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Model Railway Layout “The Train of the River Moder in Alsace” by Hubert and Laurent Bertrand

Hubert and Laurent Bertrand are two model railroaders from Alsace, France. They are father and son, and great enthusiasts of miniature trains, for example, steam locomotives, electric locomotives or diesel locomotives. In the last years, they constructed a modular model railway layout in HO scale, which is called “Le Train de la Moder” in French, meaning something like “The Train of the River Moder”. Without any doubt we can point out by watching the architecture of the buildings, that the model landscape is based on the valley of the Moder, a small river near the river Rhine, in the north of Alsace, France. The construction of this model railroad layout began more than ten years ago, when Hubert Bertrand inspired his son Laurent in railway modelling, model railroading and model making. The design of their modular model railway based on a dog-bone layout. It is built in eight removable elements and transportable segments with a full length of approximately 13 meters. These modules are made of cleats and plywood. The model landscape is made from wire mesh coated with plasterboard glue. Furthermore, products - made by manufacturers Noch, Heki and Busch - were used for landscaping. In this miniature world, there are an Alsatian village, a viaduct, tunnels, a traditional architecture with half-timbered houses and pink sandstone of the Vosges and much more. All the buildings are made by hand. There are also 30 meters of rails in HO scale for different locomotives circulating on the railway lines.

Чыгуначны мадэлізм Железопътен моделизъм Modelisme ferroviari Modelová železnice Modeltog Modeljernbane Raudteemudelism Model Railroad Modelismo ferroviario Model Railway Ferromodelismo Model Railroading Makettrajno Railway Modelling Modeltrajno Miniaturtrajno Modélisme ferroviaire Train miniatures 철도모형 Modellismo Ferroviario Ferromodellismo Fermodellismo Sepur modèl Kréta latu modèl Sepur miniatur Modeli ferovial Modellism ferroviari Modellvasút Vasútmodellezés Железничкото моделарство Modeltreinen Modelspoor Modelbaan 鉄道模型 Modelljernbane Modelljarnbane Modelismo ferroviário Modelele feroviare Miniaturile feroviare Modelism feroviar Железнодорожный моделизм железнодорожного хобби Železničné modelárstvo Kereta Api Miniatur Model Kereta Api Железничко моделарство Pienoisrautatie Modelljärnväg Modellrallare Minyatür raylı taşımacılık Model trenler Model trenciler Залізничний моделізм 鐵道模型 铁道模型

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