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.


One of the most authentic model railroads of an East German chemical plant with industrial railways

Published on December 3, 2023

One of the most authentic model railroads of an East German chemical plant with industrial railways

This is № 554 of Pilentum's model railroad videos. Olaf Brabandt is a German model railroader who builds run-down, abandoned and dirty industrial sites, for example steelworks, coal plants, refineries and chemical plants. In the last seven years, he built a model railroad layout in HO scale representing a part of the typical large-scale industry of the former GDR. It is an industrial yard built with a high level of detail: Patina, dirt, dust and grime are everywhere. Buildings, locomotives and freight cars are also carefully weathered.


Model Railroad TT:120 Layout of East Germany by Model4Rail

Published on December 29, 2022

Model Railroad TT:120 Layout of East Germany by Model4Rail

In this video, we discover one of these model rail layouts in TT scale that depicts the East German Railways. The layout was specially constructed for exhibitions and consists of two sections visible to the audience. Both sections are arranged as a double shelf layout.


Masterpiece of Rail Transport Modeling: An East German Model Railway Layout in HO scale

Published on June 3, 2021

Masterpiece of Rail Transport Modeling: An East German Model Railway Layout in HO scale

This is № 455 of Pilentum's model railroad videos. The model railway layout in this video is reminiscent of the railway traffic of the Deutsche Reichsbahn in East Germany. This East German themed layout is called “Rossnitz Railway Station” and was built by Dennis van Wijk.


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