The world's most useful model railway

  • Am Vor 27 Tage

    Tom ScottTom Scott

    In Darmstadt, Germany, there's the Eisenbahnbetriebsfeld: a model railway connected to actual railway signalling equipment, so that controllers can learn without putting any real trains in danger. I got to learn the very basics. ■ More about the railway (in German): www.eisenbahnbetriebsfeld.de/

    Camera: Moritz Janisch
    Producer: Marcel Fenchel www.fenchel-janisch.de
    Editor: Isla McTear

    With thanks to Deutsche Bahn and DB Training, AKA Bahn, the Institut für Bahnsysteme und Bahntechnik at TU Darmstadt, and all the team at the Eisenbahnbetriebsfeld!

    I'm at tomscott.com
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Tom Scott
Tom Scott

One thing I didn't get in the interview: they can train twenty signallers at the same time here, using the entire network and all the switches!

Vor 29 Tage
Pajis
Pajis

Why do you exist and why is the internet wet from you?

Vor 2 Tage
DeadlineUNIVERSE
DeadlineUNIVERSE

Gotta hand it to you, this does beat out the restaurant where the model train brings you the drinks and Ice Cream.

Vor 2 Tage
Nikki van Zanen
Nikki van Zanen

Why didn't they completely automate it? Why still those three mouseclicks?

Vor 6 Tage
Spike Bebop
Spike Bebop

That is so cool

Vor 10 Tage
Jordan Thomas
Jordan Thomas

You need a new t shirt

Vor 10 Tage
Popotato
Popotato

what a train-ning

Vor 5 Stunden
SquashSquashMan
SquashSquashMan

ohhhh wow this is cool

Vor 7 Stunden
Bart Megens
Bart Megens

LOVE this longer format! This was a delight to watch. I also think Holger loved showing all this stuff to a fellow nerd.

Vor 9 Stunden
shivam thakur
shivam thakur

Sheldon would have loved this

Vor 21 Stunde
Peter Pan
Peter Pan

Amazing.

Vor 23 Stunden
GuitarJack 321
GuitarJack 321

Did I just watch a video about trains? How is this not boring

Vor Tag
Anonymous
Anonymous

It's so wholesome how passionate the instructor is about all this and how Tom's enthusiasm validates that. You can tell how much the instructor enjoys his work and I love the format in which he's interviewed. Great stuff!

Vor 2 Tage
Twisted Preacher
Twisted Preacher

It's always good to have a career to fall back on if this YouTube thing doesn't pan out.

Vor 2 Tage
Krrish Goyal
Krrish Goyal

Ahhh Sheldon Cooper would love this!!

Vor 2 Tage
Greg D
Greg D

"In my Head, this is serious." Then the Model is working! That's dope!

Vor 2 Tage
Martíncho
Martíncho

God I love trains

Vor 2 Tage
ZBruh
ZBruh

You were moving one train. Imagine managing 10-12 at once

Vor 3 Tage
Detroit Disney Duo
Detroit Disney Duo

Darmstadt is a great place I was stationed there. The base is gone though just demolished.

Vor 3 Tage
Alexander Baronatte
Alexander Baronatte

I dont know if anyone noticed but Tom, why do you wear the red shirt all the time?

Vor 3 Tage
Mike K
Mike K

Model railroad for training purposes?

Vor 3 Tage
TheEternalUniverse
TheEternalUniverse

I can't imagine the level of genius required to design those locking mechanisms

Vor 3 Tage
Darles Charwin
Darles Charwin

I just know there are some old guys who would like to argue against the title as they show you their 40 years in development model track of the entire US.

Vor 4 Tage
Katojana Aleksielsis
Katojana Aleksielsis

"The numbers of the mechanical interlockings are dwindling at the moment" ... as a german I am vastly ashamed that these are just now "dwindling" and have not been replaced completely already 30~40 years ago...

Vor 4 Tage
Katojana Aleksielsis
Katojana Aleksielsis

@Declan Brennan oh of course. they should be in museums and not in actual use in 2021

Vor 4 Tage
Declan Brennan
Declan Brennan

Defintely keep a few working examples in a museum because once they are gone, they are gone.

Vor 4 Tage
Tommygun mit vier m
Tommygun mit vier m

When I read the title I knew this is going to be in germany :D Also just noticed how perfect Toms pronounciation of "Deutsche Bahn" is.

Vor 4 Tage
Michael Meuser
Michael Meuser

Typical Deutsche Bahn English. Haha

Vor 4 Tage
Targard .QuantumFrack
Targard .QuantumFrack

Meanwhile in france, the switch operators are drunk on the job... EDIT: a comma

Vor 4 Tage
Barty Fufkin
Barty Fufkin

The instructor is a great character, so enthusiastic and happy to show how thie amazing machine works.

Vor 4 Tage
Uli Schmidt
Uli Schmidt

still waiting for Scott to be sent to the bottom of the ocean

Vor 5 Tage
Nick Annies
Nick Annies

Tom, I absolutely love your videos, this one was especially brilliant 👍❤️💯

Vor 5 Tage
Mr Anonymous
Mr Anonymous

Sheldon would love this place

Vor 5 Tage
Tinly
Tinly

Just starting a random Scott video and then realize it's in my home town :D

Vor 5 Tage
Musashi Sumomonkey
Musashi Sumomonkey

I’m surprised you’ve been here and Sheldon a Cooper hasn’t

Vor 5 Tage
B___ ___B
B___ ___B

Are „Streiks“ also simulated?

Vor 6 Tage
Modélisme et Culture Ferrovipathes By Loïck HUGELIN
Modélisme et Culture Ferrovipathes By Loïck HUGELIN

awesome ! Way to Go !

Vor 6 Tage
The Tailor
The Tailor

Cool I live in the near area of Darmstadt and have never heard of something like this

Vor 6 Tage
Wampow
Wampow

In Darmstadt findet der Verkehr im Darm statt.

Vor 6 Tage
N
N

Does the simulator help you deal with people that sadly lay on the tracks?

Vor 6 Tage
cellic666
cellic666

This is the most German thing I've seen in a while

Vor 6 Tage
BabyDuckSki
BabyDuckSki

They "train" people here

Vor 7 Tage
Richard Barnhart
Richard Barnhart

"Here, it took us till 2006 to get someone else to pay for our toy trains."

Vor 7 Tage
ffjsb
ffjsb

Be honest, you guys just wanted an awesome train layout...

Vor 7 Tage
Mandy Pennington
Mandy Pennington

i remember this i use to live there

Vor 7 Tage
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I swear you have my dream job Tom, haha. Getting to travel around, pick your subjects, spend time investigating those subjects and meeting cool people in the process.

Vor 7 Tage
Toukir Ahmed
Toukir Ahmed

Yep 🙄 can anyone tell me how many 'yeps' are there in the video??

Vor 7 Tage
Muskaan Singh
Muskaan Singh

I love you daddy 🥰

Vor 7 Tage
Mark Antony
Mark Antony

It's videos like this that show the enormous impact that software and computers have on the modern world.

Vor 7 Tage
Seafox
Seafox

Model railway go screeee

Vor 8 Tage
Wobblybob2004
Wobblybob2004

1:26 Sacrilege! No tea towel. For shame Tom, for shame.

Vor 8 Tage
Mark Jones
Mark Jones

I code these computer based interlocking systems fer a living. Many metro lines the world over rely on us. Instead of relays and long cabling across the track, you now have ethernet/fiberoptic/wifi and a bunch of UDP packets zipping between various subsystems. Failsafe communication timers operating on triply redundant, battery backed computers to ensure maximum uptime and reliability. They are very safe systems that can even operate autonomously without drivers! The real challenge, of course, is combining the autonomous trains with manually driven trains on the same system. Protecting autonomous trains from drivers that can do whatever they want makes for very intricate failsafe design while still keeping railways highly operational. There is a massive amount of thinking that goes into these systems so we can place a train with centimetre accuracy.

Vor 8 Tage
Shroudey Strife
Shroudey Strife

This was actually way more interesting than I was expecting it to be not gonna lie

Vor 8 Tage
Liam Davis
Liam Davis

Anyone notice the cut about 0:57 mark where the cut seemed a little off..

Vor 8 Tage
INFLUENTIAL
INFLUENTIAL

And all the ECE engineers

Vor 8 Tage
INFLUENTIAL
INFLUENTIAL

germany is just the place for mechanical engineers

Vor 8 Tage
Kaleb Lee
Kaleb Lee

This is like being taught web design in high school and spending so much time on HTML just to move to Dreamweaver or something similar

Vor 8 Tage
James Groccia
James Groccia

...........................................................WHY ARE WE NOT FUNDING THIS!?

Vor 8 Tage
Mats O‘Conelly
Mats O‘Conelly

Wer kommt auch aus deutschland?😂👌

Vor 8 Tage
Mats O‘Conelly
Mats O‘Conelly

Wer von euch ist deutsch?

Vor 8 Tage
Robloxian_678
Robloxian_678

Actually, theres a older version of model railway in the National Railway Museum, UK

Vor 8 Tage
fruitypeebils
fruitypeebils

its truly remarkable how little i care about any of this.

Vor 9 Tage
Adam McG
Adam McG

You’re the coolest 15 year old who looks 70 that I know.

Vor 9 Tage
Penlag
Penlag

What the hell did i just watch

Vor 9 Tage
Shawn Green
Shawn Green

I love Germany.

Vor 9 Tage
Steve Smith
Steve Smith

Well this would have made my time at signalling school so much more interesting! Good to see that it's not just us that still use lever frame and other old systems

Vor 9 Tage
Arron Metcalf
Arron Metcalf

The ultimate home model railway 😁

Vor 9 Tage
danny B
danny B

if it doesnt bring me cold beer its more useles than my girfriend that cant cook

Vor 9 Tage
Manoj Kumar guitar
Manoj Kumar guitar

Not joking this is mighty fine

Vor 9 Tage
Chalukya Jayasinghe
Chalukya Jayasinghe

Are these Hornby tracks?

