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World record matchstick train unveiled Wednesday

A world-record train made of matchsticks will be

A world-record train made of matchsticks will be unveiled at Ripley's Believe it or Not! Times Square Odditorium. Credit: Ripley's

The world's largest steampunk-style train model make of individually placed matchsticks -- more than 1 million -- will be unveiled at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Ripley's Believe It or Not! Times Square Odditorium.

The model, called "Plane Loco," measures 22 feet long, 13 feet wide and 9 feet high and has a throttle, brake and forward levers. Matchstick artist Pat Acton spent 14 months building it in Iowa. Acton will attend Wednesday to answer questions about his world-record art, which was commissioned by the museum.

Viewing of the train is included with admission of $29.95 per adult and $22.95 for kids ages 4 to 12.
For more information, call 212-398-3133 or visit ripleysnewyork.com.
 

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