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Miniatur Wunderland, The Largest Railroad Miniature

Updated on April 2, 2012

To complete my interest with miniature. I presented this hub to all of you. Just remind you again about my passion with miniature. I had write three hub about miniature. I think this hub is still related with my last hub about miniature. Why I like miniature so much, because from the small shape it represent the big one. Using certain scale with a high level of complexity. Miniature is one of a masterpiece from talented person or talented people. As our interest in certain objects and in this case it made in small object and very detailed. Even it looks like an original object. High level of complexity in the manufacture of these miniature caused many people like, admire and even fascinated by the beauty of a miniature. they even give a big award. I personally do not blink while watching the beauty of a muniature. That's why a couples days ago I write my passion in miniature by writing in my hub. Only one reason to give my big appreciation something about miniature object.

Yesterday my friend told me about interesting place in Germany. There is a place we can see the wonderful miniature out there. He just give me a name and a little review inside this place. But I should give many thanks to him for this information. And my mind response quickly and I browse this information about this place by the internet as soon as possible.


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Miniatur Wunderland, you stole my heart

I know the best miniature in the world is Madurodam. This is also as a tourism place, it located in in Scheveningen, The Hague, Netherlands. We can see wonderful miniature in this place. But I am totally wrong. Because there is another place which have wonderful miniature also. It called Miniatur Wunderland. This place located in Hamburg, Germany. We can found the largest railroad miniature. I told to you that train miniature also have a place in my heart. And miniature wunderland stole my heart too. I will give you a review about this place.

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Miniature Wunderland review

Why I liked this place very much because the detail of the railroad miniature was amazing. It impressed me much. This came out directly from my mouth. This is the largest railroad miniature in the world. We can found hundred model of train in this place.

Created by two brothers Frederick and Gerrit Braun. Winderland miniatur was built since 2000. Using HO scale. With 11,840 square feet and fully computerized (controlled almost 40 computer). With total 800 trains, 4,000 automobiles, 165,000 tress and 250 individual lights, 200 camera control, using 5,6 miles of track (this is the record of miniature track), one train is 47,5 feet long, the number of mini people almost 200,000.

We can find the landmark of Norway, Sweden, Denmark, North America, Germany, Austria, Switzerland. Las Vegas, Rocky Mountains, and the Grand Canyon it can be found in the Highlights America section. All this beautiful miniature took 500,000 working hours. I think it need a big cost to operated all the miniature. And I got the information it need cost 8,7 million Euro in April 2007 with 4,000, 000 visitors. With 150 employees are working in this place. All the miniature also control using 170 computer controlled cars. We can also find the largest model of steam locomotive. It very rare model. I want to touch it directly.

Miniatur-Wunderland is divided into 7 main areas Harz area of 120 square meters,   Knuffingen 120 square meters, alps / austria 60 square meters, hamburg 200 square meters, america 100 square meters, Scandinavia 300 square meters, and switzerland. And the management said there is a development planned until the year 2014. With the addition of new areas, such as the airport and the Italy zone including the layout and other dioramas.

This place is made with great detail very well equipped with the latest technology. Also equipped with a computer system to manage all train operations and other elements. Starting from the train line settings, sound, signaling systems, train speed, crossing system, as well as lamps and lighting.

With the entrance tickets price of €10 for adults seemed very appropriate to enjoy the beauty of the biggest railroad miniature.

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Have you ever heard about this place? If you had visit this place, I invite you to share your experience in visit this Miniature Wunderland. I am glad to hear your opinion or you little story about this place. I hope this hub is useful for us as an formation and alternative for traveling place. Maybe you come to Miniature Wunderland when yo visit Germany. Thank you very much.

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      Pamela Oglesby 7 years ago from United States

      I had not heard of this place before and I loved the pictures. This is a very interesting hub.

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      Ign Andy 7 years ago from Green Home Office

      Gorgeous miniature, a complex miniature like this is an adult toy not a child toy :)

      Great hub.

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      artrush73 7 years ago

      Great hub thanks for sharing. Very interesting information :)

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      suziecat7 7 years ago from Asheville, NC

      This is a wonderful thing. I love it!. Thanks for bringing it to our attention.

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      Ann Nonymous 7 years ago from Virginia

      What a wonderful place! Although you did an excellent job on this prasetio and included great pictures I want to soak this up LIVE by myself someday! Thanks for adding another travel destination to my list!

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      Veronica Allen 7 years ago from Georgia

      This is so amazing. You'd almost think it was real if you didn't look closely.

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      carolina muscle 7 years ago from Charlotte, North Carolina

      How cool iz that!!! great post!

