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Images below are from the BETA Test version of the MWOT that operated from
2013 until 2015 and was created with the talents of our team of creative volunteers from around the world.
The test displays where designed by CEO and  General Manager Frank Ruby.

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2018

07/28/18 The reboot of the Miniature World of Trains project is moving along at this point. While I still can not give specifics on the location and the project yet, what I can tell you is this.  The new 501c3 paperwork is in process, the Letter Of Intent and offer has been made for the land. The owner of the land may donate it but we are still planning on purchasing it. We have the basic layout of the buildings for the display and retail / restaurant areas from the General Contractor. The retail / restaurant and ticketing area (RRT) will feature a minimum 60ft tower that will make it the tallest structure in the area! Also, we have met with and are still meeting with several banks regarding the overall funding of Phase I of the project which is at $6, 700,000 at this point. Phase I of the Miniature World of Trains  will have never before seen technology used to help create "Our World In Miniature"!

Work has already begun at the property in preparation for the start of construction of the project to start in the first quarter of 2019 with parts of PHASE I of the Miniature World of Trains
 to start construction offsite to help speed up the process. This will include the 2019 Christmas Model Train Display as well!


07/19/18 Updates from the special effects team and the project architect due next week so phase I design can begin.


07/18/18 Water infrastructure improvements have begun at the preferred location.


07/12/18 Rob Neilson is an advisor and Director of Business Development at Fusion Commercial AV has joined as an advisor on our special effects teamWhile not a model railroader, Rob has extensive knowledge in audio / visual equipment and is helping the special effects team create new and exciting sensory effects at the Miniature World of Trains


07/09/18 Meeting with professional special effects team went well today. The team will be creating some of the over the top special effects for PHASE I  and beyond.


07/02/18 More infrastructure information on the new location. Piedmont Natural gas has sent us an estimate to get a new gas line to the property. YIKES -- almost $200K!.


06/26/18 Meeting today with Greenville Water. New 12" high pressure line to be installed on property with estimated completing time 4th Quarter 2018 and new water tap for the new building. We are awaiting word from RE-WA about the sewer line tap and the availability of natural gas for this location as of this update. Development of the day / night lighting has began and a meeting and potential design for the first phase building has begun with the general contractor.


06/25/18 - Meeting with the property owner went will. J


06/25/18 - Meeting with the property owner went will. Just a few other items on infrastructure to figure out now. ust a few other items on infrastructure to figure out now.


06/24/18 It has been decided that the internal team will build most of the PHASE I  display. However, the Phase I city (currently at 4' x 40' in size)
will be built by a professional model building team.


06/15/18 - We will be meeting with the property owner in just over one week to start to finalize the sale of the land to us! We are getting closer and closer to the dream being built!


06/14/18 - Today we received word the Duke Energy has power available at the new location which is great news. Still unknown at this time is whether there is availability of natural gas, phone / internet, water and sewer available at this location. We can always go wireless for the phone and internet so that is not a push, but sewer and water are critical. Once this information is obtained we can move forward faster.


06/07/18 - Today we received some costs that will need to be incurred at the new location from the SCDOT and Charter Communications for internet service. SCDOT upgraded intersection will have an estimated cost of $100,000 and to add internet to the property will cost $30,000! We are still awaiting cost on electric, gas, water and sewer. But we are still moving forward as we are awaiting a generalized cost of the first phase building.


06/01/18 - The property we have been after for going on 3 years is available so we are moving forward to get this location secured.
MWOT is now contacting the proper city, county and state authorities, electric, gas, water and internet access providers to make sure the property is accessible for all infrastructure services. This should take a couple of weeks to confirm.

 

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