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Model Train of the famous Sherman Hill Railroad

Model Trains in HO scale of the famous Sherman Hill railway line. Watch the Big Boy of the Union Pacific railroad class 4000, an amazing steam locomotive, and the Big Boy Challenger as well as some diesel locomotives in HO gauge scale.

Model Train of the famous Sherman Hill Railroad

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Model Trains from Switzerland HO Scale Railroad Layout

An amazing model railway layout about Switzerland and its famous Glacier Express. Watch a model train, cruising between Brig, Visp and Zermatt on this little model railroad diorama built in HO scale.

Model Trains from Switzerland HO Scale Railroad Layout

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Model Trains from Austria HO Scale Railroad Display

This model railroad display in HO Scale is about the city of Dürnstein, Austria. There a many model trains cruising through the beautiful landscape along the river. This model railroad display was constructed by the famous designer Josef Brandl. It's an highly detailed model railway with a lot of rail traffic.

Model Trains from Austria HO Scale Railroad Display

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HO Scale Model Railway Layout from Germany

This awesome model train layout in HO scale is one of the largest model railroad layouts in Germany. It's an amazing model railway layout with hundreds of digitally controled model trains. There are famous trains of the German Federal Railways, high speed trains and steam trains. This model railway layout is a permanent model railroad exhibit near Frankfurt/Main, Germany.

HO Scale Model Railway Layout from Germany

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Model Railroad and Model Trains in HO Scale from Germany

This video is about a permanent model railroad exhibit in Germany. The model railway layout is built in H0 scale. There are locomotives, railcars, freight trains and passsenger coaches of the 1980ies used by German Federal Railways. Please, enjoy a lot of model trains and rail traffic in miniature.

Model Railroad and Model Trains in HO Scale from Germany

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Model Trains at the Gotthard Mountain in Switzerland

This model railroad layout, built in H0 scale, presents the rail traffic at the famous Gotthard Mountain in Switzerland. This model railway display is an exact replica of the typical Swiss landscape. There are locomotives, freight trains and passenger trains from Switzerland. And, there is the typical construction of the catenary above the railway lines in Switzerland.

Model Trains at the Gotthard Mountain in Switzerland

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The Largest Model Railway Layout with O Scale Model Trains in Europe

This O scale model railroad layout was built between 1928 and 1960. All locomotives, buildings and railway tracks were manufactured entirely by hand. The model trains are more than 80 years old, but they were upgraded from analog to digital control in the year 2008. It is the largest and also the oldest O scale model railroad in Europe.

The Largest Model Railway Layout with O Scale Model Trains in Europe

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LGB Model Trains - Outdoor Model Railroad Layout in G Scale

Many people compare the model trains of LGB with toys trains for kids. But if, in addition to the model trains, a whole landscape still exists, then it is a beautiful model railroad layout. Please, enjoy these LGB model trains running along an outdoor model railway display.

LGB Model Trains - Outdoor Model Railroad Layout in G Scale

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LGB Model Trains - Indoor Model Railroad Layout in G Scale

Often people compare model trains made by LGB with toys trains for childen. But if, in addition to the toy trains, a whole landscape still exists, then it is a beautiful model railroad layout. Please, enjoy these LGB model trains running along an indoor model railway display.

LGB Model Trains - Indoor Model Railroad Layout in G Scale

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Superb Model Railway Layout in HO Scale with German Trains

In this video, Pilentum presents a fantastic model train layout in HO scale. Why is it so fantastic? Because this model railroad display is an replica of a railway line near Frankfurt/Main, Germany, built in great detail. Model trains are running in DCC mode.

Superb Model Railway Layout in HO Scale with German Trains

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Largest Model Train Show of the World

This is the largest model train layout of the world. This beautiful model railway is called Miniatur Wonderland. The Miniatur Wonderland is Germany's largest and finest model railroad exhibit, and the largest of its kind in the world. The model railway layout is located in Hamburg, Germany. There are 50,525 ft of railway tracks in HO scale, divided into several sections, for example, Germany, Alps and Austria, City of Hamburg, America, Scandinavia, Switzerland and Italy. One of the most popular attractions, beside the model trains, is the replica of the Hamburg Airport because it is a fully functioning miniature airport complete with departures and landings of model airplanes. I guess, you will not believe your eyes when you watch this video.

