Be sure to watch the video at the bottom of this page to see this in action - you won't believe it.

This is the world's biggest train set which covers 1,150 square meters
(12,380 square feet), features almost six miles of track and is still not complete
 
Twin brothers Frederick and Gerrit Braun, 41,
began work on the 'Miniatur Wonderland' in 2000
 
The set covers six regions including America,
Switzerland, Scandinavia, Germany and the Austrian Alps
 
The American section features giant models of Las Vegas,
the Rocky Mountains, Everglades, Grand Canyon
 
..and Mount Rushmore
 
The Scandinavian part has a 4ft long passenger ship floating in a 'fjord'
 
It comprises 700 trains with more than 10,000 carriages and wagons
 
The longest train is 46ft long
 
The scenery includes 900 signals, 2,800 buildings,  4,000 cars - many with illuminated headlights...
 
..and 160,000 individually designed figures
 
The 250,000 lights are rigged up to a system which mimics night and day
by automatically turning them on and off
 
The whole system is controlled from a massive high-tech nerve centre
 
In total the set has taken 500,000 hours and more than $8 million to put together,
the vast majority of which has come from ticket sales
 
Gerrit said: "Our idea was to build a world that men, woman, and children can be equally astonished and amazed in"
Frederik added: "Whether gambling in Las Vegas, hiking in the Alps or paddling in Norwegian fjords - in Wunderland everything is possible"

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It comprises 700 trains with more than 10,000 carriages and wagons. The longest train is 46 ft long. The scenery includes 900 signals, 2,800 buildings, 4,000 cars - many with illuminated headlights and 200,000 individually designed figures. Thousands of kilograms of steel and wood was used to construct the scenery. The set is on display to the public and is so big that they employ more than 160 people to show visitors around their creation.

Do not miss this video!  Click this hyperlink:
http://www.miniatur-wunderland.com/exhibit/video/4-minutes-wunderland/
for a 4 minute look at this Hamburg , Germany site.

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