Amazing Model Railroad

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    Great video. It's amazing how detailed the different dioramas were.
     
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    That is an amazing place Andy, there was a little about it on the TV with James May a couple of weeks ago and It's on my list of places to visit but alas I think the next trip is going to miss Hamburg by about a day's train ride. Maybe in about 2012.................
     
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    That is impressive
     
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    Awesome!
     
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    Pretty cool. :thumbup:


    Wheels
     
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    God, what a load of work that has been put into that model railway! :eeeeek:
     
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    That is a amazing railway. From the video, the detail looks impressive.
     
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    Truly an engineering marvel. Leave it to the Germans to come up with something
    like this.

    Charles
     
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    I went to a model railroad convention here in Seattle many years ago. The literal engineering that went into the production was uber phenomenal.

    What they do is specify an entry table size and interface dimensions, track locations for the interface, etc. That way all compatible entries will interface (edge up properly/interoperate) with the next entry. Thus you can have a 1880's diorama interface with a 1950's scenario with a 1941 WW2 railyard with a Canadian Rockies Express.

    It is rather phenomenal how these guys put all these entries together and then set up an engineer's station to run all the trains. It is something similar to air traffic control, but with all the electrical, mechanical and physical interface implications. Impressive as hell actually.
     
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    Very good layout !.

    Whats the airplane wreck embedded in the rockface about 50 odd seconds into the video ?
     
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    Ha! Good eye Gary! Can't quite make out what type but there are two parachutes.
     
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    Naaaah....too cluttered! I never get why people try squeeze as much as possible on some layouts, not my thing. Nice work though!
     
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    Hmmm I've had a close look full screen and it appears to be a civil plane of some description, not a Lockheed Electra as that has twin rudders although the original models made for the Electra had a single rudder, possibly a twin engined plane though.


    Yes I know I'm quite sad!
     
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