Largest Model Train Show of the World

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The Miniature Elbe Valley Railway in HO Scale

In Germany, the Elbe Valley is a very popular landscape. The destination is located near Dresden. Because it is such a beautiful landscape, there is also a model railway layout in HO scale. This permanent model railroad exhibit is called “The Miniature Elbe Valley Railway”. The exhibition presents a detailed replica of the old Saxon-Bohemian Railway. Only trains of the former German Democratic Republic from the period from 1950 to 1976 are driving along the railway line. It is a unique representation of the rail traffic of the former GDR. The model trains are digitally controlled by the DigiRail software.

The Miniature Elbe Valley Railway in HO Scale

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Model Train Layout of LGB Toy Trains

In this video, Pilentum presents a model train layout in G scale. There are model trains made by LGB cruising along a typical German landscape. This model railroad display is one section of the great model railway exhibition called “Model Railway Wiehe” in Germany.

Model Train Layout of LGB Toy Trains

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Amazing G Scale Model Railway Layout with US Trains

This is a very big model railroad layout in G scale about the USA and its trains. On the one hand, there are the beautiful steam locomotives from Santa Fe and Rio Grande, and on the other hand, there a modern trains from Amtrak and Union Pacific. The locomotives and coaches are made by LGB. Very impressive are the locomotives climbing up to the hills. This model railroad display is one section of the great model railway exhibition called “Model Railway Wiehe” in Germany.

Amazing G Scale Model Railway Layout with US Trains

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Model Tram and Tramways in O Scale

In this video, Pilentum presents a model railway layout in O scale with model trams and model tramways. These streetcar, trolley and cable car drove in the city of Dresden, Germany. The model railway display was installed inside the Dresden Railway Museum.

Model Tram and Tramways in O Scale

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TT Scale Model Train Layout

This is a very big TT scale model railway layout from Germany. TT scale is a niche model railroading scale, whose name stands for Table Top. On the railway lines are model trains crusing along German landscapes. This model railroad display is one section of the great model railway exhibition called “Model Railway Wiehe” in Germany.

TT Scale Model Train Layout

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Model Train Layout about the famous Orient Express Passenger Train Service in HO Scale

The Orient Express was a long distance passenger train service created in 1883. The first train left Paris for Vienna. Later the railway route ran from Paris to Istanbul crossing Munich, Budapest, Bucharest and Zurich. Due to the fame of this railway line, a replica was modeled in HO scale. The model railroad layout presents the famous cities and train stations where the Orient Express once has gone. This model railroad display is one section of the great model railway exhibition called “Model Railway Wiehe” in Germany.

Model Train Layout about the famous Orient Express Passenger Train Service in HO Scale

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Model railway layout of 500 square meter in HO scale

In Germany, there is a permanent model railroad exhibit showing the largest model train layout about Thuringia in HO scale. The exhibiton area takes 500 square meters, approximately 50 meters in length and 10 meters in width. The goal was to represent the rail traffic service inside the region between Eisenach, Erfurt and Weimar in Germany. In addition to the model trains, also the most sights of this region are shown, for example, the Wartburg, the significant monument of German history, or the Kyffhäuser monument. There is also the depot Meiningen, known as Germany's best workshop for steam locomotives. Finally, there are 120 model trains, locomotives and over 1,000 coaches.

Model railway layout of 500 square meter in HO scale

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The largest European model train layout based on the Black Forest landscape

In Germany, the Black Forest is a large forested mountain range bounded by the Rhine valley to the west and south. And, there is also the largest European model train layout based on this landscape. The model railroad layout is a replica in 1/87 scale. On 400 square meter, more than 40 model trains are driving through a wonderfully detailed landscape. There are 1,300 meter of railway tracks in HO scale.

The largest European model train layout based on the Black Forest landscape

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Largest Model Railway Layout of Switzerland in O Scale with Cab Ride

One of the largest model railroad layouts of Switzerland in O scale was built by the Swiss association of model railroad friends in Baar. The Gotthard Railway Line and the Furka-Oberalp-Express Railway Line were rebuilt on this model railway layout. When Pilentum visited this layout he installed a camera inside the locomotive for making cab passenger rides. There are the famous and most beautiful locomotives of the Swiss Federal Railways.

Largest Model Railway Layout of Switzerland in O Scale with Cab Ride

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Vintage Model Trains in O Scale with Cab Ride at the Dresden Railroad Museum

If you like vintage trains, locomotives and railways, you will love this model railway layout at the Dresden Railroad and Transport Museum. This model railroad layout was built in the 1960's in O scale in the German Democratic Republic, i.e. East Germany. Originally, the model train layout and its signal box were used to explain the rail traffic to young railway engineers, for example, they learned about the process of signalling control of train movements and block systems to ensure that trains operate safely. Today, this model train layout is a very popular destination, especially during the Christmas season. In this video, you can watch many locomotives and trains of East Germany. Furthermore, Pilentum installed a little camera inside the locomotives for making cab ride videos.

Vintage Model Trains in O Scale with Cab Ride at the Dresden Railroad Museum

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The Great Model Railway Layout in 1 Gauge at the Hamburg Museum

In Hamburg, there is not only the Miniatur Wunderland, but there is also the very impressive model railway layout, namely one of the oldest and largest model railway displays in Europe in 1 Gauge. The model train layout is located at the Hamburg Museum. The entire model railway shows an image of the station Hamburg-Harburg. A century of railroad history is represented. Since 1949, trains running on 1,200 meters of track. There are old diesel locomotive models, steams and modern trains. If you don't like the commercial Miniatur Wunderland, you should look at this historical model railway layout, which was opened in October 1949 at the Museum of Hamburg History. Most elements of this layout are handmade and not from retail packages, including signals, buildings, locomotives and wagons. The model trains are controlled by Gahler & Ringstmeier software.

The Great Model Railway Layout in 1 Gauge at the Hamburg Museum

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Turntable and Roundhouse for Model Railways

This video is about a beautiful steam locomotive. The steam train is loaded with coal and then the steam loco moves to the railway turntable. Then it moves into the roundhouse or engine shed. The entire model railroad layout is digitally controlled.

Turntable and Roundhouse for Model Railways

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Fantastic Steam Locomotive Model Train Layout in HO Scale

This video is about an amazing model train layout with beautiful steam locomotives. The exhibition area of this model railroad display is about 230 m² in size. There are more than 1,100 m railway tracks in HO scale. This model train show is a highly detailed replica of the railway stations Ottbergen and Bad Driburg in Germany. Buildings, tracks, railroad crossings, the railway depot and much more are reproduced in museum quality. The display presents the situation of these Germany cities in the summer of 1975. Trains and locomotives are completely digital and automatically controlled.

Fantastic Steam Locomotive Model Train Layout in HO Scale

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HO scale modular model train show with sexy scenery

This video is about a model train show in Germany which was organized by three railway clubs. The members present their modular model railroad system built in HO scale. There are some modules which are absolutely worth seeing because they represent some frivolous scenes. And, also the steam locomotives and the diesel locomotives with real steam and smoke generator are worth seeing.

HO scale modular model train show with sexy scenery

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Beautiful Model Train Layout in HO scale on 90 square meters

This model railroad layout is about 90 square meters and presents a mountain landscape with small rivers and a quarry in Germany. There are railway tracks in standard HO scale and in narrow gauge HO scale. For almost 1,500 meters of railway track the Tillig Elite model tracks were used. On the main railway line locomotives are driving which are equipped with sound generators.