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      Mystique1957 7 years ago from Caracas-Venezuela

      My brother Prasetio....

      Beautiful pictures and great miniature. It is just perfect! What kind of dedication to perfection! I am impressed!

      Thumbs up!

      Warmest regards and infinite blessings, my brother,

      Al

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      prasetio30 7 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Thanks Pamela for giving your time to visit this hub. I also give my big appreciation to you for supporting this hub. I am glad to know that.

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      prasetio30 7 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Thanks Ign Andy for stopping by. I hope you enjoy all the information above, including picture and video.

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      prasetio30 7 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Thank you very much artrush73 for dropping by. I am glad read your comment.

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      prasetio30 7 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Thanks suziecat7 for coming and paying attention to this hub.

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      prasetio30 7 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Ann Nonymous, thank you for supporting this hub. I hope it useful for us. As you said before, it can be another option for traveling destination.

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      prasetio30 7 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Veronica Allen, welcome again to my hub. That's why I like miniature very much. It brought the real things into small one. Although I am not look it closely. But I am really satisfied by watch the video and the picture.

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      prasetio30 7 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Thank you very much carolina for share your thought. I am glad to know that. Please enjoy all the information above. have a nice day!

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      prasetio30 7 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Hi, my man Mystique1957. Thanks for coming again to my hub. I rally appreciate you comment. I know you have big interesting with kind of this things and art is your life. Miniatur Wunderland is full of art and design. Only talented people can make this things. Gracias, My brother!

      Prasetio

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      febriedethan 7 years ago from Indonesia

      This is so great! I like miniature too, thank you for sharing!

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      Truth From Truth 7 years ago from Michigan

      This was a really interesting hub. Great information, and photos. Thank you for sharing.

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      prasetio30 7 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Thank you very much Febrie, I am glad you like miniature too. I have many friends here who have the same interest. It proved with many visitors come to this place. See you....

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      prasetio30 7 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Truth From Truth, thank you for stopping by. I hope you enjoy all the picture above. Don't forget to watch the video. I always impressed with Miniatur Wonderland.

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      Hello, hello, 7 years ago from London, UK

      Coming from a town which is famous for toys and miniature trainsets; I loved reading you hub. Thank you.

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      gramarye 7 years ago from Adelaide - Australia

      I think everyone loves a miniature railway! Thanks for the hub and the great pictures!

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      Eileen Kersey 7 years ago from Kingston-Upon-Hull

      This looks fabulous. There was s amll miniature town when I was a child at Withernsea and I loved it

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      breakfastpop 7 years ago

      The photos are amazing. Thanks so much for bringing this wonderful place to my attention.

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      prettydarkhorse 7 years ago from US

      beautiful prasetio, you like them very much, it is awesome, maita

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      AARON99 7 years ago

      An excellent hub with great miniatur models and yeah, the photographs are really beautiful. Good work. Enjoy.

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      daisyjae 7 years ago from Canada

      Another great hub that my kids will like too! Thanks for writing this.

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      prasetio30 7 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Thanks Hello for stopping by. I hope you enjoy all the information above. see you....

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      prasetio30 7 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Thanks gramarye for giving your appreciation and supporting this hub. I agree with you, that we all like something beautiful like all those miniature.

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      prasetio30 7 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Thank you very much ethel smith for coming to this hub and told me your experience when you were child. I think that was a wonderful moment. I believe you won't forget that moment and still remember until now. Have a nice day.

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      prasetio30 7 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Thank you very much POP for stopping by,

      I am glad to show you about the beautiful place, where we can find amazing railroad miniature. I hope this information useful for us and we can go there someday.

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      prasetio30 7 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Thanks Maita for giving your time to visit this hub. I am glad you liked this hub. I try to give the best information to all of you. have a nice day!

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      prasetio30 7 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Thanks AARON99 for stopping by. I personally liked this place very much. That's my biggest interesting with kind of miniature. And the railroad or train miniature is also the best miniature.

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      prasetio30 7 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Thanks daisyjae for coming again to my hub,

      I believe all the kids liked this miniature. Including your kids. You can shown this hub to them. Thank you for your supporting this hub. See you...

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      Cassidella 7 years ago

      Great hub, prasetio. What awesome details! Thanks for sharing.

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      JannyC 7 years ago

      Amazingly cute and I bet a lot of painstaking hard work. Thanks for sharing this it was fun to learn.

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      Support Med. 7 years ago from Michigan

      Really amazing! At first I thought the pictures were the real thing, not minatures. You find the most interesting things Prasetio30; the indoor beach, this minature wunderland/railroad and veggie Parliament! I will look through more of you hubs to see what else I did not know about!!! Beautiful pictures! You know, you could more than likely come out with a magazine about some of the most amazing artistic work and places to travel in the world. You have excellent pictures! Are you into photography as well? I look forward to what comes next.

