This looks to be part of a much larger miniature tableau - similar to, but larger scale, than Miniatur Wunderland...
Do you have any more information on it?
That's all I've got. I initially just found a GIF of it, and tracked it to that video. Interestingly, the GIF is being tossed around the net as just a "forklift operator", and it's difficult to tell that it's a miniature.
At 2.48 you can see people walking around watching this was the first real indication it is miniature also in the very beginning you can see people in the background.I just saw a giant walk past the door at 0.04
Last edited by Frank S; Mar 18, 2018 at 05:45 PM.
I could tell it was an RC one by the way the rear wheels move, and the quickness of the movements.
Good filming and really good skills by the person running it. I've run a lot of RC items, and that takes some serious skills do to what he was doing. There really wasn't a single mistake like what typically happens when running RC stuff.
I also noticed the giant humans in the background in the first secs of the video.
Pretty amazing setup that they have going on. I'm assuming that most/all of the other vehicles are also RC. It'd be cool to see in person!
Thanks for sharing,
In the Miniatur Wunderland implementation there are sub-surface "wires" that establish pathways that the vehicles can be assigned to follow using their onboard tracking electronics. Perhaps the forklift uses a similar scheme. I do know that the vehicles, when they detect that their batteries are low, will move to a recharging station and plug themselves into it. This suggests to me that the sub-surface wires, beyond acting as a pathway, may be being used for communication between the vehicle and the computers that control the display. Such communication, if I'm right, would provide a lot of flexibility, allowing, for instance, the computers to redirect the vehicle from one pathway to another.
ranald (Mar 20, 2018)
Aside from everything else the attention to detail is phenomenal. From the small pup trailer unloaded to loaded height as the forklift drives on and off, the flex in the dock plates maching those of the real world. the packaging and printing scale the pallet racking even looks to be assemblies not just molded or printed. The way the forklift has to make a couple of corrective stabs in various places to get situated just right mimicking that of how a human operator would have to do from time to time. About the only aspect I found slightly lagging was the detail of the small dozer on the trailer
From the YT site: Event: Model-Hobby-Spiel Fair Leipzig Germany October 2017
We've come a long way since I saw the Miniature village in Holland as a kid ~58'. Automation is cool but Who built all those varied pallets in the warehouse and the pop-up docking plates were definitely cool. The Details are amazing.
‘‘Always do right. This will gratify some people and astonish the rest.’’
Very entertaining! Makes lego look a bit ordinary. Imagine using a fork like that, with the pallet on the front of the tines, & PUSHING the actual load IN REAL LIFE.
LOL. Very enjoyable. Bet they have heaps of fun but then again I had fun(as a child) with dinky & matchbox & later scalelectric.
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