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Old 01-12-2020, 03:26 PM   #1
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We visited Northlandz about fifteen years ago and it was in sad shape. I wasn't surprised to hear it closed a while later. But I was surprised to hear that it has been cleaned up, touched up, and will reopen bigger and better.

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Old 01-12-2020, 04:22 PM   #2
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Do you think he had a modeling problem?
Last time I went was around 2000.

He had the outside train ride running too.

The new owner spent over 300,000 cleaning up and adding to the attraction.

I may have to visit once again.
I am only 30 mins away.


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Old 01-12-2020, 04:25 PM   #3
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I forget how many TONS of plaster he used but it was a lot.

Found a video from 2017

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Old 01-12-2020, 04:30 PM   #4
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I went there in 2015 after a ride behind the Black river and Western Consolidation. It didn’t impress me as being dirty or run down. I was impressed with it, but a bit disappointed that most of the trains were rather short for such a giant layout. I didn’t know it was ever closed. From their website, the new owner reopened it last September. Not sure if they are open now. The site only lists hours through 1/5/20.

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Old 01-12-2020, 04:43 PM   #5
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I've never seen a layout with so many spans and so few trains.

This looks like a cross between a Mad Max and Indiana Jones movie set.
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Old 01-12-2020, 04:50 PM   #6
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There were trains, but the most impressive things were the bridges. Here’s one for you MichaelE.

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Old 01-12-2020, 05:24 PM   #7
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it's neat looking, if a bit haphazard. They need much longer trains and run them slower, IMO.
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Old 01-12-2020, 05:53 PM   #8
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The video suggests to me that they still haven't gotten the message, a train display needs to have trains! I won't be rushing back, I already saw the scenery a couple of times.
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Old 01-12-2020, 05:57 PM   #9
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Isn't that vid still from when it was the old management?
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Old 01-12-2020, 06:00 PM   #10
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Don't know, I believe 2017. When I see and/or hear something that really changes my mind, I'll consider another visit. While I found the scenery spectacular, it was too much of the same. For a mile of walking, they need to vary the style of the scenery.
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