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#177636 - 07/25/09 06:37 PM Incredible Model Railroad
Doug_Ritter Offline

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The "Miniature Wonderland" model railroad in Hamburg , Germany the largest in the world, covering 16,146 square feet of space with more than 10,000 train cars running around its 6.8 miles of HO scale track. Now, the makers of this huge layout have created a video that gives you a jaw-dropping look at the vast scope of this intricate work of art.

Its construction started in 2000, and is still underway, with a tiny airport due for completion by the end of this year. This is just the beginning — there are plans to double to layout by 2014. We especially like the Las Vegas portion, complete with dazzling LEDs lighting up the night.

You have to watch the new video to get the full impact of this remarkable achievement, which has taken in excess of 500,000 working hours to build.

Click here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PN_oDdGmKyA&feature=player_embedded

Note, there is a "survival" feature there...
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#177637 - 07/25/09 06:41 PM Re: Incredible Model Railroad [Re: Doug_Ritter]
Todd W Offline
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I can't watch on my connection but looking at the pictures of it, and reading about it.. WOW.

What is the "survival" feature for those of us who can't watch the video ?
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#177638 - 07/25/09 06:54 PM Re: Incredible Model Railroad [Re: Todd W]
Susan Offline
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Around the Campfire can be for any interesting stuff we run across, not necessarily survival-oriented.

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#177640 - 07/25/09 07:03 PM Re: Incredible Model Railroad [Re: Doug_Ritter]
Todd W Offline
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Susan, I was referring to Doug's comment...

Originally Posted By: Doug_Ritter

Note, there is a "survival" feature there...
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#177641 - 07/25/09 07:27 PM Re: Incredible Model Railroad [Re: Todd W]
yelp Offline
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Registered: 06/04/08
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Loc: Colorado
Don't want to ruin the surprise for you Todd, but the official site has a link where you can download the video:

http://www.miniatur-wunderland.com/exhibit/video/4-minutes-wunderland/
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#177643 - 07/25/09 07:58 PM Re: Incredible Model Railroad [Re: yelp]
Dagny Offline
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Registered: 11/25/08
Posts: 1916
Loc: Washington, DC

Incredible, indeed!

More convincing than the old King Kong-Godzilla movie sets.



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#177675 - 07/26/09 12:41 AM Re: Incredible Model Railroad [Re: Dagny]
scafool Offline
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Registered: 12/18/08
Posts: 1534
Loc: Muskoka
Some people very alive...

Nice!
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#177682 - 07/26/09 01:58 AM Re: Incredible Model Railroad [Re: scafool]
MoBOB Offline
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Registered: 09/17/07
Posts: 1219
Loc: here
I want one; I want one, I want one. Will you please get me one Uncle Doug...PPLLLEEEEEEEEEEEEEEASE!!!
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#177731 - 07/26/09 06:49 PM Re: Incredible Model Railroad [Re: Doug_Ritter]
raptor Offline
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Registered: 04/05/08
Posts: 284
Loc: Europe
Very nice. It reminds me Minimundus in Austria a bit. Itīs an outdoor "gallery" of scale models of many known buildings. The miniatures are built as realistically as possible with attention to detail (they are built from original materials where itīs technically possible). There is a railway with trains there too. I was amazed when I visited the place. If you someday happen to be in Austria near Klagenfurt I highly recommend visiting it.

wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Minimundus

official website: http://www.minimundus.at/pages/en.php

results of searching "minimundus klagenfurt" on flickr.com: http://www.flickr.com/search/?w=all&q=minimundus+klagenfurt&m=text

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