"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.

March 2012 Update

Now that spring break is underway at work, hours on the layout aren't what they were when we were in slow season. Whenever I could, I made a tree or two, or detailed the edge of a waterway. Thus, this update will be short.

Fascia work along the backside of Bear Country continued, touching the pack mule trail as it descend from Cascade Peak.

Foliage and tall grass were put in anticipation of the enviro-tex water pour. 

Here's the current state of Bear Country as the Pack Mule Trail wraps around in the foreground. The trail has been detailed with railings that go as far as the stretch along Cascade Peak in the background.