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.


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.


Rotterdam Centraal Railway Station - Model Rail Layout with Trams and Trains in HO Scale by Thom Raven

Published on May 11, 2023

Rotterdam Centraal Railway Station - Model Rail Layout with Trams and Trains in HO Scale by Thom Raven

This is № 536 of Pilentum's model railroad videos. Dutch railway modeller Thom Raven recreated the old central station of Rotterdam in the Netherlands. The shape of the model railroad layout is remarkable: It is actually a kind of a model railway shelf layout consisting of four sections that additionally includes a highly detailed city edge layout.


Beautiful French Model Railway Diorama in Narrow Gauge Sainte Ellisaire by Jaco Vroom

Published on November 19, 2021

Beautiful French Model Railway Diorama in Narrow Gauge Sainte Ellisaire by Jaco Vroom

This is № 468 of Pilentum's model railroad videos. In this video, the Dutch model railroader Jaco Vroom presents his charming diorama of the French railway station called “Sainte Ellisaire”.


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