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Model Railroad Club of Toronto (Toronto)

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The genius of miniaturization

Here, railcars that measure 40 feet in reality barely make 10 inches. It is the world of "O" scale. The entire set, installed on a huge raised table, is inspired by the styles of the 1955-62 period and comprises the equivalent of 10 miles of track. The small locomotives pull long strings of railcars through villages, mountains and a harbour. All the kids in our group kept changing locations to capture every angle of the fourteen moving trains. It took them more than one hour to get their visual fill! This is the result of 180,000 hours of work by passionate people, members of the Model Railroad Club of Toronto. Installed at the centre of the set, you can see some of them, remote controls in hand, playing the switchmen to direct the miniature railway traffic.

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