Saturday, July 21, 2012

Video of the Twin City Model Railroad Museum: A Great O Scale Layout

Earlier this month, I went to Minneapolis-St. Paul. If you go to that city, and you enjoy model railroading, you have to stop by the Twin City Model Railroad Museum at Bandana Square—one of the finest O scale layouts in North America.

The last time I went, two years ago, I took photos of the layout; this time, I brought my tripod so I could shoot some video. I’ve posted the video on YouTube; click here  to see it.

About the layout: Set in the transition era, the Twin City Model Railroad Museum depicts the St. Anthony Falls Milling District in Minneapolis-St. Paul, complete with the city’s iconic stone arch and other bridges; the city’s former streetcar line; the Mississippi River as it flows beneath the high river bluffs of southeastern Minnesota; a rural Minnesota town; a recreation of the 1913 Great Northern Station in downtown Minneapolis; and a freight yard, modeled after the Minnesota Transfer Railways switching yard located  between Saint Paul and Minneapolis.

While there, I also visited their fabulous Toy Train Museum; click here to see photos and learn more about that wonderful addition to the museum.

If you are ever in the area, make sure you stop by to see this great layout—you'll be glad you did!

Visit the Twin City Model Railroad Museum website. For the video, click here.

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