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    Miniatur Wunderland *** official video *** largest model railway / railroad of the world
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    Miniatur Wunderland *** official video *** largest model railway / railroad of the world

    August 17, 2019


    For 10 years now, the world’s largest model railway can be found in Hamburg’s historic warehouse district – a mammoth miniature project. It took 500.000 working hours to create this incredible miniature world on 1.300m². The city’s most popular tourist attraction fascinates over one million people a year. And it’s continually growing! Eight different sections, connected by 13 km of track installation, provide an unforgettable experience for all ages. Tons of steel, wood and plaster form the foundation of this extraordinary exhibition. The journey leads through Scandinavia to Germany, from Austria to Switzerland and far away to America in just a few moments. Each day, 900 trains with 12.000 wagons travel a distance of several hundred kilometres. The longest train is 14.51 metres long. On the North East Sea, with a water capacity of 30.000 litres, large and small ships are cruising. In Scandinavia, America, at the airport and in the cosy fictional town of Knuffingen, 250 computer-controlled vehicles are on the move. Special attractions are the fire runs, controlled by a sophisticated software. The fire brigades are constantly engaged in fire fighting procedures. But the police are also busy tracking down traffic offenders. The newest attraction of the Miniatur Wunderland is the “Knuffingen Airport”. After six years of development and a cost of 3.5 million Euro, the world’s probably smallest commercial airport opened in May 2011 On 150 square metres, with more than 40 airplanes and the ground staff that goes with it, it may be the world’s most advanced flight simulation. From the technology hangar to the air terminal every little detail has been faithfully recreated. Without a doubt, the attention to detail is at the heart of the layout. Over 200.000 figures show life in all its facets. It’s a world where the law chases criminals and where some don’t really care. Where the fire department puts out a large fire and a new fire starts not too far away. Funeral oration or celebration, Eat or be eaten, Travelers from this or another world, Imagination knows no bounds in the the Wunderland. There are fire-breathers, travelling animals and surprisingly strong girls – in a world alternating between hectic and peaceful, between wild animals – and some that were already tamed, there are hunters – and some just hunting for the best pictures, there are holy sanctuaries, and some not quite so holy, there are people bursting with life, and some not so much… The Wunderland is absolutely diverse and unique. Travel from the highest mountain with over six meters… over dreamy streets to the Grand Canyon… snow-covered landscapes… through idyllic villages to below the surface of the earth. In the Miniatur Wunderland, a day lasts 15 minutes. At dusk, over 300.000 LEDs ensure that the layout shines in a captivating light. Then, the night life of the various regions really becomes visible. And amidst all this, more hidden stories emerge at the push of a button. There are over 200 push-button actions spread across the edge of the layout, where the visitors can actively participate in various forms. For example, in a sweet way, at the chocolate factory, or in the daily struggle with the pitfalls of technology, or in the creation of life, or with a bit too much craftsmanship. The technology behind it all is monitored by human eyes from a control console and with the help of more than 40 computers. These are controlled by a complex, self-developed software. The Miniatur Wunderland is internationally well known through more than 1.000 TV-Reports The 260 people on the Wunderland team are never short on new ideas. Until 2020, there will be new sections covering France, Italy, England and parts of Africa… and who knows what’s next. But there’s no end in sight. To convey this marvel in five minutes – impossible! Just come by and see for yourself. You will be amazed!

    電車 西武 東村山第7号 踏切動画 japan train railroad crossing
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    電車 西武 東村山第7号 踏切動画 japan train railroad crossing

    August 15, 2019


    This is the Higashi-Murayama No. 7 railroad crossing in the Ikebukuro Line and Shinjuku Line of Seibu Railway.
    This signal is located on the south side Tokorozawa Station. Tokyu Corporation 5050-4000 series. Commuter-type train. Seibu Railway 10000 series Limited Express (NRA New Red Arrow). Limited Express-type train. Seibu Railway 2000 series (Yellow Train). Commuter-type train. Seibu Railway 30000 series (Smile Train). Commuter-type train. Seibu Railway 30000 series (Smile Train). Commuter-type train.
    Seibu Ikebukuro line opening 100 anniversary. 30101F Seibu Railway 20000 series. Commuter-type train. Tokyo Metro 10000 series. Commuter-type train. Seibu Railway 9000 series RED LUCKY TRAIN. Commuter-type train.
    Red and white. It is a good luck in Japan. Seibu Railway 2000 series (Yellow Train). Commuter-type train. Please use the Google map of the shooting point. Link to the text field. Seibu Railway 6000 series. Commuter-type train.
    Yellow 6000 series train. No fires. Seibu Railway 30000 series (Smile Train). Commuter-type train. Seibu Railway 6000 series. Commuter-type train. Earth. Fire protection water tank? Old symbol of Seibu Railway. Seibu Railway 10000 series Limited Express (NRA New Red Arrow). Limited Express-type train. Seibu Railway 30000 series (Smile Train). Commuter-type train. Seibu Railway 6000 series. Commuter-type train. Seibu Railway 6000 series. Commuter-type train. Seibu Railway 2000 series (Yellow Train). Commuter-type train. Seibu Railway 6000 series. Commuter-type train. Seibu Railway 2000 series (Yellow Train). Commuter-type train. Seibu Railway 2000 series (Yellow Train). Commuter-type train. Seibu Railway 30000 series (Smile Train). Commuter-type train. Seibu Railway 30000 series (Smile Train). Commuter-type train.

    Will Cat 5 Cable Handle Your Model Railroad Components
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    Will Cat 5 Cable Handle Your Model Railroad Components

