Sony’s latest experiment pairs the QX100 with the world’s largest model railway

by XB on 13th February 2014

in Accessories, Videos

train_tunnelNorthlandz 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.

  • rand

    If anyone start complaining here about late updates: GO FUCK YOURSELF!

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  • Troll

    where is my update for my xperia x10 !!

  • Mhar Jayson Cortez

    Kids now a days are so rude! Sorry for your parents that they didnt teach you good manners!

  • techielover

    bloody updates hell with them so annoying ……………………..
    lie after lies………….
    nexus series is best and elegant atlast……………………..

  • everybodyfuckrand

    Such a troll, Rand..what did that have to do with the cool little video..speaking of which, Sony (after they update the Xperia T, of course -yes eff you Rand you little turd because we deserve some 4.3 action!-) need to make a shrinking device so all we fabulous Xperia users (except the ones like Rand and microwilly who troll this blog for kicks) can ride around that great model town of Zaccagnino’s without bumping our heads! Props to Albanese too -skilful, creative, cool stuff! (eff you, Rand!) ((and give us our mofo-ing update, Mr Sony Man if you’re reading -if you don’t read Xperia Blog, why not?!))

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  • Stephen

    cool video, but where was thomas the tank engine? you cant have the worlds biggest model and not feature thomas

  • Stephen

    it does’nt

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  • xperiaDROID

    Please speak English, sir.

  • Walker

    that’s insine ! ,beyond imagination !

  • Gitarooman

    So you telling me that Sony is a combination of turds? I guess I will have to look for a new brand for electronics devices.

  • vigneshprince

    shut up and get out from here then!

  • vigneshprince

    that should be SONY > blah blah +

  • sony

    no. it means that sony is the best !

  • Raj Singh


  • Raj Singh

    Cool video. Cool place.
    I like the QX series but I wish the connection between the two devices was faster/stronger. The other thing that bothers me a bit, which they can easily rectify in the next version, is have a viewfinder that slides out of the devices for those times you want to use it without the phone; at least I’d know what’s in the shot, or not.

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  • FixMax

    Translating… “Russia, Bear, Vodka”

  • i_like_trains

    It isn’t the world’s largest model railway.

  • Pedro Ezequiel

    amazing, love sony

  • Bryan Ng

    Wonderful vid for the amazing device. Sony’s the best :)

  • ergui

    hey man? is how long alrdy== u still wishing your phone has can being update the version?==

  • Rarintx

    It actually is and holds the Guiness World record. The one in Hamburg is the Largest Model Railroad “in Hamburg”. A little marketing ploy on their part.

  • Divya Bharathi

    Very interesting thing I just come across at – I could choose any number of items (from the list) at very heavy discount rates (up to 75% off online) – more we buy more discount – I never seen this before.

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