This is № 546 of Pilentum's model railroad videos. The Miniature Wonderland is the largest permanent model railway exhibition in the world. It is one of Germany’s famous tourist attractions. On more than 1,600 square meters a unique masterpiece of HO scale models has been created in approximately 1,050,000 working hours. Miniature cars and model ships move through the landscapes, and even aeroplanes take off every minute at the magnificent model airport. The Miniature Wonderland offers so many attractions, that you cannot discover anywhere else in the world.
This is № 545 of Pilentum's model railroad videos. Rail traffic experts notice it immediately: Trains running on the left side, high mountains in the background and a very unique construction of the overhead lines. Yes, we are in Switzerland! Or, to be more accurate: We are in the brand new miniature world of Switzerland, called Smilestones.
This is № 544 of Pilentum's model railroad videos. In recent years, the Polish model railway club “Polska Makieta Modułowa H0 - Grupa Modelarska” and its members have surprised visitors at international model railway exhibitions with extremely detailed and lovingly designed HO scale model train layouts. A member of the club, Leszek Lewiński, presents a Polish narrow-gauge model rail diorama in museum quality. His model railroad layout is called “Over the Roofs of Kwidzyn” (“Nad dachami Kwidzyna”).
This is № 543 of Pilentum's model railroad videos. In this video we learn that you can build a model railroad layout even on a small footprint. Robert Strachan, a model railway enthusiast from the United Kingdom, has built his model train diorama on an area of 5 feet 8 inches by 13 inches, approximately 180 cm x 30 cm. The model rail layout is a shelf layout respectively a small shunting model railroad layout or switching model railway layout.
This is № 542 of Pilentum's model railroad videos. In this video, we discover the military section of a German model railroad club. The members have modelled former barracks and loading stations for tanks and other military equipment in HO scale (1/87).
This is № 541 of Pilentum's model railroad videos. Pit Karges built a model train layout in HO scale (1/87) of a famous Luxembourgian railway line. In Luxembourg, this railroad line is called the “North Line” or “Linn Lëtzebuerg - Ettelbréck - Elwen - Belsch Grenz” (“Ligne Luxembourg - Ettelbruck - Troisvierges - Frontière Belge). The Luxembourgian miniature world consists of an electrified, double-track main line. In addition, there is a switch between both tracks to allow track changes. Furthermore, there are first-class modelled trees and bushes, a level crossing and a large cornfield. Finally, the rolling stock has been weathered. All in all, Pit Karges has hidden so many details on his train layout that you have to look twice or three times to explore everything.