Watch This Model Train Play A Classic Hits Medley on 2,840 Glasses
As with the rest world, Hamburg's Miniatur Wunderland museum shut during Germany's coronavirus lockdown; however, that isn't to say it was an unproductive time period.
Once it was clear that the museum was going to close, the founder and model train enthusiast Frederik Braun and his team decided to set up the musical project, which would eventually earn a Guinness World Record for the longest melody played by a model train, Reuters reports.
The model train goes along the course they set up to play 2,840 water-filled glasses. The end result is fantastic: You can watch the video to listen to a medley of classical tunes including Johann Strauss’s Radetzky March and Ludwig van Beethoven’s Für Elise.
Braun explained that this wasn't an easy feat since filling nearly 2,840 glasses to the right level meant they had to be very careful with timing. Once the water started to evaporate, their "instrument" would become off-key. "This world record is a mega-record. It won’t be beaten anytime soon, I’m certain of that," Braun said to Reuters.
In the description box, it is stated that they used melodies from Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Giuseppe Verdi, Ludwig van Beethoven, Johann Strauß, Pyotr Illych Tchaikovsky, Johann Sebastian Bach, Antonio Vivaldi, Johannes Brahms, Georges Bizet, and many more. Enjoy this amazing project through the video above!