Page last updated 21st January 2019

Modelling Page

Welcome to the modelling pages of the Swiss Railways Society website.

This page has two initial purposes:

  •  Somewhere to place background material for articles in Swiss Express;
  •  A place for extra information that our members would like to submit.

Whilst our name implies an interest only in railway, many of our members have wider interests in modelling things Swiss, so the main constraint will be ‘Swiss’, so articles on modelling tramways, buses, boats and scenery are all welcome. If there is any information that you think should be on this page, submit it to the Webmaster.

MABAR TREN S.L. are a Spanish Model Railways company situated in Barcelona that produce HO and N scale models. They have released a Swiss post wagon in N gauge. Click here for a picture. There website is www.mabar.es.

 

Stefan Unholz has a list of Model Shops in Switzerland which is regularly updated, to visit it click here.

The London Branch have been approached by a company, ARC who are looking to open a 30,000 square foot train and transport model exhibition similar to Miniature Wunderland in the centre of London.

One of their exhibits will, most likely, be a Swiss mountain ski resort.  Is anyone interested in helping them on this project?   They add that they will certainly require a number of very skilled and enthusiastic modellers. If you are interested please contact Simon Parker-Smith simonps@arcfd.com. Tel: 07795 323375 for more information.

Please note that the Society is in no way involved with, or endorses this project. Any Member who gets involved does so as an individual and will not be acting on behalf of the Society

Swiss layouts scheduled to appear at future exhibitions

Maloja  RhB HOm – for more information  visit www.maloja.co.uk. Featured in Continental Modeller November 1991 and re-visited November 2007

Beckenvick – RhB HOm

 

 

Graubündenbahn  RhB HOm Netherlands based layout.

Untermutten  RhB HOm, for more information visit www.swiss.nwrail.org.uk/untermutten.html

Switzerland on the Move – Z  The layout was featured in the July 2013 Issue of Continental Modeller

Bärental  HOm  Rhätische Bahn. Featured in Continental Modeller December 2004

Swiss Railways Society AGM, Hallmark Midland Hotel Derby DE1 2SQ  Saturday 13th April (Featuring Dorf)
St. Neots Model Railway Exhibition, The Arena. Kettering Conference Centre, Thurston Drive, Kettering, Northamptonshire NN15 6PB Saturday 8th and Sunday 9th June. (Featuring Dorf). 
Weston Super-Mare – Unconfirmed at the moment 15th September

 

Neuburg 1913  HOm  Rhätische Bahn. Neuburg station in 1913, a section of the line prior to electrification. Featured in Peco’s “Modelling Swiss Railways”

Filisur  HOm  Rhätische Bahn – based on Filisur circa 2005 – 2006. Featured in Continental Modeller in December 2012 with an update in September 2017

Zweitesfeld  N Gauge  SBB – inspired by the foot of the north ramp of the Gotthard route. Featured in Continental Modeller in March and May 2014, awarded the Continental Modeller Cup for 2014. Click here for full details of the layout.

The walkers look on from the hillside, as the afternoon passenger service enters the station.

A very busy scene as freight trains cross at Zweitesfeld.

A loco exits the underpass as a steel train is seen leaving Zweitesfeld under “clear” aspects.

If you have a Swiss exhibition layout, let us feature it and it’s future appearances here.