The World of Model Trains

Published on August 18, 2022
The World of Model Trains

Welcome to Pilentum Television. On this website, you will find all the videos that have been produced by Pilentum. This site is structured like a diary, i.e. like a blog. All videos about model trains are listed below. Scroll down the page and click on the titles or on the images to get more information about each video.


HO scale model railroad layout of Liège steel industry - Industrial model railway in museum quality

Published on November 8, 2022
HO scale model railroad layout of Liège steel industry - Industrial model railway in museum quality

This is № 514 of Pilentum's model railroad videos. The absolutely amazing model railroad layout “Le Bassin”, created by model builders Wieger Pasman and Floris Dilz in HO scale, depicts the Liège steel industry in Belgium. In the 1980’s the steel industry was to change completely because many parts of the steelworks were shut down. A mystical atmosphere emerged and the steelworks seemed like a patchwork of active and abandoned industrial buildings. This atmosphere fascinated model railway enthusiasts Wieger Pasman and Floris Dilz so much that they decided to build a model rail layout illustrating the industrial buildings in the inner cities of Seraing and Ougrée.


Model railway of the Drachten-Groningen tramway - The Philipslijn model railroad by Fokko Feenstra

Published on November 8, 2022
Model railway of the Drachten-Groningen tramway - The Philipslijn model railroad by Fokko Feenstra

This is № 513 of Pilentum's model railroad videos. At the model train show “Modeltrein Expo On TraXs 2022”, Fokko Feenstra presented his beautiful model railroad layout called “De Philipslijn”. The miniature world in HO scale represents a section of the former tramway between Drachten and Groningen in the Netherlands.


Odsherreds Modeljernbane Denmark - A colourful and detailed model railway in HO scale

Published on November 8, 2022
Odsherreds Modeljernbane Denmark - A colourful and detailed model railway in HO scale

This is № 512 of Pilentum's model railroad videos. Steef van der Straeten, Danielle van Wingerden and Gerda Hoogerwerf (“Stedahult”) have modelled a famous Danish local railway, namely the Odsherredsbanen, in miniature. The unique beauty, the variety of colours and the perfect craftsmanship in model making give the model railway layout a special look.


Model railroad layout built in museum quality - Braives railway station by Modelspoorclub Het Spoor

Published on November 7, 2022
Model railroad layout built in museum quality - Braives railway station by Modelspoorclub Het Spoor

This is № 511 of Pilentum's model railroad videos. Sometimes model rail layouts are designed according to historical patterns. Usually the focus is on long-forgotten railway lines or on old locomotive sheds (“abandoned premises”), which are exactly modelled on the basis of old postcards and books. The members of the model railroading club “Modelspoorclub Het Spoor” from Sint-Niklaas in Belgium have taken up this challenge and constructed a high-precision replica of the Belgian railway line 127 and Braives railway station.


O Scale Shelf Layout of Montereau in France - Narrow Gauge Model Railroad by Jan van Remmerden

Published on November 7, 2022
O Scale Shelf Layout of Montereau in France - Narrow Gauge Model Railroad by Jan van Remmerden

This is № 510 of Pilentum's model railroad videos. At the On TraXS 2022 model train show, Jan van Remmerden presented his latest O scale layout called “Montereau”. Once again he picks up the French flair and has built a market place on a footprint of only one square meter, where a narrow-gauge branch line has a terminus.


Steam Locomotives at Heide Railway Station in Belgium - Model Railroad HO scale of Belgian Railways

Published on November 7, 2022
Steam Locomotives at Heide Railway Station in Belgium - Model Railroad HO scale of Belgian Railways

This is № 509 of Pilentum's model railroad videos. Model builders Yannick De Vynck and Dirk Colman presented a historically accurate replica of the Belgian railway line 12 at Heide station in the Belgian municipality of Kalmthout in the province of Antwerp. The model railway layout in HO scale was designed to represent the beginning of the 20th century, when steam locomotives and steam trains still were in service.


Model Railway Layout in O Scale - Shunting Operations on the Arbutus Corridor in Canada

Published on November 7, 2022
Model Railway Layout in O Scale - Shunting Operations on the Arbutus Corridor in Canada

This is № 508 of Pilentum's model railroad videos. At the model railway exhibition “Modeltrein Expo On TraXS 2022”, Evan Daes and his team presented a beautiful model railroad shunting layout in O scale that depicts the “Arbutus Corridor”, an industrial railway line on the outskirts of Vancouver on Canada’s West Coast. The O scale layout is eight meters long and it is actually a kind of a train shunting puzzle, also often called railroad switching puzzle or railway shunting puzzle.


Model trains and model railroad layout of the national railway company of Germany in HO scale

Published on November 6, 2022
Model trains and model railroad layout of the national railway company of Germany in HO scale

This is № 507 of Pilentum's model railroad videos. Trains and locomotives of the Deutsche Bahn AG, the national railway company of Germany, can also be found in Chile, namely on the wonderful HO scale model rail layout of Cristóbal Miranda, which has been named “Neupreussen Hbf” (New Prussia Main Station). In this video, Pilentum Television and Cristóbal have focused less on the overall presentation of the H0 gauge layout but more on rail traffic and on typical shunting operations that are common on the busy railway lines in New Prussia’s miniature world.


THE WORLD OF MODEL TRAINS

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