Thompson River Canyon is a realistic N scale model railroad layout that highlights the rugged mountain regions the Canadian National trains pass through. Filmed at the 2009 Caulfield AMRA exhibition in Australia. This layout was owned and constructed by Rod Warren and Vic Fitzpatrick, with John Colliver and Noel Purdey offering assistance with the layout wiring. The layout is the featured article in the Nov / Dec 2010 edition of N Scale Railroading, with an 8 page article and cover picture featuring the layout.
Rave reviews from all over the world are flooding in as the Greeley Freight Station Museum enjoys its second anniversary of existence located hard by the mainline of the Union Pacific Railroad in Greeley, Colorado. This one-of-a-kind facility features over 600 railroad-related artifacts ranging from a Virginia and Truckee Railroad switch key to a full-sized Colorado and Southern wooden Caboose available for examining both inside and out. Designed to appeal to visitors of all ages and nationalities, the GFSM has set record attendance marks in its first two years of operation and has become the leading year-round tourist attraction in Weld County, Colorado. The highlight of the museum is its huge, 5,500 sq. ft. operating miniature railroad dubbed "the finest model railroad Ive ever seen", by the 30-year senior editor of Model Railroader magazine, Jim Hediger, Milwaukee, WI. Visitors may actually stroll through this three dimensional creation while the railroad is in operation. They are surrounded by rugged mountains with handmade features including 16,000 fir, 8,000 deciduous and 4,000 aspen trees. Rivers abound. Scenery becomes three dimensional art. The use of cameras is encouraged and guides are available to answer railroad-related questions and to point out unique aspects of this one-of-a-kind modeling wonder. Take a visual tour through this amazing railroad in miniature via the GFSM website, then plan of visiting the museum in person the next time you visit Colorado. All aboard!
This was filmed on the LMRA Model Railroad Associations, Gulf & Denver Railroad Authority, Layout in Fort Worth Texas, the layout has been over 20 years in the making and this video Really pays tribute to the hard work by our members. Our creative minds here at Element X Creative (http://www.elementxcreative.com) were pretty stoked about The Association of Independent Commercial Producers (AICP) asking us to create this year's Sponsor Reel for the Southwest show. The creative carte blanche was daunting given such a small window of time to concept and produce a 5 minute piece. It was even more challenging considering our own expectations were set high, not only in terms of storytelling, but wanting to create something that had not been done in the history of the show. After hours and hours of brainstorming concepts, we found an idea involving trains and miniatures that the whole studio could rally behind. Every individual under our roof came together to write, storyboard, model, texture, shoot, rig, animate, composite, and edit the final product. Many late nights and take-out orders later, combined with a music and sound effects mix from Tequila Mockingbird, the end video was stunning to behold. So take a peek at our latest and greatest! We hope you have as much fun watching it as our hero Jack had while running around in the tiny world we created for him.