Chapter Four

Let's discover the world of model railroad layouts. This is Chapter Four containing of Pilentum's videos from #151 to #200, listed in reverse chronological order. All videos are always available on YouTube.







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# 200
The Italian Model Railroad Layout - State of the Art of Model Railroading

Perhaps you know that in Germany the world’s largest model railway exhibition exists. It’s a permanent model railway exhibit with thousands of model trains. There are several model railroad sections, such as Skandivania, Austria, Switzerland, Germany and the famous scale model airport. In September 2016, the new section was opened. This new layout is called “Beautiful Italy”, and it is a masterpiece in model railroading. The entire country of Italy is represented on an area of approximately 300 square meters. There are the volcano Vesuvius near Naples, Pompeii, the ancient Roman town-city, the beautiful Amalfi Coast along the coastline of the Salerno Gulf in Southern Italy, South Tyrol, Liguria, Tuscany and of course, the capital city Rome with its St. Peter's Basilica and the Colosseum or Coliseum, also known as the Flavian Amphitheatre. Pilentum was using the Yi 4K camera for making this video footage because the wide-angle lens is meant to convey the enormous dimensions of this model railway layout.

The Italian Model Railroad Layout - State of the Art of Model Railroading | Pilentum Television: Model Railroading and Railway Modelling

Video on YouTube:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZQyQpnfgeNk



# 199
Beautiful Model Railroad in HO Scale by NMJ Norsk Modelljernbane

This model railway layout was built by the model train manufacturer NMJ Norsk Modelljernbane. This company is well known for producing Scandinavian model trains, locomotives, passenger coaches and freight cars. The Norwegian railroad display is called “Scandinavian Impressions”. There is the Hønefoss railway station, an important junction between the railway line between Oslo and Bergen in Norway. Some say, it is the famous Randsfjord railroad line. Furthermore, there are the beautiful scenery of Norway and Sweden.

Beautiful Model Railroad in HO Scale by NMJ Norsk Modelljernbane | Pilentum Television: Model Railroading and Railway Modelling

Video on YouTube:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DuQeNZLAUAk



# 198
Rail transport modelling with Soviet-built diesel locomotive for heavy freight trains

Walking along the large model railway exhibit in Cologne, Germany, Pilentum found this little model railway layout that was made by the German company NOCH, a manufacturer of model landscaping. Apart from this, on the railway display there was running the famous M62 locomotive. This is a Soviet-built diesel locomotive for heavy freight trains, exported to many Eastern Bloc countries. This type of locomotive was sent to East Germany between 1966 and 1978, too. This locomotive has a certain cult following among railfans, and is has got many nicknames, for example Gagarin in Poland, Iwan or Ivan and Siergiej or Sergej in Czechoslovakia, Szergej in Hungary, Taigatrommel (Taiga Drum) in Germany, Mukha in Belarus, and Sinsŏng in North Korea. In the Soviet Union the locomotive is called Mashka or Машка in the Russian language. Why this diesel loco is so famous? Because from the powerful noises and vibrations, when the locomotive runs.

Rail transport modelling with Soviet-built diesel locomotive for heavy freight trains | Pilentum Television: Model Railroading and Railway Modelling

Video on YouTube:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BdMnu75wvKU



# 197
Model Railroad Layout by VBF Group with Italian High Speed Train Frecciarossa by Trenitalia

This modular model railway layout represents a small corner of the Tuscan coast in Italy. The display in HO scale or HO gauge was built by the railroader Mr. Vincenzo Bologna and his friends. They are calling themselves the “VBF Group Ferrara-Venturina”, and they are “Ferromodellista” from the botton of their heart. By the way, the word “Ferromodellista” in the Italian language means model railroad enthusiast in the English language. The whole model railroad layout has got a length of 18.5 meters and a width of 2.40 meters. There are famous Italian locomotives and passenger cars as well as the new high speed train Frecciarossa by Trenitalia.

Model Railroad Layout by VBF Group with Italian High Speed Train Frecciarossa by Trenitalia | Pilentum Television: Model Railroading and Railway Modelling

Video on YouTube:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y3zvFHbJw9k



# 196
The new Faller Car System Digital with Satellites for Automatic Vehicle Location

During the great model railway exhibition in Cologne, Germany, Pilentum Television had taken some video records from the new car system made by Faller. The famous Faller car system was updated to a digitally controlled system. Therefore, it is called “Faller Car System Digital”, now. The system offers a higher degree of reliability as well as a high degree of individual road traffic on the model railway layout or model street layout. Ultrasonic signals which are exchanged between the cars and the satellites, accurately determine the position of each vehicle. It is an automatic vehicle location for scale model cars. The software behind the system running on a computer calculates values for the car’s distance control. There is a fully automatic control for high traffic on the street layout, now. Similar to track plans at model train layouts, you can generate road maps with the miniature car system by Faller. Please, take a look at the computer display at 1:20 in this video file. The software at the computer display is presenting all information and settings clearly and graphically. The small model cars and the system are in permanent contact via a radio link. Via the radio link, each car receives driving commands and reports information, such as the state of charge or the current driving stage, back to the system. With this wireless connection, any function’s change is possible during driving. Unfortunately, the satellites, which are used for vehicle identification and for vehicle location, must be installed over the model railway layout. And, depending on the size of the layout, at least three satellites are required for fully automatic operation. Furthermore, it is a disadvantage, all the vehicles have a black radio and satellite sensor integrated on their roof, which does not look really nice. There are other car systems, like the DC-Car system (Germany) or the MCC ModelCarParts system (Netherlands), which appear to be more advantageous for true model building. Nevertheless, such a car system makes a lot of fun.

The new Faller Car System Digital with Satellites for Automatic Vehicle Location | Pilentum Television: Model Railroading and Railway Modelling

Video on YouTube:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d-JMI3MB1Pk



# 195
The Beautiful Spanish Model Railway Layout with Cab Ride and RENFE Trains in HO Scale

This HO gauge model railway layout is based on the original railway line in Catalonia, Spain, between the city of Lleida and the city La Pobla de Segur. The railroad is called “The Train of the Lakes” because of its beautiful landscape. Frequently tourists use this railway route when they stay on vacation in Spain. There are trains from the Catalan railway company as well as Spanish RENFE trains. This model train layout was made by the Spanish modeler Mr. Jordi Auqué. He was commissioned by Mr. Raül Valls, the editor of the Spanish Railway Magazine “La Revista MásTren”, to build a beautiful Spanish railroad display. The layout in 1:87 scale depicts a part of the railway line in Catalonia, and has got a length of almost 25 meters. The locomotives and scale models of the Spanish RENFE trains are made by Electrotren, Ibertren and Mabar. Furthermore there are some unique self-made or hand-made scale models.

The Beautiful Spanish Model Railway Layout with Cab Ride and RENFE Trains in HO Scale | Pilentum Television: Model Railroading and Railway Modelling

Video on YouTube:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Z-l08rat7Q



# 194
British Model Railway Layout Ladeside Diesel Depot in O Gauge

At the international model train exhibit in Cologne, Germany, Mike Bisset and John Donaldson presented their famous model railway layout, called Ladeside Diesel Depot. The model railroad system was built in O gauge or O scale, and it depicts a diesel locomotive depot in the early 1960s of British Railways. Then, diesel locomotives were starting to take over from the old steam trains. The brand new locos could often be seen standing side by side with steam engines in dirty rundown steam depots. The authorities soon discovered that these old steam sheds were not the ideal environment for the maintenance of diesel locomotives and they decided to convert the former steam sheds to provide basic servicing and fueling facilities for the diesels. The model train layout of “Ladeside Diesel Depot” is typical of such conversions. The layout is based on the former steam shed at Ardrossan in the south-west of Scotland. The railroad system is DCC wired and all diesel locomotives are fitted with sound decoders, some even have smoke generators. Some steam locomotives are also in evidence, and they are also fitted with sound decoders and smoke generators. The size of the model railway layout is about 7.0 meters x 2.0 meters.

British Model Railway Layout Ladeside Diesel Depot in O Gauge | Pilentum Television: Model Railroading and Railway Modelling

Video on YouTube:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iqWAIXEgeRY



# 193
Cab Ride from Follonica to San Vincenzo Station in Italy

At the great model railway exhibition in Cologne, Germany, Pilentum met Vincenzo Bologna from Italy. He was building this modular model train layout. Vincenzo and his friends, called VBF Group Ferrara-Venturina, were building a small corner of the Tuscan coast in Italy in HO scale. There are the San Vincenzo railway station, the electrical substation at Campiglia Marittima, and the Follonica railway station, all located along the coastline opposite the island of Elba. The whole model railroad layout has got a length of 18.5 meters and a width of 2.40 meters. This was large enough to make a cab ride along the Italian landscape. By the way, Vincenzo Bologna Ferromodellista constructed 6 buildings using plywood, cardboard and biscuit cartons in order to build a realistic replica. In total, 72 catenary masts were made out of little brass tubes. Please, enjoy this cab ride from Follonica to San Vincenzo.

Cab Ride from Follonica to San Vincenzo Station in Italy | Pilentum Television: Model Railroading and Railway Modelling

Video on YouTube:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=viKOOT2sCss



# 192
Cab Ride from San Vincenzo to Follonica Station in Italy

This modular model train layout was built by Vincenzo Bologna from Italy. Pilentum met him at the great model railway exhibition in Cologne, Germany. Vincenzo and his friends, called VBF Group Ferrara-Venturina, were building a small corner of the Tuscan coast in Italy in HO scale. There are the Follonica railway station, the electrical substation at Campiglia Marittima, and the San Vincenzo railway station, all located along the coastline opposite the island of Elba. The whole model railway layout has got a length of 18.5 meters and a width of 2.40 meters. This was large enough to make a cab ride along the Italian landscape. By the way, Vincenzo Bologna Ferromodellista constructed 6 buildings using plywood, cardboard and biscuit cartons in order to build a realistic replica. In total, 72 catenary masts were made out of little brass tubes. Please, enjoy this cab ride from San Vincenzo to Follonica.

Cab Ride from San Vincenzo to Follonica Station in Italy | Pilentum Television: Model Railroading and Railway Modelling

Video on YouTube:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5z7l8sfRVuk



# 191
Impressive and Lovely Built O Gauge Model Railroad Display

This modular model railway layout was built by two German model railroaders. They wanted to construct a scale model of the North German landscape. There are lovely built details, for example the two swans or the guys hanging around at the fish factory. And, there are beautiful steam locomotives and passenger coaches.

Impressive and Lovely Built O Gauge Model Railroad Display | Pilentum Television: Model Railroading and Railway Modelling

Video on YouTube:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MHoRDbRGh1M



# 190
Z Scale Model Railway Display Standen Watchett from Britain

The model railway enthusiasts Graham and Damien Jones were showing their little model railway layout, called “Standen Watchett”, built in Z scale. The layout presents a fictitious location on the East Coast main line, with a main central station at one end and a viaduct leading into a tunnel at the other. Sorry, Pilentum had difficulties to film this small scale 1:220 because light was missing in the the exhibition hall during the model trains show in Cologne, Germany. The special feature of this model railway layout is the rolling stock because locomotives and coaches were built using CAD with a 3-D printer. And, there is an overhead contact line, an overhead wire or a catenary in this small Z Gauge scale. This model railroad system will be presented at the Warley National Model Railway Exhibition, too.

Z Scale Model Railway Display Standen Watchett from Britain | Pilentum Television: Model Railroading and Railway Modelling

Video on YouTube:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SHXb0JYtPqw



# 189
N scale model railway layout from Finland

At the international model railway exhibition in Cologne, Germany, this modular model railway layout with typical Finnish landscapes was presented by Kai Vehmersalo and Tapani Laakso in N scale. The size of the model train layout is about 7.0 meters x 6.0 meters. The rail enthusiasts and railway modellers from Finland were building the famous Lahti Vesijärvi harbor area in 1950 in N Gauge connecting the lake transport to and from the railway, which was important in the old days. And, there is the beautiful Punkaharju district with its old railroad track.

N scale model railway layout from Finland | Pilentum Television: Model Railroading and Railway Modelling

Video on YouTube:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kUJpbpro0fM



# 188
Cab Ride on Spanish Model Railroad Layout in HO Scale

In this video, Pilentum presents the famous model railroad layout which was built by the Spanish modeler Mr. Jordi Auqué in HO scale. Along the cab ride you will see several model trains of the Spanish RENFE company, Red Nacional de los Ferrocarriles Españoles, made by Electrotren and Ibertren.

Cab Ride on Spanish Model Railroad Layout in HO Scale | Pilentum Television: Model Railroading and Railway Modelling

Video on YouTube:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h7tKP0t2Lak



# 187
TT Scale Model Railroad Layout with Trains from the Czechoslovak State Railways

In the Czech Republic, Eastern Europe, are ambitious railroad enthusiasts, too. Due to historical development, they don’t use HO gauge or HO scale but TT gauge or TT scale. TT scale is a niche model railroading scale, whose name stands for “Table Top”. Its 1/120 scale, a gauge size between HO scale (1/87) and N scale (1/160). Its original purpose was to make model trains small enough to be able to assemble and operate it on a table. TT model trains retains a small niche in the United States and in the United Kingdom, but growing popularity in the former East Germany, and it is the second most popular model railroading scale in Eastern Europe and Russia. In this video, the model railway layout was built by the Czech model building club called KŽM Trutnov. On the TT display, there are motives of the old Czechoslovak State Railways. On the club’s TT layout is also a doubletrack railway line in Bohemia, a large central station, and a narrow gauge railroad. A big part of the rolling stock was handmade by the club members. The size of this outstanding TT gauge layout is 6.0 x 4.5 meters.

TT Scale Model Railroad Layout with Trains from the Czechoslovak State Railways | Pilentum Television: Model Railroading and Railway Modelling

Video on YouTube:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=14ZqRe_H5ro



# 186
Impressive Model Railroad Layout by Club de Modelisme de Draveil from France in HO scale

In France, there is a model railroader club, called “Club de Modelisme de Draveil”. The members are best known for their modular model railway layouts. Often they are going to present their model train layout at model train shows. The latest layout is called “Saint Libéral” presenting a French village in the 1950’s. The rail tracks and points are made by Peco Company. Most of the rolling stock is taken from various toy train and railroad manufacturers. The outstanding element of this French model railway layout is the market place. It is one of the most impressive features of the whole layout because there is a rotating panel for three different days. On Wednesday there is a market, on Fridays there is a circus, and on Sundays there are kids playing soccer. And, there is a helicopter landing.

Impressive Model Railroad Layout by Club de Modelisme de Draveil from France in HO scale | Pilentum Television: Model Railroading and Railway Modelling

Video on YouTube:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9tRIhSA7Xhw



# 185
Amazing Railway Layout in HOn3 gauge with Rocky Mountains and Winter Landscape

For Pilentum’s friends from the United States, these video records were made. It is an amazing model railway layout in HOn3 gauge presenting the snowy winter landscape of the Rocky Mountains. This outstanding layout was built by Pit Karges from Luxembourg, a country in Western Europe, between Belgium and Germany, and north of France. The railway modeler Pit Karges called this HOn3 scale model train layout “The First Snow on the High Line”. The visible part of the display is 2.0 meters x 0.5 meters, only. The remaining part of the railroad display is hidden behind a fiddle yard. Steam locomotives, excellently weathered and fitted with sound decoders, are used from Blackstone. The model trains are controlled with a Digitrax and Loconet system.

Amazing Railway Layout in HOn3 gauge with Rocky Mountains and Winter Landscape | Pilentum Television: Model Railroading and Railway Modelling

Video on YouTube:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JHOA2lSJmRo



# 184
Beautiful Narrow Gauge Model Trains with Realistic Catenary made by Niek Talsma

This amazing model railway layout was built by Niek Talsma from the Netherlands. Although he lives in Holland, he is a friend of the railroad in Switzerland, especially of the narrow gauge railway lines. His beautiful model trains are running through the mountain landscape of Switzerland. Central focus is the realistic catenary or overhead power line. All locomotives are operated with their current collector or pantograph on the overhead contact wires, and the passenger cars and trains have got interior lighting. Enjoy this modular railway layout with a size of 8.0 meters x 1.0 meters.

Beautiful Narrow Gauge Model Trains with Realistic Catenary made by Niek Talsma | Pilentum Television: Model Railroading and Railway Modelling

Video on YouTube:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=buE4prfbT2E



# 183
Narrow Gauge Model Railway Display with Swiss Model Trains by BEMO

In Germany, there is the company BEMO which is known in the model railway scene for its locomotives, passenger cars and freight cars in narrow gauge 1/87 scale. They are producing rolling stock in a track gauge of 12 mm or 0.472 inches, that is called HOn3½ (NMRA) and H0m (NEM); this means metre gauge and 3 ft 6 inch in reality. Furthermore, there are narrow gauge tracks in HOn2½ or HOn30. The company BEMO was established in 1976, and they presented the first products at the Nuremberg Toy Fair. Since then, various model trains were manufactured, especially Swiss scale model trains. Please, enjoy this railroad display showing trains and locomotives from Switzerland.

Narrow Gauge Model Railway Display with Swiss Model Trains by BEMO | Pilentum Television: Model Railroading and Railway Modelling

Video on YouTube:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TgPzlAUpxrU



# 182
HO Gauge Model Railway Cab Ride at the Kaeserberg Railway Museum

Pilentum Television is fascinated by cab ride videos. Therefore, Pilentum made a cab ride on the railway line at the Kaeserberg Railway Museum in Switzerland.

HO Gauge Model Railway Cab Ride at the Kaeserberg Railway Museum | Pilentum Television: Model Railroading and Railway Modelling

Video on YouTube:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s8RUPhvfAOI



# 181
Toy Train Cab Ride and Electric Trains in Action at the Kaeserberg Railway and Railroad Museum

This is one of Pilentum’s favorite model railway layouts. It is the famous Kaeserberg Railway and Railroad Museum in Switzerland. In this video you can watch a cab ride along the model train display.

Toy Train Cab Ride and Electric Trains in Action at the Kaeserberg Railway and Railroad Museum | Pilentum Television: Model Railroading and Railway Modelling

Video on YouTube:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JmIDb6eyxnE



# 180
Model Trains Cab Ride in HO Scale

When you are fascinated by cab rides on model railways layouts in HO scale, enjoy this little cab ride on a large model railroad show.

Model Trains Cab Ride in HO Scale | Pilentum Television: Model Railroading and Railway Modelling

Video on YouTube:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GntqrG5BCng



# 179
Model Train Cab Ride in HO Scale

When you are fascinated by cab rides on model train layouts in HO scale, enjoy this cab ride video made at the beautiful Kaeserberg Railway Museum in Switzerland.

Model Train Cab Ride in HO Scale | Pilentum Television: Model Railroading and Railway Modelling

Video on YouTube:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AFRjNbK6a3c



# 178
Model Railway Cab Ride in HO Scale

Pilentum Television knows that you are fascinated by cab rides on model railway layouts. Please, enjoy this little cab ride with model trains in HO scale at the beautiful Kaeserberg Railway Museum in Switzerland.

Model Railway Cab Ride in HO Scale | Pilentum Television: Model Railroading and Railway Modelling

Video on YouTube:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0xWXcRhlqtg



# 177
Cab Ride in HO scale on a German model railroad layout

Pilentum Television knows that you are fascinated by cab ride videos from model railroad layouts. Please, enjoy this cab ride with model trains in HO scale. It is a model railway exhibition in Germany. Inside the locomotive a miniature camera was installed.

Cab Ride in HO scale on a German model railroad layout | Pilentum Television: Model Railroading and Railway Modelling

Video on YouTube:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=314MUPPxM7Y



# 176
HO Scale DCC Model Railroad Layout of the Amtrak Northeast Corridor

A model railway layout, which is about the famous Northeast Corridor in the US, was built by a German model railway team with perfect weathering and scratch built trains. The Northeast Corridor is an electrified railway line in the Northeast of the United States. Owned primarily by Amtrak, it runs from Boston through New York City, Philadelphia, and Baltimore to Washington. The Northeast Corridor is the busiest passenger rail line in the United States. And, it is used by many Amtrak trains, including the high-speed Acela Express, intercity trains, and several long-distance trains. Most of the corridor also has frequent commuter rail service, operated by the MBTA, Shore Line East, Metro-North Railroad, New Jersey Transit, SEPTA, and MARC. The model railway presents a small section of the corridor, which is built so realistic that you would like to watch the model trains for hours. There is a railway station, where numerous locomotives are serviced. And, there are a typical American small town as well as a commercial or industrial area.

HO Scale DCC Model Railroad Layout of the Amtrak Northeast Corridor | Pilentum Television: Model Railroading and Railway Modelling

Video on YouTube:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dlfx9xCKMpg



# 175
The Funicular Scale Model down in the Romanian Forest

This model railway layout was designed by the German artist and model maker Hans Poscher. His layout, showing the famous forestry railway and funicular of Covasna-Comandau in Romania, has been presented and honored at many model train shows in Europe. In 1997, Hans Poscher visited the village of Covasna in Romania and he found this funicular in reality. Immediately after this trip to Romania, he was thinking about modelling this trains, cable cars and funicular as a scale model. He build this railroad system with all the details, especially with the platform carriages, with the station house, with the machine house, with the track system, etc. The model train layout is built in 1:43 scale or O scale narrow gauge with a track width of 16.5 mm. Houses, switches and rolling stock were almost completely made by hand. Rails are taken from the manufacturers PECO and TILLIG.

The Funicular Scale Model down in the Romanian Forest | Pilentum Television: Model Railroading and Railway Modelling

Video on YouTube:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jCSGpsQoyas



# 174
Model Railway HO scale with animal park by the model railroad club TCM Netherland

Modular model railway layout in HO gauge or HO scale built by the model railroad club TCM Netherlands. It is a typical layout on modular design with a lot of segments. Each member of the railroad club builds its own segment, and at a model train show, all modules are linked together. The exhibition area of this Dutch model railway layout, including an animal park, is about 15 meters x 30 meters.

Model Railway HO scale with animal park by the model railroad club TCM Netherland | Pilentum Television: Model Railroading and Railway Modelling

Video on YouTube:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dcqBhykJgrU



# 173
Model Railroading and the famous Brusio spiral viaduct

The Brusio spiral viaduct, some say “Brusio circular viaduct”, is a single-track nine-arched stone spiral railway viaduct. It is located near Brusio, Switzerland, and was opened on 1 July 1908. The Brusio spiral viaduct is a part of the Bernina Railway. Normally, you would think, that this model railway layout was made by Swiss model railroaders. But this layout came from the Netherlands. In Holland, there is a very special model railway association. Its members work exclusively on modular model railway segments with Swiss landscapes and with Swiss trains, only. Every Tuesday, almost 20 model builders and model railroaders meet to build on their model railway system.

Model Railroading and the famous Brusio spiral viaduct | Pilentum Television: Model Railroading and Railway Modelling

Video on YouTube:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e0I9LFv47ac



# 172
N Scale Fleischmann Model Railroad Layout from the Netherlands

This mountain railroad in N gauge was built by the model railway club MSG Oudenbosch from the Netherlands. The club has got 30 members, who meet twice a week for railway modelling. They are working on modular model railway layouts in N gauge as well as HO gauge.

N Scale Fleischmann Model Railroad Layout from the Netherlands | Pilentum Television: Model Railroading and Railway Modelling

Video on YouTube:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QQeYjSYk2W0



# 171
Model Railroad in HO scale by ModelSpoorClub de Kempen from Belgium

This model railroad system in HO scale was made by the Belgian model railway club, named “ModelSpoorClub De Kempen”. The railway club was founded in 2000. Its members are concentrating on the construction of modular model railways for model train shows in Europe. This railroad system in HO gauge represents an old railway line between Scherpenheuvel station and Zichem station in Belgium.

Model Railroad in HO scale by ModelSpoorClub de Kempen from Belgium | Pilentum Television: Model Railroading and Railway Modelling

Video on YouTube:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vUlVH5yAzZE



# 170
British Model Railway Layout in OO Gauge with Cab Ride

At the international model train exhibit Eurospoor in Utrecht, Netherlands, the British Mickleover Model Railway Group presented its famous model railway layout Farkham. The model railroad system was built in OO gauge. OO gauge or OO scale, also spelled 00 gauge and 00 scale, model railways are the most popular standard-gauge model railway tracks in the United Kingdom. This track gauge is one of several 4 mm scale standards used. Farkham, a quiet Midlands town in England, is served by an occasional passenger service with freight being the main traffic on this secondary railway line. Beyond the station and town centre, the land opens out to reveal a small freight yard, whilst the main line gently curves away with a mixture of old and new buildings following its course. The concept behind Farkham was to capture the atmosphere of an urban scene with the railway passing through. This has been attempted, by locating buildings and trees at the front of the layout to break-up the direct lines of sight between the viewer and the trains, so when looking at the model the trains will come in and out of view creating a series of interesting cameos. This encourages the viewer to look into the layout and not just at it and siting the twin tower blocks at the front, along with other large structures and trees, has created visual barriers to enable this. Finally to create a realistic scene and make everything visually blend together, each item has been weathered to differing degrees. Trackwork on the layout is all hand built using C&L and Peco components and is to finescale 16.5 mm gauge standards. The major aspect of the model is its buildings and structures and whilst some of these are modified kits, most have been scratch built. The rolling stock on the layout is detailed, repainted and weathered with a large number of kit and scratch built items. Special thanks from Pilentum Television to the members of Mickleover Model Railway Group for making possible the beautiful cab ride video recordings.

British Model Railway Layout in OO Gauge with Cab Ride | Pilentum Television: Model Railroading and Railway Modelling

Video on YouTube:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ppilX59VDB4



# 169
Modular Model Train Layout in N Gauge with Dutch Trains

In the Netherlands, there is a model railroad association located at the city of Delftse. The members are enthusiasts in model railway building, whose hearts are striking for N gauge scale model trains. In October 2016, at the great model train show they presented their model railway layout called “Dutch Model Railroading”. Each member has developed its own module or segment, for example with bridges, with railway stations, with curves, etc. The modular railroad system has got the advantage that their layout can be installed in various sizes at railway exhibits.

