The Building of a Model Railway

I am building a model of a Swiss Alpine railway, based on the RhätischeBahn in Graübunden Canton in south-east Switzerland. It is quite a challenge for someone who has been making model railways since childhood but always English, always in 00 gauge and never with overhead electrification. I hope you enjoy following these challenges!

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Controlling the Intermediate Station

The middle station needs no power feed of its own, being powered by the controllers at the two termini (well, just Innsdorf at the moment, but the mountain terminus, Bad Moritz, will have one in due course), but it does need its points and signals to be controlled locally, and I have built a small…

Laying Track Through the Mountains

The track base is now complete as far as the intermediate station on the mountain pass line, and slightly beyond, and I have been laying the track and have successfully run trains to and from the station. I had to use flexible track because the fixed-radius curves I have in hand are not small-enough radius…

Onward and Upward

Was it really May last year that I posted the beginning of the spiral climb? That was just as Britain was beginning a degree of freedom from the restrictions imposed to control the spread of Covid-19 and from then activity tended to be out and about rather than in the railway workshop! There was progress,…

Web links:

Market Deeping Model Railway Club www.mdmrc.org

Swiss Railways Society swissrailsoc.org.uk

Mark’s Rail Adventures www.mwtrips.co.uk

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