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You folks at the NJ HiRailers have one of the most awesome layouts in the world in any scale.  The new buildings are a fantastic addition to an already great display.  I hope to get to see the display sometime post pandemic.  It is a long way from CA.  Thanks for sharing.  NH Joe

You got me looking, Joe!  I see the NJ HiRailers are even closer to I-80 than I am -- Head east, only 358 miles to the door!  That's a short drive when compared to California!!

@Mark Boyce posted:

You got me looking, Joe!  I see the NJ HiRailers are even closer to I-80 than I am -- Head east, only 358 miles to the door!  That's a short drive when compared to California!!

Mark,

It is more likely a 3,580 mile drive from SF to the NJ HiRailers.  I can hop on I-80 and head east.  I-80 is only 6 miles from my house.  The west end of I-80 on the Pacific Ocean is about 20 miles from my house on the other side of the Bay Bridge in SF.  NH Joe

@Mark Boyce posted:

You got me looking, Joe!  I see the NJ HiRailers are even closer to I-80 than I am -- Head east, only 358 miles to the door!  That's a short drive when compared to California!!

Mark, if you've never seen it in person, it's certainly worth the visit!  It's hard to imagine you're going to see a more impressive O-scale layout. A nice bonus for Trainstock is you can bring something to run and really stretch it's legs.

I think if you want to "one-up" the NJ-HR layout, you may have to travel to Miniatur Wunderland in Hamburg Germany.  I notice that COVID has even gotten them, they're closed until Jan, and I suspect well beyond that.

Mark, if you've never seen it in person, it's certainly worth the visit!  It's hard to imagine you're going to see a more impressive O-scale layout. A nice bonus for Trainstock is you can bring something to run and really stretch it's legs.

I think if you want to "one-up" the NJ-HR layout, you may have to travel to Miniatur Wunderland in Hamburg Germany.  I notice that COVID has even gotten them, they're closed until Jan, and I suspect well beyond that.

John, The photographs and videos always look great, but it takes seeing something in person to really appreciate it!  Thank you for another recommendation!

John, I got thinking and checked it out.  Patterson is only 25 miles farther from me than when Chuck Fester and I visited the NPOG Fun Fair.  I just stay on I-80 instead of dropping down I-476 to your neck of the woods.  It can be done. 

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Joe, I find these belt drives fascinating.  That is a tremendous model, as are all the other buildings the NJ Hirailers are installing.  I recall the East Broad Top RR machine shop belt drives were intact, but non functional, when we visited almost 30 years ago.  The Pennsylvania State Parks restored McConnells Mill to a functioning grist mill in the '60s.  I just read in the local paper yesterday about a nearby 1870s mill that two young brothers still make buckwheat flour with the same belt drives of old, though they use an electric motor for power.

@coach joe posted:

IMG_5480Ben, is this a gold mill?  The belt drive looks functional, is it animated?

He didnt have a name on this building  He did tell us he didnt put a roof on it so you can see the detail inside  If you look in the upper left you can see a track with a mine cart being pushed   All the machinery is to process whatever ore was brought in I guess  If you look around the roof of our club room you can see the remnants of a belt and pulley system that drove the silk mill that was housed in our space

@bluelinec4 posted:

He didn't have a name on this building  He did tell us he didnt put a roof on it so you can see the detail inside  If you look in the upper left you can see a track with a mine cart being pushed   All the machinery is to process whatever ore was brought in I guess  If you look around the roof of our club room you can see the remnants of a belt and pulley system that drove the silk mill that was housed in our space

Ben, that is really neat about the model mill and the remnants of the belt and pully system in your building!!

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