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Video Monday: World’s Largest Model Train Set

By Evan Ackerman

When I was little, I decided that when I retired, I’d spend all of my Social Security on a badass model train set. Now that it’s looking increasingly likely that I won’t have any Social Security, I’m just going to have to make due with Miniatur Wunderland in Hamburg, Germany. It’s the largest model railway in the world, with 900 square meters of exhibit, 700 trains traveling over 9 kilometers of track, 160000 figures, and 250000 lights. By the time it’s finished in 2014, all of those numbers should double. So far, it’s taken 500000 work hours to complete at a cost of nearly $10 million, but you can get it to see it all for just 10 euros next time you’re in Germany.

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  • WOW! It's really a great Model Train Set and it's amazing that 700 trains traveling over 9 kilometers of track but still to we have to wait till 2014 for completion of this fantastic project.

  • B

    I think the fact that there's a couple in the middle of a field engaging in what appears to be oral sex is HILARIOUS. Kudos to Germany

  • tony west mids uk

    absolutely wonderful, a credit to all those who work on it, congratulations and may it go on and on.

  • wow but 2014 🙁 who will wait for 5 more years?

  • shopperama

    I understand the airport section will be finished in 2009. I'm not going to wait another 5 years to see this for sure. It's well worth the trip to Hamburg right now.
    Malcolm from http://www.ukmodelrailways.co.uk/

  • I understand the airport section will be finished in 2009. I'm not going to wait another 5 years to see this for sure. It's well worth the trip to Hamburg right now.
    Malcolm from http://www.ukmodelrailways.co.uk/