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Fri Jun 5, 2020, 08:28 PM

The Best and Most Detailed Large-Scale Model Railroad layout in the World



I loved this! You really need to enlarge to "full-screen" mode in order to appreciate all the wonderfully marvelous attention to detail. It reminds me of my childhood, I lived near a railroad yard.

THE SUNDANCE CENTRAL RAILROAD - The Sundance was formed in January 2004 with the goal to create a more detailed and uniformly scened, large-scale traveling layout. This 1:20.3 scale modular model railroad consisting of forty modules for a layout size of 45 feet by 45 feet. The railroad consists of 400 feet of hand laid code 250 aluminum rails that are hand spiked with individual tie plates onto wood ties with a total of 16 turn-outs.

The modular was built by a group of seven model train enthusiasts. This diverse group is made up of people who have a passion of early narrow gauge steam locomotives to modern day standard gauge diesels.

The purpose for forming this modular group was to provide the public a realistic look at model railroading in a large-scale format. The modules are highly detailed from the scratch built supporting structures and buildings down to the surrounding scenery. The trains and rolling stock that will be running on these modules will also be highly detailed and weathered.

Address: 2645 Success Dr, Odessa, FL 33556
Web: www.finescalemodeling.org

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Reply The Best and Most Detailed Large-Scale Model Railroad layout in the World (Original post)
NurseJackie Jun 5 OP
procon Jun 5 #1
Newest Reality Jun 5 #2
NurseJackie Jun 6 #7
sheshe2 Jun 5 #3
yellowdogintexas Jun 5 #4
TechTimes Jun 6 #9
TrollBuster9090 Jun 5 #5
NurseJackie Jun 5 #6
TechTimes Jun 6 #10
TechTimes Jun 6 #8
Baked Potato Jun 6 #11

Response to NurseJackie (Original post)

Fri Jun 5, 2020, 08:48 PM

1. Incredible!

I can't imagine the time and effort it took to create something so realistic.

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Response to NurseJackie (Original post)

Fri Jun 5, 2020, 08:52 PM

2. Cool!

Found an HO-scale railroad with a lot of detail, too:

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Response to Newest Reality (Reply #2)

Sat Jun 6, 2020, 09:30 AM

7. The details are just extraordinary!

Thanks!

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Response to NurseJackie (Original post)

Fri Jun 5, 2020, 09:28 PM

3. Love it!

I want.

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Response to NurseJackie (Original post)

Fri Jun 5, 2020, 09:30 PM

4. I would love to see that layout from overhead.

The detail is spectacular but it just makes me want to see the whole thing run to see how it travels

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Response to yellowdogintexas (Reply #4)

Sat Jun 6, 2020, 10:14 AM

9. Very True...

 

Really want to visit and see it...

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Response to NurseJackie (Original post)

Fri Jun 5, 2020, 10:20 PM

5. I LOVE THIS! Thanks for sharing. It reminds me of a happy memory from my youth.

It was 1982 when my stepfather married my mom, and moved into our house. Normally that might be a problem for a boy, but the first thing he did was to turn the whole basement of our house into a giant model train set. Apparently it had been a pet project since HE was a boy. He grew up in London during the war, and, due to the conditions, he never got the train set he wanted for Christmas. So, as an adult, he was determined to fulfill that wish with a vengeance. He hired a carpenter to build a giant maze-shaped table in the basement, and then he put down the tracks.

For his birthday, my mom told all of his friends to buy him HO scale buildings etc. I was then placed in charge of the DETAILING! I got to paint all the brick buildings and houses with smoke soot etc. I had a lot of fun with that.

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Response to TrollBuster9090 (Reply #5)

Fri Jun 5, 2020, 11:26 PM

6. What a wonderful memory ❤️

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Response to TrollBuster9090 (Reply #5)

Sat Jun 6, 2020, 10:24 AM

10. Wow

 

That must have been a lovely experience for you...

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Response to NurseJackie (Original post)

Sat Jun 6, 2020, 10:09 AM

8. This is amazing...

 

So nice .

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Response to NurseJackie (Original post)

Sat Jun 6, 2020, 12:33 PM

11. That's awesome!!

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