Beautiful Model Train Layout in HO scale on 90 square meters

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Model Railroad Layout about the Coal and Steel Industry of Germany in HO scale

In Germany, the Ruhr region is well known for its coal and steel industry. This model railroad layout is a detailed replica of that landscape in HO scale. It is a very large model railway layout with more than 100 trains. Famous buildings, large industrial plants and cities are presented in this miniature world.

Model Railroad Layout about the Coal and Steel Industry of Germany in HO scale

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Model Train Paradise - Famous Model Railroad Layout built by Bernhard Stein in HO Scale

This model railroad layout in HO scale was installed in the back room of a shop for model trains in Germany. The shop is called “Model Train Paradise”. While in the front office toy trains, locomotives and equipment were sold, in the back office this beautiful model railroad layout was presented only for selected visitors. It was a very small exhibit of approximately 50 square meters. However, due to the many details and due to the many trains, you were not able to notice the layout's size. The special feature of this model railway display is that it was built by the famous artist Bernhard Stein. Bernhard Stein was known as a famous model builder throughout Europe. There are not only highly detailed and beautiful landscapes and railway lines, but there are also various combinations of very rare trains, railway coaches and locomotives.

Model Train Paradise - Famous Model Railroad Layout built by Bernhard Stein in HO Scale

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The World's Biggest Model Airport

Usually, Pilentum makes videos about model trains. But in this video the world's biggest miniature airport is presented. It is called Knuffingen Airport and it is the largest model airport of the world. The airport is part of the great Miniature Wonderland in Hamburg, Germany.

The World's Biggest Model Airport

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Once the world's largest modular model railway layout in HO scale

This is a very special video that was stored on old VHS tapes in the archive of Pilentum. In 1995, the world's largest modular model railway layout was presented near Frankfurt, Germany. Even then, there were small cars driving independently and automatically on the streets. This system is that what we know today as the Faller Car System. The model trains were partly still controlled in analogue operating mode, but in some sections even a digital signal box was used. Unfortunately, this video was recorded in 4/3 aspect ratio. Pilentum scaled it up to 16/9 aspect ratio.

Once the world's largest modular model railway layout in HO scale

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One of the largest HO scale model railroad layouts by Marklin in Germany

In this video, Pilentum presents one of the largest model railroad exhibits in Germany. This model railway layout, mostly built with elements made by Marklin, represents Germany in the time after the World War II. Therefore, there are various combinations of trains and locomotives running on Germany's railway lines between 1950 and 1970. Another section that was added later, represents the modern era of German railway development.

One of the largest HO scale model railroad layouts by Marklin in Germany

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Model Railroad Scenery in O Scale

In Germany, there is a model railroad exhibit for modular model railroad layouts built in O gauge or O scale. As you know, O scale is exactly twice as large as HO scale. While this exhibit Pilentum made some video footage of beautiful model trains and landscapes. All layouts are made in Germany.

Model Railroad Scenery in O Scale

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Model Railway Layout in HO scale with High Speed Trains from Germany

In this video, Pilentum presents a model railway layout that was built in H0 gauge. The layout is located in a former furniture store which is used as a model train museum today. There are several German model trains, a railway station and buildings. And, there are a bridge or viaduct, a horse racing track and much more.

Model Railway Layout in HO scale with High Speed Trains from Germany

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Miniature World in HO scale inside the Miniature Wonderland in Germany

The Miniature Wonderland is a very large model railroad exhibit in Germany. It is the largest model railway layout in the world built in HO scale. It is divided into several sections, for example, Germany, Alps and Austria, city of Hamburg, America, Scandinavia and Switzerland. In the year 2011, an model airport was opened, a miniature airport with airplanes and aircrafts. The exhibit includes more than 900 model trains.

Miniature World in HO scale inside the Miniature Wonderland in Germany

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Model Railway Layout about the Rhinegold and TEE Trans Europe Express in HO Scale

This model railroad layout was built in Germany. Although it is a fantasy landscape with many details, it offers a special feature: The famous Rhinegold Express, a famous train operating between Hoek van Holland and Geneva along the river Rhine. Before 1960, this train has been driven by a steam locomotive. In 1965, the Rhinegold became the Trans Europe Express (TEE) and the famous electric locomotive of series 103 was used by the German Federal Railroad. This model railway is constructed in HO scale. There are trucks and cars known from the Faller car system, typical German landscapes and model trains with more than 3.50 meters in length. In total, more than 300 meters of railway tracks are in use. The entire model railway layout based on a digital control system made by Märklin. Please, note the large viaduct which is presented for several times in the video.

