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Old 03-01-2017, 09:27 AM   #1
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Old 03-01-2017, 12:27 PM   #2
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Not a bad article, and I'm sure the movie would be interesting.

Northlandz is hardly news to most of us, though.

And it's claim to be the largest is self-promoting. Miniatur Wunderland in Hamburg Germany puts it to shame, and there are anecdotal reports of several truly private layouts that are bigger as well.
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Old 03-01-2017, 01:09 PM   #3
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Not a bad article, and I'm sure the movie would be interesting.

Northlandz is hardly news to most of us, though.

And it's claim to be the largest is self-promoting. Miniatur Wunderland in Hamburg Germany puts it to shame, and there are anecdotal reports of several truly private layouts that are bigger as well.
I had never heard of the place, sorry for spreading old news, my bad!
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Old 03-01-2017, 03:53 PM   #4
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I had never heard of the place, sorry for spreading old news, my bad!
Not at all. New news to many of us and those that forget. Thanks for sharing, I was impressed by his vision despite all the negatives from friends and family. Good post
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Old 03-01-2017, 03:55 PM   #5
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Actually, there's no shame about Nothlandz at all. They are both amazing railroads.
One thing to note about Northlandz though, it's a large group of individual loops of track with their own DC power supply. Most of them don't connect to the other loops.
The Hamburg display is all computer controlled.
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Old 03-01-2017, 04:43 PM   #6
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I had never heard of the place, sorry for spreading old news, my bad!
That wasn't intended as a rebuke.

Just letting you know that it isn't anything new, that's all. And, as you probably noticed, my own personal view is that the place is somewhat overhyped.
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Old 03-01-2017, 06:12 PM   #7
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I went to Northlandz once. It was neat and interesting to see, but I am not in a huge hurry to go back. It was fairly repetitious, although the scale was impressive. However, there was very little running, and most of the trains were very uninspiring, 5, 6, 8 cars? There needed to be a lot more going on to hold your interest. A model train display should have lots of model trains.
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Old 03-01-2017, 11:23 PM   #8
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Many years ago we visited Northlandz when my son was very, very young. It's one of his earliest memories. He was enchanted, as was I.

Needless to say, that place is OK in my book.
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Old 03-11-2017, 09:17 PM   #9
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Sometime ago I read of a very large model railroad being developed possibly in Russia
but have not seen any more about it. Anybody know if it came about?
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