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.
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.
This small model train layout is located at the Transport Museum in Winterswijk in the Netherlands. It’s built in HO scale. The railway module presents the small station in Neede, a Dutch village in the old days.
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.
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.
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.
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.
At the world's largest indoor model railway meeting for 5 inch and 7 1/4 inch model trains, also some beautiful live steam locomotives in 1/32 scale were shown. These steam locomotives are usually fired by gas or by methylated spirit.
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.
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.
In Germany, every two years there is a model railway exhibition for US railroads only. Please, enjoy these model railway layouts. These model train layouts represent how German modelers re-built the United States.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
At a model railway exhibition for US railroads only, this model railroad layout was presented in On3 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.
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.
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.
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.
Some years ago, the model train manufacturer Minitrix was producing a special edition, called ICE Avantgarde, in N scale. The ICE is Germany's high speed train and it's normal coulour is white.
It's the famous New York Central Railroad Line in 1 Scale or 1 Gauge. In Germany, there was a big 1 scale model train meeting in June 2015. And, there was presented a wonderful model train layout in small railroad layouts, called modules. On this layout there are the New York Central System, various locomotives of Union Pacific, Conrail and the Southern Pacific Lines.
It's another dream of model railroad layout in 1 Scale. In Belgium, there is a model railway club, called Leuvense Spooreen Modeltreinen Vrienden, and they are enthusiasts in rail transport modelling. Their model train layout was presented at the International 1 Gauge Meeting in the Technology Museum in Sinsheim, Germany in June 2015. It was the major attraction par excellence. On the layout there are a station with depot, tram, marshalling yard, bridges and tunnels. There are beautiful locomotives in 1 Scale, too.
That's a model train layout of superlatives. In this film you can see one of the most beautiful and one of the largest model railroad layouts in 1 scale or 1 gauge. On this beautiful model railway layout there are two train stations, a large locomotive shed, a small mountain railway and a narrow-gauge railway. Cab rides were made on the main line and on the narrow-gauge railway line. By the way, the construction of this model railway layout took almost twelve years. While many loving details along the railroad tell little stories, numerous locomotives, train sets, passenger trains and steam engines are to be seen on the layout.
A railroad is called narrow-gauge railway, when its track is smaller than the standard gauge. Forest railways, narrow gauge railways and field railways were built mainly in mountains, because narrow gauge railways are often less expensively than a corresponding standard gauge railway. Also in the area of the model trains, there are narrow gauge railways. So Pilentum Television is presenting in this movie a cab ride on a beautiful 1 gauge or 1 scale model railway layout. Please, take a look at the many loving details, which can be seen along the narrow gauge railway.