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(Gawker)   The world's largest model railroad spans 16 acres, uses 50,000 feet of track, and enough lumber to build 42 houses   (gawker.com) divider line 30
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2014-02-13 02:55:29 PM  
Everyone needs a hobby......
 
2014-02-13 03:40:16 PM  
One time when it came back it had snow on it.
 
2014-02-13 03:41:17 PM  
Oh hey, look, a Sony ad.
 
2014-02-13 03:48:45 PM  
That's because your wife didn't want you around.
 
2014-02-13 03:54:43 PM  
Did I just read and watch a commercial?
 
2014-02-13 03:55:38 PM  

styckx: Did I just read and watch a commercial?


Yes... Yes you did..

/Welcome to Gawker Media!
 
2014-02-13 04:04:16 PM  

JayCab: Oh hey, look, a Sony ad.


This. Take your shilling elsewhere, shill.
 
2014-02-13 04:09:21 PM  

JayCab: Oh hey, look, a Sony ad.


No, it a :30 trailer for this 4:28 long Sony ad: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qkLHt5dKwUk
 
2014-02-13 04:14:49 PM  
How is that 16 acres?
 
2014-02-13 04:16:46 PM  
Yeah, but does it have the Patrick Swayze Express?
 
2014-02-13 04:18:55 PM  
Better video of the train setup (not an ad, AFAIK)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1zR4AKtjv_w

Our dad got us a pretty nice model train set when we were around 10.  Loved it.  Have wanted to build myself a nice little setup at my house but just don't have the time.
 
2014-02-13 06:27:01 PM  
How much imitation crab meat does that guy have?
 
2014-02-13 07:05:46 PM  
theperspectivefactory.files.wordpress.com
 
2014-02-13 07:53:01 PM  
Isnt the famous german one bigger? I was pretty sure that was recognised and the worlds biggest.
 
2014-02-13 08:00:24 PM  
he was also into computer game design and publishing back in the day. the lost admiral and the prince were underrated.
 
2014-02-13 08:22:14 PM  
what scale?
 
2014-02-13 08:27:50 PM  
I think the point at which I gave up on academic philosophy was I went to a professor's house party and one of the highlights was to laugh at the sheer weirdness of the house's previous owner who'd used cement to turn his entire basement into a fantastic model railroad.
 
2014-02-13 09:25:20 PM  

tricycleracer: How is that 16 acres?


Buried deep in the site: 52000 ft2. So, what, 1.3 acres? Still pretty impressive. But by all means, subster, 16 acres!
 
2014-02-13 10:13:54 PM  
I'll take this one.
 
2014-02-14 03:42:12 AM  
We just had this thread.

The guy is selling the place because he committed the one true crime of any hobby.

He finished it.
 
2014-02-14 03:45:53 AM  

Born to Die: tricycleracer: How is that 16 acres?

Buried deep in the site: 52000 ft2. So, what, 1.3 acres? Still pretty impressive. But by all means, subster, 16 acres!


16 scale acres.
 
2014-02-14 07:19:47 AM  
This is what happens when a hobby turns into an obsession.
 
2014-02-14 10:03:36 AM  

Hemphill: what scale?


Looks like HO, which would be 1:87.  That's a lot of lichen and plaster.
 
2014-02-14 10:14:14 AM  
That site sucks balls (the page is still loading after 5 min), the proof-reading sucks balls (just look at the second half of the second paragraph), overall it sucks balls because it seems more like a commercial that an article, and finally, subby sucks balls, well, just because.

/balls
//you suck them
 
2014-02-14 11:05:50 AM  

GanjSmokr: Better video of the train setup (not an ad, AFAIK)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1zR4AKtjv_w

Our dad got us a pretty nice model train set when we were around 10.  Loved it.  Have wanted to build myself a nice little setup at my house but just don't have the time.


You couldn't tell that was an ad? "come to Northlandz" wasn't a clue?

Pretty cool to watch with the horrible music and crappy camera work. Reminded me of late night movies. And the place is stunning.
 
2014-02-14 11:23:20 AM  

KidneyStone: GanjSmokr: Better video of the train setup (not an ad, AFAIK)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1zR4AKtjv_w

Our dad got us a pretty nice model train set when we were around 10.  Loved it.  Have wanted to build myself a nice little setup at my house but just don't have the time.

You couldn't tell that was an ad? "come to Northlandz" wasn't a clue?

Pretty cool to watch with the horrible music and crappy camera work. Reminded me of late night movies. And the place is stunning.


Bad wording on my part.  Didn't mean to imply that the video wasn't an ad for the actual place.  Just meant that it wasn't an ad for an unrelated product.
 
2014-02-14 01:14:38 PM  

DigitalCoffee: That site sucks balls (the page is still loading after 5 min), the proof-reading sucks balls (just look at the second half of the second paragraph), overall it sucks balls because it seems more like a commercial that an article, and finally, subby sucks balls, well, just because.

/balls
//you suck them


Wow...you really like balls, huh.
 
2014-02-14 01:23:08 PM  
Heck, I'll be passing through there in May.  I'll stop in for a peek.  What the hell, right?
 
2014-02-14 07:35:34 PM  

GanjSmokr: KidneyStone: GanjSmokr: Better video of the train setup (not an ad, AFAIK)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1zR4AKtjv_w

Our dad got us a pretty nice model train set when we were around 10.  Loved it.  Have wanted to build myself a nice little setup at my house but just don't have the time.

You couldn't tell that was an ad? "come to Northlandz" wasn't a clue?

Pretty cool to watch with the horrible music and crappy camera work. Reminded me of late night movies. And the place is stunning.

Bad wording on my part.  Didn't mean to imply that the video wasn't an ad for the actual place.  Just meant that it wasn't an ad for an unrelated product.


I was just chuckin rocks at ya ;-)

There was a model train club in NJ back in the 70s/80s that held the record for a while.  Or maybe it was "world's longest train."  That place was really cool but, judging from some reviews i read, nothing at all like this joint.  Next time I'm up North I may swing by.
 
2014-02-14 11:49:46 PM  
Ask your mom why her picture comes up in about half the Google search results for "world's longest train."
 
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