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Hamburg Miniature Wonderland - Part 5. Austria

The first thing you notice on your right as you enter the building housing the Austrian section is the helix which moves trains between levels:



The first model on display is a Winter sports venue with an unusual competitor heading down the ski jump.



Being Austria, there are still mountains and bridges.



The characteristic bright red of OBB Inter City trains. You can just make out that the track is 3 rail, as was the Switzerland section.



The gondola system works on demand using a push button. These photos have been edited to improve the contrast as the light levels were quite low for taking photos.



A narrow gauge train makes its way through the snow



Another example of lights with everything



A train ferry but I don't think the ferry goes anywhere



On the other side of the building the landscape is greener. The trains traverse through multiple levels before returning to the far side



The electric fences are there for your safety - shades of Jurassic Park?



I can't resist lorry trains. This one is about to start its descent



And continues



That's all for Austria. Next stop Mittel Deutschland...





by: neil_s_wood on 12 Oct 2013, 05:45

Great pictures David, very nice. One of the things I like about places like this is that it's about fun too.

Regards

Neil

by: dwb on 12 Oct 2013, 08:41

QUOTE
One of the things I like about places like this is that it's about fun too.

It appears to be a great family attraction with something for everyone not just "dyed in the wool" train enthusiasts, unless I've misjudged the woman who took ages taking a closeup video of Chateau Chillon when I was trying to take a photo from a bit further away wink.gif

David

by: neil_s_wood on 13 Oct 2013, 00:13

QUOTE (dwb @ 12 Oct 2013, 18:41)
It appears to be a great family attraction with something for everyone not just "dyed in the wool" train enthusiasts, unless I've misjudged the woman who took ages taking a closeup video of Chateau Chillon when I was trying to take a photo from a bit further away wink.gif

David

Yep, that's what I like about it. It's how I started off with model rail and I'm heading back that way again. I like all the interesting features and gimmicky things. More entertaining for those people who aren't model rail enthusiasts.

Regards

Neil

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