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The Analog Line

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December 01, 2018 through January 29, 2019

Monday-Friday, 9:30am-5pm; Saturday-Sunday, 10am-6pm.

New York Hall of Science


All Ages

$16; $13 seniors, students, and children ages 2-17

Event description:

Stop by and see how NYSCI’s model railroading experiment is progressing. The model railway was built with analog (not digital) equipment from the German model train maker Marklin. Marklin was founded in 1859 and pioneered the Gauge H0model in 1935. The bulk of the equipment on this layout dates from the 1950 – 80s. The starting and stopping of the trains on this automatic layout are controlled by the signals. The signals are connected to contact tracks that send an electrical impulse to the signal when a locomotive rolls over a contact track. This sets the signal to red or green accordingly. The switching of the electromagnetic turnouts is accomplished in the same manner.

Model railroading teaches principals of electrical circuitry, planning and working within a system. It also teaches problem-solving and promotes creativity. Most of the trains, rails, and buildings from The Analog Line experiment is from the collection of NYSCI’s Exhibit Prototyper Karl Szilagi, with some recent additions provided by the museum to complete the layout. Karl was given his first train by his mother in 1968 and the transformer from that little set is helping to power this layout.

Address: 4701 111th St.
Corona, NY 11368
Phone: 718-699-0005
Website: nysci.org

About New York Hall of Science

Standard hours: M-F 9:30 am - 5 pm, Sat/Sun 10 am - 6 pm
Wheelchair accessible: Yes
Stroller parking: Yes
Stroller check: No
Bring food: No
Buy food: Yes
Where is food allowed: Food allowed in designated spots
Changing tables in the women's room(s): Yes
Changing tables in the men's room(s): Yes
Family bathroom: No

New York Hall of Science presents 450 exhibits, demonstrations, workshops and participatory activities that explain science, technology, engineering, and math.

NYSCI offers professional development for teachers, produces curricula and resources for classrooms, and studies how technology and play affect how we learn.

NYSCI was founded at the 1964–65 World’s Fair and has evolved into New York’s center for interactive science, serving a half million students, teachers, and families each year.

Parking: Paid
Nearest public transportation stop: 7 (local 111th Street Station)
Party room: Yes

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