This is № 500 of Pilentum's model railroad videos. At the great model railway exhibition named On TraXS 2022 in the Netherlands, Samuel de Zutter and Valentijn van der Haegen presented their detailed On30 model train diorama that takes the viewer to Cuba. You have to look twice or three times closely to discover the many small details on the model railway layout. Of course, it should not go unmentioned that Samuel and Valentijn are true experts in scratch building, i.e. they do not use prefabricated parts or kits. They are experts of building scale models from scratch, i.e. from raw materials, rather than building it from a commercial kit, kitbashing or buying it pre-assembled. Therefore, the small their O scale diorama, which has been given the name “Cubana”, is a testimony to a lot of tinkering and creativity.
This is № 492 of Pilentum's model railroad videos. Rail transport modeling in Germany is closely associated with those steam locomotives and diesel locos of the former state railroad (German Federal Railway) from the 1960's. Therefore, there are many model railroading enthusiasts who recreate that romantic era. The rail diorama we see in this video follows this railway modelling philosophy and depicts a small station in Germany where a lot of freight traffic is handled.
This is № 484 of Pilentum's model railroad videos. In addition to the extremely realistic model trains of modern times, there are also old tinplate toy trains. In this short video, we see the model railroad layout that was assembled by Scott Long. He prefers standard gauge but has some o gauge. The trains are reproductions of Lionel Prewar standard gauge trains made by MTH Electric Trains.
This is № 483 of Pilentum's model railroad videos. If you like the big American steam locomotives, you will enjoy this model railroad video very much. This video is a memorial to the superb 3-rail O gauge railroad that was built by Norm Charbonneau more than 20 years ago. They were such beautiful moving pictures of steam locomotives and model trains that it would be a shame if this footage remained unseen.
This is № 481 of Pilentum's model railroad videos. If you’ve been around model railroading in O scale for a time, you’ve likely heard of Norm Charbonneau and his superbly detailed model railroad layout which was called “Greenbrook”. When you watch this video, then you will realize that it is a modeling masterpiece in O gauge. 100 percent of this layout has weathering effects ranging from a dusting of soot to a heavy cloak of grime.
This is № 042 of Pilentum's model railroad videos. This is a very beautiful model train layout with marshalling yard and goods station located in a strikingly realistic landscape.
This is № 049 of Pilentum's model railroad videos. These tin plate trains were built in 1925. There are some typical metal toys or so-called tinplate toys, for example, a train station, a bridge and a fun park with carousel. In the years 1893 to 1954 toy trains were made of tinplate by Märklin. But even after a century, these tinplate trains never lose their charm and beauty.