Jump to content

Miniatur Wunderland


bill937ca

Recommended Posts

Martijn Meerts

They're having it constructed by professional bridge builders. It'll be an actual full size bridge for visitors to walk across as well. Of course, with the whole corona thing, it's all been delayed somewhat, but construction is ongoing.

Link to post
roadstar_na6

It‘s really not that far between the two buildings, the water streets there are very narrow, around 20 meters.

 

I‘m very excited for their next projects and a new visit is due sometime soon. I‘ve been there last year but a lot has happened since then.

Link to post
disturbman
6 hours ago, JR 500系 said:

Structurally, it will be challenging, and also it has to be weather proof...🙂


It will probably be a normal skybridge.

Link to post
Pauljag900

I was fortunate enough to be working on the Airbus a320 final assembly line in 2002 and flew the family over for the weekend and we visited this place,it was unbelievable,it’s just so vast,so many floors,and that was 18 years ago,lots more has been added since then,like the airport.

just for the record,it was this visit and seeing the fair that got me back in to model making! Admittedly it took me another 12 tears to get started! 😂😂👍

  • Like 5
Link to post

I visited Miniatur Wunderland 3 or 4 years ago with my family during a trip to Europe. Really incredible! We spent one entire day there! Highly recommended. We will go back.

Link to post
Martijn Meerts
On 6/9/2020 at 10:34 AM, disturbman said:


It will probably be a normal skybridge.

 

Actually, they're planning on making it a fully sceniced section of the layout. Obviously from the outside it's just going to be a simple bridge for pedestrians, but I do believe they want to have trains running through it, and also scenery elements showing miniature people actually travelling to the other building. 

 

There's been very little info about it all apart from the video I linked, so it remains to be seen. They're quite a bit behind schedule due to all that's been going on as well. 

Link to post

I meant "normal" as in "enclosed". These are fairly normal. I don't think I ever say a bridge between buildings that are not enclosed.

Link to post
49 minutes ago, Yavianice said:


 

They kept themselves busy during lockdown

I don’t think I had any idea how massive this display is until I saw this video. 

Link to post

So it looks like LGB chipped in some for the track maybe? Wondering if they are going to sell the glasses in the gift shop as being part of a world record...

 

neat way to keep staff spirits up and hilight the layout in an interesting way.

 

jeff

Link to post
7 minutes ago, cteno4 said:

So it looks like LGB chipped in some for the track maybe?

Im pretty sure they cooperate with märklin and get a hefty discount on everything, since the whole layout uses Märklin/Trix. LGB is Part of the Märklin brand

  • Like 1
Link to post
5 hours ago, Szdfan said:

I don’t think I had any idea how massive this display is until I saw this video. 

Not shown in the video is the bridge they are building across the canal to another building where they will build an Asia themed layout.

Link to post

Track could also be laser etched as a record breaker and sold! 
 

what happened with the South America deal they did last year?

 

jeff

  • Like 1
Link to post
26 minutes ago, Yavianice said:

Asia themed layout.


Asia, as Japan, Taiwan, PRC, India, North Korea, South Korea, Russia, Thailand...?

Link to post
roadstar_na6

Asia is looong in the future tho, the first region they'll be building in the new building will be South America. @cteno4, they quite recently posted an update on that topic on YouTube 😉

Link to post

Wow, didn’t realize the layout was being constructed in Rio de Janeiro and the South American family they were talking about were the folks creating most of it. Great to use South Americans as they noted to make sure to get the right visuals and feel.

 

funny I was at the Custom Model Railroads shop when they were slicing up a ver big custom layout they did for a museum i think in Puerto Rico a long time back. Same process chop shop, then big crates, then container. They had a big metal base on each with retractable wheels and just slipped a big crate top over it.

 

jeff

Link to post

Sorry I should have posted those! Yes quite a family.

 

it was funny as I had it in my head some rich family was bankrolling the south American layout, not making it!

 

I love how he engineered a flexible base on the power poles so a small bang would let it give and not snap. Going to have to give that a thought in the future. One of the biggest broken things on our Ttrak are street lights, power poles and traffic lights.

 

jeff

  • Like 1
Link to post

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
×
×
  • Create New...