We’ve see the amazing tiny worlds of Hamburg, Germany’s Miniatur Wunderland before. The attraction will soon have over 51,558 feet – or nearly 10 miles of model railway track. Guinness World Records tallied up some other impressive facts and figures about the attraction.
Ford is currently working on a pure-electric version of its wildly popular F-150 pickup. To prove that its drivetrain is just as capable as ever, they set about towing 10 train cars with its prototype, and then filled the train with 42 more F-150s, for a total weight over 1.25 million pounds.
YouTuber Arjen Hartsuiker has a love for building with LEGO, but he’s also into mountaineering. So he decided to combine his two passions, by taking a 7-hour climb in the Italian Alps to an altitude of about 8300 feet, where he set up a LEGO train set with one of the most epic views ever seen by its minifig passengers.
In the world’s top economies, passenger trains have expensive tickets. Freight trains, on the other hand, move cargo at incredibly cheap rates. Wendover Productions explains why trains are more efficient than cargo trucks at moving goods across the Earth.
Guinness World Records spoke with the creators of Miniatur Wunderland, the world’s largest model train set. Despite already having thousands of vehicles across different country sections, they are still expanding. Their latest addition is Italy, which took 2 years to build.
LEGO engineering master Yoshihito Isogawa shows off a simple, but impressive creation. This circular train track has a ramp with an open end, and a pivoting motor drive in the center. As the train car increases in speed, it takes flight, and manages to nail the landing every time.
With help from drone pilot Bitmaster2000, YouTuber BananenBuurman captured this fun footage of a crazy long LEGO train track he set up in the middle of the Netherlands’ famed Moerputtenbridge, a 1900+ foot-long bridge that was used to carry actual trains until the 1970s.
Got 30 minutes to kill? Sit back and enjoy James Risner’s ridiculously long model train set, which has 1662 train cars, measures 1,134 feet long, and needs 25 engines to pull the thing. We’re just glad we’re not stuck in a tiny car waiting at the crossing for this thing to go by.
If you happen to spend any time in Baia Mare, Romania, you might get to see this impressive LEGO build up close and personal, otherwise, sit back and enjoy the wonder that is the world’s tallest LEGO spiral train. hntrains‘ 22 level construction measures nearly 10 feet tall.
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.