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Open Studio & Train Day ~ Saturday, Nov 4

Join us 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 our events page for full details!

Train Night Preview, Free Stuff, and a Big Thank You

Hey, folks! Just a few quick announcements before I rush out the door to get ready for tonight's Open Studio. First, check out my latest video (above) from the Thunder Mesa Studio YouTube channel to see a preview of nighttime operations on the TMMC. Then, click on back here and get free MP3 downloads of the Night Sounds and Haunted Undertaker Shop soundtracks used on the layout. Just in time for Halloween!

Thunder Mesa Night Sounds Free MP3 Download

Haunted Undertaker's Shop Free MP3 Download

 

Free Standard Shipping Thru Oct 9 at the Thunder Mesa Spreadshirt Shop!

And for another awesome deal, visit the Thunder Mesa Studio Spreadshirt Shop and get free standard shipping on all the cool designs right up through Monday, October 9th. Just enter this code at checkout:

FSH17

Thank You!

A very special "thank you" to everyone who has followed the progress of Thunder Mesa over the years, read my articles, commented on these posts and videos, sent me cool stuff, purchased my designs, or made a contribution towards the completion of the railroad. You guys are the best and I am humbled by the positive responses I have received. The layout exists to entertain and bring joy and there's much more to come. 

Happy Halloween!

Yes, I know it's still weeks away, but tonight's Open Studio will kick off the season for me and Halloween is my favorite holiday after all. The photos above were taken during last night's final lighting and effects check and that got me in the just the right mood for this spooky season. Hope to see some of you there tonight! Thanks for checking in, amigos. Adios for now!


My Latest Column in Model Railroad Hobbyist

A New Home For Thunder Mesa

My latest Imagineering column for Model Railroad Hobbyist Magazine is now available to read online.  In it, I take a detailed look at "imagineering the move" of the Thunder Mesa Mining Co. layout from my old home to my new studio in Jerome, AZ, and at prepping the space and painting the backdrop there. You can read it here: Model Railroad Hobbyist Magazine.


 

Open Studio and Train NIGHT – Saturday, Oct 7

Kick off the Halloween season in Jerome with our first ever Open Studio & Train NIGHT at Thunder Mesa Studio in Jerome, AZ. See night operations on the Thunder Mesa Mining Company model railroad,  and  the Moonrise in the night sky over Thunder Mesa! Experience the new Haunted Undertaker's Shop and spooky Boot Hill Graveyard. Meet local artist D.L. Meek and see what’s new on his drawing board. Stick around for the 1st Saturday Jerome Art Walk. Free Halloween treats 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 – 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.