Even during the busiest times of my life I have endeavored to maintain some
form of model building activity. This site has been created to help me chronicle
my journey through a lifelong involvement in model aviation, which
all began in Mayo, MD
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Knuffingen Airport - World's Largest Model Airport
I have always thought it would be cool to build a model of an airport, similar to
the way train aficionados build model train layouts. How to make the airplanes take off and land realistically would be the biggest problem.
Now it has been done. After six years of building, the ficticuous Knuffingen Airport, based on Hamburg’s airport, has is on public display
at Miniatur Wunderland, in Hamburg, Germany. The layout features 40 aircraft that take off and land and 90 vehicles that roam
around the runways automatically. Detail is incredible. Fortunately, there is a video that showcases the operations. Enjoy.