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The Railroad Anomily
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Discussion Starter · #1 ·
There was something I was thinking about there is a world's tallest skycraper out there and we all know what it is but what about the world's tallest model skycraper in that it's got to be out there somewhere. What I would like to know is if anyone would know what would be the world's tallest HO scale model skycraper in terms of how tall it is and how many floors it has on it.

Such as right now I'm building a city of skycrapers on a seven by seven foot home layout and have several buildings on it that are anywhere from five to 15 stories tall. Such as I have several brown stone like buildings that are ten to 15 stories tall and look fairly imrpessive. I even have a ten lane wide expressway on a high bridge riding though the skycrapers too. I also have a 15 story tall skycraper that has a model railroad coming out though it. These skycrapers are based off of the 1926 Movie Metropolois.

But what I'm wounding is would it be possible to file for a world record if I happen to have the world's tallest model HO scale skycraper on my train set. Or how many floors would I have to add to reach that goal of world's tallest. Along with that would I need a speical building or house to house the world's tallest HO scale skycraper.

hubba hubba
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H0 means a scale of 1:87, so if you want to build the tallest building (Burj Khalifa - 828m) it will be 9,52 meters tall.

Do you have pictures of your models?

The LEGO Guy
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At the 2007 NMRA (National Model Railway Association) convention at Detroit's Cobo Convention Center... Michigan LEGO enthusiast Jim Garrett (known locally as DecoJim)... built a very tall model of downtown Detroit's 47 story 565 ft. Penobscot Building, which was Detroit's tallest building from 1928 until 1977....

Can anyone outdo that?? And this "O" scale, I believe....

The LEGO Guy
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Yes that is Cologne Cathedral built of over 100,000 LEGO elements... for LEGO Fanwelt 2010.

The number of adult LEGO collectors now numbers over 100,000, and it is fast becoming one of the fast growing adult hobbies.

The Detroit Penobscot Building model is only about 42 stories tall. The real building weighs in at 47 stories. Problem is the scale of the LEGO brick.... 6:5 height/width ratio... that creates problems for builders, and to avoid elongation of models, they sacrifice a few floors.

The Railroad Anomily
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Discussion Starter · #8 · (Edited)
Here are some of my skyscrapers several of them are made from dozens of different model railroad kits picked up off of eBay and the local hobby shop. Some of these model buildings on this train set even are kit-bashed out of buildings that I had on my first train set when I was 15 years old.

I would really like to learn how to build some of these buildings out of Lego in that could be very funny building them out of building blocks. Also if there are some blue prints of how some of these people built these buildings I could have a good time building them up. Also plan to get one of those small pole barns or metal arch steel buildings for my train set when I add several new sections to it.

Númenórë Last Warrior
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amazing church! details!

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Tobu World Square (東武ワールドスクウェア?) is a theme park in Kinugawa Onsen, Nikkō, Tochigi, Japan. The theme park contains over a hundred 1:25 scale models of famous buildings, including UNESCO-designated World Cultural and Heritage Sites, complete with 140,000 1:25 miniature people.
On 24 April 2010, a 1:25 scale model of the Tokyo Skytree was unveiled at the park. This is 26 metres tall, taller than the 19.95 metre replica of the New York World Trade Center.[1]
Tobu World Square
No. Exhibits Country Age Remarks
0 Tokyo Skytree and Composite Development Area Japan 2012 On display from April 2010.
1 National Diet Building 1936
2 Akasaka Palace 1909
3 Tokyo Station 1914 with Shinkansen Yamabiko and Rapid Train of Chūō Line(running).
4 Tokyo Tower 1958
5 Imperial Hotel (Former) 1923 No existing (dismantled in 1968).
6 Tokyo Dome 1988
7 Tokyo National Museum, Honkan 1938
8 Tokyo National Museum, Hyōkeikan 1909
9 Yoyogi National Gymnasium 1964
10 Narita International Airport, Terminal 2 1992
11 Fujimaru (passenger ship) 1989
12 Japanese typical fishing port

America Zone
No. Exhibits Country Age Remarks
13 Statue of Liberty USA 1886 Cultural heritage.
Canal, Sluice and Port facility –
14 City Pier A Late 19th century
Plaza Hotel 1907
Grand Army Plaza 1867
15 World Trade Center 1973 No existing (destroyed by the 11 September attacks, 2001)
American Standard Building 1924
16 Empire State Building 1931
17 Chrysler Building 1930
Central park 1876
18 Flatiron Building 1902
Harlem, New York City –
19 White House 1800

