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    Harold and Helen Beal’s model railroad display is believed to be one of the largest in Maine built in HO scale (1:87, or 3.5 mm to 1 foot).

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    Pins on a map demonstrate that people all over the world have visited the Beal's model railroad layout. Separate maps of the United States and New England show even more pins.

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    Model railroad tracks crisscross through residential and industrial sites.

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    Miniature rail workers take a lunch break at a terminus.

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    An overview of Harold and Helen Beal's elaborate model railroad layout.

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    Figurines stand on a bridge spanning a depiction of the Penobscot River in Bangor.

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    A track bends around several mills.

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    An overview of Harold and Helen Beal's elaborate model railroad layout.

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