NMBS / SNCB model railway


the Italian part of our model railway system

Gauge one , 1:32 : Alterheim, DB theme, to be transformed into an NMBS / SNCB theme

(Belgium, at the border with Germany)

On this page we will discuss the transformation of a DB track 1 layout to one located in Belgium, just on the German border. Therefore, there will be a DB signal and catenary mast on the left side.
The layout is about 8.5 m long, in terms of scenery. When the sidings are added, we arrive at almost 20m.

We are going to try to make the catenary functional, i.e. the pantographs of the locomotives can drag against the contact wire.

As it is a modular layout the catenary will be removable, basing ourselves on the already used concept.

The layout will be a part of the "Spur 1 Modultreffen", Halver , Germany,  May 28-29, 2022

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The Italian part of our Layout

First we are going to make a lighted ceiling over the whole layout so that later we can also show a day-night rhythm here.
The whole layout must remain transportable and so the construction will be kept as light as possible. The depth of the layout is 85cm, the length 7.2m plus 2 tunnel sections.

I will explain the construction further once everything is finished. In the meantime, here are some pictures.

The Italian catenary masts are ordered at  Art&Trains.it .

When they are in our possession we can start working on the overhead line.

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