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Rob Dobie

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Model Railway, A German Wonderland.
« on: March 25, 2014, 10:50:07 PM »


Click this:- https://www.youtube.com/embed/ACkmg3Y64_s?rel=0
 
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Two brothers, in Germany, who had a wonderful model railway that was something to see? This is an update for their German Wonderland. Enjoy.

There have been little clips about this place for the past few years, it is still not finished but is growing to that conclusion as they will soon run out of space.
A short review, it was started by two brothers as a place to show their hobby, it started growing by leaps & bounds.
Soon they were joined by other 'Model Railroad Clubs' and other craftsmen. Some were electricians, model makers, Carpenters, computer programmers. Their wives would stop by to see what they were doing and usually bring them a lunch.
One thing led to another. Three of the ladies had worked at a bakery, several visitors would ask if they had a snack bar. The Idea was planted; some of the carpenters came and built a nice restaurant area for the bakery and a kitchen too. If the fresh Coffee smell didn't get you then the bakery definitely would.
This was about 5 years ago. One of the Breweries came and furnished all of the tables and chairs, serving counter and, etc.

Their latest finished area is the airport. Planes look like they are flying and landing.

 
Ain't got nuffink now except memories.

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Re: Model Railway, A German Wonderland.
« Reply #1 on: March 26, 2014, 01:29:46 AM »
A bit more modern than Pendon, which has some fantastic modelling. The scale here is almost to much, but its a sight to be seen.
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Re: Model Railway, A German Wonderland.
« Reply #2 on: March 26, 2014, 10:21:03 AM »

There have been little clips about this place for the past few years, it is still not finished but is growing to that conclusion as they will soon run out of space.

Don't worry, they will not run out of space. There is much space to expand in the historic warehouse complex and they are highly recognized by the city government supporting their efforts.

My workplace is only about 300m away from them  ;)

If you plan to visit, make sure to see the prototype car museum http://www.prototyp-hamburg.de only a few hundred meters away...

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Re: Model Railway, A German Wonderland.
« Reply #3 on: March 26, 2014, 04:45:58 PM »
Ooo eck! This is a rally destination, isn't it. A weekend in Hamburg.
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Re: Model Railway, A German Wonderland.
« Reply #4 on: March 26, 2014, 09:31:19 PM »
Brilliant. It show's what can be done with local town council support. Maybe something we could learn in the UK?
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Re: Model Railway, A German Wonderland.
« Reply #5 on: March 27, 2014, 08:58:31 AM »
First basic jump. Here the building overhead in taxation would be horrendous. I wonder if our modeling buddies have a deal with the local council on the overhead costs. After all it must pull in custom to the area creating income that is taxable from surrounding businesses. If the attraction is cost neutral to the local council then they are winning. It is not so hard to encourage business. Its a bit like gardening, stuff grows if it is given a chance but remove light or sustenance, or chuck weed killer rules about, nothing grows.
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Re: Model Railway, A German Wonderland.
« Reply #6 on: March 27, 2014, 09:56:51 AM »

These buildings are not (yet) allowed for private living or offices and the use is limited to museums, public events and similar. That keeps the monthly rent very low for that location.