Nationaal Modelspoor Museum, Sneek, Holland
Treinen moeten rijden. Dat geldt natuurlijk ook voor modeltreinen, in welke schaal dan ook. Dat kan thuis, bij familie of een vriend. Maar ook in Modelspoormuseum te Sneek. In het museum zijn veel banen waar de treinen echt op rijden. Je drukt gewoon op de knop, en de trein vertrekt.
LGB baan (Lehman Gross Bahn – Lehman Garten Bahn)
Model railroading is a hobby in which rail transport systems are modelled at a reduced scale. Involvement ranges from possession of a train set to spending hours and large sums of money on a large and exacting model of a railroad and the scenery through which it passes, called a “layout”. Hobbyists, called “railway modellers” or “model railroaders”, may maintain models large enough to ride. Modellers may collect model trains, building a landscape for the trains to pass through. They may also operate their own railroad in miniature. For some modelers, the goal of building a layout is to eventually run it as if it were a real railroad (if the layout is based on the fancy of the builder) or as the real railroad did (if the layout is based on a prototype). If modelers choose to model a prototype, they may reproduce track-by-track reproductions of the real railroad in miniature, often using prototype track diagrams and historic maps.
Layouts vary from a circle or oval of track to realistic reproductions of real places modeled to scale. Probably the largest model landscape in the UK is in the Pendon Museum in Oxfordshire, UK, where an EM gauge (same 1: 76.2 scale as 00 but with more accurate track gauge) model of the Vale of White Horse in the 1930s is under construction. The world’s largest model railroad in H0 scale is the Miniatur Wunderland in Hamburg, Germany. The largest live steam layout, with 25 miles (40 km) of track is ‘Train Mountain’ in Chiloquin, Oregon, U.S..
The words scale and gauge seem at first interchangeable but their meanings are different. Scale is the model’s measurement as a proportion to the original, while gauge is the measurement between the rails.
The size of engines depends on the scale and can vary from 700 mm (27.6 in) tall for the largest ridable live steam scales such as 1:4, down to matchbox size for the smallest: Z-scale (1: 220) or T scale (1: 450). A typical HO (1: 87) engine is 50 mm (1.97 in) tall, and 100 to 300 mm (3.94 to 11.81 in) long. The most popular scales are: G scale, Gauge 1, O scale, S scale, HO scale (in Britain, the similar OO), TT scale, and N scale (1: 160 in the United States, but 1: 144 in the UK). HO and OO are the most popular. Popular narrow-gauge scales include Sn3, HOn3 and Nn3, which are the same in scale as S, HO and N except with a narrower spacing between the tracks (in these examples, a scale 3 ft (914 mm) instead of the 4 ft 8 1⁄2 in (1,435 mm) standard gauge).
The largest common scale is 1:8, with 1:4 sometimes used for park rides. G scale (Garden, 1: 24 scale) is most popular for backyard modelling. It is easier to fit a G scale model into a garden and keep scenery proportional to the trains. Gauge 1 and Gauge 3 are also popular for gardens. O, S, HO, and N scale are more often used indoors. Lionel trains in O scale (1: 48 scale) are popular toys. S refers to 1: 64 scale.
Model railroad clubs exist where enthusiasts meet. Clubs often display models for the public. One specialist branch concentrates on larger scales and gauges, commonly using track gauges from 3.5 to 7.5 inches (89 to 191 mm). Models in these scales are usually hand-built and powered by live steam, or diesel-hydraulic, and the engines are often powerful enough to haul dozens of human passengers. The scale models include locomotives, rolling stock, streetcars, tracks, signalling, and landscapes including: countryside, roads, buildings, vehicles, model figures, lights, and features such as streams, hills, and canyons.
Die LGB bietet ein Modellbahnerlebnis für Groß und Klein. Hier können Freunde im Garten zusammenkommen und ihrem Hobby nachgehen, Familien können gemeinsam mit ihren Kindern spielen. LGB lässt sich wunderbar in ihre reale Gartengestaltung integrieren.
Großbahn in der Baugröße G. Seit 2008 gehört die LGB zu Märklin.
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