The X-RR Blog – about a Model Train Museum proposed by Thomas Krens for North Adams, Massachusetts – with News & Notes, Links & Commentary
[Update as of December 2016: The model shown here has been superseded in more ways than I can enumerate at this point, but I leave it here for the historical record. There are now models now under construction which are altogether larger, in every dimension, more detailed and spectacular, than what is pictured here. Check back with X-RR for an illustrated tour as soon as the new models are ready for presentation, and for news of further “trainsformations” as take shape.]
In this context, “The Model” can refer to many things, but first of all, it denotes the model of EMRCA pictured here, a miniature of a miniature world, but at 16-feet long it does convey an impression of the dimensions and features of the museum-to-be, which in O-Scale will consistently represent the real world at 1/48, one inch equaling four feet.