We here at the (insert technology level)-punk Opera love created worlds of all types, literary and physical. I was recently at a giant model railway world in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and loved it (i used to go to one every winter as a kid) so when i heard that Hamburg Germany has the world’s largest, well, i have to post it.
Interestingly, another one of the great model Railway worlds is at Shepperton Studios where Thomas the Tank Engine was filmed. The island he drives around on is actually fully built. However, a Thomas the Tank Engine world is WAAAAY to creepy. Thomas is creepy. It’s this island, right? Cut off from the rest of the world where some Dr. Moreau type mad scientist has perfect the cross breeding of human and train. He has taken basic human consciousness from some poor souls, probably test tube babies and fused them into genetically modified trains where they spend their lives running errands for the island’s inhabitants. Do they trains even know they could have once been human? Of course not. They’re the perfect slaves, their original human traiats bred to be intellectually and emotionally stunted so as to never question their blasphemous existence.
Seriously, Thomas creeps me the hell out.
However, i digress. Without further ado, Miniatur Wonderland in Hamberg, Germany:
Miniatur Wonderland is built by twins Gerrit and Frederik Braun.
As of January 2011, the railway consists of 12,000 metres (39,370 ft) of track. The world is divided into seven sections: The Harz Mountains, the fictitious city ofKnuffingen, the Alps and Austria, Hamburg, America, Scandinavia and Switzerland.
By 2020, the exhibit is expected to have reached its final construction phase, including at least a total of ten new sections in a model area of over 2,300 m2