Thursday, March 26, 2009
A Little More Than A HO Scale Oval
When I was very young, my dad wanted to build a model railroad set. He originally was collecting HO size stock, but decided to go smaller & began buying N scale stock. I was always fascinated by the magazines & books, going so far as drawing out a couple of small layouts on graph paper. (This skill came in handy when I DM'd a D&D campaign in high school.) Sadly, life started moving faster than could support a model railroad habit - Dad's business grew & I got heavily involved in theater... so the layouts never got built. But in my head, this is what it would have looked like! OK, maybe not, but it gives me yet another reason (besides the Internationalen Spieltage SPIEL in Essen) to visit Germany. It's the Miniatur Wunderland in Hamburg... and you need to watch the whole video - it's amazing! Note: my vision did not include what the narrator euphemistically calls "houses with bad reputation", the couple canoodling in the flowers or the scene that looks CSI's Miniature Killer is on the staff. Thanks to Alf Seegert for pointing this out.