The Museum of Working Miniatures is jampacked with tiny versions of stuff. One of our favorites has to be this miniature model train set which actually works. It cheats by using electromagnets instead of wheels to move the railcars around the track.
In Ukiah, California, there’s a sixth-scale train set quietly ambling over a vineyard. But it’s no mere toy. It’s a proof-of-concept for Flight Rail’s Vectorr – a rail system that uses vacuum to push or pull a magnetic carriage, which in turn takes the train above with it.
In developed countries, passenger train trips between towns or cities are often more expensive than a plane trip between the same points. Wendover Productions explains why that’s the case, and how ticket prices are adjusted to cover the operator’s expenses.
YouTuber BANANENBUURMAN loves to build over-the-top dioramas and environments using a LEGO model train as his main form of transportation. He’s built a set that runs through an aquarium tunnel, a ridiculously long track, and even figured out how to do a loop de loop.