https://www.miniatur-wunderland.com/

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Miniatur Wunderland in Hamburg’s Speicherstadt district is home to the world’s largest model railway and a unique model world in its richness of details and precision.

It was rated Germany’s most popular tourist attraction in a vote hosted by the German National Tourism Board and is located at the Elbe in a historic warehouse, close to Elbphilharmonie. The official video is only showing parts of a model world you have to see with your own eyes.

On a huge area of more than 1,499 m² (16,145 sq.ft.) and in nine different sections, there are more than 1,000 trains and 250 automatically controlled cars moving. More than 40 aircraft take off and land about 250 times a day at Knuffingen Airport, the world’s largest model airport. In Scandinavia, in a basin with 30,000 liters of real water, ships are covering their routes. An outstanding model building masterpiece and an amazing experience for all ages that no words or films can properly describe.

Club Notes

We shall be forever grateful for the considerable donation made to us by Miniatur Wunderland back in 2019 following the destruction of our annual show. Without them and so many others, the club would not be the same today.

This attraction is truly a world marvel and while there are many videos, it must rank as the one you really need to go and see.

 

 

https://www.bekonscot.co.uk/

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Bekonscot Model Village & Railway is the world’s oldest original model village, opening for the first time in 1929.

With over 90 years of history, a huge model railway, 1.5 acres of well kept gardens and finely detailed model buildings Bekonscot is a great day out for everyone. Stuck in a 1930s time warp, see England how it used to be, & discover a wonderful little world tucked away from the hustle & bustle of everyday life.

Bekonscot continues the traditions established by our founder of welcoming visitors to the village and supporting worthwhile causes. Each year surplus income is distributed to a number of mainly local charities and good causes. To date over £5.5 million has been donated.

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https://www.famoustrains.org.uk/

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Watch the model trains go by – learn about our railway history and how railways operate – keep dry when it rains in the Park! This is a Derby-based charity working to improve the local community by providing entertainment and education in an enjoyable way.

A generous benefactor, Derek Chandley, gave us his 40 foot-long model railway. This is an 00-scale layout based on Chinley station in Derbyshire in the 1950s when it had four main line tracks running through it. We have extended the model railway to almost 60 feet in length. It has storage loops for 16 full length trains so that visitors can see plenty of variety. Visitors may see the progress made when they make repeat visits. We open on 150 days each year, principally on weekends and Mondays.

Visitors can watch a succession of model trains go by, and can see what happens at terminals, goods yards and on the main line. There will be much, much more. Look through this web site to discover our world of fun!

N.B. Please check opening times before travelling

https://wroxhamminiatureworlds.co.uk/

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Welcome to Wroxham Miniature Worlds the largest indoor modelling attraction in the UK stretching over 10,000 square feet with some of the largest model railways in the world on permanent public display.

The attraction is made up of many zones including model railways in various scales, slot car displays, a whole city made from LegoTM bricks, model boat displays, Vintage Penny Arcade, Interactive Flight Simulators, Train Simulators, new railway layouts some of which you can drive yourself, and a host of toys from across the decades there is something for the whole family to enjoy.