"Howdy Folks! Welcome to the little mining town of Rainbow Ridge, the gateway to Nature's Wonderland"

This is my documentation of my miniature re-creation of the long-gone Disneyland attraction: Mine Train Thru Nature's Wonderland. This is a selectively compressed model railroad, in On30 scale at 5' X 7.5' that has been in progress since September 2005. In May of 2016, I finally got the layout to a point where I declared it "finished".

I started the layout when I was a sophomore in high school with basic skills and over the years the layout has been improved and reworked in drastic ways to match my ever improving model making skills. In fact, since I started rebuilding the sections to better quality and standards, I've actually created a whole new layout, piece by piece.

This is a stand-by basis project without a deadline, so it tends to hit the back-burner a lot due to other things with higher priorities. But whenever I can, I'll give an update when there is something worth talking about. All of my updates since day one are here, which include photos, videos, and plenty of rambling notes and descriptions.

Progress Report: 6/22/08

Some more work in rainbow caverns:

After looking at some old aerial shots of NWRR, I just realized that the DLRR passed right by the old ride, something that I should include in my layout! However, I don't have room for a track, nor an O scale DLRR locomotive/cars. I guess it will be in the backdrop! Looks like another DLRR Art piece also doubling as a background is on the way! I'm thinking of having the Marsh in its original livery (with "white wall tires"!) pulling the Retlaw cars to be depicted in the background.