Miniatur Wunderland Weekly Report

16.04.07 at 11:02 hrs

Weekly Report No 337, CW 15

From Monday, 09.04.2007 to Sunday, 15.04.2007
Off we go to a new weekly report: in spite of the Easter vacation and the big visitor rush, work has continued steadily in the new sections.
The completed summit of the Bietschhorn

Slowly but gradually the summit of the Bietschhorn is reaching perfection.

The Bietschhorn already extends close to the valley

More and more details are developing and the top of the mountain is enlivened with the small Preiserleins.

The transition from the Wallis to the Graubuenden area

They are busily working on the passage to the Graubuenden section. The foothills of the Bietschhorn are plastered

A small mountain with integrated aircondition

A lot of you probably are wondering what the silver pipes in the mountains frame are for. Later they will serve for blowing the dust of the mountain. Although this will not be a storm but rather a gentle breeze constantly blowing off the mountain.

Small tunnel portals for the Swiss section

Beneath the Matterhorn the first tunnel portals and rock-fall walls are built and installed.

A rock-fall protection

Another variant of a tunnel portal

The Matterhorn summit covered in chicken wire

How does it look at the top of the Matterhorn at the moment?

Lars in the Matterhorn summit

There is no plastering going on, but the installation and wiring of tracks is progressing. Here you can see Lars, who is wiring the last electrical circuits directly at the top.

Test-fitting the highway construction site

In the valley of the Alps section we are busily working on the details. Here Sönke and Stefan install the first crane for the motorway construction site - there are more to follow.

Stefan and Sönke trimming the construction site to fit

This construction is bound to stay around permamently as it is more interesting to see cranes at work then watching cars speed down the motorway. :-))

Hamburg at night

You might think: “Why do they show us a night shot? There´s nothing to see.” If you take a closer look you will see how many windows are lit in the buildings as in the last months in sections Alps, Knuffingen, Harz and Hamburg all buildings and street lamps were switched to LED’s. When we started the construction, LED’s were still very expensive and that’s why we used incandescent lamps. Unfortunately these lamps break more often and more so that we had to replace them. Therefore we used 12.000 LED’s that now set the buildings glowing with illumination.

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