Posts Tagged ‘Factory’

CG570 Teetering Factory

Thursday, July 12th, 2012

CG570 Teetering Factory
ho model trains
Image by listentoreason
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.

CG486 Brick Factory Building

Friday, June 22nd, 2012

CG486 Brick Factory Building
ho model trains
Image by listentoreason
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.

How It’s Made: Model Trains Factory Tour – Part 1 of 3 – LGB Trains – Nürnberg, Germany

Wednesday, February 15th, 2012

LGB Trains were once made in Nürnberg, Germany. Get a behind the scenes look on how Garden Trains were made there. You will see how molds were made, how injected parts were made, and how the units were painted, assembled and tested. (Part 1 to 3)

Train Factory

Wednesday, December 7th, 2011

Train Factory

Image by seabright hoffman
Toy train display at Duke Energy Office Building lobby, Cincinnati.

Factory

Saturday, November 5th, 2011

Factory

Image by jaaron
The model train set at the Pittsburgh Carnegie Science Center

Factory Lights at Night

Thursday, October 20th, 2011

Factory Lights at Night

Image by jaaron
The model train set at the Pittsburgh Carnegie Science Center

Lionel Trains factory & museums – Hughes Rudd ABC news 1982

Sunday, June 5th, 2011

Veteran reporter Hughes Rudd does a Lionel Trains factory & museums story from the Mt. Clemens MI factory and the Strasburg PA model train museum – ABC news 1982
Video Rating: 4 / 5

Inside The Lionel Trains Fun Factory: The History of a Manufacturing Icon and The Place Where Childhood Dreams Were Made

Friday, March 18th, 2011

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