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Introduction to Northlandz Miniature Wonderland

Introduction to Northlandz Miniature Wonderland

It is not always possible to describe in words what we can see with our eyes, however our website visitors who have no or very less idea about Northlandz, we will try to give them a brief introduction here. To make it as interesting as possible, we will take you to the complete journey describing everything to make you feel how it feels like to be at Northlandz. During this Journey, we will explore great canyons and stroll through amazing scenes of USA.

Our “Northlandz Express” is at the station and we have reserved a seat in the Vista dome for you. Speaking of trains, there are well over a thousand pieces of rolling stock on this system. Our train will be one of a hundred in operation during this tour. We will also be visiting a great dolls museum and that has hundreds of dolls on exhibition in the 94 rooms.

You may be interested in our other blog post: History of Northlandz

In addition to that, there is an Art Gallery as well that is full of a unique collection of paintings around the world. So, in other words, there is something interesting for people of all ages and all tastes. For example, kids may be more interesting in miniature trains, and dolls house, while adults who love paints and other types of art may appreciate more the Art Gallery.

An there is also a surprise, that there is a magnificent pipe organ being played at Northlandz concert hall where you will see Mr. Bruce playing it often. There is another amazing fact about this pipe organ that it is completely handcrafted from five thousand pieces taking more than 2 months to complete.

So once the journey starts, the first stop that comes in a way is Delbert`s cove miniature model along the railroad. This place describes the whole history behind it, as it was one the American Railways largest yard.  It may give you an idea at the start you will see much historical building related American Great Railways in a miniature format. For example, look at George on the left will be from a scale height of over twenty-two hundred feet. As a place of interest, during England’s George Stephenson built the first public railroad in 1825, he based the distance between tracks on wagon axles of the time. That measure, four feet, eight and one-half inches, that is still the standard for the U.S. railroad industry today.

What next there will be hundreds of towns to see along with this railroad, You’ll see hundreds of delightful vignettes of daily life at every corner. In Delbert’s Cove, Bruce Williams has used some illusion for scenic enhancement, the engineering of which was sometimes just as difficult as creating the site. It works as the control tower of the world`s largest miniature wonderland that controls more than 125 automated control functions. The beauty of this automation system is that at any time of day, just one person can control everything easily.

You would not believe your eyes that how well the creator has managed to create a very landscape that truly describes America`s life has made.  For example, there are many elements like a strip mall, a car wash, and pizzeria everything has been showcased within the miniature models.

Infect, in reality, America`s whole system is the world`s largest that is spread over 168,900 miles from coast to coast, showing that was not easy in miniature wonderland. However, if you have every traveled throughout the United States of America on the trains then you will appreciate the beauty and efforts of Mr. Bruce who has tried to include almost everything related to Great American railways in it.

The biggest surprising fact of this world`s largest miniature railroad is that you will have an opportunity to experience the past and current of American railways and how it is connected with people`s life in the USA.  There some amazing structures that have always been amazing for the people for example railway bridges over the rivers and waterways has always been very attractive to the people. The good thing about Northlandz is that Mr. Bruce has also created miniature bridges that as detailed as they look real one.  So going through this structure you will also look at how trains pass through different areas like bridges, waterways and tunnels around the mountain areas.

There is none of part that you will not see here, for example, there is miniature railroad of The Grand Canyon Railways that is a heritage railroad carries passengers between William, Arizona, and Southern of Grand Canyon National Park.

You would agree that there is nowhere in the United States, there are more natural scenic views around the landscape other than Pennsylvania. There are lot of manufacturing plans while many people have been associated with mining. Due to the nature of the land, only railroad can be a suitable way of transportation. The American railroad was and still has been a better way to travel around this area.

If we talk about the past, there are many names that are linked to USA railways, for example, Philadelphia based Baldwin Locomotive works has been the largest and one of most successful builder of the large steam-powered locomotives in past.  It was used to produce around 700 units in a year that fulfilled the 40% needs of United States railways.  Other famous locomotive makers in the USA were Reading railroad, Lehigh valley, etc.

Everything is now part of history. Today the new technology has replaced many of the things, the manufacturing has mostly become automated. The use of the hand in the making has minimized. However good thing is that despite the Northlands was established many years ago, it not only showcases the history but modern era trains as well.

A railway roundhouse is the important part of any railroad structures, these are the buildings with a circular or semi-circular shape that are used by railways for servicing and storing locomotives. Roundhouses are also used as turn the engines to another way around. These structures were as old as railways itself.   Great inspiration for people having an interest in engineering, these structures are pretty complex.  However, despite the fact that these are pretty difficult to mimic, Mr. Bruce has also included these remarkable structures in the models. For many people, the visit to local railway roundhouse has always been a special event.

