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Forum topic by Joe Lyddon posted 12-04-2015 05:29 AM 708 views 0 times favorited 11 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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12-04-2015 05:29 AM

Topic tags/keywords: railroad plus country land model people buildings lights cars airplanes airports trucks signals stop signs extreme model modeling awesome germany brothers craftsmen

Is This any way to run a Railroad?

GERMAN WONDERLAND … this is Awesome!!!

Remember the two brothers, in Germany, who had a wonderful model railway that was something to see?

This is an update for their German Wonderland. Enjoy.

There have been little clips about this place for the past few years, it is still not finished but is growing to that conclusion as they will soon run out of space.

A short review, it was started by two brothers as a place to show their hobby, it started growing by leaps & bounds.

Soon they were joined by other ‘Model Railroad Clubs’ and other craftsmen. Some were electricians, model makers, Carpenters, computer programmers. Their wives would stop by to see what they were doing and usually bring them a lunch.

One thing led to another. Three of the ladies had worked at a bakery, several visitors would ask if they had a snack bar. The Idea was planted; some of the carpenters came and built a nice restaurant area for the bakery and a kitchen too. If the fresh Coffee smell didn’t get you then the bakery definitely would.

This was about 5 years ago. One of the Breweries came and furnished all of the tables and chairs, serving counter and, etc.

Their latest finished area is the airport. Planes look like they are flying and landing.
They put out Fires… while Other fires are happening elsewhere… :)

GERMAN WONDERLAND – AMAZING

Can you appreciate the Carving for all of those People… etc. etc. etc.?!!
... the electronics… software… Programming… interfacing… etc. etc…
... Space Age technology on earth…!!

Enjoy!

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"


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#1 posted 12-04-2015 10:40 AM

That was pretty amazing Joe! Thanks for sharing that. That must have taken just a little bit of work

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#2 posted 12-04-2015 01:59 PM

Awesome Joe!

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#3 posted 12-04-2015 02:00 PM

Absolutely fascinating. The attention to detail is amazing

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#4 posted 12-04-2015 03:11 PM

That’s fantastic.

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#5 posted 12-04-2015 03:43 PM

Brings back the memories of my dad setting up the train sets when we were young. We use to think we had it all. Compare to this I should throw mine away.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#6 posted 12-04-2015 03:57 PM

Post of the year, thank you Joe!

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#7 posted 12-04-2015 04:36 PM

Thanks for posting that. Collecting brass model trains is a hobby of mine. Loved seeing that video.

Truly amazing what imagination can inspire.

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#8 posted 12-05-2015 04:16 AM

Cool, have to go see that someday!

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#9 posted 12-26-2015 04:27 PM

I’ve watched and watched this video and every time I do, I see something I missed. It is truly amazing. What kid or grownup wouldn’t like this

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#10 posted 12-27-2015 03:56 AM

The video mentioned more lands being added, modelling other places in the world. After watching the vid, I posted the following comment:
Since they’re continually adding on to it, instead of only modelling more real-life places, why not a place or 3 out of pure fantasy? E.g. a Candy Land, where trains and cars follow railroads and highways that meander among lollypop trees and ice cream cones, cross candy cane bridges, and pick up loads of Jolly Ranchers and chocolate bars. Candy Land would also include a kart-racing track, for the ultimate sugar rush. Then on to a land of LEGO, where everything is built of LEGO bricks and pieces. An ice world (maybe not of real ice), set on a frozen planet, with rolling snowballs and a few long-legged-turtle-looking-robot machines walking around. A Christmas Land, where it’s Christmas 365-1/4 days a year. A Cartoon land, like it was taken right out of a traditional animated movie or TV show. And Schlamm-Land, a land filled with rivers and lakes of mud, where mudders swim and Jeeps and 4×4s are mud-bogging around and just slopping it up!

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#11 posted 12-27-2015 05:56 AM

That’s really cool. I might try and see it when I’m in Germany next spring. Thank you Joe for posting it.

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