With progress comes news!

We begin the new year with the near completion of our Hamilton exhibit and a renewed excitement for those looking to support our project. Even our newsletter is evolving with promises of ongoing progress reports as well as interesting tid-bits about our country, its history and optimistic future.

 

A fire truck with intricate wiring for its LED lighting system.

A fire truck with intricate wiring for its LED lighting system.

Our very own Moving Vehicle System

By James Steele

At Our Home and Miniature Land we are building a fleet of autonomous, intelligent vehicles for our Moving Vehicle System. This will be for cars, trucks, streetcars and emergency vehicles like police cruisers and fire trucks. We modify a vehicle by adding a drivetrain and steering, and then installing LED lighting that is all tied in to a special decoder especially designed for this purpose. The number of LEDs on a single vehicle ranges from four for static vehicles to 50 in emergency-response vehicles that are constantly moving. Look forward to seeing these fully functional cars and trucks navigating the streets of our Hamilton exhibit very soon!

 

This image of Canada’s first railway engine from the Champlain and St. Lawrence Railroad appeared in the book ‘The Railway Builders, A Chronicle of Overland Highways’ published in 1920. The original print is from the Château de Ramezay, a museum and historic building in Montreal.

This image of Canada’s first railway engine from the Champlain and St. Lawrence Railroad appeared in the book ‘The Railway Builders, A Chronicle of Overland Highways’ published in 1920. The original print is from the Château de Ramezay, a museum and historic building in Montreal.

Canada’s First Railway

On February 25, 1832, the Champlain and St. Lawrence Railroad was officially incorporated as the country’s first railroad charter.

 

Employees to be Profiled

With our next newsletter we’ll begin a regular feature where we profile an employee of Our Home and Miniature Land. An incredible team of talented people are making it all happen. They include engineers, designers, illustrators, model-makers and carpenters. They are a team unlike none other and that’s no surprise because they’re building something that is just as unique as they are. So stay tuned.

 

Open House this Spring

In our March newsletter we’ll announce the timing for our next Open House which will take place in late April, early May. It will unveil the long-awaited Hamilton exhibit, complete with an elaborate display of the ArcelorMittal Dofasco steelworks which will show an actual steel mill in operation. The intricate detail that went into this must be seen to be believed.

 

In the Media: BlogTO

Unbeknown to OHML the following article was posted on the Blog Toronto written by Derek Flack entitled: 5 miniature versions of Toronto that'll blow your mind.

Jacqueline Wong