8. September 2022

N Gauge: Model railways on show

N Gauge: Arlberg in N Gauge

The layout is digitally controlled and operated via a TrainController timetable. All of the rolling stock is equipped with sound, as well as interior lighting and other details.

The club takes great pride in presenting the modules with faithfully reproduced motifs of the east ramp of the Arlberg line. This impressively crafted model portrays the following track sections of the legendary archetype:

Schmidtobel tunnel and viaduct, Weinzierl tunnel, Trisanna bridge with Wiesberg castle, 3-track Pians station with a length of 4.5 metres, Engelwand tunnel and Engelwand bridge, Burgfried viaduct, Wolfsgruberbach viaduct. The entire layout includes 2 stations (Braz and Pians), as well as Hintergasse passing point. A total of more than 60 metres of track is included which depict the single-track line created with loving care, as well as many details. Operations are conducted for the most part with models based on the ÖBB archetype, but other models can also be seen on the layout.

Operator: N-Spur.at, Herbert Buchinger, 3430 Tulln, Austria

Layout size: 11 x 8 metres

N Gauge: City Station and Railway Depot

This system consists of various individual elements:

City station with 15-storey roundhouse and 7-track transfer table in the depot. The station has 9 through tracks, 2 dead-end tracks for reversible trains and 1 cogwheel track for a mountain line in the station forecourt.

Train traffic with 13 train configurations runs along a ring layout on the 2-track main line with 2 staging yards, as well as a branch from the 13-track shunting yard back to the main station.

The terrain is not based on any particular archetype, but it includes essential details such as urban buildings, an amusement park, agricultural elements etc. The digitally operated layout is controlled with the WinDigipet operating system.

Operator: Eisenbahnfreunde Ravensburg-Weingarten, Alfons Horn, 88276 Berg, Germany

Layout size: 18 x 5 metres

N Gauge: Chalon sur Saone Railway Station in France circa 1995

The model railway layout presents a replica of Chalon sur Saone station in France and 4 kilometres of the actual line on a scale of 1:160 (N gauge) from around 1995.

The model is equipped with 98 switches and 120 metres of track, and the backstage model has 19 storage tracks with 50 metres of track and 40 Roco switches.

The network is operated using a 3-light SNCF BAL car with relay, and the console can monitor 80 possible lines.

The buildings, signals and overhead lines are all self-made!

Operator: Jean-Marc Monin, 71440 Lessard-en-Bresse, France
Layout size: 11 x 8 metres

N Gauge: Pennsylvania Steel

Here we have a small blast furnace plant with steel works in the East of the United States. The era is the mid-1950s. The blast furnace plant is completely self-built. Diesel locomotives already dominate the works railway traffic. The trains travel continuously to and fro carrying raw materials and pulp between the different factory units. On the elevated railway limestone, coke and of course iron ore are delivered and stored in bunkers. The raw materials are distributed by crane and conveyed up the inclined lift into the blast furnace.

The plant is situated by a river, from which the necessary large quantities of cooling water are pumped via a pump house. Hand-painted figures round off this little layout.

Operator: Heinz-Ulrich Grumpe, 48151 Münster
Layout size: 1,6 x 0,65 metres