Category: Thunder Cam

Thunder Cam: Calico Mountain Time-Lapse

 

Howdy Folks! This special Thunder Cam episode features a time-lapse on the construction of Calico Mountain. I began the Calico Mountain expansion of the On30 Thunder Mesa layout back in January of 2021, and even though there are still a few things to finish (including the massive underground mining scene), I thought it might be fun to sum things up so far. Enjoy!

Dave

Thunder Cam: Calico Creek

 

Howdy Folks! I’m documenting every scene on the layout in these short “Thunder Cam” videos. Each one features Thunder Mesa trains passing through scenes on a typical day (or night) of operations. Supplemental music and sounds have been added where appropriate, but all else is as it might appear on a visit to the layout. As new scenes are finished on the layout, these rail fan style videos will act as supplements to the builds and projects. The ultimate goal is to chronicle the entire layout over time.

This episode features On30 and On15 train action around the roaring falls of Calico Creek. Enjoy!

Dave

Thunder Cam: Horsethief Canyon

 

Howdy Folks! I’m documenting every scene on the layout in these short “Thunder Cam” videos. Each one features Thunder Mesa trains passing through scenes on a typical day (or night) of operations. Supplemental music and sounds have been added where appropriate, but all else is as it might appear on a visit to the layout. As new scenes are finished on the layout, these rail fan style videos will act as supplements to the builds and projects. The ultimate goal is to chronicle the entire layout over time.

This episode features one of my favorite rail-fanning spots on the layout: Horsethief Canyon. Enjoy!

Dave

Thunder Cam Flyover: Thunder Mesa to Hanging Rock

 

Howdy Folks! I’m documenting every scene on the layout in these short “Thunder Cam” videos. Each one features Thunder Mesa trains passing through scenes on a typical day (or night) of operations. Supplemental music and sounds have been added where appropriate, but all else is as it might appear on a visit to the layout. As new scenes are finished on the layout, these rail fan style videos will act as supplements to the builds and projects. The ultimate goal is to chronicle the entire layout over time.

This episode takes us “Soarin’ over Thunder Mesa!” We get a hawk’s eye view of the daily mixed as it makes its way thru the Living Desert between Thunder Mesa town and the whistle stop at Hanging Rock. Enjoy!

Dave

Thunder Cam: Big Thunder Creek

 

Howdy Folks! I’m documenting every scene on the layout in these short “Thunder Cam” videos. Each one features Thunder Mesa trains passing through scenes on a typical day (or night) of operations. Supplemental music and sounds have been added where appropriate, but all else is as it might appear on a visit to the layout. As new scenes are finished on the layout, these rail fan style videos will act as supplements to the builds and projects. The ultimate goal is to chronicle the entire layout over time.

This episode features some train action at scenic Big Thunder Creek. The On18 mining tram crosses the creek at the highest level, while the On30 mainline spans the rushing waters on two wooden bridges down below.

Enjoy!
Dave

Thunder Cam: Thunder Mesa Depot

 

Howdy Folks! I’m documenting every scene on the layout in these short “Thunder Cam” videos. Each one features Thunder Mesa trains passing through scenes on a typical day (or night) of operations. Supplemental music and sounds have been added where appropriate, but all else is as it might appear on a visit to the layout. As new scenes are finished on the layout, these rail fan style videos will act as supplements to the builds and projects. The ultimate goal is to chronicle the entire layout over time.

This episode shows a midday meet and some switching action at Thunder Mesa Depot. The depot is based on Ward Kimball’s Flats and Disneyland’s Frontierland/New Orleans Square station. Enjoy!

Dave

Thunder Cam: Dinosaur Gap

 

Howdy Folks! Over the coming months, I will be documenting every scene on the layout in these short “Thunder Cam” videos. Each one features Thunder Mesa trains passing through scenes on a typical day (or night) of operations. Supplemental music and sounds have been added where appropriate, but all else is as it might appear on a visit to the layout. As new scenes are finished on the layout, these rails fan style videos will act as supplements to the builds and projects. The ultimate goal is to chronicle the entire layout over time.

This episode features wild and remote Dinosaur Gap, where the sun bleached bones of an ancient creature were discovered while grading the railroad right of way. Enjoy!

Dave

Thunder Cam: Hanging Rock

 

Howdy Folks! Over the coming months, I will be documenting every scene on the layout in these short “Thunder Cam” videos. Each one features Thunder Mesa trains passing through scenes on a typical day (or night) of operations. Supplemental music and sounds have been added where appropriate, but all else is as it might appear on a visit to the layout. As new scenes are finished on the layout, these rails fan style videos will act as supplements to the builds and projects. The ultimate goal is to chronicle the entire layout over time.

This episode features the outlaw burg of Hanging Rock, home of Olson & Furlow’s Place and the Helengon Mine.

Enjoy!
Dave

Thunder Cam: Zocalo Plaza

 

Howdy Folks! Over the coming months, I will be documenting every scene on the layout in these short “Thunder Cam” videos. Each one features Thunder Mesa trains passing through scenes on a typical day (or night) of operations. Supplemental music and sounds have been added where appropriate, but all else is as it might appear on a visit to the layout. As new scenes are finished on the layout, these rails fan style videos will act as supplements to the builds and projects. The ultimate goal is to chronicle the entire layout over time. This episode features the Old Spanish section of Thunder Mesa town known as Zocalo Plaza. Featuring structures and figures from Vern Niner’s award winning San Lorenzo diorama. Enjoy!
Dave

Thunder Cam: Geyser Gulch

 

Howdy Folks! Over the coming months, I will be documenting every scene on the layout in these short “Thunder Cam” videos. Each one features Thunder Mesa trains passing through scenes on a typical day (or night) of operations. Supplemental music and sounds have been added where appropriate, but all else is as it might appear on a visit to the layout. As new scenes are finished on the layout, these rails fan style videos will act as supplements to the builds and projects. The ultimate goal is to chronicle the entire layout over time.

Enjoy!
Dave