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Philip
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Posted - 11/13/2016 :  11:56:33 AM  Show Profile  Visit Philip's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Great Layout! Nice video!

Philip



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MarkF
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Posted - 11/13/2016 :  9:20:21 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Yeah Dave, what about an update. You are LONG past due! Hope all is well.

Mark

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Arizona Dave
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Posted - 11/17/2016 :  4:09:32 PM  Show Profile  Visit Arizona Dave's Homepage  Reply with Quote
You're right guys. It has been too long!

Ok, break's over. Time to get back to work on the railroad! There are many unfinished projects still needing attention on the TMMC, but this winter I will be focusing on completing the town of Thunder Mesa. That means scratch-building at least five structures and finishing up all the scenery, figures, sounds, lights, and details for this scene. Stay tuned for updates!



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MarkF
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Posted - 11/17/2016 :  10:07:54 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Its good to hear your back at it Dave. I've been missing your updates.

Mark

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Ray Dunakin
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Posted - 11/18/2016 :  01:48:49 AM  Show Profile  Visit Ray Dunakin's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Awesome!


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railman28
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Posted - 11/18/2016 :  09:41:34 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Yahoo buckaroo! Good to see you back in the saddle again.

It's only make-believe

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BigLars
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Posted - 11/18/2016 :  5:39:07 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Dave, Great to see you posting again.


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Geared Steam
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Posted - 11/20/2016 :  5:20:12 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Arizona Dave

You're right guys. It has been too long!

Ok, break's over. Time to get back to work on the railroad! There are many unfinished projects still needing attention on the TMMC, but this winter I will be focusing on completing the town of Thunder Mesa. That means scratch-building at least five structures and finishing up all the scenery, figures, sounds, lights, and details for this scene. Stay tuned for updates!



Good news Dave, you have been missed.



Edited by - Geared Steam on 11/20/2016 5:20:57 PM

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GeoffAllen
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Posted - 11/20/2016 :  7:04:00 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Great news, indeed. The TMMC is why I'm here, and why I'm planning an On30 layout.


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Arizona Dave
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Posted - 11/21/2016 :  6:25:34 PM  Show Profile  Visit Arizona Dave's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Thanks guys. It feel good to be back at it.

The next structure project for the Town of Thunder Mesa will be the Marshal's Office. It will occupy a spot next to Verne Niner's San Lorenzo Jail.


This paper model mock-up has been holding the spot for the Marshal's Office for quite awhile now. The unpainted figure is a 40mm gunfighter from Knuckleduster Miniatures.


The front facade of the Marshal's Office is from a plan I created in Adobe Illustrator based on photos of a structure that once stood in Rainbow Ridge at Disneyland.


The Disneyland prototype for my Marshal's Office. These structures were all smaller than life size and I try to capture that charm in my models while still aiming for a certain believability. To that end, some of the upper story windows and other details employ S scale castings.


David Meek

Edited by - Arizona Dave on 11/21/2016 6:45:28 PM

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MarkF
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Posted - 11/23/2016 :  08:57:57 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I'm looking forward to seeing what you do with this one Dave.

Mark

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Arizona Dave
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Posted - 12/14/2016 :  1:33:18 PM  Show Profile  Visit Arizona Dave's Homepage  Reply with Quote
There's a new post on the Thunder Mesa blog today explaining just why there have been so few updates recently. (Hint: It may be moving!)
http://thundermesaminingco.blogspot.com/2016/12/a-lack-of-progress-report.html



David Meek

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MarkF
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Posted - 12/14/2016 :  2:17:19 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks for the update Dave, I think! Mixed emotions here. I know exactly how you feel about it being hard to get excited to work on a project since the future is now 'unknown', which means we now won't be treated to the regular updates from you that we have come to expect. On the other head, I'm excited for you and your wife finding a new home. I do hope the move finds you a bigger and better space than you now have so the railroad has a future. Keep us updated!

Mark

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Tyson Rayles
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Posted - 12/15/2016 :  07:17:26 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Good to see ya back at it Dave!


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Bill Gill
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Posted - 12/15/2016 :  08:40:37 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Dave, I know how you feel. My Connecticut & Vermont RR is much smaller than your Thunder Mesa. It's one piece and was "designed" to fit through the door of the room it's in, immediately turn 90 degrees and move through a hall door - in theory, though some changes during the ongoing construction have occurred. Fortunately, no moving plans on the horizon, but the thought lingers - what if it does have to move?

Hope the house hunting goes well and secures enough real estate for the layout to move in and perhaps even expand.



Edited by - Bill Gill on 12/15/2016 4:29:06 PM

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