One of the nearly realistic French model railroad layouts - HO scale model trains of SNCF in France

Published on April 12, 2024

One of the nearly realistic French model railroad layouts - HO scale model trains of SNCF in France

This magnificent HO scale train layout was built by the members of the Club Ferroviaire de Franche-Comté (CFFC) and depicts the train station of La Praz (“Gare de la Praz”) located at the “Culoz-Modane Railway”, sometimes called “Ligne de la Maurienne”. In 1925 the railway was electrified with 1.5 kV DC, using a third rail. In 1976 the third rail was replaced by an overhead wire. This is why we see electric locomotives that run without pantographs. Furthermore, train traffic concerns exclusively the period from 1956 to 1973.


HO Scale Model Cars and Miniature Motor Vehicles and Excavator Show

Published on April 10, 2024

HO Scale Model Cars and Miniature Motor Vehicles and Excavator Show

Whenever Pilentum Television visits the great Miniatur Wunderland in Hamburg, Germany, he is always fascinated by the model cars, toy cars and other miniature motor vehicles. Therefore, we discover one of the major road junctions where an infinite number of scale models such as cars, trucks, buses, etc. drive completely automatically.


One of the nearly realistic French model railway layouts - HO scale model trains of SNCF in France

Published on March 21, 2024

One of the nearly realistic French model railway layouts - HO scale model trains of SNCF in France

This is № 569 of Pilentum's model railroad videos. In this video, we discover a truly brilliant model railroad layout built by Thomas Gallé. The miniature world, which was presented at the model train show called “On traXS 2024” depicts a section of the most important railway connections in Europe, namely the “Maurienne Valley”, one of the great transverse valleys of the Alps.


One of the most beautiful and realistic East German model railroad layouts with steam locomotives

Published on March 1, 2024

One of the most beautiful and realistic East German model railroad layouts with steam locomotives

This is № 567 of Pilentum's model railroad videos. This beautiful model train layout in 1/87 scale is a historically accurate replica of the Royal Saxon State Railways. The period of East German railway traffic offers a rich repertoire for model railroading. This is why Jens Petermann started building the station of Jahnsbach with his team called “Bimmlbahner” in 2013. The rolling stock has been weathered and modified exactly according to old photos.


Beautiful model railroad of steam locomotives and steam trains used in East Germany (Saxon IV K)

Published on January 28, 2024

Beautiful model railroad of steam locomotives and steam trains used in East Germany (Saxon IV K)

This is № 564 of Pilentum's model railroad videos. After World War II, rail transport in East Germany was characterised by steam trains and steam locomotives operated by the Deutsche Reichsbahn. In rural regions, especially in the state of Saxony, narrow gauge steam engines were in use, for example on the “Pressnitz Valley Railway”.


Beautiful model railway of steam trains and steam locomotives used in East Germany

Published on January 6, 2024

Beautiful model railway of steam trains and steam locomotives used in East Germany

This is № 561 of Pilentum's model railroad videos. For over 40 years, rail transport in East Germany was characterised by trains operated by the Deutsche Reichsbahn. In rural regions in particular, there were narrow-gauge railways and small branch lines that were operated exclusively with steam locomotives. This period of East German railway traffic offers a rich repertoire for railway modelling. Franz Rittig is a well-known railway modeller who depicts the railway infrastructure of the North German region Mecklenburg in his model railways. His latest model railway in 1/87 scale consists of two dioramas on an area of 2.7 m x 0.4 m x 0.5 m depicting the train station of Friedrichsruhe and Alt Warnow.


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