Jason Shron, from Ontario, Canada, built a full-size VIA Rail train in his basement.
Shron describes himself as a “train-obsessed nutcase” and is the founder of model train manufacturer Rapido Trains Inc.
In his blog, Shron explains why he built the model in his home.
“We each have a favourite place: a place where we feel completely at home, where the stresses and headaches of daily life seem to melt away and we can just chill and regroup. My favourite place is on board the VIA train, especially on board the VIA trains of my youth, riding the Rapido between Toronto and Montreal. Now I have this special place in my house.”
In a video tour of the basement train, Shron explains that the model took four and a half years and 2,500 hours to complete.
Shron built the train model with much attention to detail which include the look of the interior seating in the train and a reflection of another train through the model’s window.
What do you have in your basement?
Check out photos of the VIA train model: