08/26/2011

Miniature Train Set

by Cyle
Categories: Cool Things
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This train set comes to us from two brothers in Germany and is known as the Miniatur Wunderland. It is not yet completed, but is expected to be completed by 2014. Scroll down to see some pictures, info, and videos on Miniatur Wunderland.


This is the world’s biggest train set.
It covers 12,380 square feet (1,150 meters).
It has over 6 miles of track and is still not completed.



The two brothers, Frederick and Gerrit Braun, began working on the Miniature Wunderland in 2000.

 

The set has six regions including America, Switzerland, Scandinavia, Germany, and the Austrian Alps.

 

The American Region features the Rocky Mountains, Everglades, Grand-Canyon…

 

And Mount Rushmore!

 

The Swiss region has a mini-Matterhorn.

 

The Scandinavian part has a 4ft long passenger ship floating in a ‘fjord’.

 

The expected finish date is in 2014 where it will cover 19,376 square feet and have more than 13 miles of track. Regions will be added such as France, Italy, and the UK.

 

It comprises 700 moving trains with more than 10,000 carriages and wagons.

 

The longest train measures 46ft.

 

The longest train measures 46ft.

 

The scenery includes 900 signals, 2,800 buildings, 4,000 cars – many with illuminated headlights…

 

…and 160,000 individually designed figures!

 

Thousands of pounds of steel and wood was used to construct the scenery.

 

The 250,000 lights are rigged up to a system that mimics night and day by automatically turning them on and off.

 

The whole system is controlled from a massive high-tech control center.

 

In total the set has taken 500,000 hours and more than 11 million dollars to put together, the vast majority of which has come from ticket sales.

 

Gerrit, one of the creators, said: “Our idea was to build a world that men, women, and children can be equally astonished and amazed in.”

 

The other creator, Frederik, added: “Whether gambling in Las Vegas , hiking in the Alps or paddling in Norwegian fjords – in Wunderland everything is possible.”

 
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2 Comments »

  1. Tarachand Shah says:

    I am a huge enthusiast of Miniature Trains. Its my hobby to make miniature train models. I am running an exhibition myself, locally. Must appreciate your hard work and humongous efforts to make this happen. I wish to see your exhibition some day.

    Regards,
    Tarachand Shah
    Broadway Automobiles,
    Thane, Maharashtra, India
    +91 9324804063

  2. katy english says:

    I love trains and i shall recommend this site to my friends all over the world!
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