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      Darlene Sabella 7 years ago from Hello, my name is Toast and Jam, I live in the forest with my dog named Sam ...

      Wonderful Hub, I enjoy trains, when I was a kid, dad would put a toy train around the chirstmas tree every year. Great fun...

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      prasetio30 7 years ago from malang-indonesia

      thanks cassidela for dropping by. Please enjoy all the information above.

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      prasetio30 7 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Thanks Janny for coming to this hub. Of course this miniature need hard work, as I said before it need 500,000 working hours. So the result is perfect. You can see how the beautiful this miniature.

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      prasetio30 7 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Thanks Support Med for supporting this hub.

      I am impressed with your comment. I am proud that my work have a place in your heart. I am not expert in journalism. But as teacher I have to give something useful for us and how to make interesting hub. I just made hub which easy to understand and combine between writing and picture. I like photography, but using a digital camera. All the picture is come from various site. I got all the picture by searching in google search. I also enclose the link under the picture. to show that it doesn't belong to me. I hope you can enjoy all the information above and the picture also.

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      prasetio30 7 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Thank you Darlene for stopping by, thanks for showing me how interest you are with this hub. I am glad to know that your childhood familiar with train miniature. And I think that was great moment for you. Have a nice day.

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      Sandy Mertens 7 years ago from Wisconsin, USA

      This would be a fun and wonderful place to go to.

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      prasetio30 7 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Thanks Sandy, You always accepted here. I hope you enjoy with all the picture and the information above. Like you said it would be fun to go to this place.

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      Micky Dee 7 years ago

      Hi Prasetio. I saw you come by my place a while ago and thought I'd make a quick stop before bed. I had to watch the video! There was so much snow! That was really nice. You put this hub together really nicely as you always do! Great Job Bro!

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      ntweisen 7 years ago

      Truely amazing!

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      prasetio30 7 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Thanks Micky for stopping by before go to bed. I am sorry if disturb your sleep time. And you give your time to visit this hub. You are really my best friend. I am glad you like this information. Thank you very much, have a nice dream.....

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      prasetio30 7 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Thank you ntweisen for coming dropping by.

      I hope you enjoy the beautiful and amazing of railroad miniature.

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      Marie Giunta 7 years ago from Sydney, Australia

      Prasetio, this looks like a wonderful place. I hope to visit one day, thanks for all the information and beautiful photos. Well done.

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      Amber Allen 7 years ago

      Hi Prasetio

      A very enjoyable hub. The amount of work and the detail which goes into these models is amazing. Thanks for sharing.

      Amber:)

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      prasetio30 7 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Thank you some much MPG Narratives for coming to this hub. I hope so that you could visit to this place someday. Please enjoy the picture above. have a nice day.

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      prasetio30 7 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Thank Amber Allen for stopping by. I agree with you, this is really amazing work. That's bring the big things become small things in very detail.

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      lctodd1947 7 years ago from USA

      This is a very informative hub and I did not know about this. Thank you for sharing and doing your homework to present it to us.

      Good work and a great hub.

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      prasetio30 7 years ago from malang-indonesia

      thanks lctodd1947 for your third coming to my hub. I am glad this hub is useful for you and you liked this hub. I give my big appreciation for you. Please enjoy all the information above. Have a nice day.

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      dreamreachout 7 years ago

      great hub!! since i know that you are a railway buff do see my hub on steam locos and thanx for your kind comments on my aunty hubs. do follow me if you like my hubs!!

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      Mr Nice 7 years ago from North America

      Apakabar prasetio30,

      Wow, the wonderland is really amazing. I never knew all these miniatures existed. Thanks for sharing the information & beautiful pic's.

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      Duchess OBlunt 7 years ago

      utterly amazing the amount of detail here. I absolutely loved the video - it was so realisitc.

      What a cool hub!

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      prasetio30 7 years ago from malang-indonesia

      thanks dreamreachout for visiting this hub. I am glad you like this hub. I'll check your hub about steam locos soon. Who is your aunt? thank you very much.

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      prasetio30 7 years ago from malang-indonesia

      kabar baik, thanks Mr Nice for stopping. I am by reading this hub you could know the information about the largest railroad in the world.

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      prasetio30 7 years ago from malang-indonesia

      thanks Duchess OBlunt for your third coming today. I hope you enjoy all the information above.

