There’s a world-record for model trains pulling a real train??? Watch the incredible video

Model trains pulling a full-size locomotive?  How many trains would it take? Can it even be done?

Watch and find out in this amazing video of the record-breaking event.

The impressive feat was organised by Miniature Wunderland in Germany back in 2013 but resurfaced recently after historian Tim Dunn posted it on Twitter.

In the video, 198 HO scale Roco 62356 DB BR 182 models pull the 84 ton Deutsche Bahn locomotive 12 meters to achieve a Guinness world record.

Miniature Wunderland also holds the record for the world’s largest model train set.

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Andy is a lifelong modeler, writer, and founder of He has been building model railways, dioramas, and miniatures for over 20 years. His passion for model making and railways began when he was a child, building his first layout at the age of seven.
Andy’s particular passion is making scenery and structures in 4mm scale, which he sells commercially. He is particularly interested in modelling the railways of South West England during the late Victorian/early Edwardian era, although he also enjoys making sci-fi and fantasy figures and dioramas. His website has won several awards, and he is a member of MERG (Model Railway Electronics Group) and the 009 Society.
When not making models, Andy lives in Surrey with his wife and teenage son. Other interests include history, science fiction, photography, and programming. Read more about Andy.

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