In partnership with the Carolwood Foundation, Crescent Creek Models is thrilled to announce the O scale, premier edition of our Walt Disney's Carolwood Barn model kit. This video gives some history of Walt's Barn and the inspiration for these beautiful kits. The premier edition of 200 O scale kits are available for pre-order now and will ship in early fall 2019. Order yours now while supplies last!
It’s time for anther railroad adventure! Let’s take a ride on Fort Collins Municipal Railway streetcar 21. This is a heritage electric streetcar railway with one of the few Birney streetcars still operating in the United States. It runs down the center of Mountain Avenue in beautiful and historic Fort Collins, just as it first did in 1907 when the line was operated by the parent Colorado & Southern. Today, the railway is operated by the Fort Collins Municipal Railway Society on weekends during May through September in Fort Collins, CO. http://www.fortcollinstrolley.org/welcome.html
Music in this video is courtesy of the YouTube Audio Library.
Central California’s Santa Margarita Ranch hosts the Best in the West Antique Tractor and Machine Show every year on Memorial Day Weekend. Featuring Rob Rossi’s Pacific Coast Railroad with the original Disneyland Railroad Coaches, and a host of other wonderful machines from years past, this is one of a kind event is a must-do for any rail fan! Here’s a video recapping our experience there in May. Enjoy.
Here’s a quick Thunder Mesa Update video featuring a few areas of the layout that I’ve been working on over the last several months. More to come. Thanks for tuning in! You can see all new video releases on the Thunder Mesa Studio YouTube channel.
Engine 6, the Ollie Johnston, pulls ore train duty at the June 1st, 2019 Open Studio and Train Day. Open Studios happen on the first Saturday of each month in Jerome, AZ. Details on the Thunder Mesa Studio website. Hope to see you there!
Here’s a video look at the evolution of the scene at Hanging Rock on my Thunder Mesa Mining Company model railroad. Hanging Rock is a former railroad construction camp that now serves as a haunt for outlaws. This is an area that has grown and changed over the last couple years and hopefully this will give some insights into the process. Enjoy!
Check this out! There’s a big thunderstorm blowing in over the Thunder Mesa tonight, rattling the windows and waking up the dogs in Hanging Rock. This new thunderstorm simulation was achieved with components from Iron Penguin Electronics and will premiere live for guests at our March 2nd Open Studio!
They say that time flies when you’re having fun, and that has certainly been true of 2018 on the Thunder Mesa Mining Company model railroad! Here’s a look back on the year with all the projects and people who made it so special. Thanks to all the friends who helped make 2018 a great year for Thunder Mesa Studio and the TMMC and I hope to see you all in 2019! Happy New Year!
It’s a beautiful day for flying, so climb aboard our airship as we go Soarin’ Over Thunder Mesa! Yes, it’s time for another Thunder Cam and some wide-open, overhead views from high above the layout. Enjoy!
Since I'm often asked about the scenery and structure techniques used on the Thunder Mesa Ming Company and other projects, I've decided to produce a new series of YouTube videos with a step-by-step, "how-to" focus. Welcome to the first two videos in that new series, "How To #1: How to Build Scenery with EPF and Sculptamold" and "How To #2: How to Paint Rockwork and Add Ground Cover." These video brings together both new and existing footage to show scenery building and finishing techniques, and to answer the most common questions about how things are done on the On30 Thunder Mesa Mining Company layout. There are several more "How To" videos in this series on the way so don't forget to subscribe on YouTube. Thanks for watching!