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Two European Tram Layouts

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bill937ca

I'm thinking about making changes to my layout and I went back to a couple of layouts that I had looked a few years ago for ideas.  In particular the track plan of the first layout. As these are European layouts I suspect their is very heavy use of European suppliers.

 

The first layout is N gauge.  Its done by a man in Czechoslovakia.  He has built many of his own cars to local prototypes.  There are some Japanese trams in his roster: a Modemo Tokyu 300, a Tomytec Portram and a couple of Kato drives under his single truckers. The layout itself has 3 lines. Layout size is 150cm x 160cm.  Text is in Czech and can be translated with Google Translate.

 

http://www.modelytramvaji.websnadno.cz/galerie-a-video.html?

 

http://www.modelytramvaji.websnadno.cz/zahranicniavideo.html

 

The second layout is HO and much smaller, but has incredible detail. Its basically an oval with a large carbarn split into three modules.  His collection is almost entirely European including many 60s DueWag cars. Text is in Dutch and can be translated with Google Translate.

 

http://marks-modeltrambaan.cjb.net/

 

http://www.marks-modeltrambaan.nl/Afbeeldingen/Overzicht/overzicht1.jpg

 

http://www.marks-modeltrambaan.nl/Afbeeldingen/Overzicht/overzicht3.jpg

 

http://www.marks-modeltrambaan.nl/Afbeeldingen/Overzicht/overzicht2.jpg

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IST

Thanks for posting these links. I really like the second layout. If I see well, its a simple oval layout, but with these detail and of course the train shed inside the oval, it looks great and gives the ability to play. And it seems the layout can continue on the right side.

 

There are some H0 gauge Hungarian trams available here, 'Muki', Type E, Type UV if you are interested. These are not available in N gauge.  :sad:

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bill937ca

Several videos of the second layout in operation.

 

 

 

 

These are HO, but can be a source of inspiration.  Tomix where's my Tomix Wide Tram Rail?  ???    ???

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Bernard

Incredible! Thanks for sharing Bill. Even the overhead wires "bounce" when the trams move.

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to2leo

The second layout reminds of Zurich, minus the diversity of tram models.  Bill is right, what happened to all the Tomix Tram Rail?

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to2leo

I still can't get over the wide spacing between tracks.  Is Tomix creating one with narrower spacing like Kato?

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bill937ca

I still can't get over the wide spacing between tracks.  Is Tomix creating one with narrower spacing like Kato?

 

Not that I have heard of.  More info when my track arrives next week--a week which has two Japanese National holidays by the way.

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bill937ca

I've found the Czech tram modeler has many You Tube videos on a little oval test layout with Tomix tram track where he runs trams from all over including Japan`s manufacturers.

 

Kato Portram

 

 

Modemo Hiroden 5000

 

 

Tomytec Toyama

 

 

Nagasaki Combino

 

 

Kato Hiroshima Duewag

 

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I've found the Czech tram modeler has many You Tube videos on a little oval test layout with Tomix tram track where he runs trams from all over including Japan`s manufacturers.

 

Michal buys every N-gauge tram which is available, plus makes a lot of different types for himself and others. His collection and modelling skills are incredible. I met him once in Budapest, because I ordered from him 2 types of Hungarian trams. He is not speaking in English and not in Hungarian, while I don't speak Czech or German, so the communication was funny. :)

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deeslexia

I have just seen this post which shows how a simple oval can be packed with ideas .

It may suit my single Corgi UK 4 wheel Tram , with plenty of background detail.

Unfortunately it is 5m-1 foot or about 1/69 or so , which makes for a large layout.

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Densha

Funny to see Mark's tram layout here. According to his website he won't be attending Eurospoor 2013 which I will be attending... I've never seen his layout in person.

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diederickvz

I still can't get over the wide spacing between tracks.  Is Tomix creating one with narrower spacing like Kato?

I'm just pleased with the spacing between tracks. I use Tomix wide tram tracks for my Lisbon trams. Have a look

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