Miniatur Wunderland Weekly Report

11.12.06 at 12:16 hrs


Weekly Report No 319, CW 49

From Monday, 04.12.2006 to Sunday, 10.12.2006
As always during the christmas season, the Miniatur Wunderland is bustling with activity. The concepts for the website are drawn up, building the new Alps section continues, and the "Spiegel TV" team is busy filming in order to deliver the material in time for the broadcast on December, 18.
Relaunch of our homepage

Something is happening! As the one or another user may already have noticed, Stephan is back "on board". He has a very long "To do" list. First thing is to refurbish vital areas of our homepage like re-enforcing teh spam-protection which had been done during the last days.


The concept of the new homepage

Stephan's main goal for the next weeks, however, is to concept a new Miniatur Wunderland-Site and develop it. Here is a screen shot from the concept. During the next weeks, we will report about this really bulky project...


The Rohrbach-bridge with snowshed under construction

Gaston in his element: bridge building. Here, he builds the Rohrbach-bridge with a length of 203 cms, completely scratchbuilt from wood. This bridge is somewhat special: It was built for the Gotthard-Railway and is located in an area with a lot of avalanches. Therefore, it is equipped with an additional avalanche protection.


A tunnel portal for the Swiss section

Here Sönke shows one of the many tunnel portals which he built during the last days. Now he longs to build them into the layout!


Test fitting a village in the Swiss section

Slowly, but surely, the village behing Churbriggen station is evolving.


Test fitting a village in the Swiss section

These pictures show just a rehearsel (to see if the buildings fit the big picture) but one already gets an impression of the future look.


Steel framing for Bietschhorn mountain

The steel framework for the Bietschhorn - mountain is nearly finished. In the next weeks we can start to coat it with it's "skin".


Spiegel TV shooting in the Miniatur Wunderland

During the last weeks the "Spiegel TV" team was in the house and filmed for a new report to be broadcasted December, 18. In order to enable the film team exciting pictures, we positioned nearly the complete team in the new Alps section.


Spiegel TV shooting in the Miniatur Wunderland

There's only one question left: Where the heck do the colleagues go to with that staging area? :-)


TV shooting with Spiegel TV and a hanging camera

We again mounted a rail-guided camera delivered by PMT ...


TV shooting with Spiegel TV and a hanging camera

whom we thank a lot for their cooperation.


TV shooting with Spiegel TV and a hanging camera

This camera system allows to "fly" over the layout...


TV shooting with Spiegel TV and a hanging camera

and thus delivers a really good impression about the size of the layout.



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