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For many of us, Italian trains and railways always give a feeling of being on vacation in Italy. The Dutch model railroader Maurice Kleverwal probably felt the same way when he was thinking about which theme he should realize in a model railroad diorama. In his one meter wide shelf layout in 1/87 scale, he wants to depict sun, palm trees and the famous Italian feeling of “Dolce Vita”. So he decided to create the small railway station of the fictitious town of Giacomo. In the palm-filled Italian coastal town of Giacomo, life is quiet and peaceful and the station is nestled between brightly colored houses.
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At the model railway exhibition “Modeltrein Expo On TraXS”, Dutch railway modeller Thom Raven surprised the audience with a quite outstanding model train diorama. He recreated the old central station of Rotterdam in the Netherlands, which no longer exists. The shape of the model railroad layout is remarkable: It is actually a kind of a model railway shelf layout consisting of four sections that additionally includes a highly detailed city edge layout.
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In this video, we discover the fabulous model train layout built in HO scale by Gerrit Schoenmaker. The model railroad layout depicts the north eastern part of the United States, especially the state of New Hampshire. Hidden between hills and mountains, the fictional town of Cold Water is located. The town is characterized by a large railroad junction of branch lines used by the former Boston and Maine Railroad, which - after several takeovers - now operates as CSX Transportation.
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Kim Marsh, who lives in Australia, has an extraordinary talent for creating intricate miniature models. Traditionally focusing on maritime and industrial objects, Kim Marsh is now more interested in recreating “Australiana”, which means houses, farms and industrial buildings typical of Australia.
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Madurodam is a miniature park and tourist attraction in the Netherlands. It is home to a range of scale model replicas of famous Dutch landmarks and historical cities. The park was opened in 1952 and has since been visited by tens of millions of visitors. Madurodam strives to show a realistic view of the Netherlands in a scaled-down environment. Everything, including flora and street decoration, as well as trains, cars, ships and aircraft is modeled to scale.