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    Re: The Mine Train Through Nature's Wonderland

    ^Thanks for the photos and the link Steve. That is some truly fine and inspirational modeling!
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    Re: The Mine Train Through Nature's Wonderland

    Quote Originally Posted by BigThunder View Post
    Here is a REAL H.K. Porter Co. steam locomotive:



    It was this type of small industrial engine that inspired the design of the NWRR locomotives.
    This engine, ironically, has also been run at DL. (I wish someone had taken video of it...)

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    Re: The Mine Train Through Nature's Wonderland

    Quote Originally Posted by BigThunder View Post

    I'm also building my own model. But of Casey Jr. in G scale. I have however considered the possibility of building the NWRR next to it and connecting the two through their maintainence tracks. I think the idea of the two rides swapping trains could be fun.

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    Re: The Mine Train Through Nature's Wonderland

    Quote Originally Posted by Rob F View Post
    This engine, ironically, has also been run at DL. (I wish someone had taken video of it...)
    I'm sure there is video of the ceremony. But since the ceremony took place at Frontierland Station, it wouldn't feature much footage of the engine running.

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    Re: The Mine Train Through Nature's Wonderland

    Here's a thought... Why doesn't Big Thunder work in Glendale making models for Disney?

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    Re: The Mine Train Through Nature's Wonderland

    I love that layout of MTTNW its really colorful and makes me wish i could of seen it, too bad i wasnt born

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    Re: The Mine Train Through Nature's Wonderland

    I own the Natures Wonderland poster


    But I'm still looking for the Rainbow Caverns poster.
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    Re: The Mine Train Through Nature's Wonderland

    Just to show I'm not just armchair modeling, here's my Nature's Wonderland so far:

    Not much to see yet, and that backdrop is from an earlier project and will be repainted. Yes, that's a vintage 1968 park map over in the corner. Staring at that map and daydreaming is what got me started on my own NWRR in the first place.

    Here's Frontierland in 1968:




    Quote Originally Posted by CaliforniaAdventurer View Post
    Here's a thought... Why doesn't Big Thunder work in Glendale making models for Disney?
    They know were to find me.
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    Re: The Mine Train Through Nature's Wonderland

    Quote Originally Posted by Circarama View Post
    I own the Natures Wonderland poster
    I find it hard to believe you don't already own the whole attraction; running on a set daily schedule in your backyard. You're the John Stamos of MiceChat, Charlie.

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    Re: The Mine Train Through Nature's Wonderland

    Ahhh, the MTTNW, it's cool going round and seeing what remains of the attraction

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    Re: The Mine Train Through Nature's Wonderland

    Is it still possible to put MTTNW back in place where it used to be and would anybody actually ride it.

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    Re: The Mine Train Through Nature's Wonderland

    Quote Originally Posted by BigThunder View Post
    Just to show I'm not just armchair modeling, here's my Nature's Wonderland so far.
    Not much to see yet, and that backdrop is from an earlier project and will be repainted.
    Hmmm...framed Lionel catalog art. I guess I'll give you a pass for modeling in HO.

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    Re: The Mine Train Through Nature's Wonderland

    I would ride it in a heartbeat

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    Re: The Mine Train Through Nature's Wonderland

    Quote Originally Posted by fo'c's'le swab View Post
    I find it hard to believe you don't already own the whole attraction; running on a set daily schedule in your backyard. You're the John Stamos of MiceChat, Charlie.

    You know, my collecting didn't seem to be out of the ordinary... now I'm startin' to wonder.
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    Re: The Mine Train Through Nature's Wonderland

    Quote Originally Posted by Disneyfan4 View Post
    Is it still possible to put MTTNW back in place where it used to be and would anybody actually ride it.
    Not possible without first demolishing Big Thunder Mt, and not such a great idea considering the enduring popularity of that attraction. A much better idea would be to build a similar attraction based on California logging over in the Grizzly River area of DCA.
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