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July 19, 2018

Model Railroad Layout by Modelspoor Group Nienoord with Miniature Cars and more than 100 Trains in HO Scale

Near the Dutch city of Groningen, there is an amusement park for railway enthusiasts. Outside, there are two park railways and one garden railway; inside, there is the beautiful and amazing miniature world, built in HO scale by a model train club. This model railway covers an area of more than 100 square meters. There are the the flat Dutch countryside on the right, and the massive mountains of Switzerland and Austria on the left. In the middle of the model train layout there is a large central station with many trains driving with authentic train length in 1:87 scale. In the town, there are self-driving miniature cars, for example a fire truck and a bus. Furthermore, behind the four-track railway embankment, there is a funfair or fairground. A fairground is often built on model railway layouts, but here there is a bumper car ride with little bumper cars moving themselves. Everything has been built with a lot of attention to detail. Of course, there is also a day and night control, supported with special light and sound effects: The feeling of dusk and dawn is very realistic. The control of the model railroad is based on the MPC software from the German company Gahler + Ringstmeier.

Model Railroad Layout by Modelspoor Group Nienoord with Miniature Cars and more than 100 Trains in HO Scale
July 19, 2018

Sexy Scenery on a Model Railway Layout in HO Scale

Sexy Scenery on a Model Railway Layout in HO Scale

This model railway layout was built as a module system by a Dutch model train club. The model train layout provides rich details, German trains and locomotives. The diorama is designed in the style of bygone eras of rail transport.

July 19, 2018

Z Scale Amazing Model Railway with Micro Trains

Z Scale Amazing Model Railway with Micro Trains

Z scale or Z gauge is one of the smallest commercially available model railway scale, introduced by Marklin in 1972. In the U.S. these model trains are called micro trains. This miniature world in 1:220 scale was built by a German model railway club. The model train layout is presenting the city of Lubeck in Northern Germany at the turn of the century. Although the tracks have a gauge of just 6.50 mm there are many details. The whole layout is controlled digitally by Selectrix Digital. Please, enjoy this piece of art.

July 19, 2018

Model Railway in OO Gauge of an Industrial District Railway

Model Railway in OO Gauge of an Industrial District Railway

While visiting a great model railway exhibition in Germany, Pilentum found this amazing model train layout in OO gauge. It was built as an module system, and it’s called “Langley Industrial District Railway”. The small layout is almost a work of art. There are steam locomotives of the Great Western Railway and of the British Railways. OO gauge or OO scale is today the most popular modelling scale in the U.K. 00 gauge respectively 00 scale uses the same track as HO, which is not correct for this slightly larger scale, but it is the most common British standard for model trains.

July 19, 2018

Beautiful Dutch Model Train Layout in HO Gauge with Field Railway

Beautiful Dutch Model Train Layout in HO Gauge with Field Railway

The Model Railway Club from Helmond in the Netherlands was founded in 1984. The members are best known for their model train modules. On the world’s largest exhibition for model making and model sports and model railroading, called “Intermodellbau Dortmund” in Germany, they were presenting the latest model railroad diorama, which has been built in 1:87 scale respectively in HO gauge. There are beautiful scenes and features, for example a field railway, a multitrack DC car system, a railway station and a day and night illumination. Although the model railroaders come from the Netherlands, they created a German model railway landscape.

July 19, 2018

Very Large Model Railroad Exhibit in Northern Germany in HO scale

Very Large Model Railroad Exhibit in Northern Germany in HO scale

There are many model railway exhibitions and permanent model train shows in Germany. For example the Miniatur Wunderland at Hamburg (the largest model railway exhibition of the world) or the Loxx model train exhibition at Berlin (the second largest in Germany). In Leer, a city in northern Germany, the third largest model railway exhibition is located. The model train show is about Northern Germany. There are trains, driving cars, the famous ship and vessel transfer on the Ems river, and many other scenes. The exhibition space has got a size of 600 square meters. It’s built in HO scale. However, at the third largest model railway exhibition in Germany there is a special model building philosophy: 90 percent of the exhibition are dedicated to the landscape, while only 10 percent are dedicated to the good, old railway. Of course, only those railroads are built that exist in reality in Northern Germany. Therefore, you can see very few model trains. The focus is on the landscaping, especially on the design of the East Frisian islands.

