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Jens Petermann and Jochen Klinger are two model railroaders who have focused on the absolutely authentic replica of the Pressnitz Valley Railway (“Preßnitztalbahn”). The Pressnitz Valley Railway was a narrow gauge railway line in Saxony, Germany. It used to climb from Wolkenstein through the valley of river Preßnitz to Jöhstadt on the border with Bohemia.
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If you are planning a visit to Germany, then you should definitely spend a day at the great “Miniature Wonderland” located in the city of Hamburg. The Miniature Wonderland is the largest permanent model railway exhibition in the world. It is one of Germany’s famous tourist attractions. More than 22 million visitors from all over the world have already viewed this superb miniature world.
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Rail traffic experts notice it immediately: Trains running on the left side, high mountains in the background and a very unique construction of the overhead lines. Yes, we are in Switzerland! Or, to be more accurate: We are in the brand new miniature world of Switzerland, called “Smilestones”. Just a few meters away from one of Switzerland’s famous tourist attractions, the Rhine Falls - the most powerful waterfall in Europe, the first section of Smilestone’s large model train layout was opened in November 2018. While the first section depicts the landscapes of the Swiss Plateau, the second section that was opened in September 2019 depicts the highest and southernmost part of the canton of Bern, namely the Bernese Highlands.
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In recent years, the Polish model railway club “Polska Makieta Modułowa H0 - Grupa Modelarska” and its members have surprised visitors at international model railway exhibitions with extremely detailed and lovingly designed HO scale model train layouts. A member of the club, Leszek Lewiński, is an expert on the history of railways in Pomerania and a true model railway enthusiast. At the magnificent model railway exhibition called “On TraXs 2023” (Utrecht, Nederlands), he presented a Polish narrow-gauge model rail diorama in museum quality.
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In this video we learn that you can build a small model railroad layout even on a small footprint. Robert Strachan, a model railway enthusiast from the United Kingdom, has built his model train diorama, called “Underpass”, on an area of 5 feet 8 inches by 13 inches, approximately 180 cm x 30 cm. The model rail layout is completely self-contained, with no staging or fiddle yards. It is a shelf layout respectively a small shunting model railroad layout or switching model railway layout.