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Thursday, July 23, 2015

World’s largest matchstick model at Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Times Square Odditorium


Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Times Square Odditorium introduces the world’s largest matchstick model to the public July 29th, 2015. The train measures 22 feet long, 13 feet wide and 9 feet high – and is made from over one million, individually placed matchsticks. Created in the style of steampunk, the locomotive features classic turn-of- the century details of both a plane and a train. Visitors can get up close and personal to the exhibit with direct access to the train’s ‘working’ engineer cab. The child-size cab has fully operable throttle, brake and forward levers.

Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Times Square will officially open the exhibit to press and public at 2PM on Wednesday, July 29th.  Artist Pat Acton will be on hand to answer questions about his world record art, and offer a first-hand look at how this train’s massive undertaking is achieved one matchstick at a time.  With General Admission tickets, the first 200 guests will receive special giveaways and have an opportunity to meet the artist.

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