July 19, 2018

Vintage Model Railway Display of the 1920's and 1930's in HO Scale

Vintage Model Railway Display of the 1920's and 1930's in HO Scale

This historical model railway layout is presenting the Dutch village Winterswijk in Holland in the 1920's and 1930's. Winterswijk was then an important railway junction with a large rail yard, with two stations and with three roundhouses. From Winterswijk trains drove in all directions, but especially to the Ruhr area to transport coal from there to the west of the Netherlands. The model train layout was built by Transit Oost, a foundation in the Netherlands that is specialized in the preservation and in the restoration of historic vehicles of public transport. In Transit Oost’s railway museum there are historic buses, railway uniforms and even real locomotives, railcars and wagons. To preserve the memory of the marshalling yard at Winterswijk, this model railway was built. The layout has got a size of 15 meters x 4 meters, and there are scenes, locomotives and vehicles of the railway operation in the 1920's and 1930's.

July 19, 2018

Digital Model Car System in N Scale (1:160) like Faller Car System

Digital Model Car System in N Scale (1:160) like Faller Car System

In Germany, these self-controlled model cars are very famous. They are called Faller Car System or Infracar or Digital Controlled Car System or simply DC Car. Normally, these cars are made for model railroad layouts in HO scale. But these model cars are built in N Scale (1:160) or N Gauge. These model cars are an enrichment or asset to any model train layout. A battery, headlights and the entire (digital) control system is installed into the model car. And, a metal strip is installed invisible beneath the road. The metal strip dictates the possible ways. But the model car is driving autonomous; there is no radio remote control.

July 19, 2018

Large Model Railway with Magnificent Cab Ride in HO Scale

Large Model Railway with Magnificent Cab Ride in HO Scale

This truly beautiful model railway layout was built in HO scale by a German model railroad club. This model train layout is also the centerpiece in exhibitions. The model railroad has got an area of 70 square meters on two levels. There are more than 400 meters of tracks and 110 switches. The two levels are connected by a twin-track, five-fold helix. The focus of this model railway layout is the large central station with seven platforms. Behind the station there is a typical German city, and of course there is a tramline. Lead from the main station there are four main lines directing to other model landscape and sections. There is also a line of high-speed trains for the famous ICE and Thalys train. Pilentum was making magnificent cab rides along the whole railroad for discovering the beautiful details.

July 19, 2018

5 inch Model Railway and 7 1/4 gauge Miniature Railroad Meeting

5 inch Model Railway and 7 1/4 gauge Miniature Railroad Meeting

In January 2016, there was the world's largest indoor model railway meeting with 5 inch and 7 1/4 inch steam locomotives. It's the worldwide largest indoor 5 inch layout with a total track length of almost five kilometres. And, there is a combined 5 gauge and 7 1/4 gauge track layout for the Big Boy locomotives. Please, enjoy these driving men on their steaming machines.

July 19, 2018

Model Railroad with Glacier Express and Cab Ride

Model Railroad with Glacier Express and Cab Ride

This beautiful model railway in HOm scale was built by a German model railroad club. It's a modular layout with famous trains from Switzerland, like RhB, Bernina Railway, Allegra, and Glacier Express. Bridges, galleries and tunnels on the model train layout should remember the route in the Albula valley, Switzerland. Enjoy this model railroad video, and its beautiful cab rides.

