This is № 548 of Pilentum's model railroad videos. A few weeks ago, Peter Bynens and Jean-Luc Declerck, also known as the “Leuvense Spooreen Vrienden”, have finished their latest 1/32 scale train layout, so that we can enjoy a preview of this new miniature world. The new layout features beautiful hand-made landscapes and buildings of Switzerland.
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 № 539 of Pilentum's model railroad videos. A true master of model making and scratch building is Samuel de Zutter from Belgium. His latest O scale train layout, called “Old England”, depicts a narrow-gauge railway located somewhere in an English village.
This is № 535 of Pilentum's model railroad videos. In this video, we discover the fabulous model train layout built in HO scale by Gerrit Schoenmaker. The model railway reflects the 1950’s and 1960’s when Boston and Maine Railroad was important for freight traffic for the local industry and for passenger train service in the region. The model railroad called “Cold Water Junction”, designed to teach viewers about U.S. railroad history, was presented during the prominent exhibition “Modeltrein Expo On traXS” at the National Railway Museum of the Netherlands in Utrecht.
This is № 534 of Pilentum's model railroad videos. Kim Marsh, who lives in Australia, has an extraordinary talent for creating intricate miniature models. At the National Railway Museum in the Netherlands in March 2023 Kim Marsh presented his latest and very Queensland based model train diorama that is called “Sandy Hollow”. With fascinating attention to detail, the master craftsman combined a variety of materials and utilised complex techniques to design and shape this micro model.
This is № 532 of Pilentum's model railroad videos. Willem Laanstra has designed a magnificent model railroad layout in gauge 1 (1/32 scale). On the left side of this modular model rail layout, there is the old paper mill which has its own siding. Opposite the factory, a storage shed is located. Four tracks extend from the storage shed to the main station. Behind the station, there are a signal box and a level crossing. Each section impresses with many loving details.