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kyle creel
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Posted - 03/25/2016 :  1:55:41 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Love your work Dave; can you post an updated track plan? For those of us that enjoy the old 'birds eye view' it can bring a lot of the project together and give us a sense of how the 'region' is shaping up. Still not able to post any shots of the G&DRR but I sure do enjoy your layout. Happy Easter, or Passover or whatever other holiday anyone might be observing. Kyle


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Arizona Dave
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Posted - 03/25/2016 :  2:11:18 PM  Show Profile  Visit Arizona Dave's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Thanks Kyle. I'm working on an updated track plan today since the last one is now waaaay out of date. Will post soon.

David Meek

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Arizona Dave
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Posted - 04/01/2016 :  5:31:46 PM  Show Profile  Visit Arizona Dave's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Today on the Thunder Mesa blog, we have the untold story of how Theodore Roosevelt helped to save the railroad and preserve Nature's Wonderland for the enjoyment of all.
http://thundermesaminingco.blogspot.com/2016/04/natures-wonderland-teddy-roosevelt-and.html



David Meek

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railman28
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Posted - 04/01/2016 :  6:33:13 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Love the picture

It's only make-believe

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Geezer
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Posted - 04/01/2016 :  6:56:41 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Dave - you certainly have the "Knack" for the hoo-doos...
and all the rest of the scenery too. Your "desert" modeling
doesn't leave anything to the imagination.
Well done!



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Grant Whipp
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Posted - 04/01/2016 :  9:32:07 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
That was a great read, Dave ... ... enjoyed it immensely! Anxious, as well, to see further progress reports on the layout itself ... ...! As always ...

CHEERS!


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DW&A - Diddy Wells & Afterthought On30 Module/Mini-Layout

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Ray Dunakin
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Posted - 04/01/2016 :  9:40:13 PM  Show Profile  Visit Ray Dunakin's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Great story!


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Grabnet
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Posted - 04/02/2016 :  07:06:35 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Loved the story and the sepia toned pictures. TR looks particularly happy and robust.

Doc Tom



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Arizona Dave
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Posted - 04/02/2016 :  1:52:36 PM  Show Profile  Visit Arizona Dave's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Thanks guys. Glad you enjoyed the story. Coming up with plausible backstory for such an implausible railroad is half of the fun for me.

Just a small update: I've finally got all the track painted throughout the entire layout. Now I can move forward with ground cover and ballast around Thunder Mesa town.





This is the paint I use on my track: Krylon "Camouflage" Ultra-Flat Brown. The color is just about perfect as a base coat. Later, some ties will be picked out and dry-brushed with acrylics and both ties and rails will be weathered with chalks.




David Meek

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Bill Gill
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Posted - 04/03/2016 :  08:09:00 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Dave, As always, you've created another fun back story for the railroad and its environs.
Wouldn't be surprised to someday discover old photos of Chuckwalla Slim & Sparky leading T.R., when he was there, on his hunting expedition.

I've used Krylon camouflage paints for a few projects and really like how flat they are, but they seem to be hard to find around here lately.



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fireman93514
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Posted - 04/03/2016 :  10:10:23 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Great story Dave. Although I heard Teddy also bagged a couple of Jackalope on that hunting trip.


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Arizona Dave
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Posted - 04/03/2016 :  5:50:12 PM  Show Profile  Visit Arizona Dave's Homepage  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Bill Gill

Dave, As always, you've created another fun back story for the railroad and its environs.
Wouldn't be surprised to someday discover old photos of Chuckwalla Slim & Sparky leading T.R., when he was there, on his hunting expedition.

I've used Krylon camouflage paints for a few projects and really like how flat they are, but they seem to be hard to find around here lately.



Thanks. I need to make a good TR figure somehow. As for the camo paint, they don't carry it at my local Home Depot either but Ace does have it.


David Meek

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BigLars
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Posted - 04/03/2016 :  9:41:32 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Nice story Dave. Love the Natures wonderland picture.


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Vegakat
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Posted - 04/04/2016 :  10:51:50 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Dave. Been lurking here for a while, following your layout and the late Vern Niner's layout. Love both of them and love how your incorporating his story in to your back story. As a Disney fan love your inspiration for this railroad! Enjoyed your latest video, music adds a lot to it!


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nevadablue
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Posted - 04/05/2016 :  02:13:25 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I need to buy a ticket for a nice relaxing excursion on your trains Dave.


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