Models Railroads

Thunder Mesa Studio is currently home to three model railroads. The big layout is the Thunder Mesa Mining Company, a "Once upon a time in the Wild West" themed layout in On30, inspired by Disney, Knott's, the American Southwest, and innumerable western movies. The layout has been under construction since 2010. My project layout for Halloween 2022 was the On30 Gruesome Gulch Railroad. This spooky-themed, coffin shaped mini-layout is portable and occupies an area of just 30x72". My latest project is the Bandit Canyon Railway, an On18 micro-layout in just 24x36". This little railroad resurrects an old idea I had for a 1:32 scale layout based on a western outlaw theme.

Click on the heralds below for more information on each of these railroads.