scale of the equipment was 2.5”/foot or about 1/5 size so adults and children were able to ride on

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Bainbridge Artisan Resource Network (BARN)

8890 Three Tree Lane NE, Bainbridge Island, WA 98110

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Free parking is available onsite.


    • Wheelchair Access

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