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.
In this video we talk about model railroad yards–design for operations. Yard operations can be one of the most challenging and fun aspects of operations on your #model #railroad #layout. If you design for #operations before building your model railroad #yard it will operate more efficiently and cause less frustration.
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I’ve started an extension project to the layout and have decided to film the whole thing in its own series. I still get a lot of questions on the basic stuff like baseboards, power and track. This series should address those questions. Enjoy.
Cab-like view of running on the huge Freemo HO scale layout assembled at the 2016 NPRA Convention and model train show at Salmon Arm, British Columbia.
| | An interlude from the Railway Museum in Saitama. Well worth checking out if you can!
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After a week off, when real railways had to be run, Im back on my travels! I had planned to go to the Sileby show, in order to catch up with Habbaniya 1941, but my head was turned by a larger show, which was slightly easier to get to.
The Tonbridge Model Railway club show is a one day event and quite large with it. The club obviously have their reasons for it being this way, but I felt there were probably a few pros and cons in the decision. The show felt very, very busy, with some layouts being far too bunched up and it was quite often difficult to get to view some, with the show being busy all the time. Again, there are a few too many people habging around in front of layouts, just chatting – get out the way and chat somewhere else!!
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many thanks for watching part 1 of this film and look out for the links to part 2.
best wishes, Iain