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      CMHypno 7 years ago from Other Side of the Sun

      You should come and visit England prasetio30, as we have lots of miniature villages and towns dotted around the country. You should check out the Ravenglass & Eskdale Railway, which is a steam train service through the Lake District but the engines, carriages and tracks are much, much smaller than ordinary size trains

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      prasetio30 7 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Thanks, CMHypno your brought happiness for us by giving useful information about a lot of miniatures in England. I am glad to know that. I really don't know about this information. And avenglass & Eskdale Railway makes me curious. I'll googling to find out more about this miniature. I think it looks more detailed and beautiful. Like you said before that these miniatures were smaller than ordinary size train. Wow...I can't wait to see about all this things. Thank you very much. I give big appreciation for your attention to this hub.

      Prasetio

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      Hillary 7 years ago from Atlanta, GA

      What a wonderful hub prasetio. It inspired me to check out more Wunderland videos! I was interested when you said there was more than just trains, cars and buildings - over 200,000 mini-people. I think you will also enjoy this video that offers a very funny look at the people of Wunderland too!

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PN_oDdGmKyA&fea...

      Cheers!

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      prasetio30 7 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Welcome to this hub, Green Lotus. I hope you liked all information here. Thanks for share your link with us. I'll check that link. It must be wonderful video. Good to see you again. Thank you very much!

      Prasetio

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      hafeezrm 6 years ago from Pakistan

      I have been to wunderland of Holland long time back in 1991. It was popular with people of all ages. You must see it yourslef, if you have not been to. Seeing is believing.

      However, your hub gives enough material to envision what wunderland would look like. Thanks.

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      prasetio30 6 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Thanks, Mr.hafeezrm. I agree with you that seeing is believing. I am glad you have come to this place. As a witness I thought you can told to us everything about Wunderland. I hope I can visit to this place someday. Like you said before, I am happy to present the Wunderland information with others. I wish this useful for us. Thank you very much.~prasetio

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      travelespresso 6 years ago from Somewhere in this exciting world.

      This is very interesting prasetio. I'm always amazed at the patience required to produce such miniatures and in such detail. On the weekend I bought some cute miniature dinosaurs that are hand painted. They are works of art! Thanks for your hub.

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      prasetio30 6 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Good morning, travelespresso. Thanks for coming to this hub. I agree with you, we need patience to make such miniature in detail. I am glad you want to share your experience after bought some cute miniature dinosaurs. Good to see you again. ~prasetio

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      Dolores Monet 6 years ago from East Coast, United States

      After Christmas, we always like to go around to visit train gardens but I have never seen the likes of this one. I had to call my husband into the room to look at these fabulous pictures. What an incredible garden. Prasetio, you always show us such wonderful pix and cool places. I love your hubs, they are like a gift!

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      prasetio30 6 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Good evening, Dolores Monet. I am glad to share this for yous and your husband too. I hope your Christmas time always beautiful. Miniature Wunderland also caught my attention. This place was so beautiful where we can see train miniature and all the trains can run like a real train and other beautiful diorama around this places. Amazing and I hope you can visit this place in person. Thank you very much for coming to this hub. Send my warm greeting to your husband. See you again. Cheers......

      Blessing and hugs,

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      Richard83 6 years ago from West Virginia

      I love model trains and me and my old man had a few growing up. I never have had the chance to do a large collection, but I hope I can someday. Very awesome hub! Voted up. I can appreciate this cause this is a lot of work, especially something as big as this. It looks like the detail is great also. Very cool! Brother, be good and take care my friend.

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      prasetio30 6 years ago from malang-indonesia

      My brother, Richard. Thanks for coming and share your big interest with kind of train models. I also love with this stuff. Unique and beautiful. I really appreciate your vote. I believe you'll have great train models someday. Have a good day!

      Prasetio

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      Eiddwen 5 years ago from Wales

      Amazing hub and I will have to show this one to my partner who has his own train set which he's buying new bits for now and again.

      Our main porblem about a bigger track would be the space to put it all together.

      I vote this one up plus a bookmark.

      Thank you so much for this gem presatio.

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      prasetio30 5 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Thanks, Eiddwen for coming to this hub. I am glad you love this information and I hope your friend will love too. Of course you need a big space and bigger tracks to accommodate all train collections. By adding several items like railway station, a hill, river, it could be beautiful train route. I really appreciate your kindness to bookmark and vote this hub. God bless you!

      Prasetio

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      Dale Anderson 4 years ago from The High Seas

      This is the kind of miniature that we all dreamed about as young boys. What a wonderful, little world this is!

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      prasetio30 4 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Thanks, GetitScene for coming and wonderful comment. I agree with you that most of young boys will love to visit Miniatur Wunderland. Take care!

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