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Old 05-07-2011, 08:56 AM
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It took a grand total of six years to build but an incredible new miniature model, called Knuffingen Airport, based on Hamburg’s airport, has finally opened to the public.
It’s on display at Miniatur Wunderland, in Hamburg, and features 40 aircraft that take off and land and 90 vehicles that trundle around the runways automatically.
Making something this small and perfectly formed doesn’t come cheap. It cost 3.5million Euros – but the result is plane-ly amazing.

The various vehicles and planes on the model version are able to move around thanks to an innovative ‘carsystem’, which manoeuvres the vehicles by computer.

The planes even take off thanks to miniature wires that carry them off the end of the runway.

The attention to detail is astounding. The planes park themselves and passenger walkways slowly move into place.
The tow trucks even feature little flashing orange lights and the petrol tanks can be seen indicating which way they are about to turn. What's more, the airport lights up spectacularly to create an entrancing night scene.
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Old 05-07-2011, 09:04 AM
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Old 05-07-2011, 09:12 AM
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that's crazy! does it have moving components?
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Old 05-07-2011, 09:43 AM
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that's crazy! does it have moving components?
I added more info i just found and here's some video's...very cool! A night one and a day one
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File Type: mp4 Gerrits Tagebuch Vol. 22 Teil 2_ Impressionen.mp4 (8.87 MB , 120 views)
File Type: mp4 Knuffingen Airport_ Impressionen bei Tage.mp4 (14.84 MB , 110 views)
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Old 05-07-2011, 09:52 AM
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that;s incredible, some of those night shots look so realistic, and then you see a wall of the room behind it when th camera moves
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I've been a model builder most my life, and I couldn't imagine building something like this!
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Some of those shots look like aerial photos taken above the real thing! I cannot imagine what went into building this. Great post
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Wish I'd be so talented and patient that I could build something like that just for my own pleasure. Cool post
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