Big at the Boxcar Office: The Grand Budapest Train

June 2nd 2014

America has its share of beautiful layouts and dedicated railroaders, but amazing models aren't limited to our shores. Today's featured layout video hails from across the sea and earns it spot at the "box office" thanks to some incredible views and perfect details.

This stunning layout is seemingly one of a kind thanks to its wonderful winding tracks, elegant landscapes, and realistic rolling stock. Much like the charming new film The Grand Budapest Hotel takes its viewers on a visually engaging trip across Europe, this layout video takes us on a similar journey that's just as lovable. 

The Grand Budapest Train

I love getting a closer look at European trains, and this video provides a wonderful trip through Europe on the rails that I've yet to experience in real life. The layout itself is well executed, and the video captures it in action perfectly. It's nearly as good as seeing it in person! You can find lots of lovingly-crafted details in every scene and I didn't notice a single thing that looked out of place!

If this layout video wasn't enough for you, please share your own on your Collection Showcase page. We know not every layout can be as perfect as this one, but we still appreciate them all! You should also share a link to your favorite video from around the web in the comments below because it might just show up right here in the next edition of Big at the Boxcar Office!

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  • 1 week, 3 days ago

    would have been much better had they videotaped it without all the background noise
    scenery and cars are very detailed, outstanding, but where are all the people? I see a lot of trains and buildings but very few people.

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