Sunday, September 30, 2007

Trainscape: Installation Art for Model Railroads

And now for something completely different. Currently on display at the DeCordova Museum in Lincoln, Massachusetts is something they call Trainscape. (Lincoln is just west of Boston, outside the I95 loop.) This is not really a model railroad, but a series of installation art works linked together by an operating O-scale train. The train is an integral part of the art, but it is "not an attempt to represent reality at a miniature scale as in traditional model railroading." The link below is for the museum web site page for this exhibit. On that web page is a link for downloading a train-cam video of the exhibit. I personally don't think the train-cam shows the exhibit very well.