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    Cab ride on Mr. Porsche ‘s very large model train layout
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    Published on Dec 19, 2016
    This is the model train layout of Mr. Hans-Peter Porsche. He is the grandson of Ferdinand Porsche, the automobile designer of the famous VW Beetle. Since his childhood, Hans-Peter Porsche collected tin toys from Marklin, from Bing and from other manufacturers. A few years ago, he decided to present his collection of toys to the public in a special museum. This museum is called “Traumwerk Porsche” in the German language, meaning “Dreamworks Porsche” in the English language. In addition to the toy collection, there is a large event hall for Porsche cars and a very large model railroad display with model trains in action. Outside, there is also a railroad and a playground for children. The Dreamworks model railway museum is located in the South of Germany. The large model railway layout has got an exhibition area of more than 400 square meters and represents the three countries Austria, Switzerland and Germany. Pilentum was capturing video footage of more than six hours, for example these beautiful cab rides along the whole railway exhibition. Please, enjoy the railroad landscape and railway scenery. More information and a lot of photos are available at http://www.pilentum.org, for free.
     
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    Whats Neat in model railroading | March 2017 Model Railroad Hobbyist | Ken Patterson
    Model Railroad Hobbyist magazine



    Published on Mar 4, 2017
    http://mrhmag.com - MRH What's Neat columnist Ken Patterson's March 2017 What's Neat column: 1) James Wright interview; 2) SoundTraxx Tsunami 2 decoder programming; 3) Woodland Scenics Just Plug lighting system; 4) Great runbys; and 6) More tips, photos, and tricks! Get even more great FREE how-tos for model railroading on the Model Railroad Hobbyist website. This video is just part of the TOTALLY FREE March 2017 issue of Model Railroad Hobbyist magazine.
     
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    Whats Neat in model railroading | April 2017 Model Railroad Hobbyist | Ken Patterson
    Model Railroad Hobbyist magazine



    Published on Mar 31, 2017
    http://mrhmag.com - MRH What's Neat columnist Ken Patterson's April 2017 What's Neat column: 1) Foam glue tests; 2) Foam layout construction tips; 3) Wood railroad crossing; 4) Tsunami2 programming tips; and 5) Athearn photo/video extravaganza! Get even more great FREE how-tos for model railroading on the Model Railroad Hobbyist website. This video is just part of the TOTALLY FREE April 2017 issue of Model Railroad Hobbyist magazine.
     
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    Pilentum Model Railroads - At the Railway Line
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    Published on Apr 2, 2017
    While making the latest cab ride video with model trains in action, Pilentum was set the camera beside the railway line. Please, enjoy some fast electric trains, some freight trains and some high speed trains from Germany. More information and a lot of photos are available at http://www.pilentum.org, for free.
     
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    Whats Neat in model railroading | May 2017 Model Railroad Hobbyist | Ken Patterson
    Model Railroad Hobbyist magazine



    Published on Apr 28, 2017
    http://mrhmag.com - MRH What's Neat columnist Ken Patterson's May 2017 What's Neat column: 1) Modeling leaves in HO; 2) Auto rack loads; 3) Tsunami 2 diesel sound decoders; 4) Jeff Meyer's weathered freight cars; and 5) lots of great runbys! Get even more great FREE how-tos for model railroading on the Model Railroad Hobbyist website. This video is just part of the TOTALLY FREE May 2017 issue of Model Railroad Hobbyist magazine.
     
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    Large Model Railroad RR HO H.O. Scale Gauge Train Layout @ Sun City West Arizona awesome trains
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    Published on May 4, 2017
    On Thursday 5/4/17 I met Club Members Ed, Lee, and George and the share the enjoyment of the clubs awesome H.O. Scale / Gauge Model Railroad train layout.

    The club started in 1984 and in 1990 moved to the R. H. Johnson building. It’s amazing to see that every area on the layout is complete. Just a wonderful experience to view.

