Northlandz in the US is where you will find the world’s largest model railway. It is the brainchild of Bruce Zaccagnino, where it began in the basement of his home 35 years ago. Since then it has become a large attraction for tourists and model train enthusiasts around the world.
The railroad spans three storeys and has enough lumber to build 42 large houses. It has 40,000 feet of track and the control room caters for 75 to 90 trains per day. Pretty impressive stuff.
Sony chose Northlandz as the perfect attraction to show off the virtues of its lens-style cameras. Photographer Matthew Albanese used the QX100 as it helped to get into the right spaces and gave unique vantage points that just weren’t possible with other cameras.
The ability to use a phone (in this case the Xperia Z1) as a viewfinder was key in creating his photos. They also rigged a few trains with the QX100, which really gives a sense of scale – taking something small and making it appear very big. The video below shows how this experiment came together and if you want to check out some photos and videos, head over to Separate Together.