Chapter Eight

Let's discover the world of toy trains and locomotives. This is Chapter Eight containing of Pilentum's videos from #351 to #400, listed in reverse chronological order. All videos are always available on YouTube.







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# 361
Something very rare: Model railway in TT scale with hand-built steam locomotives of Pomerania

This model railway layout was built by a model railroading club from Dresden, Germany. In East Germany the TT scale was very popular for model trains - both today and then. Therefore, the members of the club decided to rebuild an old branch line in the former Prussian province of Pomerania in TT scale. Once, this Prussian railway line was called “Franzburger Kreisbahnen”. The special feature of this model railroad layout is the rolling stock: Originally this Prussian railway line was not constructed in narrow gauge, but in meter gauge. Therefore, the main problems on railway modelling were the steam locomotives, because there is no rolling stock in meter gauge for rail transport modelling in TT scale. Locomotives which were built as N scale models were reconstructed to locomotives in TT scale meter gauge. The construction of the modular model railway layout started in 2014. While the landscape was rebuilt on the basis of old files and old photos, locomotives and railway cars had to be reconstructed from N scale to TT scale by hand. However, some freight cars and passenger cars were converted from TT gauge (narrow gauge) to TT gauge (meter gauge). On the modular model railway layout we can discover a typical East German atmosphere. There are small train stations, farms and even a light railway. The whole scenery presents Pomerania in the past. The abbreviation “DR” on steam locomotives and railway wagons means “Deutsche Reichsbahn”, i.e. the railway company in Germany before the Second World War or the railway company in East Germany.

Something very rare: Model railway in TT scale with hand-built steam locomotives of Pomerania | Pilentum Television: Model Railroading and Railway Modelling

Video on YouTube:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fb0WweEuUyk



# 360
Z Gauge Model Railway Intermodal Freight Terminal with Z Scale Model Trains

This amazing model railway diorama in Z gauge was built by the German model maker Claudius Veit. The layout presents a model railway intermodal freight terminal, and occupies an area of just 160 cm x 60 cm. There is a lot of electronics: Digitally controlled model trains, locomotives with sound effects, moving trucks and cars, mobile gantry cranes and a lot of lighting effects. The rolling stock is made by the manufacturer Marklin. The four cranes, which were originally designed for N gauge model railways, are made by the manufacturer BRAWA, but have been completely revised by Claudius Veit. The street lights are from the LED assortment of Kokologgo Company and Evemodel Company. Finally, the model train layout is equipped with a photo background.

Z Gauge Model Railway Intermodal Freight Terminal with Z Scale Model Trains | Pilentum Television: Model Railroading and Railway Modelling

Video on YouTube:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Touzr3tWhgs



# 359
One of the Finest and Most Detailed Model Railroad Bridges for HO scale Model Trains

In the city of Rotterdam in the Netherlands, there is a very famous railway bridge. The bridge is called “Delfshavense Schiebruggen”. This railway bridge is a double steel drawbridge with a clearance height of seven meters. Normally, the bridge only opens at night, so that train traffic is not disturbed by shipping during the day. Because this railway bridge is a landmark in the area of Rotterdam, this bridge was a challenge for a new model railway layout for the members of the Dutch model train club “MaasBuurtSpoor”. The model builder Mike van Raaij has carefully designed this model railway layout in HO scale. The detailed landscape on the model railroad layout has been reconstructed almost in perspective. Although there are even cyclists, boats and other loving details, the focus is on the railway bridge. The bridge consists of two leaning drawbridges lying next to each other. These drawbridges are placed diagonally across the railway line. However, the model bridge has the same functions as the original bridge. The model trains are controlled by a digital computer system. The train control is realized by the program “Koploper” and the block detection circuits are based on an S88 system.

One of the Finest and Most Detailed Model Railroad Bridges for HO scale Model Trains | Pilentum Television: Model Railroading and Railway Modelling

Video on YouTube:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cld4HbYlk2s



# 358
Tinplate Train - Lionel and Bing and Marklin Model Trains - Toy Trains in O Scale

In this video, we are going to discover an old tinplate model railway layout with power supply on a center third power rail. There are toy trains or model trains by the manufacturers Lionel, Bing and Marklin. The trains were produced between 1930 and 1950. The model railroad layout has a size of 12 meters x 3 meters. While HO scale and N scale are the most popular model railway standards of today, O gauge or O scale arguably remains the most popular toy train standard. O gauge trains represent a variety of sizes: O gauge track happens to be 1/45 the size of real-world standard gauge track, so manufacturers in Continental Europe have traditionally used 1/45 for O gauge model trains. British manufacturers rounded this up to 1/43, which is seven millimeters to the foot. Manufacturers in the United States rounded it down to 1/48, which is a quarter-inch to the foot. In the first half of the 20th century, the earliest toy trains were made of tinplate because technological advancements in materials and manufacturing allowed tin to be stamped, cut, rolled and lithographed faster than ever before. For example, Germany was the major producer of tin toys in the world in the early 20th century. The production of tin toys was discontinued during World War II because of the need for raw materials in the war effort. After the war, tin toys continued to increase in popularity but between 1950 and 1960 cheaper plastic ended the reign of tin toys. Furthermore, it was during 1950 and 1960 that the modern emphasis on realism in model railroading or railway modelling started to catch on. Since then, trains have no longer been called “toy trains”, but “model trains”. However, some adult fans of toy trains operate their trains, while others only collect.

Tinplate Train - Lionel and Bing and Marklin Model Trains - Toy Trains in O Scale | Pilentum Television: Model Railroading and Railway Modelling

Video on YouTube:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F-wlInHlA04



# 357
Perfect Weathering: Scrapyard Model Railroad Layout by Samuel de Zutter in 1/32 scale

Samuel de Zutter is a famous rail modeller from Belgium. He has always been interested in car wrecks and scrap, so he decided to build a very messy model railway layout. He wanted to make a layout to do lots of switching with small diesel and steam locomotives. The track plan consists of two main tracks with a side track to the scrapyard where the switching takes place. After the scrapyard, those two tracks pass by an abandoned clay digging site, turned into a pond. On the model railroad layout, there is also a factory for car tyres. A loading dock next to the track provides the factory with resources and allows for the produced tyres to be transported by rail. All buildings have been built by hand. Samuel de Zutter spent a lot of time in detailing the interiors and little corners with all sorts of rubbish lying around.

Perfect Weathering: Scrapyard Model Railroad Layout by Samuel de Zutter in 1/32 scale | Pilentum Television: Model Railroading and Railway Modelling

Video on YouTube:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q6f-JKVaa10



# 356
Model Railway Layout “Hawthorn Dene Colliery” in N scale by Les Richardson

This N gauge model railway layout represents the North Eastern Region’s Durham Coast mainline, somewhere around Easington in the late steam period. The British railway modeller Les Richardson, member of the Bingham Model Railway Club, has built this layout. The old Hawthorn Dene Colliery no longer winds coal, but it is still in use, mainly preparing household coal for merchants and for the nearby landsale yard. Colliery locomotives bring empties from the exchange sidings to the south for weighing and taking on to the screens, while full wagons are removed from the screens, weighed and taken to the exchange sidings. Buildings are typical of the area, though not modelled in the right places realative to each other. The layout is digitally controlled, using NCE Power Cabs. The semaphore Signal is by Dapol.

Model Railway Layout “Hawthorn Dene Colliery” in N scale by Les Richardson | Pilentum Television: Model Railroading and Railway Modelling

Video on YouTube:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GeCzzz3RQdk



# 355
Don't play with steam locomotives or you'll fall in love !!!

A love film or romance movie dedicated to steam locomotives by Pilentum Television.