    They are located in the R. H. Johnson Recreation Center at 19803 R. H. Johnson Blvd., Sun City West AZ 85375

    The hours for the public are
    September 15 through October
    Tuesday and Thursday 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
    Saturday 9:00 AM to Noon
    November through March
    Tuesday and Thursday 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
    Saturday Noon to 3:00 PM
    April through May
    Tuesday and Thursday 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
    Saturday 9:00 AM to Noon
    September through May
    Night runs 3rd Friday of the month 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
    CLOSED MAY 30TH THROUGH SEPTEMBER 14TH
     
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    What a really pleasant train ride. The forward looking scenery, looking in the distance I couldn't tell
    if it was part of the wall mural or actual layout and didn't know until the train got up to it. I only caught
    two repeat scenes and they were brief and on a different track. The way the third (middle) rail is disguised
    is nice. One reason I always liked S gauge and HO is because it just seemed more real without the middle
    track. Action events you pass you only see once...in 25 minutes? I think it was five other moving
    trains we passed and pretty sure none of them were the same. Multiple tunnels and the scenery was always
    different coming out. Just a really impressive layout.
     
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    The only thing to say is WOW
     
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    Whats Neat in model railroading | June 2017 Model Railroad Hobbyist | Ken Patterson
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    Published on May 23, 2017
    http://mrhmag.com - MRH What's Neat columnist Ken Patterson's June 2017 What's Neat column: 1) Carving track profiles in foam; 2) Model phototraphy with fire; 3) Tricked out UP Challenger; 4) Benchwork with a furniture look; 5) Loksound tips from Matt Herman; and 6) lots of great runbys! Get even more great FREE how-tos for model railroading on the Model Railroad Hobbyist website. This video is just part of the TOTALLY FREE June 2017 issue of Model Railroad Hobbyist magazine.
     
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    N&W A Class & Y Class Double Header Chase
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    Published on Jun 18, 2017
    Here is a rare glimpse of a few N&W locomotives taking a freight train down the hill and into the yard. Enjoy!
     
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    1950s MODEL RAILROAD - "O" gauge model railroading
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    Published on Jun 27, 2017
    Short film, produced with the participation of the Westchester Model Club, Inc., Pelham Manor, New York., to introduce railroaders to the enjoyment of "O" gauge model railroading.

    Not rated. Black and white.
     
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    Whats Neat in model railroading | July 2017 Model Railroad Hobbyist | Ken Patterson
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    Published on Jun 27, 2017
    http://mrhmag.com - MRH What's Neat columnist Ken Patterson's July 2017 What's Neat column: 1) Jason Quinn's coal train modeling; 2) managing the model train dust problem; 3) Tsunami2 HEP setup; 4) Richard Rand's On30 layout; 5) Bachmann's USRA 4-6-2; 6) Wild West Scale Models; and 7) lots of great runbys! Get even more great FREE how-tos for model railroading on the Model Railroad Hobbyist website. This video is just part of the TOTALLY FREE July 2017 issue of Model Railroad Hobbyist magazine.
     
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    The Great Marklin Model Railroad Show in HO Scale
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    Published on Jul 12, 2017
    This permanent model railway exhibit was one of the first digitally controlled Märklin model train systems in Germany. By the year 2001, it was the largest model railway layout in the world with more than 700 square meters of exhibition space. The construction of the model railroad was started in 1997 and completed in 1999. Built in HO gauge or 1/87 scale, on the layout there are more than 250 model trains in action including electric trains and steam trains. There are typically German landscapes from the North Sea, from the Ruhr and Rhine area, from the Lake Constance, and from Switzerland including Swiss model locomotives and passenger cars. You will be impressed by the many bridges - breathtaking and spectacular railway bridges - connecting the German landscape to the Swiss landscape. Unfortunately, in December 2016 the model railroad exhibit was finally closed due to high operating costs. Please, visit http://www.pilentum.de or http://www.pilentum.org for more information. Thank you.
     
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    Whats Neat in model railroading | August 2017 Model Railroad Hobbyist | Ken Patterson
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    Published on Jul 26, 2017
    http://mrhmag.com - MRH What's Neat columnist Ken Patterson's August 2017 What's Neat column: 1) Kevin Ruble from the Caboose hobby store in Denver; 2) DCC Ready - what does it *really* mean; 3) Layout scenery tips; 4) More liftout examples; 5) Athearn SDP40F; and 6) lots of great runbys! Get even more great FREE how-tos for model railroading on the Model Railroad Hobbyist website. This video is just part of the TOTALLY FREE August 2017 issue of Model Railroad Hobbyist magazine.
     
