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Northlandz, Flemington

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  • September 6, 2017
    The concept and layout of the claimed worlds largest model train layout was intriguing. At one point it must have been quite impressive. It was a dusty layout with relatively few trains actually runni...  more »
  • August 13, 2017
    Was pass through Flemington and decided to make a return visit to Northlandz. I don't remember when the first visit was. i visit on a weekday afternoon and there was a very few visitors. not many trai...  more »
  • August 8, 2017
    This is billed as the largest model train set in the world - and it really is! We took our children there when it first opened, and now take our grandchildren there. There is a pathway that you take t...  more »
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  • June 20, 2017
    Wow. Huge 2-hour tour of model trains with exceptionally complex bridges across valleys, that you see from three different vantage points on three different floors. If anything, too big. And a train ride! And a decent cafeteria!
  • July 4, 2017
    While I do have a soft spot for northlandz I do agree with the people who say the place needs mataince. Some scenes were destroyed due to tourist, some trains didn't run either due to the track being dirty or not being on, some train cars where off the track just left their and some scenes where empty with no trains. I will give it 4 stars though for the new stuff, but I hope Bruce (the owner) opens a patron or something to fix up the place. It's a great place don't get me wrong, but it could use some serious renovating
  • April 29, 2017
    Feb. 2017: After many years living just miles from this place, I was on my own one day, so I stopped to check it out. This is a Tue in Feb, there were 4 cars parked outside. Not sure how long this has been here, but it won a business award in 1996, plus it's in the Guinness Book of Records. There is ONE bathroom at the entrance, it could use a hosing down. I state ONE as this is a VERY LONG WALK to get to the end. There are train setups and small display setups. One: This is not cheap to get in. Two: the building was made for this display, so there was one big mortgage to pay. Three: There is a very short outdoor train ride for a few bucks more, rain or shine. Four: there is a weekend "real" train ride in Flemington, just a few miles away at the outlet mall (ladies, and a Brew Pub after 4pm at the outlet mall - Guys), your choice. I noticed there were a few light out, some in the "displays" which puts them in the dark. There were more then several florescent lights out/blinking. The blinking lights will make your digital camera display look weird, but the picture will come out OK. You go through a corral that is pretty slim at certain points. So wheel chairs could be a challenge at some points. Some of the displays show their 1990's age. Some displays have dead bugs in them the time I went through. A number of the train displays have no moving trains when I was there. Yes, the place is immense, bring your hiking shoes, really. Not kidding here. This could take more then an hour an a half depending on how long you stop and see the sights. Yes, some of the displays are massive, some bridges are 40+ feet long, hand made of thin wood sticks. The displays are creative, you even have a tomb stone cemetery to check out. Certain points have a step-up and grips for the younger. Almost all the trains are the small ones, there is one display of the much larger models. The displays are of various "train" items or painting of outdoors, again many had lights out. After walking and walking and walking, you get to the 25% finished sign. After many more displays, and some are deep, you get to the half way point. That is the glass on the second floor at the front of the building. Where you are greeted to a soda machine.. and no bathroom, no seats ! The music room has the only seats. If you are a train nut, as two 35 year old guys in front of me were, they were having a great time. Thank goodness digital "film" is free as I'm sure the kids will take 100 photos. JUST a caution, as I said some of the displays are deep. Losing a phone/camera, hat or toy down there may be more then a hassle. The displays may have nothing to do with trains and have price tags. There is one painting of Rod Stewart and some girl, at least that's who I though it was. Again it had a price tag ? ? Getting to the end, finally, there is a "gift shop" of course. Train items and other stuff. There is a "food" area but only hot dog, pretzel, or drink. I did not check out the prices. Only one person was there for the whole place, but it was Feb. You can buy tickets to their train ride after the tour. You can find the "wall" of other places to at the exit.
  • June 19, 2017
    Very impressed. The railroad structures are insane. So much detail. Was 52 dollars for 3 adults and 1 child.
  • July 9, 2017
    The sheer size and amount of work that went into it is impressive. However, it is run down and pretty repetitive with most scenes looking like one another. Try to avoid the disgusting bathrooms.

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