Page last updated 10th August 2022

Modelling Page

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

This page has three initial purposes:

  •  Somewhere to place background material for articles in Swiss Express;
  •  A place for extra information that our members would like to submit.
  • Details of relevant model railway exhibitions

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.

 

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

 

A members has informed us that Scottish Garden Railways have a large quantity of LGB Scale RhB and MOB Locos, coaches etc. for sale secondhand.  If you are interested their website is here. The Society has no connection with this firm and offer this information only as a service to members.

Sue and Chris who ran MITV and whose videos the Society still sell are selling their collection of HOm items collected over many years with the view to one day building a layout, which is now unrealistic.  They are mainly RhB items by Bemo, Pola and Faller including locomotives, rolling stock, track, buildings kits, etc.  Most are unopened in original boxes.  For more information and a full list with prices please contact Sue on 07733224459 or knightsusanpenelope@gmail.com.

Upcoming Model Railway Exhibitions with a Continental Theme

21st August – French Railways Society Summer Rendezvous  Lenham Commuity Centre, Groom Road Lenham, Kent ME17 2QT

17th September – European Railways Association European Show – H Suite, 100 Icknield Port Road, Edgbaston, Birmingham, West Midlands B16 0AA

26th and 27th November – Warley Model Railway Show – Hall 5, NEC, Birmingham – The SRS are celebrating their 40 plus years Anniversary at the show.

The SRS has no connection with these exhibitions and it may be beneficial to check that they are actually taking place before attending.

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

Bärental and Dorf will be attending the 2022 Warley Show at the NEC Birmingham on 26th and 27th November as part of the Swiss Railways Society Area, celebration our 40 plus years Anniversary.

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

Neuburg 1913 and 2013 will be attending the 2022 Warley Show at the NEC Birmingham on 26th and 27th November as part of the Swiss Railways Society Area, celebration our 40 plus years Anniversary.

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

Zeitesfeld  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.

Schweizer Kleinstadt Z Gauge  SBB, BLS, SOB  featuring scratch built items not normally available in Z gauge. Follow this link to see a video of the layout in operation.

This layout is planned to attend the 2023 Society AGM

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