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    You MUST see this train set

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    If the pictures aren't available, (sorry) be sure to click on the link at the bottom. Amazing stuff.

    Two German Brothers have putthis TRAIN SETtogether.





    DON'T FORGET to click on the link at the end and view this in motion.










    This is the world's biggest train set.
    Covers 1,150 square meters / 12,380 square feet…
    Features almost six miles of track and is still not complete…




    Twin brothers Frederick and Gerrit Braun, 41, began work on the 'Miniature Wunderland' in 2000.



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



    The American section features giant models of the Rocky Mountains, Everglades , Grand-Canyon etc…



    ...and Mount Rushmore.



    The Swiss section has a mini-Matterhorn.




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




    It is expected to be finished in 2014, when the train set would cover more than 1,800 square meters / (19,376 sq ft) and feature almost 13 miles of track, by which time detailed models of parts of France, Italy and the UK would have been added…



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




    The longest train is 46ft long.




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




    ...and 160,000 individually designed figures.




    Thousands of kilograms 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 nerve centre.




    In total the set has taken 500,000 hours and more than 8 million euro to put together,
    the vast majority of which has come from ticket sales.




    Gerrit said: "Our idea was to build a world that men, women, and children can be equally astonished and amazed in."




    Frederik added: "Whether gambling in Las Vegas, hiking in the Alps or paddling in Norwegian fjords - in Wunderland everything is possible."This 4-minute video is worth watching for this amazing stuff.





    http://www.miniatur -wunderland. com/exhibit/ video/4-minutes- wunderland/





















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    Re: You MUST see this train set

    That is crazy and pretty awesome but I can't help but wonder.. What do you do with that whole thing once you are done?? I mean you can't really drive the trains around or do anything with it at all once you are done. Just seems to me like a lot of money spent and time put in for something you just look at.. To each his own I guess



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    Re: You MUST see this train set

    What about this train?



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    Re: You MUST see this train set

    unreal, curious how it is funded...



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    Re: You MUST see this train set

    Quote Originally Posted by cloneluke80 View Post
    unreal, curious how it is funded...
    In the video, the narrator said that most of the display has been paid for through admission sales. However, it makes one wonder how much had to have been completed BEFORE they could start selling tickets. It had to be an attraction of some stature before anyone would pay to see it.
    Really am sorry that the pictures wouldn't transfer with the post.

    But the video is amazing isn't it?

    I wish all of the kids of Cyclone Fanatic members could see this.

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    Re: You MUST see this train set

    Quote Originally Posted by Al_4_State View Post
    What about this train?



    All aboard the Swayze express!


    LOL GREAT WORK!



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    Re: You MUST see this train set

    That's freaking incredible.

    I wanna go see it.

    The day-to-night realism was icing on the cake.


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    Re: You MUST see this train set

    Quote Originally Posted by Al_4_State View Post
    What about this train?



    All aboard the Swayze express!

    Good dope, model trains, its a good ****in time boys!!!



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    Re: You MUST see this train set

    Quote Originally Posted by natedo99 View Post
    Good dope, model trains, its a good ****in time boys!!!
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    Re: You MUST see this train set

    Quote Originally Posted by cyclones500 View Post
    That's freaking incredible.

    I wanna go see it.

    The day-to-night realism was icing on the cake.
    Can't wait to see the new video with the airport included.
    I know it is a lot of work to scroll down to the 4 minute video,
    but it is well worth the time to click on the link.

    Go Cyclones


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    Re: You MUST see this train set

    That is amazing.


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    Re: You MUST see this train set

    Seriously cool.

    I like the computer controlled boats, cars and other various moving parts. To me, that is much cooler than the train part. As well as the incredible amount of detail like all the lights during "night time".

    I think this is likely a preview to the future of computer controlled transportation grid.



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    Re: You MUST see this train set

    Quote Originally Posted by Al_4_State View Post
    What about this train?



    All aboard the Swayze express!

    What movie is this from?



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    Re: You MUST see this train set

    Quote Originally Posted by ShopTalk View Post
    What movie is this from?
    It's from an episode of Trailer Park Boys. Possibly the funniest TV series of all-time.


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