GIANT TOY TRAIN SET
Two German Brothers Have
Put This TRAIN SET Together.
BE SURE 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 or 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
It comprises 700 trains with more than
10,000 carriages and wagons.
The longest train is 46 ft long.
The scenery includes 900 signals, 2,800
buildings, 4,000 cars - many with
illuminated headlights ....
....and 160,000 individually designed
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
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.
Now....click below to see it all in action!
Use sound ........
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