Page last updated 30th April 2024

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 closed his website which featured a list of Model Shops in Switzerland. We have a pdf version of the list as it was in June 2022 here.
This will not be updated.


Upcoming Model Railway Exhibitions with a Continental Theme will be listed here:

Convention of European Railway Societies (COERS)  19th October 2024 10.00 – 16.30
Organised this year by the Austrian Railway Society this is a  multi-society event with the Swiss, German, Italian and Scandinavian Railway Societies The event will be at the Thringstone Club, Thringstone, Leicestershire, LE67 8LR. Each society will have a sales stand and layout/layouts representing their country. There will also be a number of trade stands including Scograil, Contikits, and Mount Tabor Models. Full catering should be available including a bar. Please note that there will not be a Swiss layout at this show. There was a request for a suitable layout in the March issue of Swiss Express but no suitable layouts with the available footprint were offered.


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

Members’ Swiss layouts  and details of exhibitions they are due to attend.

Maloja  RhB HOm – for more information  visit Featured in Continental Modeller November 1991 and re-visited November 2007. Click on the images to enlarge.

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”

Neuburg 1913 and 2013 won the Continental Modeller Cup for the best Continental Layout at the 2022 Warley Show. 


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.

Rue CFF / Bahnweg  – Ian Hedgecock HO Gauge  SBB/BLS is a compact small terminus layout portraying a fictitious ‘part of town’ somewhere in the Jura foothills / North West Switzerland where the delineation between French and German speaking communities is vague. SBB and BLS locos power the mainly push pull local passenger and serve the Co-op warehouse/bakery. There is also a small stabling point to which locos from elsewhere in the area come for brief layovers. 


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