Trivia - The Station
On the Station train display you can find........
-twenty-eight different trains and trolley cars
-over one hundred train cars and locomotives
-three different gauges (sizes) of trains ("O", "S", "HO") all Running at the same time
-twenty automated signals
-eighteen speed controls
-nearly one thousand feet of railroad track
-over a mile of electrical wire
-one thousand miniature people, dogs, cats, birds, squirrels and farm animals
-twenty-one different animations (including, tree cutter, earth movers, power shovel, Ferris wheel and a boy flying an airplane)
-more than two hundred buildings and building flats
-five thousand trees and shrubs
-two hundred vehicles (cars, trucks and buses)
-four boats (tug, barge & row)
-two skating dogs
And Did You Know?......
The trains have individual manually operated controls, but the day to night lighting system is computerized. The day-to-night cycles last approximately five minutes. At "night" the sky darkens as streetlights and random building lights come on. As "dawn" becomes "day", the building lights go off and the "sky" brightens again.
A Note On "The Look Of Things"......
All of the HO gauge scenes are designed to look realistic because HO trains are "scale" trains; that is built to mimic realistic proportions. O-gauge "hi-rail" traditionally has been presented with a "toy train" look as those trains are not built to real-life proportions. The scenery on the Station reflects this difference in approach.
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