Big at the Boxcar Office: Train of the Valley of the Wind

June 26th 2013

You've never seen anything like this Japansese model train layout, and its video clearly deserves the "box office" treatment. So get your tickets and sit down for another edition of Big at the Boxcar Office.

If you're ever in Japan, I know one thing you absolutely can't miss. The Railway Museum Saitama features an unbelievable layout that could easily be mistaken for reality by untrained eyes. Much like the classic Japanese film, Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind, this train collection almost seems to float along. You absolutely have to see this professional one-of-a-kind layout.

Train of the Valley of the Wind 

Japan's trains are known for their unmatched precision and professionalism, and that fact couldn't have been better-reflected in this layout. It's pristine in every way and features enough details to spend hours looking into its various tracks, mountains, bridges, and buildings. It even has a functional day and night cycle! This is one of the most beautiful and mesmerizing layouts I've ever seen. 

This kind of layout is beyond most of us, but that doesn't make our own efforts any less admirable. We'd love to see your layout in action next time around, so please take a moment to fill in your Collection Showcase and show it off! If you have a favorite model train video that deserves to go Big at the Boxcar Office, please leave a link in the comments below. 

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