"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.

December 2010 Update: Still Nothin', but I got a little Somethin' going

The December update for this year will have as much a last month's update. But, since my Spruce Caboose building was finished, progress did pick up towards the end of the month. I finished off the marmots over the tunnel and that piece was installed. More hills were put in and the whole section of Beaver Valley and Bear Country is shaping up quite nicely since having to be recovered from having the whole layout cut in half. I'm looking forward to some fun stuff for this section coming up, but that'll have to wait until next year's update (Ha! Get it?).

I did some messing around in a composite program called Shake, learning how to do green screen stuff. I did a small clip of my layout, doing the typical sky replacement. I added some steam for fun from Particle Illusion.