Hinzen’s Haunted Mansion ride – Meccano model


This is a fully working model of Johan Hinzen’s Haunted Mansion Geisterbahn (Ghost Train). The model was built by John and Michael Molden and took over two years to construct.

The model is fully automated, with the suspended ride cars automatically stopping in the loading station and then dispatching when the train ahead reaches the upper level of the ride. The real ride that the model is based on travels in Germany and Holland but has recently been seen in London at the Hyde Park Winter Wonderland.

This video was filmed at the Churchdown Funfair Extravaganza 2016, where the model won the Best In Show award. There is also some onride footage of the real ride mixed into this video (filmed by Michael Molden) – prizes to anyone who can guess what country it was filmed in!