Tuesday, September 28, 2021

An Unusually Useful Model Railway

The Eisenbahnbetriebsfeld in Darmstadt, Germany, has a model train that may not be the biggest or prettiest in the world, but it is probably the most accurate, because it is used to teach rail traffic control. The Eisenbahnbetriebsfeld model train can be controlled by mechanical switches, which can be a hundred years old, or by electronic switching from the mid-20th century, or by computerized systems that only the wealthier cities have. If you want to be a railway signal operator in Germany, you'll have to learn all the systems.

1 comment:

xoxoxoBruce said...

Scott's videos make everything interesting.