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.


Model Railroad Layout HO Scale - USA Model Trains and Powerful Steam Locomotives and Diesel Locomotives

Published on March 26, 2024

Model Railroad Layout HO Scale - USA Model Trains and Powerful Steam Locomotives and Diesel Locomotives

This is № 570 of Pilentum's model railroad videos. Although Carlo Spada lives in Italy, he likes American railroads and trains, especially powerful steam locomotives and diesel-electric locomotives. In 2014, Carlo began building his model train layout in HO scale. His miniature world in 1/87 scale covers an area of 9.0 x 4.5 meters and depicts areas of the United States that are particularly close to his heart, such as Arizona, California and Colorado.


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 a kind model railroad layout: The Romney, Hythe and Dymchurch Railway in Miniature

Published on March 14, 2024

One of a kind model railroad layout: The Romney, Hythe and Dymchurch Railway in Miniature

This is № 568 of Pilentum's model railroad videos. This model train layout is truly unique, as it is probably the only model railroad of the famous Romney, Hythe and Dymchurch Railway RH&DR. The model train layout depicts an original section of the double-tracked line between the level crossing “Boltolph’s Bridge Crossing” and the bridge named “New Cut Sewer” crossing the drainage canal.


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.


One of the Smallest T Gauge Model Railway Layouts with Self-Propelled Model Trains by Martin Kaselis

Published on February 18, 2024

One of the Smallest T Gauge Model Railway Layouts with Self-Propelled Model Trains by Martin Kaselis

This is № 566 of Pilentum's model railroad videos. In this video, Martin Kaselis presents his tiny world of T gauge model trains. The special feature of his model railway layout is not only the small scale, but also the highly technical drive system of the model trains, which is based on electromagnetic induction.


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