July 19, 2018

The Largest Model Railroad in the World

The Largest Model Railroad in the World

This movie is about the largest model railroad and greatest model railway of the world. Moreover, it’s one of the longest video on YouTube. The world’s largest model train exhibition is called Miniatur Wonderland, and the world’s greatest model railroad layout is located in Germany. Pilentum thought Northlandz model railroad layout and museum, located near Flemington in New Jersey (USA), was the world’s biggest model railroad. But it is not. Germany’s model railway exhibition taking 1,300 square meters or 13,993 sq ft of model area in HO scale. It’s a scale model and miniature world of superlatives. Model railroaders will love it. There are model locomotives, miniature trains, model cars, model aircrafts as well as model ships. This model train layout is not only a paradise of rail transport modeling or model railroading, but also one of Germany’s best tourist attraction. The model railway layout consists of 15,400 meter or 50,525 ft of track in H0 scale, divided into eleven sections: 1) America and the United States on 100 square meters, 2) Sweden on 100 square meters, 3) The city of Hamburg on 200 square meters, 4) The fictitious city of Knuffingen with its amazing car system on 120 square meters, 5) Central Germany on 120 square meters, 6) Knuffingen Airport on 150 square meters, 7) Norway on 100 square meters, 8) Austria on 60 square meters, 9) Switzerland on 250 square meters, 10) Denmark on 100 square meters and 11) Bavaria on 50 square meters. There is also a day and night simulation. More than 330,000 LED immerse the model train layout. The most recent attraction is the smallest commercial airport, called Knuffingen Airport, where more than 40 airplanes starting, landing, approaching or taxing on the aerodrome apron. Finally, it's hard to describe this model railway exhibition with words. This was the reason for this movie of more than four hours duration.

July 19, 2018

HO scale Modular Model Railroad Dogbone Layout

HO scale Modular Model Railroad Dogbone Layout

This model railway exhibition was presented by two German model railroad clubs. They were using a town hall, respectively city hall, for building up their modular model railroad layout in HO scale. Unfortunately, the lighting at the city hall is very poor. And, many model train enthusiasts or model railway enthusiasts do not have a sense for the correct speed of the model trains. While cab riding on the model train layout the trains were much too quickly.

July 19, 2018

Cab ride on an underground model railway layout

Cab ride on an underground model railway layout

Let's go cab riding into a model train station, underground. It's a model train layout built by a German railway enthusiasts in HO scale. The tracks in the underground are called shadow station, fiddle yard or staging yard. This is the non-visible area in the underground. The model railway tracks in the staging yard have a total length of 275 meters.

July 19, 2018

Model Railroad Highly Detailed HO Scale

Model Railroad Highly Detailed HO Scale

This is a truly beautiful and highly detailed model railroad layout built in HO scale. There are two double-track main routes leading to and from the central station, and that central station is a railhead. There is a depot with a turntable and with a roundhouse, too. The entire model railroad layout corresponds to the early days of the German Federal Railroad in the 1950's and 1960's years. There are trains with diesel locomotives, freight locomotives and steam locomotives. The model train club, who has built this model train layout, place extremely high value on an authentic operation. A total of about 500 meters of track have been laid in HO, which corresponds to the original approximately 43.5 kilometers of track. The model railway layout is located near Frankfurt am Main, Germany.

July 19, 2018

Small Wonders in Model Railroading and Railway Modelling N Scale

Small Wonders in Model Railroading and Railway Modelling N Scale

This beautiful model train layout is built in N Scale. And, it's called "Grumpy Valley Mining". The name suggests a large model railway or a large industrial plant, but this model railroad was built on less than 1 square meter. It's a small world in N scale presenting a US coal mine and many lovingly crafted scenes.

July 19, 2018

Model Railway Bear Lake Lumber in O scale

Model Railway Bear Lake Lumber in O scale

A beautiful model railway in gauge 0n30, ie. O scale narrow gauge. The layout was built by Hanns Hirblinger from Germany. It was presented on a model railway exhibition in Germany for US railroads only. On the model train layout there are a highly detailed railroad workshop, a small harbor, a bridge and many detailed, weathered little things that make the whole scenario almost like an artwork.

July 19, 2018

City Edge Model Railroad in HO Scale

City Edge Model Railroad in HO Scale

Model train layouts, that are called "City Limits" oder "City Edge", are presenting cities or industrial areas characterized by an incredibly high quality of perfection and reality. And, also this model railway layout built by German modellers in HO scale is pefectly weathered. The diarama presents North Minneapolis in Upper Midwest of the United States, and its scenes of industrial sites. And there is the York Rail, a scene from the eastern United States, its local industries in the city of York in Pennsylvania. Really ingenious Weathering.

July 19, 2018

Rocky Mountains Model Railroad Narrow Gauge HO Scale

Rocky Mountains Model Railroad Narrow Gauge HO Scale

This model railroad layout in HO scale narrow gauge, covering the area between Colorado and New Mexico, was presented from Marco Unternährer in Switzerland. There are steam locomotives and long trains from the Denver and Rio Grande Western Railroad (D & RGW).