The landscapes of the miniature wonderland, Northlandz has been designed like a three-dimensional painting where the choice of colors and material seems to a great sequence that from conception to realization took nearly five years.

If you understand building and structures, you would certainly agree that bridges are remarkable structures and when it comes to the railroad, the complexity of these structures touches to the new heights. Whenever people talk about railroad structures the discussion always includes how beautiful these structures. The view encompasses many aspects of bridge building art where the main pan has been left in later stage of construction in order to dramatize the ongoing process of bringing new ideas to Northlandz.

Among these remarkable structures, the miniature of the Forth Bridge near Edinburgh, Scotland, was the inspiration for our huge double cantilever span across Loch Robert Bruce. So named for the legendary patriot who inspired the Scottish nation to seek its independence in 1314, the Loch from this view displays the grand scale of the trestles to best advantage. In keeping with the spirit of Northlandz, this stop on our tour is dedicated to the creative efforts of man as he seeks to build a world that will encourage those who yearn to explore beyond the next horizon. Guarding the estuary of the Firth of Forth is the Isle of Inness, the island fortress of Sir Cedric McLean, Earl of Tweed, a very gentle man of noble descent. Now, gossip has it that in 1879, after holding par, the Earl double bogeyed the eighteenth hole of the Royal and Ancient Golf Club at Saint Andrew’s. He was then heard to make crude remarks about the ancestry of all who were within earshot. After the demand for his blazer, the poor man departed in shame to his island fortress seen below, where he remained until his death. It is said, however, that during a full moon, Sir Cedric can be observed muttering softly to an empty golf bag while walking the water’s edge. As with most all of his bridges in the system, Bruce Williams scratch-built this example from balsa wood.

The miniature of the bridge Specifications of “Firth of Forth” bridge is 38 feet long and measures 7 ½ feet high. The structure weighs about 12 ounces and can carry a 50-pound load on the tracks.

When we talk about Canyon the view that was the most beautiful among all the favorite as well. What you see here at Northlandz, is the several thousand hours of artistic expressions that have been spending with whole heart and devotions to ensure the complete beautiful art reaches to you in the best possible manner. Nevertheless, despite the painstaking hard work that was put in by Mr. Bruce, the real satisfaction for the artist is knowing that the work has been made available for the people to view.

The Model railroad by At last Canyon for the Atlas Model Railroad Company Hillside New Jersey, which supplied a track and another part to Northlandz. Mr. Bruce considers this part went much better than planned.

You will also see many Building a Mountain, The rock cliffs range from one to eleven inches thick and are carved out by hand. It’s been estimated that over 250.000 trees were placed throughout the landscape of Northlandz along the railroad track/

The south western territories of the United States are rich in folklore areas. Thoughts of the ‘Old West’ conjure up images of cattle drives and epic stories by lonesome cowboys about the likes of Kit Carson and Geronimo. Dwellings like those to the far right were built by the Hopi Indians several hundred years before Columbus ever sailed. Eight hundred rooms or more were not uncommon. Old Fort Pitigliano is typical of times when the Cavalry meant horse soldiers and buckskin clothes. Often forts were also used as trading posts. At canter, stage is our 1900s “Frontier” town. The railroad would be the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe. Founded in 1878, it was one of the first in the territory. Don’t forget to wave at the folks to the parking lot, they’re Easterners.

Most the structure at Northlandz, are built from scratch, and this is the scenes Mr. Bruce added landscape and a triple-spiral, triple-track trestle.

You may wonder how Arizona got next to Switzerland in miniature displays. You must understand that distance and time have different meanings at Northlandz.  Switzerland is famous for precision timepieces, a splendid railway system, incredible chocolate, and its beautiful landscapes.  From Switzerland, you will see the miniature wonderland of the village St. Galle

The pastoral foothills to the left are patterned after the area between the Jura Mountains to the west and the fabled Swiss Alps. The stately villa in the distance is the home of Herr Hans Von Heidelberg, the world famous yodeler. Regrettably. Herr Hans is nursing a severely sprained tonsil. We do wish him well. You must also be made aware that this scenic portrait harbors a deep secret. However, you will have to discover this yourself. To reveal what is hidden reflects on what seems to be.

This valley was specifically designed by Bruce Williams to provide a stunning contrast and tease the eye.

At the end of the line, the last stop is Eisleyville that is a beautiful scenic area with a beautiful railroad junction.

Through this blog, we hope you have got a few glimpses of what you are going to see at Northlandz, Many people who have visited the Northlandz still miss many things due to big structures. So we hope you will plan a visit to see everything with your own eyes.

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