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The "Miniature Railroad" in Germany

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I got this in an email, and it’s really interesting. It’s a miniature railroad in Germany, and it covers over 15,00 square feet of space. Here’s some more fun facts.

It takes 40 computers to run the trains, ships, places, and people in this model…

Famous sights in the major European countries and the U.S. are represented.

The “Miniatur Wunderland” model railroad in Hamburg, Germany is 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 the layout by 2014. We especially like the Las Vegas portion, complete with dazzling LEDs lighting up the night.

You have to watch the video below to get the full impact of this remarkable achievement, which has taken in excess of five hundred thousand working hours to build. There’s good reason why this is Germany ‘s most popular attraction, already visited by more than five million flabbergasted tourists.

It’s actually funny how the narrator says that the landscapes go all the way to “distant America”, even though most of my readers are probably living here.


Written by prowlermoviepoll

October 24, 2009 at 2:29 AM

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