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 is № 572 of Pilentum's model railroad videos. 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.


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.


Best Place to Visit in France: Jean-Ville - Realistic O Scale Model Train Layout by Jan van Remmerden

Published on December 15, 2023

Best Place to Visit in France: Jean-Ville - Realistic O Scale Model Train Layout by Jan van Remmerden

This is № 556 of Pilentum's model railroad videos. Did you know that France consistently tops the list as the world’s most visited destination? France is not only one of the most visited travel destinations, but also one of the most beautiful themes for model railroading. French landscapes and French lifestyle inspired Jan van Remmerden to build a very realistic looking model railroad layout in O scale.


Pretty Nice Micro Model Train City Edge Layout of the Suburbs of Paris in France by Wieger Pasman

Published on November 27, 2023

Pretty Nice Micro Model Train City Edge Layout of the Suburbs of Paris in France by Wieger Pasman

This is № 553 of Pilentum's model railroad videos. Although this model railway layout is only 60 cm x 30 cm in size, we discover an incredible amount of detail. This is the special feature of model railroader Wieger Pasman, who demonstrates that less can be more with his understated atmospheric model train city edge diorama. He was inspired by the desolate atmosphere of the Parisian district of La Plaine Saint Denis and built a diorama in HO scale with an industrial yard crossed on one side by a main line railway.


Mini World Lyon - The Largest Model Railway Layout in HO Scale of France - Model Train Cab Ride

Published on October 20, 2023

Mini World Lyon - The Largest Model Railway Layout in HO Scale of France - Model Train Cab Ride

This is № 550 of Pilentum's model railroad videos. We discover the largest model train layout of France, namely the beautiful miniature world called “Mini World Lyon”. Mini World Lyon was opened in 2016. The model railway layout has been built in 1/87 scale and is divided into three sections: City Life (“Ville”), Country Life (“Campagne”) and Mountain World (“Montagne”). These three magnificent model railroad layouts consist of over 1,000 buildings, 40,000 model trees, 6,000 vehicles, of which about 200 automatically drive around on the model roads and streets, 150 model trains, and two kilometers of HO scale track. More than 30,000 LED and over 200 kilometers of electric cables provide a dreamlike day and night illumination. Just as Miniatur Wunderland in Germany is the biggest tourist attraction in the city of Hamburg, Mini World Lyon is growing to become one of the biggest tourist attractions in France.


French N Scale Layout and SNCF Model Trains at the Prototype Railway Station of L’Arbresle

Published on March 30, 2023

French N Scale Layout and SNCF Model Trains at the Prototype Railway Station of L’Arbresle

This is № 530 of Pilentum's model railroad videos. In this video, we are visiting Marcel Segal’s model railroad workshop. At the moment, he is designing a very large modular model train layout, which will later measure 12 x 3 meters.


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