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CG559 1910s Community

Saturday, June 23rd, 2012

CG559 1910s Community
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Visit to Northlandz in January of 2010. An astonishingly large HO model railroad layout, recommended for train enthusiasts. It occupies a building the size of a large 3-story warehouse.

Pros:
+ Quirky – some of the scenes are pretty amusing
+ Detailed – lots of fine work. You can spend a long time in one place, just looking at the subtleties
+ Huge – Very extensive dioramas
+ No that does not quite do it, how about "Gargantuan?"
+ No, still not right. I think this: "You’re lying. It cant be that big." – No, it is. Jaw-dropping. That link shows only part of one of maybe a dozen rooms. Plan on 90 minutes if you jog through, three hours if you take your time and enjoy it.
+ Organ music – The builder and owner, Bruce Zaccagnino, is a skilled organist and plays for visitors (I think every day) in a little theater in the middle of the building.

Cons:
Dust – Lots of it. I’m sure it’s a nightmare to clean, but it needs it. At HO scale, it’s up to the inhabitants’ ankles.
Disrepair – Plaster landscape cracking in places. Little figures fallen over. Not too often, but enough to jar you from your reverie.
Few trains! – When we visited most rooms were largely silent; I guess it made the trains more exciting when they did come through, but they did so rarely, and often only a handful of cars.
– Somewhat inflexible – you have one shot at moving through, then you need to buy another ticket if you want to revisit a scene. Not a big deal… except there’s only one bathroom inside at the halfway point. Remember, it’s HUGE. Know your kids’ tolerances if you go.

All in all if you like railroads (or have kids that do) you should probably see it at least once.

Itty Town Community Picnic

Sunday, May 6th, 2012

Itty Town Community Picnic
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Image by ShellyS
The Itty Bitty gang celebrate Independence Day with an old-fashioned town get-together.

Itty Town Community Picnic

Sunday, May 6th, 2012

Itty Town Community Picnic
ho model trains
Image by ShellyS
The Itty Bitty gang celebrate Independence Day with an old-fashioned town get-together.

Itty Town Community Picnic

Wednesday, April 25th, 2012

Itty Town Community Picnic
ho model trains
Image by ShellyS
The Itty Bitty gang celebrate Independence Day with an old-fashioned town get-together.

Why Does Jack Thompson Continue To Bash The Video Game Community?

Saturday, December 10th, 2011

Question by Noah: Why Does Jack Thompson Continue To Bash The Video Game Community?
Why does Jack Thompson bash a game community he knows little about? I understand his anger towards GTA and Bully but some of these cases get even more ridiculous. He blamed a high school shooting on a video game we all know. He claimed that the shooter trained at sniping by playing HALO! No offense to Halo fans but Halo isn’t the most realistic sniping game made. CoD, MW2, and Medal of Honor are more realistic. Not saying he should sue them. He has also lost every case he has brought up. Why does he blame video games and only video games when you can see the same things in tv, movies, books, arts, religion (even the bible), music, internet, and everything else in our society? Is he going to sue the squirt gun companies for “training” kids on how to kill using water toys? What about Nerf, airsoft, paintball, bb guns, or slingshots? The list can go on. So, whats his problem?

Best answer:

Answer by jackal101
Why are you asking rhetorical questions on Yahoo answers?

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