    August 15, 2019


    in a previous video I showed you how to
    make a wiring harness for your tortoise which with this connector here and this
    terminal block right here and in that video I talked about using a cat5 cable
    to run that back to your control panel so that’s what we’re gonna do today I’m
    going to show you how to use a rj45 wall jack on there so you could run your cat5
    cable back to your control panel to operate your tortoise switch machines or
    even your cobalt switch machines if you want to do it that way you can also hook
    up a cat5 cable to any other thing so let’s get going with that right now i’m
    Tom Kvichak and this is Toms Trains and Things this channel was created to
    help other modelers who are in need of guidance in pursuing their dream of
    building a model railroad we’re going to talk about some cat 5 cable today we’re
    gonna hook it up on our harness right here what I use before on my project was
    4 twisted pairs telephone station wire we could use cat 5 cable also on this
    because it’s eight conductor it just has different wire colors on there now my
    old station wire has all solid colors on there on the cat 5 cable you have a
    solid color and a white with a tracer of that color so we’ll show you how to hook
    up the connectors and we’ll test it and we’ll do it on a short piece of cat 5
    cable and we’ll do it on a 25-foot or longer piece of cat 5 cable to see if we
    have any voltage drop or performance issues on the longer cable since I’m
    using two different types of cables on there on my the cable that I’m normally
    using is solid colors so I have white yellow green red orange brown blue and
    black going from pins one through eight and up here this is the configuration of rj45 so the pinout
    on here is 5 4 3 6 on one side and 1 2 7 8 on the other side so what I’m gonna do
    is put the white yellow blue black orange red green and brown on it like
    that so it’s a good idea to make up a little chart for you this is how the
    wires are going to go so I’ll just place this right here like that and we’re just
    going to drop these wires in here I’m just gonna push them in like this
    and then I have a little tool that I could push them down a little bit
    further so this is orange on this side red green and brown so now that we got them
    in there most of the times when you get this you’re going to come and get a tool
    like this and what you do is you just push each one of these down like that
    okay and then I’ll put this up here and where you can see it a little bit closer
    you take this and put this in the slot and just push this down on the wire so
    the wire goes go all the way down in the slot and there’s blades in there that
    makes contact and strips the insulation and makes contact with the wire just
    like that and then what you do now is just take your diagonal pliers and just
    snip off the excess and what I’m gonna do is just go again and just push it
    down in there just to make sure one whole eight wires and now all we have to
    do is work on the other side put the weight in there and make sure you got
    wires long enough and we got them and what I’ll do is just
    measure these the yellow goes over here and I’ll do the rest of these off-camera
    so you don’t have to watch me stripping and doing this to all the wires on here
    all right there’s the finished product right there I got all the wires in there
    on my terminal strip now if I didn’t have this terminal strip already I would
    have just taken this wall connector and connected it right to here but since I’m
    going to be testing it and I’m going to be putting the meter on here that’s why
    I still have it on the strip I stripped both ends of the wire I took about ang
    and a half to two inches so you could see that they are four twisted pairs you
    get two blue two brown orange and a green and on this side over here I
    separated them now you’re always going to have the brown and the white and
    brown on the one end and then the blue and the blue the white and blue in the
    center now there’s two different types of connector connections there’s a 568a
    and a 568b and the ones all the ones that I’ve seen
    use the B color code so what I’m going to do here I’m going to cut off all but
    about a half an inch and then try to straighten these out a little bit and
    put it on this connector here and when you put it on the connector you’re using
    this side here where you see all the pins on it not the part where the clip
    is you want to put it on like this what I do on here is I cut them down to about
    a half an inch and try to get them as straight as possible now I’m not going
    to remove my thumb here because that’ll get them out of order so turn this
    around and it should fit in right there and
    what I do before I crimp it I go and I make sure so I should have orange tracer
    orange green tracer blue blue tracer green Brown tracer in brown okay so now
    I got all of them in the correct place and you can see on the crimping tool
    this is four six conductor and that one’s for eight conductor so you see
    this side right here it’s worth you crimp down on and you could see the
    little teeth that come up and press it down on the pins in there so you got it
    inserted and you squeeze it clicks and you release it so there’s the other one
    and I’ll do the the other side of it all right and I have the same thing on the
    opposite side just to double-check it all the wires in place and flat and I
    straighten them out as much as possible and stick it up in there as far as it’ll
