Photo gallery of an urban model railroad

posted by Jason Kottke Oct 27, 2005

Photo gallery of an urban model railroad with scenes modeled after the streets and tracks of Philly, NJ, and NYC. The modeler even painted some tiny graffiti on some of the buildings and walls. (thx, malatron)

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malatronOct 27, 2005 at 9:15PM

I found those photos were not layed out in a manner that facilitated catching the gems with a quick scan. So for those who might have missed it, as it is at the bottom of his page, here is one of my favorites.


Obvs, this person took quite a bit of time to do this correctly, and with an attention to detail.

DaveOct 27, 2005 at 11:17PM

I wish I had something more constructive to say than "whoa, this is cool" but that does just about sum it up.

PatrickOct 27, 2005 at 11:31PM

This link was a FPP on metafilter. In one of those "small world" coincidences, a commenter stated that he had been in that basement before and actually babysat the modeler, Peter Feigenbaum, in the 90s.


AmitNov 07, 2005 at 3:40PM

The detail on these models is absolutely awesome. It reminded me of another gentleman I knew who was obsessed with building a railway city. This is an entire railway city built in Pune, India. The attention to detail is down to the point where even the night sky above the trains is reproduced using skycharts and fiber optics.
I had the opportuinity to help with the making of this WORKING city of railways. Everything from the traffic lights to the movement of the railways is operational. At one point officials from Indian Railways came to this place to learn from it. Sadly the website does not seem to do justice to the actual project, but here it is anyways. http://www.minirailways.com/ The photos section seems to be down, but hopefully it will come back online soon.

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