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    Greatest Female Private Model Railroad RR O Scale Gauge Lionel Layout Ever? Meet The Train Lady
    Lou Costabile



    Published on Aug 26, 2017
    In the Northwest Suburb of Chicago on 8-25-17, I’m sharing a very special treat as we have a private tour with Elaine Silets, a woman known as “The Train Lady”.

    Today she shares her “station” she built that houses her model railroad.

    She has one of the most amazing / awesome O Scale / Gauge Model Railroad train layouts, and people come internationally to visit by appointment only, or when there is an open house for a charity event.

    The layout tours through Chicago and the surrounding suburbs.

    Every area on the layout is complete. The engines, cars, scenery on the layout are of the highest quality, and many items are custom and hand built.

    This is just a wonderful experience to view.

    AMAZING!

    Enjoy.
     
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    Railfanning view of a large modular model railway layout built in FREMO Free-Mo Modutrak standard
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    Published on Sep 3, 2017
    Basically, there are two methods to build a model railway layout. On the hand a model railway layout can be built on a single plate. In this case width and length finally define the size of the whole layout. On the other hand single modules are built by members of a model railway club. Because of consistent standards in module construction, wiring, DCC, track and scenery, these single modules can be fitted to a very large modular model railway. For example, FREMO, Free-Mo, Mod-U-Trak and Modutrak are well known standards for building those model railway modules. In this video Pilentum presents a model train cab ride along a very large modular model railway layout. There are more than 50 meters of HO scale railway tracks in narrow gauge. The whole model railroad layout presents the famous Furka Cogwheel Steam Railway in Switzerland. This Swiss mountain metre gauge railway operates between the Realp railway station in the Canton of Uri and the Oberwald railway station in the Canton of Valais, crossing the Gletsch railway station also in the Canton of Valais. Please, visit http://www.pilentum.de, and enjoy thousands of model railway photos. Thank you.
     
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    Whats Neat in model railroading | September 2017 Model Railroad Hobbyist | Ken Patterson
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    Published on Aug 23, 2017
    http://mrhmag.com - MRH What's Neat columnist Ken Patterson's September 2017 What's Neat column: 1) St Louis Prototype Modelers Meet; 2) Interview with 7 manufacturers; 3) Interview with 2 top modelers; 4) New weekly What’s Neat podcast; 5) Plus lots of awesome models on display! Get even more great FREE how-tos for model railroading on the Model Railroad Hobbyist website. This video is just part of the TOTALLY FREE September 2017 issue of Model Railroad Hobbyist magazine.
     
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    #1: Dan's Model Railway Diary (The Start of the Layout!)
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    Published on Sep 12, 2017
    Join me as I step into the wide world of Model Railways! Getting to grips with the basics of trains, track layouts and scenery!

    Find Hornby stuff on amazon: http://amzn.to/2gTaGim

    My Model Railway YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC9ED...

    Join me as I step into the wide world of Model Railways! Getting to grips with the basics of trains, track layouts and scenery!
     
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    She out does herself with her Garden Railroad.

     
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    Awesome model train layouts made in Swiss model railroading and railway modelling style
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    Published on Sep 20, 2017
    In the history of railway and railroad construction, we must recognize that the most beautiful and the most ingenious railway lines have been built in Switzerland. There are many tourists who visit Switzerland only because of the railway tracks. Therefore, it’s not a surprise that there is a separate genre in model building, namely Swiss model railroading or Swiss railway modelling. In this video, Pilentum presents three model railway layouts in HO scale, narrow gauge, showing special structures and places of the Swiss railway. You can recognize the places by identifying the name signs at the miniature railway stations. Please, visit http://www.pilentum.de, and enjoy thousands of model railway photos. Thank you.
     
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    If you are ever in my neck of the woods, there is a model railroad club that has built an awesome layout inside an old passenger depot for the Frisco Railway. Link here - http://www.bigbendrrclub.org/index.shtml They turn everything on once a month and open to the public. My oldest was a train kid and we went there a few times to just watch.

     
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