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Old 04-20-2009, 07:11 AM   #1
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Time to clean out the basement and get to work.

This is simply unbelievable. The Miniatur Wunderland 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 BELOW to get the full impact of this remarkable achievement, which has taken in excess of 500,000 working hours to build. There's good reason why this is Germany's most popular attraction, already visited by more than 5 million flabbergasted tourists.


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I haven't had a chance to watch the video yet but have a question.
Does this mean if I retire soon, I can enter into my second child hood?
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Pretty neat!

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Old 04-20-2009, 02:03 PM   #4
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That's very cool. It beats to heck my u-shaped layout in a 12x15 end of a basement room, especially since I'm not far at all on the landscaping.

We're spending 3 weeks in Germany and other countries next month, unfortunately getting nowhere near Hamburg to see this, otherwise I definitely would.
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