Don't play with steam locomotives or you'll fall in love !!! | Pilentum Television: Model Railroading and Railway Modelling

Video on YouTube:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hio0hvRL3ao



# 354
N Gauge Model Railway Layout “Lymebrook Yard” by Steve Farmer

Steve Farmer wants to show us, how even the smallest space can be used for a model railway layout. His amazing layout, called “Lymebrook Yard”, is built on a single board with a size of just 4 x 2 feet and shows, what can be done if you are pushed for space. The layout is set in the late 1970s early 1980s with the location just north of Newcastle Under Lyme and is situated on an imaginary railway line between Newcastle and Crewe. On the model railroad layout, it is continuous run with the fiddle yard being dead end sidings that go under the scenery. Model trains consist of local DMU workings to trip workings to the yard and through freight workings. The trip workings to the yard arrive and depart with the train loco undertaking any shunting required. Track work is by PECO and is both code 80 in the fiddle yard and code 55 on the scenic section. The layout is analogue controlled with points operated by Gaugemaster SEEP point motors. The fiddle yard is operated by hand.

N Gauge Model Railway Layout “Lymebrook Yard” by Steve Farmer | Pilentum Television: Model Railroading and Railway Modelling

Video on YouTube:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xt4tmjVG598



# 353
High-Speed Trains in Japan: KATO N Scale Model Railway Layout 鉄道模型 高速鉄道 東海道新幹線

High-speed trains or high-speed rail is a type of rail transport that operates significantly faster than traditional rail traffic, using an integrated system of specialized rolling stock and dedicated tracks. One of the most famous high-speed trains is the “Tōkaidō Shinkansen” bullet train in Japan. In this video, we are going to discover a Japanese model railway layout in N scale presenting high-speed model trains made by KATO. Furthermore, there are authentic buildings, vehicles and landscapes from Japan.

High-Speed Trains in Japan: KATO N Scale Model Railway Layout 鉄道模型 高速鉄道 東海道新幹線 | Pilentum Television: Model Railroading and Railway Modelling

Video on YouTube:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vNMMSTq2cIg



# 352
Superb Model Railroad of a Forest Railway on Vancouver Island in Canada in HO Scale

This award winning model railroad was constructed by the two well-known model railroaders Leo Bettonviel and Walter Huijboom from the Netherlands. They call their HO scale modular layout “The Sodumb & Gamorrah Mining and Navigation Company”. The model railroad layout depicts an old forest railway line on Vancouver Island in the twenties and the thirties of the last century. A forest railway, forest tram, timber line, logging railway or logging railroad is a mode of railway transport which is used for forestry tasks, primarily the transportation of felled logs. Vancouver Island is in the northeastern Pacific Ocean, and it is part of the Canadian province of British Columbia. In the last century in the mountains of Vancouver Island, ore was found, and the railroad was used to transport the ore from the mines to the coast, where it was shipped for further processing. In addition, also wood was transported by rail to the harbor. As with many mountain railroads there are tracks along rivers, over bridges and in curves through the mountain valleys. The rolling stock and the locomotives must be able to withstand all possible conditions and obstacles along the way, for example on steep slopes and in sharp bends. Therefore, geared steam locomotives are in use. This type of steam locomotive uses gearing - usually reduction gearing - in the drivetrain. This gearing is part of the machinery within the locomotive and should not be confused with the pinion that propels a rack locomotive along the rack between the rails. The geared steam locomotives are built for conventional tracks; famous types are the Shay locomotive, the Climax locomotive or the Heisler locomotive.

Superb Model Railroad of a Forest Railway on Vancouver Island in Canada in HO Scale | Pilentum Television: Model Railroading and Railway Modelling

Video on YouTube:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6gw8uC1doj4



# 351
Model Railway Layout “Sidmouth” in 4mm OO Scale by Richard Harper

Richard Harper, a model railroader from Great Britain, had the idea to rebuild the terminus of an 8 1/4 mile branch line in Sidmouth, a seaside town in East Devon. Originally, trains ran on the former London and South Western Railway (LSWR) main line from Sidmouth Junction to Sidmouth. The line was opened in 1874. The model railway layout represents Sidmouth as it was operated by British Railways in the late 1950’s. During this period there have been around 15 trains each way per day. Freight workings were generally limited to coal, agricultural and building products. At the Warley Model Train Show Pilentum made a beautiful cab ride directly into the terminus.

Model Railway Layout “Sidmouth” in 4mm OO Scale by Richard Harper | Pilentum Television: Model Railroading and Railway Modelling

Video on YouTube:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j8OfzDWp9ro


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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