Modular Model Train Layout in N Gauge with Dutch Trains | Pilentum Television: Model Railroading and Railway Modelling

Video on YouTube:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-kP8cslep2w



# 168
Cute and tiny model railroad layout with winter landscape by Hans Louvet

This cute model railway layout is a tiny diorama, a scale model of a winter landscape scene, built by the Dutch artist Hans Louvet. There is snow everywhere. Even the small steam locomotive and its passenger cars are decorated with snowflakes.

Cute and tiny model railroad layout with winter landscape by Hans Louvet | Pilentum Television: Model Railroading and Railway Modelling

Video on YouTube:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=epPIyoM2S3c



# 167
Superb Model Railway Layout from the Valkenswaard Model Railway Group

The Valkenswaard Model Railway Group was founded in 1990 with the main objective of modelling beautiful modular model railway layouts in HO scale for visiting model train exhibitions in Europe. Their latest layout is about a Dutch railway line in southeast Brabant region in the 1950’s and 1960’s.

Superb Model Railway Layout from the Valkenswaard Model Railway Group | Pilentum Television: Model Railroading and Railway Modelling

Video on YouTube:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9heH7cAP0xQ



# 166
Beautiful French Modular Model Railway Layout with Cab Ride in HO Scale

In France, there exists a model railway association, called “Trains Miniatures de l'Omois”. This French model train club has 35 members concentrating on the construction of modular model railway layouts and model railway segments in HO scale only. They do not have a permanent model railroad system because the members like to visit model railway exhibitions and other events for presenting their beautiful model railway layout. While modular model railway layouts often consist of segments that are built very simple or without landscapes, the French segments delight the viewer with an infinite number of beautiful details. For Pilentum it was hardly possible to record all these details on video, for example the old city, the beautiful French railway stations, the old castle, the market square, etc. Therefore, Pilentum and the model train club members were made some cab rides along all railroad segements.

Beautiful French Modular Model Railway Layout with Cab Ride in HO Scale | Pilentum Television: Model Railroading and Railway Modelling

Video on YouTube:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jRSgCd1d3o0



# 165
Narrow Gauge Model Railway Layout with Steam Locomotive made by MSC Spijkspoor

The model railway club MSC Spijkspoor was founded in 1971 in the Netherlands. 36 members are focusing on the construction of modular model railway segments, modular systems and railway dioramas. At the great model train show in Utrecht, Netherlands, they presented the latest layout: A narrow gauge layout consisting of three railroad segments, each with the dimensions of 1.25 meters length x 0.62 meters width. Model trains, among others steam locomotives, diesel locomotives and trolley busses, are running on an idyllic landscape, which is located in the south of Germany.

Narrow Gauge Model Railway Layout with Steam Locomotive made by MSC Spijkspoor | Pilentum Television: Model Railroading and Railway Modelling

Video on YouTube:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sihIhFV9qJ4



# 164
Model Trains Layout with Thousands of Funny Details in HO Scale

This model railway layout is called “Peterseck” in the German language, and it means something like “Peter's Corner” in the English language. The layout is made in HO scale by PEMOBA. PEMOBA is an abbreviation for “Peter's Modellbaan”. Peter is a model builder and model railway enthusiast from the Netherlands. He started railway modelling, when he had received a Marklin starter set at the age of 6 years. Since then, he has built his model railroads either in the bedroom or on the attic. In 2000, however, Peter decided to visit model train exhibitions for presenting his model trains. Therefore, he was also at the model railway exhibition Eurospoor in Utrecht, Holland. There, he presented his model railway layout containing thousand details, self-made buildings and many moving figures. The railroad is almost in the background, because the attention of the spectators is directed, for example, to the restaurant with a mobile waiter, to the small toy railway in the window, or to the neighbors who are cutting the hedge at the railway line.

Model Trains Layout with Thousands of Funny Details in HO Scale | Pilentum Television: Model Railroading and Railway Modelling

Video on YouTube:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g86a7Bh0oDg



# 163
Modular Model Railroad Layout by Stichting M-TRAK Baan with Dutch Model Trains

The Dutch model railway club, called “Stichting M-TRAK Baan”, presented its modular model railroad layout in HO scale at the famous model train exhibition in Utrecht, Netherlands. It is a typical modular railway system in 1/87 scale with Dutch trains.

Modular Model Railroad Layout by Stichting M-TRAK Baan with Dutch Model Trains | Pilentum Television: Model Railroading and Railway Modelling

Video on YouTube:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l8t2qsTVSeo



# 162
Model Train Layout with Field Railway and Brick Factory in O Scale Narrow Gauge

This little model train layout was built by Hans Louvet. He is an artist in railway modelling and model railroading in the Netherlands. The model railroad layout presents a beautiful rail transport system with field railway and brick factory on approximately 0.25 square meters.

