Page last updated 1st July 2021

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.

Upcoming Model Railway Exhibitions with a Continental Theme

The Worldwide N Gauge Society are holding a convention on Saturday 31st July at Wyllotts Theatre, Wyllotts Place, Potters Bar EN6 2HN – more details are here.

Austrian Railway Group Meeting – Saturday 2nd October – Charles Booth Community Centre, Thringstone Green, Leicestershire LE67 8ND. This is an informal open day for likeminded individuals to come along and look at the layouts that will be present. Organiser, Craig Charity’s layout “Wolfstatt” will be there, and although incomplete will have trains running. Also there will be “Pankraz” (HO gauge) and a layout by John Gough. In addition Eric Bird will bring one of his engineering rolling stock layouts and the ARG Sales Stand plus some Italian items for sale will be present. The general public will not be present and the day is being funded by Craig with the help of his son Lewis. Tea and coffee will be available and the bar will be open from Lunchtime. If any Swiss Railways Society members are in the area it would be nice to support this enterprising event, after all many are also in the ARG.

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

 This layout is scheduled to appear as part of the Society Anniversary celebrations at the Warley Show in November.

 

 

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

 This layout is scheduled to appear as part of the Society Anniversary celebrations at the Warley Show in November.

 

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 2022 Society AGM

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