    go stick the cable in there make sure it’s
    in push on the cable and squeeze down on it
    okay and trying to get the little clip on there so we have us a long cable I’m
    not sure how long this is but I’ll measure it and we’ll use this for
    testing a long distance on the layout to see if we have any problems with the
    switch machines functioning I want to give you an example of the differences
    in these connectors this one the pin you know the way that you
    push your PIN your wires in to that for the pins this one is arranged to one
    three five and this one is one two three six so you have to pay close attention
    to what you’re doing when you’re doing that even though these are probably the
    same manufacturer they changed the position of the wires
    in the back where you push them in I’m going to take a really old patch cable
    and this one’s about a estimate this about five five foot long no good so I’m
    just going to clip the ends off of it and use this for my wall socket here I
    have the other one made up I didn’t cut the last four off of it they come in a
    strip of twelve so I have four extra ones on there but I’m just going to go
    down the line to make sure that we have a good connection I have a new connector
    here a new connector here this is a patch cable that I got okay here’s the
    cable that I just made up that’s plugged in here and on that terminal board right
    here so we’re just going to go down the line and check for continuity and what
    I’ll do is I’ll put on audible one there we go first one second one three four
    oops five six seven and eight now if you’re going to be making up cables it
    would be a good idea to put make up a test piece like this with terminal
    strips on each side so all you have to do is the cables that you’re making up
    that you could test them on there to make sure that your wiring is good on
    there now we could test out the switch
    machines we’re going to test this out I have it hooked up to 12 volts I have my
    terminal strip right here I have this is approximately a six foot cable right
    here and we’re going to test it out first with just to make sure that the
    switch machine works okay now what I’m going to do is I’m going to put the
    longer cable on there that I just made up now I have it hooked up to this cable
    right here now that’s a lot of resistor resistance going through 24 gauge wire
    so let’s see how this functions and it still looks pretty good so what I’m
    going to do is I’m going to put the meter on over here eleven point eight
    six now let me put it over here on here through twenty five or 230 foot eleven
    point eight three so we lost about three hundredths of a volt on there okay then
    switch this over and it’s just going to change to a minus eleven point eight
    three and you could see while its operating it went back up to eleven
    point eight six and drop down to eleven eleven point eight to here now let’s see
    it what it does close up now this is right at the power source right behind
    the switch so we’re starting out at eleven point eight six and we’ll see
    what happens when we operate so it goes up about
    one one-hundredth to 11.8 seven but that is pretty good we didn’t we didn’t lose
    that much voltage so I’m satisfied with that if you like what you see here and
    you are learning from the videos that I produce here go ahead on over to my
    patreon page where you can pledge as little as one dollar so you can help out
    in my efforts to produce more videos to teach you about beginning your model
    railroad so thank you very much well I’m totally satisfied with the results of
    this test today using the cat 5 cable the cable that I made up if we could
    just get a manufacturer to make a breakout board where we could put one of
    these connectors on here and have a wall jack on the other side that would be
    wonderful that way all we’d have to do is plug it
    in and plug a cat5 cable in there that we make and run it to our control panel
    and that’s what I am going to do on my layout because this test that I did was
    successful that’s the main reason that I wanted to see if we would have any
    problem with the tortoise which machine running it through a long length of cat
    5 cable the cobalt classic Omega now what did they do they added another pin
    on it for your signaling so that has nine pins on it now a cat5 cable only
    has eight so you wouldn’t be able to do it on this version of the cobalt classic
    Omega on the original one you would because there’s eight pins on there that
    as far as this one here you wouldn’t be able to use pin number three which they
    have as a signaling pin so there you go from the test and a little demonstration
    and I did today making up the cat 5 cables and the other end with the wall
    socket on there I hope you really learn something on it I did and I am satisfied
    with the test that I did today on there Oh about a month or two ago they started
    the Amazon influencer they opened it up to a lot of more creators and I applied
    for it and they turned me down then but I just got an email a couple of days ago
    that I was accepted into the Amazon influencer program so I will have my own
    page of items that I can sell on there from Amazon and I also applied for
    Amazon merge where they could make t-shirts that I design look for that in
    the future in the near future by the end of this week I should know about the
    page where I’m selling merchandise and a little bit later on about my own
    merchandise my own t-shirts so We’ll see Ya

    One of Sweden’s finest and largest and most famous model railroad in HO scale
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    One of Sweden’s finest and largest and most famous model railroad in HO scale

    August 15, 2019


    [ Pilentum Television ] [ Music ] In summer 2019,
    Pilentum Television, was invited by one of the biggest
    model railway clubs in Sweden to produce a
    video documentary about Sweden’s finest and largest
    model railroad layout. Anyway, if you’re asking
    Swedish model railroaders and railway enthusiast,
    where to find the largest permanent model railway exhibition in
    Sweden, they will probably answer, this is the
    “Modelljärnväg Hässleholm”. By the way, the Swedish word
    “modelljärnväg” means “model railway” in British English and “model
    railroad” in American English. In this video, Pilentum Television
    presents the “Modelljärnväg Hässleholm”, really one of the largest model railroad
    layouts built in HO scale in Sweden. Right at the beginning of the video,
    we have seen a total view of the layout. As you have seen in this camera angle,
    this section of the model railroad inside the large exhibition hall
    occupies approximately 25 x 8 meters. Actually, this Swedish miniature world
    covers more than 700 square meters. Now, while watching the model trains, we
    have to learn some geography and history. On the contrary to many other
    model railway layouts, which are presented all over the world,
    this Swedish HO scale layout is a historically correct scale model of
    Hässleholm’s railway station, its locomotive shed and its buildings
    as they were in the late 1960’s. Hässleholm is a small city in Sweden
    with nearly 20,000 inhabitants. The town is about 100 kilometers away
    from Malmö, in the south of Sweden. The city of Hässleholm was developed
    from 1860 in connection with the construction of the railway
    line between Stockholm and Malmö. At that time, before the arrival of the railway,
    the city of Hässleholm did not exist. It was the railway traffic that
    made the city of Hässleholm famous. Therefore, Hässleholm gained
    the city title in 1914, and was then classified as one
    of Sweden’s smallest cities. During the 20th century
    Hässleholm developed into a large railway junction
    because it was a crossing of all the Swedish railway
    lines that ran from the north to the south and
    from the east to the west. Even today, Hässleholm is still an
    important railway junction in the network of the Swedish State Railways,
    also known as “Statens Järnvägar”. [ Music ] However, the railway history of Sweden is
    closely linked to the city of Hässleholm. That was the reason why Hässleholm’s
    model railway association, which was founded in 2004, decided to build a model
    railroad layout of the whole region. They started the construction in 2004. At first, only one segment was
    built, the railway station and the marshalling
    yard of Hässleholm. Very soon a Swedish miniature world with
    a size of 250 square meters was created. In 2008, Hässleholm’s model
    railway association had no more space to expand
    the model railway layout. Therefore, another room was rented to
    enlarge the Swedish miniature world. In the larger room, the railway stations
    of Tyringe and Sösdala were historically correct reconstructed in HO scale and
    integrated into the existing layout. In 2013, the Swedish
    Army leaves its location in Hässleholm,
    so Hässleholm’s model railway association was able to
    move into the old military buildings at the so-called
    “Garrison Hässleholm”. In 2014, the old railway modules and
    railroad sections of Hässleholm, Tyringe and Sösdala were dismantled in the old
    clubrooms and rebuilt at the new location. Since 2014, the Swedish miniature
    world has been growing continuously and is to be expanded extensively
    over the next few years. Until today, the HO scale layout
    was taking around 100,000 man hours. [ Music ] Actually, the layout
    occupies more than 700 square meters and consists of 1,600
    meters of track, 400 points (switches) and more than 600
    electrical blocks including block occupancy detection
    decoders and a signal system. When building this miniature world a
    lot of emphasis was put on reality. Many historical buildings,
    which no longer exist today, were reconstructed as
    they looked in the 1960’s. The track fields and the position of the
    rails were laid exactly on the model railway layout according to plans and drawings
    of the Swedish traffic administration. Hässleholm’s model railway association
    wants to expand the landscape even further. This means that all 17 sites in the
    municipality of Hässleholm, which had a railway station in the 1960’s, will be
    on the HO scale layout in the future. Because the “Modelljärnväg
    Hässleholm” presents Sweden’s railways in the
    1960’s, we cannot expect the famous high-speed
    trains, called “X 2000” or “X2”,
    which are used in Sweden today. There are no tilting trains
    and no high-speed trains. There are freight trains,
    local passenger trains and the famous Y6,
    Y7 and Y8 series of diesel railcars. These motor cars were used
    throughout the unelectrified Swedish rail network during
    the 1950’s to the 1980’s. On the layout, there are also the
    X5, X8 and X15 series of electric multiple units operated by “Statens
    Järnvägar” as express trains. These trains are painted in
    the typical orange color. Also the X9 series of four-car
    electric multiple units, once operated by the Swedish
    State Railways, also known as “Statens Järnvägar”,
    which were in service until the late 1990’s,
    are presented on the HO scale layout. By the way, that sharp
    reddish orange color gave the trains the nickname “Paprika
    Trains” (“Pepper Trains”). The rolling stock of this Swedish miniature
    world also consists of the famous “SJ Class Ra”, also known as “Rapid”, an electric
    locomotive operated by Swedish State Railways. Those electric locomotives were used on express trains and were mainly taken out of service in the late 1980’s. [ Music ] I don’t want to tell you for
    hours which trains or which places are presented on
    “Hässleholms Modelljärnväg”. Finally, it is the philosophy
    of Pilentum Television’s videos that they are mostly
    uncommented documentaries containing only the original
    sounds of locomotives and trains while running
    on railway sleepers. Therefore, I would like to provide you
    with some technical information in brief. The size of the whole layout makes it
    necessary to use a digital control system. So Hässleholm’s model
    railway association is using the software
    “Train Controller Gold”. Control of train sets, occupancy
    detectors and locomotive decoders are based on the digital model train
    control system, also known as DCC. The layout is built on two-rail DCC tracks. Please, enjoy this video! Don’t forget to visit this
    layout, called “Modelljärnväg Hässleholm”, when you are going
    to make a journey to Sweden. [ Music ] [ Music ] [ Music ] [ Music ]

    How Steam Trains Work | Talking Locomotive | Children | Lots & Lots of Trains
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    How Steam Trains Work | Talking Locomotive | Children | Lots & Lots of Trains

