Do you know of Miniatur Wunderland? It’s the world’s largest model railway, with around a thousand trains, thirteen thousand metres of track, and two hundred thousand people across more than a square kilometre with diddy versions of everything from its home town – Hamburg, Germany – to Las Vegas. There are cars, crowds, farms, festivals, boats, ships, planes, a space shuttle, fire engines which go out and fight fires, and a drowned body in a river being investigated by a forensics team. It sounds pretty amazing, in short, and I’d very much like to visit one day.
This 5-minute video gives a brief tour of Miniatur Wunderland and shows some of its fanciest bits, which seems a fair introduction:
But really I’d recommend this 25-minute video showing so much more detail. The small details are delightful:
Oh, and Train Valley’s Germany DLC? Developers Flazm and Oroboro Games say:
“Players will be able to go across 6 beautiful scenarios inspired by German railroad history in 6 new locomotives inspired by legendary machines such as the Adler or the Prussian T9. Manage your budgets to build the best railroad network possible… and try to stay accident-free!”
It’ll be out on April 7th for Windows, Mac, and Linux, priced at £1.99/$2.50/€2.50. Looks like it’ll be tackling transport antics during troubled times like World War 1 and the East/West division, with events like biplanes bombing and The Wall coming down: