Browsing Tag: toy train

    Articles

    UNBOXING! Super Fun BRIO Metro Railway Set! Off to work on the Train Lab!

    September 11, 2019


    – [Man] When’s the next
    metro train coming in? – [Eric] Chugga-chugga-choo-choo! Chugga-chugga-choo-choo! Chugga-chugga-choo-choo! Chugga-chugga-choo-choo! Yay! (baby babble) – [Man] Door’s opening! (train whistle blows) – Train Lab! – [Man] Hey guys! We’re
    gonna do another surprise for Eric and Cody since
    we love Brio so much! This is the Metro Rail Set, and this is the coolest! It’s part of the Brio world set… Eric, Cody! – [Eric] Yeah! – [Cody] Yay! – [Man] What is it? – [Eric] The Brio Metro Train! – [Man] Whoa! We’ve
    been looking at that one for awhile
    haven’t we? – [Eric] Yeah! Yeah! Yeah! Let’s open it! – [Man] Whoa! Where should we put it? Like right here? I think
    we’ve got a space for it – [Eric] Look what it comes with! It comes with all of this!
    So much! – [Man] Looks like 20 pieces, of like all the metro pieces… – [Eric] Yeah! – [Man] Is it battery operated too? – [Eric] No… – [Man] I think it is battery-operated. – [Eric] No it’s not – [Man] I think it is!
    It says on the outside of it. Oh! And there’s the beautiful brochure that really really likes Daddy’s wallet! (ringing) Look at that! There’s a
    couple of cool trains, oh we already have one
    of those tunnels too! And that’s the subway station? – [Eric] Where’s the Subway Station? – [Man] It’s in there! – [Eric] Is this the subway? – [Man] Yeah! It looks
    like the subway station – [Eric] I’ll get the subway out.. – [Man] Wow! That’s… – [Eric] Subway! – [Man] Wow I love that subway! – [Eric] Watch this! – [Man] Wow! The doors
    come open and closed too!? – [Eric] Yes!
    And look on the inside… – [Man] (awing) – [Eric] These little things… – [Man] Metro Maps… – [Eric] Ooh what is this? – [Man] – Couple of seats… – [Eric] What is this? – [Man] Looks like it’s the rail map. (high pitched) Ah! I’m going on holiday! – [Cody] And it comes with a suitcase! – [Man] Whoa! That’s so cool! He’s going on a trip! – [Eric] Does this drive? – [Man] It’s battery. – [Eric] The batteries
    are always for the lights – [Man] You think so? – [Eric] Yeah! – [Man] Huh- – [Eric] Because…
    you have to push it around – [Man] You do? – [Eric] Yes. – [Man] That’s sound and what? Sound and lights? – [Man 2] (affirmative) – [Man] Okay it’s sound and lights. What’s the sound? – [Eric] Well I don’t know! – [Man] Does it have some sound? – [Eric] No! – [Man] Hmm… it says it has sound. Let me see. Guess that’s
    where the battery goes. Ahh… (music plays) Where are we gonna put it? I think we’re gonna put
    it right in here huh? Put it right there? Oh! We even have a city
    bus in there! Look at that! So maybe we can put it
    right there and then, that would be a cool place… Can you join it in the tunnel, and then it goes straight out? – [Eric] Sure! – [Man] Oh that would be cool! – [Eric] But now we have two metros! – [Cody] That’s exciting! – [Man] Well this is just the tunnel, that will come into the Metro. – [Eric] Hey! – [Man] Oh that’s cool! – [Eric] Hey how’s about we put this, out this sign right here? – [Man] Whoa! Okay! Cool, so it’s got the metro ticket
    dispenser right there, and…
    metro rail map right there. – [Eric] And they can walk in, and we’ll- – [Cody] How about we put this right here? – [Eric] And wait for the metro. – [Man] When’s the next
    metro train comin in? – [Eric] Chugga-chugga-choo-choo! Chugga-chugga-choo-choo! Chugga-chugga-choo-choo! Chugga-chugga-choo-choo! Yay! – [Man] Doors opening! (whooing & laughter) – [Cody] We need a seat for our suitcase! – [Eric] Oh that goes front car. Need to put that in later. We put that in when the train backs up. First door closing! – [Man] (engine revving)
    Here comes the bus with more passengers! (brakes squeal) – [Cody] We don’t have
    a place for this one! – [Man] (high pitched) Wait for me! Wait for me! Wait for me! Oh! You’re filled up!
    Okay! I’ll go for the next one…
    Oh! You do have an extra train! – [Eric] (giggles) Yeah! – [Man] Yay! Come on in! – [Cody] We’re busy over here! – [Man] Oh! You have
    another one? Who can ride? The construction worker
    needs to get to work. Here he comes! – [Eric] The construction worker doesn’t need to come. – [Man] Yeah! Cause he needs to get to the Gantry crane area to drive his forklift. – [Eric] Wow! This is
    becoming a long train. – [Man] Whoa! It’s the morning rush hour. – [Eric] (mimics train chugging) – [Man] Boy! That’s a long
    early morning metro train – [Eric] Yes! – [Man] Wow! Everybody
    needs to get to work. – [Cody] Sir, get back here. – [Man] Uh oh… might be too long. – [Eric] It can’t. – [Man] Over to the ferry! Might have to take a couple at a time huh? (music playing) – [Eric] Might be… this person is actually too tall! – [Man] He is?
    Oh !I guess he is! Look at that. – [Eric] Oh that’s the end. Can’t hold any… – [Man] Okay go across the ferry. (ferry horn blows) – [Cody] We do it again? – [Man] Here we go! (boy mimics train) – [Eric] Oh the switch is wrong! We want to go this way!
    It sure is a long train! – [Man] Everybody is going to work… A bear who cares… A noob in a suit. – [Eric] Chugga-chugga-choo-choo! Chugga-chugga-choo-choo! Rolling into the station! – [Man] Look! We’ve got everybody waiting to get loaded up! (screeching) – Okay let the people get off… Stopped at the work site, hauling all that load for the day! Lots of customers with lots of loads! – [Eric] This guys riding the gentry, this guy getting the forklift. – [Man] Cool (engine whirring) – [Eric] This guys not driving – [Man] Okay! I’m ready for a load! Looks like the ships almost unloaded! There we go! See you later!
    Going for another load! (mimics boat horn) – [Eric] Hey there guys!
    Come on, hop in! – [Man] Is it lunch time already? – [Eric] Yes! – [Man] Oh! Okay! I’m off! Beep!
    I’m off! (engine whirring) – [Cody] (train sound effects) – [Eric] Well I’m heading
    back from the metro. Because the big long
    train is getting ready. And now the driver’s are gonna switch. – [Man] Okay – [Eric] Train ways – [Man] Did you have a
    good time with Brio today? – [Eric] Yes. – [Man] How about you Cody? – [Cody] Yes! – [Man] We love Brio! – [Eric] We love Brio! – [Man] We love Brio. – [Eric] Yeah! Too much! (laughter) – [Man] See you later!
    Everybody’s going home. (train whistle) – TrainLab!

    Epic Race! Chuggington Action Chugger and Shinkansen race for the fastest train in the world!
    Articles, Blog

    Epic Race! Chuggington Action Chugger and Shinkansen race for the fastest train in the world!

    September 6, 2019


    [Eric} Go! [Dad] oh! It’s head-to-head! TrainLab [Dad] Woah! What’s going on guys? [Eric] We’re having a race! [Dad] What kind of a race? [Eric] Do you see all the engines we have around? Those are the engines we’re going to be racing. And the Shinkansen! [Dad] And Action Chugger! Racing to see who really is the fastest train in the world. [Dad] And I’ve got Action Chugger ready to go over here. Okay ready, set… [Eric] GO! GO! Okay Action Chugger is off! [Dad] The Shinkansen? What’s going on with the Shinkansen? he’s paused. Oh,
    Action Chugger is catching up! He’s catching up! [Dad] Maybe Action Chugger is faster than Shinkansen… [Eric] The Shinkansen is still not being hit. [Dad] Yeah, but Action Chugger is going to catch him quick! Oh noooo! Ohhh! Action Chugger pushes the Shinkansen off the track. [Dad] And the first round goes to Action Chugger! [Dad] So, to even up the playing field, Shinkansen has a brand new set of batteries. He’s looking pretty fast… and Action Chugger is going to have his cars on. Oh look at that, Action Chugger is fairly slow now… But the Shinkansen is blazing fast! [Eric giggling] The Shinkansen has new batteries! [Dad] Look how fast that thing is! He’s definitely catching up! Oh my goodness, look at that he’s moving so quick! Oh he’s going to be right behind Action Chugger here! Oh! If he doesn’t… he almost derailed! Can he keep going? Oh no! He derailed! Quick! He needs to be fixed! Action Chugger is going to catch up. Quick! Quick! [Eric laughing] [Dad] Action Chugger is going to catch up! [Eric] Here! [Dad] Oh there we go! Whew! He’s back in action, and catching up! [Eric laughing!] Look at that! Shinkansen is looking like he’s having a bit of a malfunction. Oh! Oh! [Eric laughing!] He’s in his review lights! Oh he caught him! but can he be powerful enough to push Action Chugger? off the rail? I don’t know! [Eric] but he’s coming off the rail! [Dad] Yes he is coming off the rail… He’s fast but he’s light! That’s the problem… Oh! No! [Eric] Again! And Action Chugger wins the round. [Dad] Okay, looks like we have a modification to the track there… [Eric] That’s the finish line [Dad] Looks like we have a big long head-to-head track! Are you ready? [Eric] GO! oh no we have a malfunction at the start [Eric] Go! Look at that… look at that! The Shinkansen! [Eric] GO! Yes! The Shinkansen is the fastest train! [Eric] I wish Action Chugger was the fastest train. [Dad] Oh no! Let’s have another race, best out of three… Were you disappointed Action
    Chugger didn’t win? [Eric] so I’m going to make him go faster! How’s that? What are you gonna do? I’m going to make him go faster by putting new batteries [Dad] Ohhh… Even the score! Alright, let’s do it! [upbeat rock music] We’re going to have the full trains race head-to-head [Eric] Ready… Set… Go! It’s head-to-head! But the Shinkansen is moving ahead! And the Shinkansen wins! [Eric] And crashed! Crashed into the stop. [Dad] It’s the world champion… The Shinkansen train. Alright guys thanks for watching! [Eric] Thumbs up if you like this video! Don’t forget to subscribe! TrainLab

    TOMICA Thomas and Friends Short 50: Magic Railroad Mayhem (TATMR Chase Parody)
    Articles, Blog

    TOMICA Thomas and Friends Short 50: Magic Railroad Mayhem (TATMR Chase Parody)

    August 26, 2019


    “DieselD199’s TOMICA Thomas & Friends
    Short 50: Magic Railroad Mayhem” Now I’ll get you Burnett Stone No you won’t because the magic you refuse to believe in will get the better of you Wait, I thought he did believe in the magic That’s why he wants to destroy Lady None of the dialogue in this film makes sense DIESEL 10: You can run but you can’t hide Right Pinchy? (laughs) Pinchy’s hungry! (screams) I’ve got you now (laughs) Huh? (giggles) Stop it! That tickles (giggles) (growls) Ow! Okay, okay Come on Lady Coming Puffball (laughs) DIESEL 10: Look out Here I come PT BOOMER: Hey, look! I was supposed to be in the movie Ow! I like my lunch steamed (laughs) Ugh, are you trying to take me down with bad puns now? (growls) Ugh, pretty fast for a Puffball Well Lady, this is your Shining Time too I hope so THOMAS: What’s a Shining Time? Sorry, I haven’t seen the American version of the show Oh my goodness! Well done Thomas Well done (Lady whistles) Ugh, am I really that heavy? Ah! Oh! What’s going on? Oh! Hold it I wasn’t even on this track! (screams) Ugh Wait How did I get back up here? (distant puffing) Huh? Puffball? Teapot? Long live the King (whimpers) Tin kettle Ow Ugh Man that scene was poorly executed Oh Wait So why was the Viaduct crumbling in the first place? It’s best if you don’t think about it Ugh, if you’d like to watch some more videos with that blue Puffball click the video on your screen and don’t forget to subscribe Subtitles by DieselD199

    Lots & Lots of Trains #2 FULL SHOW | Lots of Trains for Kids | James Coffey
    Articles, Blog

    Lots & Lots of Trains #2 FULL SHOW | Lots of Trains for Kids | James Coffey

    August 15, 2019


    (tranquil synthesizer jingle) (train chuffs) (whistle toots) – [Voiceover] Here they come,
    clickety-clack down the track! It’s Lots and Lots of Trains. Big trains, little trains, steam trains, diesel, freight and passenger trains. Even trains that blow through snow. Old trains, new trains,
    fast trains, slow trains, smoking trains, even trains
    from around the world. Plus toy trains, trolley
    trains, and much, much more! Hear the whistle blow. Feel the heat! Smell the smoke, as these
    titans of the tracks thunder on by. (whistle blares) (energetic banjo music) (steam hisses) (whistle toots) (Lots and Lots of Trains by James Coffey) ♪ Through the night,
    to the early sunrise ♪ ♪ Traveling along on the railroad ties ♪ ♪ Through the gentle hills
    and the western skies ♪ ♪ I see lots and lots of trains ♪ ♪ Through the tunnels,
    by the ocean shore ♪ ♪ Listen to those diesel engines roar ♪ ♪ From Birmingham to Baltimore ♪ ♪ I see lots and lots of trains ♪ ♪ Lots and lots of trains ♪ ♪ Coming ’round the bend
    and headed down the track ♪ ♪ Lots and lots of trains ♪ ♪ Coming ’round the bend
    and headed down the track ♪ ♪ I love to listen to the
    sound of that clickety-clack ♪ ♪ See the sights, hear the sounds ♪ ♪ By the cities, through the towns ♪ ♪ From the morning sunrise
    ’til the sun goes down ♪ ♪ I see lots and lots of 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 trains ♪ ♪ Lots and lots of trains ♪ ♪ Coming ’round the bend
    and headed down the track ♪ ♪ Lots and lots of 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 that
    smoke coming out the stack ♪ ♪ I’m gonna get on board
    and I’m not coming back ♪ (bell clangs) (train hisses) (horn whistles) (wheels clank) (“Big Train A Comin'” by James Coffey) ♪ Big train a comin’, comin’
    down that railway line ♪ ♪ Big train a comin’, comin’
    down that railway line ♪ ♪ With that whistle blowin’ ♪ ♪ Tellin’ me that’s she’s on time ♪ ♪ I’ll take that train to
    Georgia, tired of being alone ♪ ♪ I’ll take that train to
    Georgia, tired of being alone ♪ ♪ That big train’s comin’
    comin’ to take me home ♪ ♪ Big train a comin’, comin’
    down that railway line ♪ ♪ Big train a comin’, comin’
    down that railway line ♪ ♪ With that whistle blowin’ ♪ ♪ Tellin’ me that’s she’s on time ♪ (bell clangs) (engine hisses) (train clatters) (background chatter) (cheerful country music) – [Voiceover] Say you
    wanna ride, you know. (engine clanks) (wheels screech) (“New River Train”
    adapted by James Coffey) ♪ Ridin’ on that new river train ♪ ♪ Ridin’ on that new river train ♪ ♪ It’s the same old train
    that brought me here ♪ ♪ And gonna take me home again ♪ ♪ Ridin’ on that new river train ♪ ♪ Ridin’ on that new river train ♪ ♪ It’s the same old train
    that brought me here ♪ ♪ And gonna take me home again ♪ ♪ Tryin’ to find my way back home ♪ ♪ Tryin’ to find my way back home ♪ ♪ It’s been a long, long
    time since I’ve been there ♪ ♪ I’m tryin’ to find my way back home ♪ ♪ Ridin’ on that new river train ♪ ♪ Ridin’ on that new river train ♪ ♪ It’s the same old train
    that brought me here ♪ ♪ And gonna take me home again ♪ ♪ It’s the same old train
    that brought me here ♪ ♪ And gonna take me home again ♪ (horn blares) (engine rumbles) (train whirs) (horn blares) (train clanks) (upbeat energetic music) (horn blares) (bell chimes) (train whirs) (lighthearted banjo music) (whistle toots) (train whirs) (horn toots) (wheels screech) (horn toots) (train hisses) (engine whirs) (bell clangs) (train clanks) (engine thuds) (engine hisses) (horn blares) (train clicks) (horn blares) (train hisses) (horn brays) (bell dings) (train rattles) (horn blares) (horn blares) (up-tempo playful music) (bell chimes) (train screeches) (bell chimes) (engine whirs) (mid-tempo mellow music) (bell clangs) (bell clangs) (train clatters) (horn blares) (train clatters) (horn blares) (horn blares) (train screeches) (bells clank) (mid-tempo country music) (train rumbles) (train creaks) (horn toots) (horn toots) (bell chimes) (horn blares) (train rattles) (horn blares) (train chuffs) (horn blares) (train chuffs) (horn toots) (“Legends of the Rails” by James Coffey) ♪ I look at the clock
    it’s a quarter to four ♪ ♪ It’s been a long day,
    I can’t take anymore ♪ ♪ I’ve got to get away
    and head down the track ♪ ♪ With a full head of
    steam and no looking back ♪ ♪ I hear the pistons
    pounding out the beat ♪ ♪ I feel the rhythm underneath my feet ♪ ♪ And I dream, oh yeah, I dream ♪ ♪ I dream of the legends of the rails ♪ ♪ Of the legends of the rails ♪ ♪ I’ve got a temperature of a 103 ♪ ♪ I’ve got train fever
    and the one remedy ♪ ♪ Is a steamer, black ♪ ♪ Headed down the line ♪ ♪ Through the hills and into the pine ♪ ♪ Traveling along
    through the countryside ♪ ♪ I put my hand on the throttle ♪ ♪ And I open it wide ♪ ♪ And I dream, oh yeah, I dream ♪ ♪ I dream of the legends of the rails ♪ ♪ Of the legends of the rails ♪ ♪ A black silhouette
    against the moonlight ♪ ♪ A whistle echoing into the night ♪ ♪ By the rocky hills
    through the mountain snow ♪ ♪ 100 miles and 100 to go ♪ ♪ It’s a journey back
    to a place and time ♪ ♪ When a hot cup of coffee
    only cost you a dime ♪ ♪ And I dream, oh yeah, I dream ♪ ♪ I dream of the legends of the rails ♪ ♪ Of the legends of the rails ♪ (horn blares) (train chuffs) (train hisses) (train grumbles) (wheels click) (metal clatters) (children chatter) (rocks clatter) – [Voiceover] Dad, they’re gonna (rocks clatter) the engine if they run out of coal. (rocks clatter) – [Voiceover] Hey that’s nasty work. (metal clangs) (horn blares) (steam hisses) (horn blares) – [Voiceover] Couple more. (background chatter) (horn toots) – [Voiceover] Beautiful. (horn blasts) (horn blasts) (train rumbles) (horn toots) (train chuffs) (wheels squeak) (background chatter) (wheels screech) (train clanks) (train chuffs) (wheels squeak) (train creaks) (train clatters) (bell clangs) (steam hisses) – [Voiceover] That better? – [Voiceover] Yeah. (background chatter) (cheerful banjo music) (motor rattles) (“Lots and Lots of
    Trains” by James Coffey) ♪ Through the night,
    to the early sunrise ♪ ♪ Traveling along on those railroad ties ♪ ♪ Through the gentle hills
    and the western skies ♪ ♪ I see lots and lots of trains ♪ ♪ Through the tunnels,
    by the ocean shore ♪ ♪ Listen to that those
    diesel engines roar ♪ ♪ From Birmingham To Baltimore ♪ ♪ I See Lots And Lots Of Trains ♪ ♪ Lots and lots of trains ♪ ♪ Coming ’round the bend
    and headed down the track ♪ ♪ Lots and lots of 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 trains ♪ ♪ Day or night, rain or shine ♪ ♪ Passing by the houses
    and railway signs ♪ ♪ Over the mountains
    and through the pines ♪ ♪ I see lots and lots of trains ♪ ♪ Lots and lots of trains ♪ ♪ Coming ’round the bend
    and headed down the track ♪ ♪ Lots and lots of 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 that
    smoke comin’ out the stack ♪ ♪ I’m gonna get on board
    and I’m not comin’ back ♪

    TOMICA Thomas and Friends Short 50: Magic Railroad Mayhem (Draft Animation – Behind the Scenes)
    Articles, Blog

    TOMICA Thomas and Friends Short 50: Magic Railroad Mayhem (Draft Animation – Behind the Scenes)

    August 10, 2019


    “DieselD199’s TOMICA Thomas & Friends
    Short 50: Magic Railroad Mayhem” Now I’ll get you Burnett Stone No you won’t because the magic you refuse to believe in will get the better of you Wait, I thought he did believe in the magic That’s why he wants to destroy Lady None of the dialogue in this film makes sense DIESEL 10: You can run but you can’t hide Right Pinchy? (laughs) Pinchy’s hungry! (screams) I’ve got you now (laughs) Huh? (giggles) Stop it! That tickles (giggles) (growls) Ow! Okay, okay Come on Lady Coming Puffball (laughs) DIESEL 10: Look out Here I come PT BOOMER: Hey, look! I was supposed to be in the movie Ow! I like my lunch steamed (laughs) Ugh, are you trying to take me down with bad puns now? (growls) Ugh, pretty fast for a Puffball Well Lady, this is your Shining Time too I hope so THOMAS: What’s a Shining Time? Sorry, I haven’t seen the American version of the show Oh my goodness! Well done Thomas Well done (Lady whistles) Ugh, am I really that heavy? Ah! Oh! What’s going on? Oh! Hold it I wasn’t even on this track! (screams) Ugh Wait How did I get back up here? (distant puffing) Huh? Puffball? Teapot? Long live the King (whimpers) Tin kettle Ow Ugh Man that scene was poorly executed Oh Wait So why was the Viaduct crumbling in the first place? It’s best if you don’t think about it Ugh, if you’d like to watch some more videos with that blue Puffball click the video on your screen and don’t forget to subscribe Subtitles by DieselD199

    Toy Trains in 1 Gauge at the Hamburg Model Railroad Museum
    Articles, Blog

    Toy Trains in 1 Gauge at the Hamburg Model Railroad Museum

    August 9, 2019


    [Music]. Today, we are visiting the large model railway
    layout inside the Museum of Hamburg History, Germany. Most people – in the context of Hamburg and
    model railway – are thinking about the great Miniature Wonderland, the largest model railway
    of the world. But many years before, a very large model
    railroad has been built in Hamburg. This model railroad wants to appear anything
    but commercial, but to present the railway history of Hamburg in an educational way. It is the 1 gauge railroad layout built by
    Germany’s first model railroad association in 1949. Let me tell you something about the history
    of this model train layout: The origin of this beautiful layout dates
    back in 1944, when the Director of the Museum of Hamburg History had the idea to establish
    an exhibition of Hamburg’s railway history. In order to show Hamburg’s railway history,
    a large exhibition hall inside the museum was chosen. And, a few years later, the idea of building
    a model railway layout came into reality. The members of Hamburg’s railroad association began to work. But note, this happened immediately after
    the Second World War. And, Germany was destroyed in ruins. Therefore, it is not a surprise that model
    railway friends from Sweden organized nearly 250 square meters of wood panels for the construction
    of the model railroad. After two years of construction, on October, 1949, the first layout of Hamburg’s model railroad was finished. However, over the years, there have been a
    number of smaller and even larger problems, but the analogue railway system was running for more than 40 years without a technical failure. In 1995, many parts of the first layout had
    failures. Locomotives and the rolling stock were also
    affected and had to be modernized. This is not surprising, because the rolling
    stock had travelled almost 6,000 kilometers along the model railway tracks. Anyway, the members of the railroad association
    were able to solve these problems successfully. But there was another big problem: The entire
    cabling of the model railroad had to be modernized. This problem was a disaster, because anyone,
    who builds model railroads, knows that there are numerous electrical cables and power connections
    that have to be installed along the tracks. It is a laborious work to fulfill this electrical
    installation. And, it was even more difficult to modernize
    the old electrical installation completely. But the members of the railroad association
    went to work again to restore the old railway layout. Old tracks were replaced by new tracks. The three-wire alternating power operation
    was switched to the two-wire DC operation. As a result, of course, all locomotives, passenger
    wagons and freight cars had to be retrofitted. Furthermore, the analogue model railroad control
    had to be exchanged. A full digital solution, which we know on
    the market today, was not used at that time, because hundreds or thousands of decoders
    had to be installed inside the rolling stock. But a very good solution was offered at that
    time by the computer-aided model railroad control of the company Gahler & Ringstmeier
    from Germany. With the Gahler & Ringstmeier system defined
    routes are stored for each model train. And, the current position of all available
    model trains is also monitored. However, in December 1996, this mammoth work
    was completed. Years later, the modernization of the railroad
    layout could be continued. New sections, new landscapes, and new railway
    stations were installed. And, the catenary was modernized, too. Finally, today’s concept of the modernized
    and expanded railroad layout, is to present 100 years of railway history in Hamburg, Germany. This includes all trains of passenger and
    freight transport, from Prussian wagons to the new ICE high-speed train. Today, visitors of the Museum of Hamburg History
    enjoy 115 vehicles, including 60 steam locomotives, 13 electric locomotives, 26 diesel locomotives,
    4 electric tramways as well as 12 diesel railcars, and much more. There are 185 passenger cars, and 380 freight
    cars. Since the opening of the model railroad layout
    in October 1949, this model train show was built by members of Hamburg’s model railroad
    association, and today it is still supervised by members of Hamburg’s railroad association. The exhibition takes 600 square meters. The model railway layout itself, has a size
    of 250 square meters. With a track length of more than 1,200 meters,
    there is a lot to discover on the left and right of the railway lines. Please, enjoy these toy trains, and visit
    www.pilentum.org for more information. Thank you.