July 19, 2018

Model Railroad of a Nickel Mine

Model Railroad of a Nickel Mine

A model of a nickel mine as well as a model of an associated railway to that mine was built in HO scale by Mario Alberto Scarati from Italy. His layout was presented on a model railway exhibition for US Model Railroads in Germany. On the left there is a charging station with railway line, and on the right a train system for discharging.

July 19, 2018

Model Railroading with US Model Trains in HO Scale

Model Railroading with US Model Trains in HO Scale

In Germany, there was a model railway exhibition for US railroads only, and a railway and model club was presenting its great model train layout, which was built up in individual modules in HO scale. There are freight trains and passenger trains of the Santa Fe Railroad riding on this model railroad layout with beautiful landscapes, bridges and industry towns. Noteworthy is the scene at the railroad crossing.

July 19, 2018

West Side Lumber Company Model Railway

West Side Lumber Company Model Railway

There is a rumor that the best model train builders are coming from the Netherlands. Perhaps this is so? But René Paul gives a demonstration of superb rail transport modelling with his model railway layout in O scale or On3 scale. He was presenting his scale model of the West Side Lumber Company Railway. The West Side Lumber Company Railway was the last of the 3 ft narrow gauge logging railroads operating in the American west. There are perfectly weathered, aged and patinated locomotives, cars and beautiful landscapes.

July 19, 2018

Model Train Diorama in HOn3 Scale

Model Train Diorama in HOn3 Scale

This model railway layout consists of ten individual dioramas, scale model of different scenes. Only one train in HO scale, narrow gauge, is running on that model train layout, which presents different landscapes in the United States.

July 19, 2018

Wonderful US model railroad layout in HO scale

Wonderful US model railroad layout in HO scale

This model train layout in HO scale was built by German modellers. There are three different landscapes covering the whole model railway layout. And, there are a lot of North American locomotives and trains, including Amtrak or CSX, etc.

July 19, 2018

Rail Transport Modelling at Fairhaven in HO Scale

Rail Transport Modelling at Fairhaven in HO Scale

Every two years there is a model railway exhibition in Germany for US railroads. This layout is called "Port of Fairhaven" and was built in HO scale. On the model train layout there are the city of Fairhaven, its harbor area, warehouses, roads and, of course, with railroads.

July 19, 2018

Mexican Model Train Layout in HO Scale

Mexican Model Train Layout in HO Scale

This model train layout was presented on a model railway exhibition for US railroads, only. There are trains from Union Pacific, Southern Pacific, Grand Canyon Line, Rio Grande and D&RGW railroad. And, there is a Mexican wedding built on that display.

July 19, 2018

Accucraft Southern Pacific Live Steam and DB Class 41 Steam Locomotive

Accucraft Southern Pacific Live Steam and DB Class 41 Steam Locomotive

Pilentum Television was playing with two fine Live Steam locomotives. The first one was the Accucraft Southern Pacific Steam Locomotive Number 1261. This locomotive was built by the Baldwin Locomotive Works in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in November 1901 for the Southern Pacific Railroad. Enjoy this model railway locomotive and its beautiful passenger cars. The second one was the German Class 41 steam locomotive. This locomotive was designed by the Deutsche Reichsbahn and by the Deutsche Bundesbahn. The Class 41 engines were the most powerful steam locomotives ever operated in Germany. Please, listen to the famous sound of these live steam model trains.

July 19, 2018

N Scale Model Railroad and N Gauge Model Railway with Digital Model Trains

N Scale Model Railroad and N Gauge Model Railway with Digital Model Trains

Pilentum had the opportunity to visit a large model railway layout from a manufacturer of digital model railway control systems in Germany. The company Rautenhaus is known for offering complete solutions for digital model railway control systems. Digital command control are the modern alternative to control a layout and greatly simplify the wiring and add more flexibility in operations, for example DCC, RMX, Selectrix by Minitrix, handhelds, wireless handhelds, locomotive decoders, controllers, central unit, boosters, Marklin Digital, Trainmaster, Hornby, DYNATROL, Digitrack, Rail-Command, KATO Digital, RailMaster, Rocrail, accessory decoders or sound and function decoders, etc. To ensure, that customers do learn and do understand, how digital model railway control systems are working, this beautiful N Gauge layout exists. When filming Pilentum gave special attention to the rolling stock in N scale.