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"Miniature Wonderland"; reported to be the largest Model RR layout in the world; they even have police chasing criminals, cruise ships on adjacent water, their own scale international airport with active operations, etc....

While I think some particularly the last one posted and John Allan's work are the most beautiful, this one strikes me as a "must see" if I were to ever be in this part of the world;

https://youtu.be/ACkmg3Y64_s
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"Miniature Wonderland";
I think Serge posted this awhile back, regardless, very impressive.

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While I think some particularly the last one posted and John Allan's work are the most beautiful,
agreed, Allen's 'Gorre & Daphetid' set the standard for modeling excellence.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j0tHHK-LI6Y
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While I think some particularly the last one posted and John Allan's work are the most beautiful,
There is a book called "Model Railroading with John Allen" by Linn Westcott. I think it is out of print but is worth the effort to find second hand. John Allen was a genius...
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There is a book called "Model Railroading with John Allen" by Linn Westcott. I think it is out of print but is worth the effort to find second hand. John Allen was a genius...
No doubt (!),..he definitely was that and more!

He redefined and set the standard for what could be achieved and new methods and techniques for doing so....

That book is amazing...I have had a copy for a long time and I take it out periodically and reread it cover to cover 'falling into' every photo out of amazement!
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Pete,

Build your train along the walls near you ceiling.

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Build your train along the walls near you ceiling.

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trouble with that..... poor visibility.
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No doubt (!),..he definitely was that and more!

He redefined and set the standard for what could be achieved and new methods and techniques for doing so....

That book is amazing...I have had a copy for a long time and I take it out periodically and reread it cover to cover 'falling into' every photo out of amazement!


John Allen’s railroad was definitely one of the best. The other one that I rate highly is George Selios who built his Franklin and South Manchester in Peabody, Mass. George marketed a line of wonderful craftsman kits, Fine Scale Miniatures, which were works of Art.
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Definitely...Selios is legend for his layout and the quality of his kits.


Found this today online...it seems Rod Stewart is one hell of a rail buf and has a great layout...

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbi...el-railwa.html
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Yes, Rod Stewart is a well known model railroader. When he is on tour, he takes multiple rooms so he can do some modelling!

I went to visit George Selios around 3 years ago. His layout was sensational. I’ve built a few of his kits. Quality is wonderful!

A number of top stars are railway modellers. It’s really surprising.
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Just recently got back into the hobby after a 30 year layoff. Model all HO, and looking forward to building a nice size layout as soon as we move to our next home.
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