Monday, November 11, 2013

The World of Thunder Mesa

Click for a much larger view.

Today we have an illustration of Thunder Mesa Country, the imaginary world of canyons, western towns and scenic wonders served by the TMMC. This is a spread-out and expanded view of just about everything that does or will exist on the layout as it might be seen from a low flying plane. One thing not on the layout is the junction with the Santa Fe, Denver & Carolwood, seen on the far right side of the drawing. Only a short section of track represents this interchange on the model.

I created the drawing to help visualize both the scenic treatment of the expanding layout, and the operation of the railroad between Thunder Mesa and Calico. This is what I see when I look at the layout and what I imagine as each new section is completed. To really see where the layout is headed, compare this drawing to the updated track plan posted last week.

Adios for now!


  1. So any new progress to report? Was just wondering, the blog has been silent for a while.

  2. Thanks for checking in, A.J. Somehow I've ended up taking the last couple months off from working on the railroad. Too many 1:1 scale projects in my life. I'll be getting back to it really soon.

    1. Ah! Well that's certainly understandable. And I can related to much of that myself. In any case, I look forward to what you have in the works!


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