Several years ago (maybe as much as 15) my wife and I were traveling through
Pa. on I 76 and stopped at a very large layout. Several thousand sq feet. I
tried to google it to find it, but have had no luck. Does anyone remember
the name of it or if it was still there? I think it was close to Lancaster.
I believe it was an O scale layout. They did a short show bringing you
through a 24 hour day. You sat on small wood bleachers to watch.
Ok. I found it. It is the Great American Rail Road "Northlandz" U.S. 202,
Flemington, NJ.. I thought it was on the Pa. side. I have no idea when it
became Northlandz. Maybe it always was. Now I get to take my grandson this
Thanks to those who replied.
If you ever get to the Cincinnati, Ohio area, be sure to visit 2
exhibits involving trains:
1 - The Children's Museum located in the old Train Terminal building.
There is a large model of greater Ciccy trains O guage AFAIR. You
can also go up into the dispatcher towerand look over the yard.
There are "old-timers" there who actually worked in the yards when
they were fully operational.
2 Entertrainment Junction http://www.entertrainmentjunction.com /,
located in West Chester, exit 22 off I-75 north of Cincy. This is all
G scale, and is one of the most detailed layouts I have ever seen.
It is constantly expanding - I take my grandson there several times a
year. It is a fabulous sight to see. Most of the labor is done by
volunteers and finaiced by a local businessman. They also have play
areas for children and a Thomas train for rides.
I ahve no business interest in these exhibits - I only get pleasure
visiting them with my grandson.
So they still have that humungous layout there? I grew up in Chicago and
remember that (O scale?).
Plus the coal mine you could take an elevator down into, plus the German
U-boat you could walk through. That place was the kewlest.
You were wrong, and I'm man enough to admit it.
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