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.


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.


One of the most beautiful and largest model railways in France - Renaud Yver 's HO scale MRR layout

Published on August 7, 2022

One of the most beautiful and largest model railways in France - Renaud Yver 's HO scale MRR layout

This is № 494 of Pilentum's model railroad videos. In this video, we discover the beautiful model railway layout built by Renaud Yver in 1/87 scale. The rail model is called “Luzy” and it is a reproduction of an imaginary railway line in the South East of France in the 1960s. There are many SNCF steam locomotives and old train compositions.


Model railroading in France: HO scale model train layout by Alexandre Forquet

Published on September 22, 2021

Model railroading in France: HO scale model train layout by Alexandre Forquet

This is № 462 of Pilentum's model railroad videos. This French model railway layout has been built by Alexandre Forquet. The model train layout includes a terminus, a depot for steam locos and diesel locomotives and a station set in a small village.


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