When we were visiting the Twin City Model Train Museum, I took some pictures of interesting doors I found within the layout. They didn’t all turn out well. I’d like to blame the lighting, or the nearby motion, but the fact of the matter is, I was paying more attention to the trains than I was to my camera.
The captions tell the story, except for the fact that my favorite door is the White Castle. I think it’s a safe bet that you could find one of these within easy walking distance to most train or bus stations, in the days before McDonald’s.
Thursday doors is the brainchild of Norm Frampton, whose doors are on display every Thursday along with the opportunity to join him in sharing pictures, artwork and stories or doors. Click on up to Norm’s place and look for the blue frog. That little guy will get you into the gallery where you can add your doors and admire the doors of others.
Enjoy these model doors. To see the full captions, click on any image to start a slide show. Thanks for visiting.
This looks like what I’d expect to see around most train stations.
I know it’s not a door, but I used to love Reddy Kilowatt
I’ve been there.
It’s an interesting neighborhood.
This looks like a good place to snag a room for a few nights.
Grab a bite to eat at the Depot Cafe.
I think it’s appropriate for the appliance store to be under that sign.
The amount of time and effort that went into these layouts is amazing.
I think Red Owl is a grocery. Maybe some of my midwest friends can confirm.
When I worked on the Gateway Party Liner, it was pushed by a tug that looked very much like this.
the corner market and a pharmacy. What more do we need.
Small office, loading dock and a delightful old pickup.
Kochs Diner – I think I’ll stop there for breakfast.
Maybe not the best place to build a house, but…
A lot of activity in this little alcove
I’m sure there’s a door in here somewhere – but there is a crane.
I’m not sure if the center building is on fire, or under construction, but I like the ladders.
Bob’s Java Hut – I think this town has just about everything I need.
I had to include this one – Joey will like those lamps.