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Friday, March 20, 2015

Our Home and Miniature Land Open House

For several months, I have been following the progress of Our Home and Miniature Land, a project which aims to recreate scenes of Canada in HO scale. When they announced an open house in March, I jumped at the chance to tour the work.

The Toronto scene includes the city's iconic TTC streetcars.

While largely reliant on model railway supplies, much of the work is being done by architectural design firms, which gives a crisp and precise feel to the dioramas. To date, the Toronto scene is nearly complete, while the Hamilton and Welland Canal scenes are slowly being developed.

While HO scale trains look good going around a small home layout, it is only when you can fill an industrial building that you can appreciate what full-length model trains look like. As for the buildings and scenery, they are immediately recognizable as Toronto, with such landmarks as the CN Tower, Skydome, Union Station, the Distillery District, and the Bloor Viaduct. As a whole, the scene is really wonderful to take in, and the details close-up are just as delightful.

To see more photos of the work, see my full album of photos:

The full project will take several more years before it is ready to open to the public. Until then, I'm hoping for more open houses so I can check back on the progress.

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