Model Railway Layout about the Rhinegold and TEE Trans Europe Express in HO Scale

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The Hara Model Railway Museum - The largest model train show in Japan

This model railroad layout might be the largest model railroad display in O Scale in Japan. The Hara Model Railway Museum is a large exhibit and collection of model trains from Japan, Europe and the United States. It is located near Yokohama Railway Station. Inside the big exhibition hall, they call it “Ichiban Tetsumo Park”, there is a very large model railroad layout with model trains including steam locos and electric locomotives and trolley cars. An amazing feature is the overhead line because electric locomotives get their power directly from the catenary. It is a beautiful display although German trains, American trains as well as Japanese trains are driving parallel on the railway line. This mixed railroad operation never existed in reality.

The Hara Model Railway Museum - The largest model train show in Japan

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The Biggest Model Railroad Layout in HO Scale with more than 200 Model Trains made by Marklin

This model train layout was built at the end of the 1990's. At that time, it was the largest model railway layout in the world with more than 700 square meters of exhibition space. Today, this HO scale model railroad layout is still one of the largest exhibition made by Marklin. On the whole railroad display, there are 200 trains and more than 3,000 passenger cars and freight cars in use. Also, there are 4,100 meters of railway tracks with 356 waypoints and crossings as well as 290 railway signals. Please, note the mountains up to three meters in height. Take a look at the bridges and railway viaducts.

The Biggest Model Railroad Layout in HO Scale with more than 200 Model Trains made by Marklin

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Narrow Gauge Modular Model Railway in O Scale with Steam locomotives of the Wild West

In spring 2014, there was a model railroad exhibit that was visited by Pilentum. Inside the great exhibition hall, Pilentum watched this narrow gauge modular model railway display built in O scale. It is like a historama of the period of the Wild West. Some people call it also Old West. On the display, steam locomotives, once used by the Little River Lumber Company, by the Greenbrier & Big Run Lumber Company and by the Denver and Rio Grande Western Railroad Company, drive on the railway lines.

Narrow Gauge Modular Model Railway in O Scale with Steam locomotives of the Wild West

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Modular Model Train Layout in HO Scale with Sexy Scenery

In Germany, either in autumn or in spring, there is a very large model railroad exhibition organized by three model railway clubs. The clubs are building their modules in the FREMO standard, very similar to those HO scale modular standards which a recommended by the National Model Railroad Association in the United States. These are unique standards in module construction, DCC wiring, track and scenery. The model railroad modules used in this exhibition contain more than 200 meters of railway tracks. There are more than 100 model trains in DCC mode an the famous, self-controlled model cars. A very special feature of several modules are the frivolous and sexy scenery, for example, the love couple near the nudist beach. This love couple, moving automatically, is one of the famous products made by Viessmann company in 1/87 scale.

Modular Model Train Layout in HO Scale with Sexy Scenery

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Superb Model Railway Layout with Steam Trains from Germany in O Scale

In this video, Pilentum presents a very beautiful model railroad display built in O scale. It is a small modular layout containing steam trains which were used by German Federal Railways. Indeed, nothing special but nice to watch.

Superb Model Railway Layout with Steam Trains from Germany in O Scale

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Chapter One

Video #001 - Video #040


Chapter Two

Video #041 - Video #080


Chapter Three

Video #081 - Video #120


Chapter Four

Video #121 - Video #160


Chapter Five

Video #161 - Video #200


Chapter Six

Video #201 - Video #240


Chapter Seven

Video #241 - Video #280


Chapter Eight

Video #281 - Video #320


Chapter Nine

Video #321 - Video #360


Chapter Ten

Video #361 - Video #400



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