Welcome to Thunder Mesa Studio

This is the online home for the artwork, miniatures, and models railroads of Dave Meek. You can find out what's new on the Thunder Mesa Mining Company model railroad, browse through Dave's graphic design and illustration portfolio, or shop for distinctive scale model kits and accessories from Crescent Creek Models.

Building upon a long career in the commercial arts, Dave now brings his varied talents and interests together in a single showcase at Thunder Mesa Studio. Located in the historic old mining town of Jerome, Arizona, this working artist's studio is home to the celebrated Thunder Mesa Mining Company model railroad, as well as original artworks, prints, cards, gadgets, doodads, miniatures and models. The Studio welcomes visitors by appointment, and on scheduled open studio days. Please see our Visit the Studio page for more details.


Introducing Crescent Creek Models

Our latest venture is Crescent Creek Models, specializing in innovative laser-cut structure kits for the discerning model railroader and collector. Founded by former Disney Imagineer and professional model maker, Jake Johnson, and Thunder Mesa Mining Company creator and commercial artist, Dave Meek, Crescent Creek Models brings the charm and nostalgic appeal of 19th and early 20th Century architecture to life in miniature!

See what's new from Crescent Creek Models!