Back in June we brought you a look at one of Walt Disney's masterpiece attractions, Mine Train Thru Nature's Wonderland. In Part 2 we focus on one of the coolest examples of "Backyard Imagineering" we've ever seen.
Listen to this as you go!*:
The Living Desert
"This is my documentation of my miniature recreation of the long gone Disneyland attraction, Mine Train Thru Nature's Wonderland. This is a selectively compressed model railroad, modeled in On30 scale at 5' X 7.5' that I have been working on since 2005; even after almost 5 years of work, I'm still not 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 layout, I've actually created a whole new layout, piece by piece."
Sam's blog takes you through a detailed look at the creation of the model. This jaw-dropping project has me giddy as a school boy.
Stay tuned for The Wonders of Nature's Wonderland Part 3.
*Audio provided by Hoot Gibson who bought a record with these rare recordings on it. Purchased at Sid's (Disney-MGM Studios) 1990. Thanks Hoot.