Mini World Of
Trains™ (MWOT™) is a 501(c)3 non profit that is supported by
public and private donations doing business as Miniature World
of Trains™ featuring the Transportation Museum of the World™
will feature the largest most technically advanced HO
(1/87th) Scale Model Railroad
in North America to demonstrate how goods are transported around the
world via the Miniature World of Trains™ (MWOT™).
will use computerized and digitally controlled systems to
operate hundreds of trains and moving vehicles, thousands of people
and trees and hundreds of buildings.
All will be modeled to the highest quality and standards. MWOT™
show how transportation and city infrastructures work together. How
products are created from raw materials into the products we all use
and how these products get from one place to another everyday,
MWOT™ will do this using a miniature world of model trains,
vehicles, ships and planes! All in a fun, family friendly,
entertaining and educational environment. The museum area will
have interactive displays showing the history of transportation
with hands on activities, "how to", do it yourself (DIY),
classes, a media library and a railroad history museum with full
size and scale transportation equipment will be located both
inside and outside the facility.
MWOT™ will showcase that in addition to simply moving people
and freight, trains are powerful catalysts for local and
national economic growth. They are also an instrumental part of
the American story, connecting towns and cities, employing
thousands, and supporting local businesses and communities
Railroading is part
of America’s story from a presidential candidate campaigning
across the country, to people traveling to work or for a
vacation, trains take us where we need to go. Trains move the
bulk of the products we all use everyday. Trains have also
inspired more than 900 American songs, dating as far back as
From big cities to small towns,
coast to coast, trains matter because they keep America’s towns,
economies and communities connected to one another and with the
world. The Miniature World of Trains™ will showcase
transportation history from the early 1900's until today. The
museum will do this via educational and interactive prototype
and miniature displays of Transportation vehicles such as ships,
airplanes, trucks, automobiles and railroads. A small railroad
history and toy train history area will be located in this
museum to complement the Miniature World of Trains™
The MWOT™ project will have an estimated $2.5M economic impact
in its first full year of operation. The project has the potential
of drawing from 100,000 to 250,000 visitors in its first full year
and one million visitors by year five.
Locations To Be Modeled
will create up to 15 jobs its first full year and up
to 150 by year five based on attendance. Similar museums and
model train displays have attendance of up to 1.2 million
visitors per year.
lighting and electrical and power systems will be used with
the help of Hubbell Lighting via green technologies in the
museum, demonstration and sponsor areas.
Opening in late 2013, the Miniature World of Trains Beta
will be a 1,200sf demonstration display.
feature a large city scene with high rise buildings, some
buildings recreating structures that no longer exist in Downtown
Greenville, including the old Southern Railroad Greenville
Depot. A large roundhouse and engine servicing facility that
will be represent Norfolk Southern's Heritage Day in Spencer,
North Carolina, a Saluda Grade type mountain rail line, small
amusement park complete with operating rides that include an
operating roller coaster and a scale 15 story Ferris Wheel as
well as an Appalachian Mountain scene with three levels of track
including a narrow gauge line. The mountain area will have
scenery that reaches from the floor up to 12 feet high!
In addition there will
be moving vehicles, lighted buildings, thousands of miniature
trees and people. 40 computerized trains will traverse the
display throughout each day as well.
Museum of the World "Mini Museum"™ will feature prototype
railroading and model railroading memorabilia including a 7 1/2"
scale Pacific Locomotive that is twelve feet long!
The MWOT-B™ model train exhibit is the
precursor to the larger, 60,000sf Miniature World of Trains™
featuring the Transportation Museum of the World™
begin construction in 2015 at a yet to be announced location in
the Greenville, South Carolina Area.