Loxx Miniature Railway
by James Glazebrook
Little big world! This miniature railway version of Berlin, found on the top floor of the otherwise unremarkable Alexa mall, is perhaps the best thing we’ve seen since we moved here. Everyone bangs on about the world’s biggest mini railway in Hamburg, but we doubt that it’s been constructed with the same attention to detail and sense of humour as Loxx. The world´s “largest model railway with digital PHS-control in the scale of 1:87 (H0)” – whatever that means – features everything inside the Ringbahn and then some, including vehicles that wait at the functional traffic lights, nekkid sunbathers, a drunk Santa and a Tina Turner concert. There’s even a “working” airport with planes that take off and land, and a climate-control system that brings night, day and typisch Berlin rain showers. Check out all the cool stuff we spotted below, and get down to Loxx the first chance you get!