Page last updated 3rd May 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.

Upcoming Model Railway Exhibitions with a Continental Theme

14th – 15th May – European Railways Association Spring Convention – Crewe Heritiage Centre, Vernon Way, Crewe  CW1 2DB. 

18th June – German Railways Society Global Rail 2022  Didcot Civic Hall, Britwell Road, Didcot, Oxon OX11 7JN. 

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 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

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

 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

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.