New paint and a mystery solved

George the touring car was feeling a bit underdressed in his well worn and tattered coat of ancient black paint (lets face it, the car was mostly rust), so we decided to freshen him up this week. Not wanting to lose all of that “patina” that neglect had worked so …

The Depot

The Doniphan County Narrow Gauge Railway’s (DCNGRy) “depot” building started out life as a smokehouse on the Hoverson family farm in Moray, Kansas. Built in the 1870’s, the 10’X12’ building featured a basement with an arched brick ceiling. A fire was built in the basement, which allowed the smoke to …

New Tires for Grand Prize George

Started making some progress on George the Model T – the first step being new tires so we can actually move the car around. George is equipped with wood spoke wheels with 21″ demountable, split rims. That is, the rim comes off of the wheel (it is held on by …

Garage for Grand Prize George is Ready

Got the roof on the garage Saturday and decided it was done enough for George to move in, so we got him out of the barn Saturday night. Still have to build a new door and finish up the roof trim and paint, but why deny the car the pleasure …

Grand Prize George Arrives

We decided not to let the fact that we still had nowhere to put it stand in the way of playing with the new toy, so on Saturday we picked up Grand Prize George the model T. We got the car loaded up and went to breakfast at a restaurant …