The buildings, engines, passenger and freight cars are all accurate recreations of the originals, based on actual plans and photographs.
The size of the trains is the large 1:32 scale, which allows recreation of the smallest details. This scale is rarely found in an indoor controlled environment, particularly one as large as this 2000 square feet layout.
1:32 scale is a traditional scale for models and miniatures, in which one unit (such as an inch or a centimeter) on the model represents 32 units on the actual object. It is also known as "three-eighths scale", since 3/8-inch represents a foot. A man is 2¼ inches tall (55 mm) in 1:32 scale.
1:32 was once so common a scale for toy trains, autos, and soldiers that it was known as "standard size" in the industry 1:32 is the scale for Gauge 1 model trains. It was the scale of some of the earliest model car kits. It is a common scale for aircraft models and for figure modeling, where it is called 54 mm scale, from the height of the human figure.
By selectively using our rolling stock and buildings, we can recreate any year in the northeast between 1925-1970 in precise and historically accurate detail or historical expression of this era.