Episode 892

FM #892 - Train Town Franklin with Scott Mason - 12/05/22

Published on: 7th December, 2022

This shares my conversation with current Historical Commission member Scott Mason. Scott is a former three term Town Councilor with a lifelong passion for model railroads. 

Scott is designing and building a diorama of the uptown area of the Franklin train station, circa 1932 for this first phase. Our conversation via conference bridge explores some of his Franklin story and then gets into the development of this first of a series of dioramas. We talk about the research, interesting findings, decisions on scale, etc.

The exhibit is scheduled to open Dec 18, 2022 and run through Feb 2, 2023 at the Historical Museum. The museum is open on Saturdays (10 AM to 1 PM), and Sundays (1 PM to 4 PM) during winter.

Our conversation runs about 30 minutes. Let’s listen to my conversation with Scott and his work on “Train Town Franklin” recorded Dec 5, 2022


Historical Museum notification on Train Town Franklin 


Scott’s model railroad page on Facebook


The Heather McCarron article in Dec 2007 on “Model railroads are Mason's passion’ (subscription may be required) 


From deep in the archives, my prior recordings with Scott

Sep 2009  https://www.franklinmatters.org/2009/09/fm-46-scott-mason.html

June 2010 (prep for override vote - which failed)   50 minutes split into 2 parts https://www.franklinmatters.org/2010/05/fm-69-scott-mason-part-1-of-2.html



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The music for the intro and exit was provided by Michael Clark and the group "East of Shirley". The piece is titled "Ernesto, manana"  c. Michael Clark & Tintype Tunes, 2008 and used with their permission.

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