The 4.8million USD Miniature Airport

Posted by M ws On Saturday, November 10, 2012 0 comments
 Far away in Germany, to be more precise in Hamburg is the world's largest miniature airport sited at Miniatur Wunderland which is also home to the world's largest model railroad landscape.

The creators took seven years to build the model airpor at the cost of about $4.8 million to build.

An impressive array of accessories are featured in the miniature airport including 40 planes, 40,000 lights, 15,000 figurines, 500 cars, 10,000 trees, 50 trains, 1000 wagons, 100 signals, 200 switches and 300 buildings.

Through the use of computer controls, the figurines move autonomously. The roughly 1,600 square-foot model -- loosely based on Hamburg's airport -- took more than six years to build.

The Daily Mail of London  states that it was built at the cost of 3.5 millon euros. It remarks that "the planes even take off thanks to miniature wires that carry them off the end of the runway."

Australia's News.com.au notes the model -- dubbed the Knuffingen Airport -- "features 40 model aircraft and 90 vehicles that move and 'fly' around the airport, and 15,000 mini people. Not a single moment of air rage, however." It also said "there are approximately 40,000 lights, 15,000 figurines, 500 cars, 10,000 trees, 50 trains, 1000 wagons, 100 signals, 200 switches and 300 buildings."

Fascinated? Click here to watch the video clip that features the take-offs.

CLICK here to enjoy the many photographs of the miniature airport.

Thanks to reader SK who sent me the link to the video clip.

Have a pleasant evening.







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