    August 15, 2019


    I’ll bet you’re wondering just what makes
    me tick. How does a steam locomotive work? Let me show you…
    Behind this steam engine is the tender, which holds the coal and water needed for the engine.
    There are two people in the cab of the engine: the engineer and the fireman. While engineer
    makes sure everything is running right, the fireman shovels coal into the firebox in the
    back of the locomotive. The smoke from the burning coal goes out the smokestack and the
    heat from the coal boils water in a big tank in the engine called the boiler. Just like
    a tea kettle. And what comes out of a tea kettle when it gets hot? Steam, that’s right.
    The steam builds up pressure, just like air in a balloon. That pressure pushes a piston
    at the front of the engine. And that piston is connected to number of rods. These rods
    are connected to the driving wheels. The steam pushes the piston, the piston pushes the rods,
    the rods push the driving wheels and, what do you know? The engine moves forward.
    Through the night to the early sunrise Travelling along on those railroad ties
    Thru the hills and the western skies I see lots and lots of big trains
    Through the tunnels by the ocean shore Listen to those diesel engines roar
    From Birmingham to Baltimore I see Lots and Lots of Big Trains
    Lots and Lots of big trains Big Trains
    Coming round the bend and headed down the track
    Lots and Lots of big trains Big Trains
    Coming round the bend and headed down the track
    I love to listen to the sound of that clickety clack
    See the sights and hear the sounds By the cities and through the towns
    From the morning sunrise til the sun goes down
    I see Lots and lots of big trains Day or night rain or shine
    Passing by the houses and the railway signs Over the mountains and through the pines
    I see Lots and lots of big trains Coming round the bend and headed down the
    track Lots and Lots of big trains
    Big Trains Coming round the bend and headed down the
    track I love to listen to the sound of that clickety
    clack Lots and Lots of big trains
    Big Trains Coming round the bend and headed down the
    track Lots and Lots of big trains
    Big Trains Coming round the bend and headed down the
    track I love to listen to the sound of that clickety
    clack And the smell of the smoke coming out the
    stack I’m going to get on board and I’m not coming
    back

    Railroad Crossing Gates Removed Before Hurricane Irma
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    Railroad Crossing Gates Removed Before Hurricane Irma

    August 14, 2019


    Hello ladies and gentlemen today is the
    Friday before hurricane Irma strikes and I wanted to show you guys uh some
    preparations that the FEC took here on northeast 17th court on milepost
    338.8 in Wilton Manors. They decided to bring them the crossing gates that are in
    danger of flying with the tropical storm or hurricane force winds so let me go
    ahead and show you the first one here As you can see, they left it in the down position got a progress Signal base WC Hayes gate
    mechanism right WC Hayes lights all around And may I add that those are not LED lights I like those So yeah we got WC Hayes lights all around 2 tracks and there we see the emergency contact info see FEC Railway so this would be track view South and then that would be where they left the crossing gate they used tie-wraps Here we got the pedestrian crossing I guess they figuered that this they might be LED lights I’m sorry
    take that back pedestrian crosing gate so since its small its it not gonna pose
    as much as dangerous that one would so they left decided to leave this one on
    this is a WC Hayes signal base here WC Hayes gate mechanism and we got
    WC Hayes lights all around also those are my favorite visors by the way we got an
    e bell up top you built up over there too so as soon as this car passes I’m
    gonna go ahead and show you This is the North side of the crossing see the signal there so here we see that
    this one was removed and here we have a progress signal base as well
    WC Hayes arm WC Hayes gate mechanism WC Hayes lights all around the top emergency
    contact info two tracks and then here we have track view North here we have
    crossing gate was put temporarily for the duration of a
    hurricane Irma you know where we got the relay case and I think this might be the
    control point Wilton Manors on the FEC line I think this is might be the work
    that they’re doing a double track for the bright line and then here we have
    another WC Hayes signal base WC Hayes arm WC Hayes gate mechanism and WC Hayes
    lights all around as well up top and we have a WC Hayes mechanical Bell look at
    that! beautiful, beautiful, beautiful alright guys let me introduce you guys to one of my most favorite, I was going to say
    people on the planet boy to me he’s like a person it’s my dog Happy, Happy say
    hello to the camera My boy Happy Alright guys Give you a shot of the crossing again see the trees? That’s the very outer bands of Hurricane Irma which is 450 something Miles from South Florida
    alrighty guys please subscribe or like thank you very much for viewing, please follow me on instagram railrol82 over and out