Model Train Layout with Field Railway and Brick Factory in O Scale Narrow Gauge | Pilentum Television: Model Railroading and Railway Modelling

Video on YouTube:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W_vf8zRABpo



# 161
N scale model railway layout by Association Françaises des Amis du N

The French model railway club, Association Françaises des Amis du N, presented its large modular model train layout called “The train station of Chalon-sur-Saône”. The model railroad system is built in N scale showing typical French locomotives and trains.

N scale model railway layout by Association Françaises des Amis du N | Pilentum Television: Model Railroading and Railway Modelling

Video on YouTube:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HOGO-9oUcJI



# 160
Model railway Pempoul by Gordon and Maggie Gravett

This superb French model railway layout was built by Gordon and Maggie Gravett in 1:50 scale with 18.2 mm track gauge. The model train display is based on the now defunct Reséau Breton system in Brittany, northern France. This French railroad was a narrow gauge railway system with a length of nearly 425 kilometers around the city of Carhaix-Plouguer. The narrow gauge system was operational until 1967. Then, it was one of the largest railway networks in narrow gauge in France. The model railroad layout, called Pempoul, presents a little village, a station and a railway junction. The model railway layout is so deceptively real that it was presented in the BBC TV show “The Joy of Train Sets”. Please, enjoy this masterpiece of model railroading.

Model railway Pempoul by Gordon and Maggie Gravett | Pilentum Television: Model Railroading and Railway Modelling

Video on YouTube:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r2gvQDsmWBg



# 159
Street Life Scale Model and Police Crash in Chicago

At the large model railway exhibition, called Eurospoor 2016 in Utrecht, Netherlands, the members of Beneluxspoor present one of their famous little model railway layouts respectively the model railway module “Sweet Home Chicago”. On the little display, there are police cars, buildings and the presumed street life of Chicago.

Street Life Scale Model and Police Crash in Chicago | Pilentum Television: Model Railroading and Railway Modelling

Video on YouTube:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WhL6AFDt_nI



# 158
Model railroad masterpiece made by Hans Louvet

This beautiful model railway layout was built by Hans Louvet from the Netherlands. The model railroad presents the old narrow gauge based tramway de Puy de Dôme near Clermond-Ferrand, France. The model shows the little village, La Baraque, with its buildings and with the old tramway. The layout was built in 1:64 scale, narrow gauge respectively meter gauge. The dimension of the model train layout is 300 x 180 cm but there are thousands of amazing details. It looks like it is real: The scratch built and weathered locomotives, and the deceptively real buildings. Please, enjoy this masterpiece of model railroading.

Model railroad masterpiece made by Hans Louvet | Pilentum Television: Model Railroading and Railway Modelling

Video on YouTube:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dEaqEXuBT70



# 157
The Beautiful Model Railroad Layout at the Kaeserberg Railway Foundation

The Kaeserberg Railway Foundation built one of the largest model railway layouts in Switzerland. Time taken to build 17 years with a total surface area of 610 square meters in HO scale. There are normal track gauge 16.5 mm (HO) and narrow track gauge 12.0 mm (HOm). The length of the track system is about 2,045 meters. It is a fantastic and amazing model railway layout with its own philosophy and history. The story of the Kaeserberg Railway Foundation: It's eleven o'clock. The sky is clear, the air dry and cold. The station master announces the arrival of the train for St. Jakobstadt. I turn to look one last time at the Kaeserberg, as if to make sure it hasn't disappeared. It is as beautiful as ever. I board the train and it pulls away slowly. In front of me, a small seven year-old boy, nose glued to the window, observes the billowing smoke from a steam engine of the Kaeserberg railway. We leave the small Graubunden village of Kaeserberg. The train penetrates deeper into the valley. The autumn countryside passes by the window. On emerging from the forest, St. Jakobstadt and its large station can be seen in the distance. The train slows down and stops. Off to one side, workmen are busy loading and unloading goods trains. This is the philosophy of the Kaeserberg Model Railway layout. It is a wonderful story, the tale of a childhood dream that became a reality thanks to the imagination, determination and patience of its designer, Marc Antiglio. The Model Railway Layout: The entire network is imaginary. However, meticulous attention to detail has been paid to the landscape and the work of the railway to ensure they are as faithful as possible to the Swiss reality. Built on three levels on a scale of 1:87, the network comprises 2,045 meters of track. Four railway lines operate in the Kaeserberg mountain region, managed by three companies: the CFF (Swiss Federal Railway), the RhB (Rhaetian Railway) and the KBB (Kaeserberg Railway). In order to make his dream come true and build the network, Marc Antiglio worked hard, spending hours at the drawing board to determine the specifications, design and trace out the plans of the future network and bring to fruition a concept that had lain in his mind for many years. The first level: The trains are marshalled in a large two-storey station. This station has purposely been left without a landscape. These trains run by computer control over the entire network on all levels. 87 trains are available (CFF 59 and RhB 28) and 33 are in reserve (CFF 20 and RhB 13). Trains arrive at the upper level by means of a spiral ramp developing a height of 2,4 meters and a length of 134 meters. This track is not visible to the visitors. Trains then arrive at a marshalling yard. With its 16 tracks (13 CFF and 3 RhB), this station allows train traffic to be regulated on the network. The second level: The main console controls the circulation of trains serving the station of St. Jakobstadt, the meeting point of 2 companies (CFF and RhB). St. Jakobstadt is revealed with its large 15-track station (12 CFF and 3 RhB). Contrary to the first level, all train movements are executed from the control console. In the background, the foothills of the Kaeserberg can be admired, with the road and track of the RhB criss-crossing the sides of the mountain towards the Graubunden village of Kaeserberg. After the big station the visitor looks onto shunting, loading and unloading tracks and a track service depot. This area is completed by a storage area for hydrocarbons and a landscaping company. In the background can be seen the 4 tracks leading into and out of the station. Running parallel over a distance of 20 meters, the 2 lines eventually separate. One winds its way towards the Monikastein tunnel, the other towards the station of Graberegg. This tourist village is the departure point for boat cruises, coach trips and journeys on the funicular railway. The third level: Here we discover the village of Kaeserberg where the architecture of the houses is different, in the style of the canton of Graubunden. This village is the starting point for excursions by train or coach. RhB trains bring passengers, who can travel on to the summit of the Kaeserberg or climb the mountainside along the Waglisbach valley.

