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The Wonders of Nature's Wonderland [ PART 3 ]

More incredible additions to Sam Towler's stunning scale model of Disneyland's extinct Mine Train Thru Nature's Wonderland.

Bear Country before water is added.

New, fake water.

A little beaver for Beaver Valley.

The icing on the cake. A Mike Fink Keel Boat (in-the-making)

Fog! Produced by a fog machine for the purposes of taking this photo. Oh how fun it must have been to ride Mine Train in the fog.

Tastefully-placed LED lighting makes for a gorgeous night shot. 

A great new technique for making waterfalls:

Two years ago we posted a wonderful collection of Sam's behind-the-scenes photos of the model-making process. Sam recently mentioned on his blog that this labor of love has hit the seven year mark. As we've said before, this model with its moving parts is "one of the coolest examples of 'Backyard Imagineering' we've ever seen."

For even more fabrication photos, "like" the Mine Train Thru Nature's Wonderland Model Facebook page and follow Sam's progress.

Related posts:

The Wonders of Nature's Wonderland [ PART 1 ]
The Wonders of Nature's Wonderland [ PART 2 ]
Big Thunder Mountain Model
Mechanizing a Miniature Main Street Electrical Parade
Swiss Family Treehouse Model
EPCOT City Model [Part 1]

Reader Comments (7)

WONDERFUL! Mine Train tops my list of extinct Disneyland rides.

November 26, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterM

Just incredible.

November 27, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMatt

I love this. I never rode MTTNW but I love seeing its remains around Big Thunder Mountain. Great way to bring it back to life.

November 27, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJumperJH

Can't believe it's been two years since the first post! Wow! Thanks for the update, a lot has progressed in the last two years!

November 27, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterSam Towler

This is really good ~ the fog shot is better than I've seen in modeling magazines.

November 28, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterphilphoggs

Such an amazing model. Simply incredible work. That fog shot is particularly breathtaking. As a youngin' that never had the opportunity to ride Mine Train Through Nature's Wonderland, this collection of posts about "The Wonders of Nature's Wonderland" have been a real treat. If there's one attraction from yesterland that I wish I could ride, it's this charming, timeless train ride. The detail, the humor, its sincere spirit and ability to immerse Guests into nature's wonderland all give me butterflies when thinking about it. I'm glad that there are people out there that loved this attraction so much that they take the time to preserve and share its legacy. I can't wait to see what this project will look like when it's completed!

December 19, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterLyndsey

My god, that is amazing!

January 13, 2013 | Unregistered Commenterlaz-e

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