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Thunder Mesa Limited Podcast Ep 8: Brandon Kleyla

Brandon Kleyla is a former set decorator and creative for Walt Disney Imagineering, where he helped to create the now famous “Trader Sam’s” brand with locations in both Anaheim and Orlando. I had a great time laughing and chatting with Brandon about Trader Sams and the other projects he’s had a hand in, as well as the new Jungle Cruise changes, the enduring magic of Disney trains, and the invention of D&D cocktails. Have a listen!

TML Podcast Episode 3: William Tyson

Join me for a fun and candid conversation with retired Disney Imagineer, William Tyson! From Epcot World Showcase, to Disneyland Paris, Animal Kingdom, Hong Kong, Shanghai, and just about every Disney Park in-between, William has some amazing stories to tell from a 37 year career with WDI. Listen in on how the magic was made real working with some of the very best in the business!

Calico Mountain Expansion Part 1: Building Benchwork

 

Welcome to the first episode in this new series on building the Calico Mountain Expansion to the Thunder Mesa model railroad layout! In this episode, I cover the basics of building model railroad benchwork on this new On30/On18 section. Future episodes will cover track and wiring, building scenery and structures, backdrop painting, and so much more. A huge thank you to my Thunder Mesa patrons for helping to make this expansion and these how-to videos possible!

Thanks for tuning in, amigos!
Dave