How big is your model railway? A few feet or larger? Everyone who builds model railways dreams of bigger and longer tracks. Some however just dream bigger.
I’ve written about Miniature Wunderland before, the Hamburg model railway is the biggest model railway in the world and breaks all records. Perhaps my favorite record however is its track length.
Over the 6,400 sqm of floor space it occupies, its creators have crammed in an astonishing 15.715 meters of model railway track*! That’s 873 London Double Decker buses lined up, back-to-back!
Running around this are approx. 1,000 trains pulling over 10,000 wagons!
Watch it here:
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- As of July 2021.
Andy is a lifelong modeler, writer, and founder of modelrailwayengineer.com. 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.