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Open Studio & Train Day – Saturday, Sep 2

Join us this Labor Day Weekend for a fun time at Thunder Mesa Studio in Jerome, AZ. See what’s new on the Thunder Mesa Mining Company, an operating 1/4″ scale narrow gauge model railroad featuring spectacular scenery, lights, animation, and sound. Meet local artist D.L. Meek and see what’s new on his drawing board. Stick around after 5pm for the 1st Saturday Jerome Art Walk. Free popcorn and Thunder Mesa railway passes for all guests!

Free parking at the venue and free shuttle bus service to and from downtown Jerome from 5pm to 8pm.

See the Events Page for complete details.

Open Studio & Train Day – Sat, Aug 5

Join us for another day of fun at Thunder Mesa Studio in Jerome, AZ. Enjoy the sights and sounds of the Thunder Mesa Mining Co. model railroad and artwork by local artist D.L. Meek. Stick around after 5pm for the 1st Saturday Jerome Art Walk. Free parking at the venue and free shuttle bus service to and from downtown Jerome from 5pm to 8pm.

View complete info on the events page.

Open Studio & Train Day ~ Sat, July 1

Join us for another day of fun at Thunder Mesa Studio in Jerome, AZ. Enjoy the sights and sounds of the Thunder Mesa Mining Co. model railroad and artwork by local artist D.L. Meek. Stick around after 5pm for the 1st Saturday Jerome Art Walk. Free parking at the venue and free shuttle bus service to and from downtown Jerome from 5pm to 8pm.

View complete info on the events page.

Open Studio & Train Day ~ Sat, June 3

Join us for the soft opening of Thunder Mesa Studio in Jerome, AZ. Enjoy the sights and sounds of the Thunder Mesa Mining Co. model railroad and artwork by local artist D.L. Meek. This event coincides with the 1st Saturday Jerome Art Walk. Free parking at the venue and free shuttle bus service to and from downtown Jerome from 5pm to 8pm. 

View complete info on the events page.

Welcome to the New Thunder Mesa Blog!

Welcome to the new Thunder Mesa blog! 
Since April of 2012, I have chronicled the ongoing saga of my On30 scale Thunder Mesa Mining Company model railroad layout on its very own weblog. Now, five years later, I am launching a new site that brings all of my many creative endeavors together, including the railroad. On these pages I will continue to share stories, ideas, and methods as the model railroad progresses, plus I also be writing about my other creative projects, art techniques, and happenings at the Studio. I will no longer be updating the old blog, but all of its content will continue to be available online and accessible here, and via the menu link above.

Thunder Mesa Studio
The most exciting news is that the layout has been relocated from its original location at my former Camp Verde, AZ home, to my new Jerome, AZ studio. I have received so many requests from fans of the TMMC who would like to come see it in person that I've decided to make it available to view there by appointment, and on special open house "train days." See the Visit the Studio page for more information. 

I am very excited to be continuing with this project and want to send a big, heartfelt thank you to everyone who has followed along and been a friend to the TMMC. There is much, much more to come!

Adios for now,

Dave