The Beautiful Model Railroad Layout at the Kaeserberg Railway Foundation | Pilentum Television: Model Railroading and Railway Modelling

Video on YouTube:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pf6URENeBYk



# 156
The Railway Line of Jakobstadt in Switzerland

There is heavy traffic on the railway line of Jakobstadt in Switzerland. It is the famous railway line near the central station of the famous Kaeserberg Model Railroad Layout.

The Railway Line of Jakobstadt in Switzerland | Pilentum Television: Model Railroading and Railway Modelling

Video on YouTube:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eAeINnRDRVs



# 155
Model Railway Bridge of Graberegg in Switzerland

Do you like Swiss railways? Then you may also like Swiss model railways. This is the famous railway bridge of Graberegg, Switzerland. Now, let us begin to count the trains.

Model Railway Bridge of Graberegg in Switzerland | Pilentum Television: Model Railroading and Railway Modelling

Video on YouTube:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6lV8CQ_uypU



# 154
Model Railway Layout with Cab Ride of Beautiful Swiss Trains in HO scale

There is a fantastic model railway layout in Switzerland. The model railroad was built in 1:87 scale - both with normal track sections and with narrow track or gauge railways sections, HO scale and HOn3½ gauge. This film was made with the very wide-angled Yi 4K camera to illustrate the enormous dimensions of the whole model train layout. The railroad system extends over three levels: On the lowest, first level there is a large shadow station, in which more than 300 trains and train combinations are stored. From there, the model trains are going the climb a 3.4 meter high track spiral to the main middle-level. On the second, middle level there are a big railway station as well as a goods and marshalling yard with container terminal and tank storage. Opposite the main station, there is a little village with two railway lines. While the one railway line runs over the large lattice bridge, the other railway line passes through the village. In total there are trains of the Swiss Federal Railroad as well as of the Rhaetian Railway. Please, enjoy the cab rides and the wide-angled field of view.

Model Railway Layout with Cab Ride of Beautiful Swiss Trains in HO scale | Pilentum Television: Model Railroading and Railway Modelling

Video on YouTube:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g6QUjCYdZ0E



# 153
Amazing Marklin pre-war tinplate fully functional model railway in O scale

Originally, the company named Bing, based in Nuremberg, Germany, manufactured the first toy trains made of tin. On the contrary to today's model railway, these tinplate trains were primarily focused on gaming experience, not on scale conformity or on details. Model trains from the early years - the pre-war period - were mainly made of tin or tinplate. In the 1920’s Bing was the European market leader in tinplate model railways, which were initially operated with a wind-up power and later with electric power. Even the famous company Marklin focused on model railways and produced in the 1930's tin plate trains. Today, railways as well as tin toys of yesterday are absolute rarities. And, if it still is a fully functional model railway, then it’s absolutely unique.

Amazing Marklin pre-war tinplate fully functional model railway in O scale | Pilentum Television: Model Railroading and Railway Modelling

Video on YouTube:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MCa20mCk0FE



# 152
Model Railway Layout with High Speed Trains in HO scale

This model train layout is one of the most beautiful model railway exhibitions, which was built by a railroad club in Germany. In January 2016, Pilentum visited this model railroading club and made a film. Now, in August 2016, Pilentum visited this model train exhibition again. There are spectacular camera angles and some funny scenes, for example the electrician. A special mention must also get the model tram, which was also filmed from great camera angles.

Model Railway Layout with High Speed Trains in HO scale | Pilentum Television: Model Railroading and Railway Modelling

Video on YouTube:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6lxIxD_U-Ao



# 151
Funny Red Light District of a Miniature World

In the truest sense of the word, with a lot of love, members of a model railway club built a small diorama of a funny red light district in HO scale. Normally, they are constructing model train layouts, but sometimes they do something new: A street with nightclub, bars, pubs, nudism and nudes on the roof, table dancers and other erotic establishments. Enjoy this little world of love.

Funny Red Light District of a Miniature World | Pilentum Television: Model Railroading and Railway Modelling

Video on YouTube:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=172LrIHw9Dg


Table of contents

#1 Chapter One: Videos #001 - #050

#2 Chapter Two: Videos #051 - #100

#3 Chapter Three: Videos #101 - #150

#4 Chapter Four: Videos #151 - #200

#5 Chapter Five: Videos #201 - #250

#6 Chapter Six: Videos #251 - #300

#7 Chapter Seven: Videos #301 - #350

#8 Chapter Eight: Videos #351 - #400



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