Vor 10 Tage
Pink Magic Ali
Pink Magic Ali

That’s so cool. I’ve been watching a documentary on Aussie tv recently, SBS, which shows the behind the scenes but this isn’t TV popular so it’s super awesome to see even more.

Vor 10 Tage
Bruno S.
Bruno S.

trolley problem simulator 3000

Vor 10 Tage
Daniel Marsden
Daniel Marsden

German trains since 1936? Hmm.

Vor 10 Tage
Albert J
Albert J

How very German is this thing... They love to do this things - miniature machines, simulations. It is something amazing that is on border line to madness and obsession.

Vor 10 Tage
Mike Weiner
Mike Weiner

This was so great and so fascinating, not only did I give it a Like, but I subscribed! Now its time to dig in to your channel. :)

Vor 10 Tage
Filipoholz
Filipoholz

Jawoll knapp 1km weg von mir 😂

Vor 10 Tage
JB
JB

Wow thought this video is going to be really boring bot apparently Tom never disappoints 🤗

Vor 10 Tage
Daniel Hanson
Daniel Hanson

“Yup”

Vor 10 Tage
Ulrich Schenk
Ulrich Schenk

2023: Hey guys, Tom Scott here. I'm quitting YouTube, I'm working for Deutsche Bahn now.

Vor 10 Tage
DerVerdammte
DerVerdammte

"There is a button 'VERARBEITEN', which means 'ok' in German" 😂

Vor 11 Tage
Izaiah Vaaj
Izaiah Vaaj

Had a great and exciting feeling seeing Model trains used for signal training, a real purpose! Model trains: "This is what they've been "trained" for men!"

Vor 11 Tage
nieooj gotoy
nieooj gotoy

I can see why Tom has a hearty laugh at the end. All the automation could have made for a cozy job with lots of slack - but NOPE, you fill the time by doing five jobs at once ^^

Vor 11 Tage
Spike Bebop
Spike Bebop

That so cool. I have a huge appreciation for trains. New or Old.

Vor 11 Tage
Jasmic
Jasmic

So many Germany videos! This is great :)

Vor 11 Tage
nieooj gotoy
nieooj gotoy

How does Tom discover these places?

Vor 11 Tage
FPSWordle
FPSWordle

That is one job where you do not want to make a simple error! Stressful, for sure.

Vor 11 Tage
Dee dee Doit
Dee dee Doit

They still use this system in India

Vor 11 Tage
NimbusKhan NK
NimbusKhan NK

All very nice...Where's the simulation room for the procedures that makes Deutsche Bahn AG - the train company of a country known for its efficiency - be one of the most unpunctual train operators in the world?

Vor 11 Tage
Timo Balter
Timo Balter

Always funny how bad we Germans speak English 😂

Vor 11 Tage
weirdness OVERLOADED
weirdness OVERLOADED

You seriously look so old but baby at the same time

Vor 12 Tage
Nhật Anh Bùi
Nhật Anh Bùi

This guy working in my dream house.

Vor 12 Tage
YesterdaysChunda
YesterdaysChunda

Model railway enthusiasts everywhere just realised they need a switch changer like this in their houses.

Vor 12 Tage
Ronak Chheda
Ronak Chheda

This is Sheldon Cooper's heaven.

Vor 12 Tage
Ke Li
Ke Li

Sheldon would love this

Vor 12 Tage
Electrosity yt
Electrosity yt

tom has gone to every country in Europe! *EU. Devourer of land has been summoned.*

Vor 12 Tage
Neil Aspinall
Neil Aspinall

All fine till someone starts playing video games.

Vor 12 Tage
Brainary
Brainary

Such a nice video, thanks Tom

Vor 12 Tage
Lucas Lerch
Lucas Lerch

That hearty laugh at the end there!!!

Vor 12 Tage
Capuchino Sofia
Capuchino Sofia

Aaaa i love this video. Just the vibes of you two, the train guy seemed so happy to share the knowledge! Very "feel good" video Tom. Thank you for making it!

Vor 12 Tage
Noa Hamacher
Noa Hamacher

love the german accent of my folks here haha

Vor 12 Tage
Jordannadroj20
Jordannadroj20

How does Tom discover these places?

Vor 12 Tage
RAM MONY
RAM MONY

The 'overlap' concept is truly interesting!

Vor 12 Tage
Steve Smith
Steve Smith

It's a safety feature and means a signal can't give a proceed aspect unless the overlap of next signal is clear.

Vor 9 Tage
Ryan McNair
Ryan McNair

Hmmmmm.. Training for training.

Vor 12 Tage
Zeuseus6609
Zeuseus6609

I really love watching you geek out. It's like watching a kid discovering a new hobby every time. Your enthusiasm and joy of learning is amazing.

Vor 12 Tage
Indigenous & Sober
Indigenous & Sober

People get paid to do this??? That’s wicked cool.

Vor 12 Tage
Bunny Films
Bunny Films

Great video!

Vor 13 Tage
Ícaro Pereira
Ícaro Pereira

I could never set my factorio trains right

Vor 13 Tage
Nate Sand
Nate Sand

Thank you Tom

Vor 13 Tage

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