Egypt Zone
No. Exhibits Country Age Remarks
20 Pyramid of Menkaure Egypt Around 26th century BC – 25th century BC Cultural heritage.
21 Pyramid of Khafre
22 Pyramid of Khufu
23 Great Sphinx of Giza
24 Abu Simbel temples 13th century BC

Europe zone
No. Exhibits Country Age Remarks
25 Parthenon Greece 5th century BC Cultural heritage.
26 Roman Colosseum Italy 80
27 Leaning Tower of Pisa 1372
28 St. Peter's Basilica Holy See 1626
29 Milan Cathedral Italy 1813
30 St Mark's Basilica 1090 Cultural heritage.
31 Château de Chambord France 1547
32 Palace of Versailles 1772
33 Basilique du Sacré-Cœur 1919
34 Notre Dame de Paris 1225 Cultural heritage.
35 Arc de Triomphe 1836
36 Eiffel Tower 1889
37 Belvedere Austria 1723
38 Borgund stave church Norway Around 12th century
39 Peterhof Palace Russia 1709 Cultural heritage.
40 Saint Basil's Cathedral 1560
41 Peace Palace Netherlands 1913
42 Magere Brug 1772
43 The Windmill of Kinderdijk Around 18th century – 19th century Cultural heritage.
44 The windmill of Zaanse Schans (A)
45 The windmill of Zaanse Schans (B)
46 Neuschwanstein Castle Germany 1886
47 Buckingham Palace Great Britain 1703
48 Dover Castle Around 12th century
49 Tower Bridge 1894
50 Westminster Abbey 1245–1519 Cultural heritage.
51 Big Ben and the Palace of Westminster 1836–1868
52 Sagrada Família Spain 1882 – (Under construction)
53 Alhambra Around 13th century – 15th century
54 Park Güell 1914
55 Casa Vicens 1888
56 Cathedral of Santa Eulalia, Barcelona 1058

Asia zone
No. Exhibits Country Age Remarks
57 Masjed-e Shah Iran 1638 Cultural heritage.
58 Ananda Temple Myanmar Around 1091
59 Angkor Wat Cambodia Around 12th century Cultural heritage.
60 Taj Mahal India 1653
61 Forbidden City China Around 15th century – 17th century
62 Temple of Heaven 1420
63 Mogao Caves Around 4th century
64 Yungang Grottoes Late 5th century
65 Great Wall of China Around 3rd century BC
66-A Namdaemun South Korea 1448 For reconstruction in the destroyd by 2008 Namdaemun fire (for completion in 2011).
66-B Gyeongbokgung 1867 Exhibition from April 1999.
67 Dragon and Tiger Pagodas, Kaohsiung Taiwan 1976

Japan Zone
No. Exhibits Country Age Remarks
68 The pagoda of Ishiyama-dera Japan 747
69 Tōshōdai-ji 759 Cultural heritage.
70 Yakushi-ji 680
71 Hōryū-ji 607
72 Kasuga-taisha 768
73 Ninomaru Palace of Nijō Castle 1603
74 Kinkaku-ji 1397
75 Ginkaku-ji 1490
76 Byōdō-in Phoenix Hall 1052
77 Kyoto Imperial Palace Around 13th century
78 Katsura Imperial Villa Around 17th century
79 Kiyomizu-dera 778 Cultural heritage.
80 The Great Buddha Hall of Tōdai-ji Early 8th century
81 Itsukushima Shrine Around 1168
82 Himeji Castle 1609
83 Zuigan-ji Around 828
84 The reliquary hall of Engaku-ji 1282
85 Kumamoto Castle 1607
86 Japanese Four seasons Spring (Rice Planting)
Summer (Bon Odori)
Autumn (Rice reaping)
Winter (Dezomeshiki – New Year firefighters' event) with Tobu Railway's limited express "Spacia", Tobu 10000 series train, a steam locomotive, and a freight train (running).
87 Multilayer house in Tamugimata 1822
88 Residence of a wealthy farmer (The house formerly Sasagawa) 1826
89 Azumadachi (Scattered houses in Shōkawa) 1853
90 Gasshō-zukuri house in Shirakawa-gō Around 17th century – 18th century Cultural heritage.
91 Weathercock house, Kobe 20th century
92 Yamatomune house (The house of Yoshimura) Early 17th century
93 Yatsumune-zukuri house (The house of Toshima) 1758?
94 Kaichi School 1873
95 The bathhouse of Dōgo Onsen 1894
96 Ōura Church 1864
97 The palace formerly Glover, Nagasaki 1863
98 Dōzaki Church 1908
99 Shureimon Late 14th century
100 Sapporo Clock Tower 1878
101 Former Hokkaidō government office building 1888
102 Zoological park with amusement park (Create a model representative of British zoological park)

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