The passenger model trains , English miniature railway ridable in American riding railroad or large scale railroad are miniature train can accommodate passengers using locomotives copies of existing machines scaled driven by diesel, electricity or steam lively . Continue Reading “List of passenger miniature trains”
The Birmingham Dribbling or ” mat train ” ( “carpet railways” in English) are the first models rail to emerge. 1 However, the steam locomotive does not move on rails , simply rolling on the floor, hence its name. Continue Reading “Carriage trains”
The term ” electric train ” refers to a train powered by electricity , whether “real” or a model.
From 1882, the term electric train is used while it is envisaged to use electricity to move trains using accumulators 1 . In October 1903 , several German experimental railcars exceeded 200 km / h 2 . In 1924, the term “electric train” is used to talk about real trains electrically driven 3 . Continue Reading “Electric train”
Voie Libre (abbreviated as VL ) is a French journal founded inbelonging to the group LR Press , dealing with themes around secondary railways, real or miniature . Continue Reading “Free Way”
A toy train is a miniature reproduction of a train or element of a train ( locomotive , towed equipment …) as a toy . This toy train is intended to circulate on a miniature railway and to reproduce the principle of operation of real trains during a game session: trips from one station to another, maneuvers, exchanges of cars. Its propulsion is generally ensured by a unique system: electricity , steam (” carpet railways ” of the Victorian era ), mechanical system, by hand … Continue Reading “Toy train”
Rosny-Rail is a railway museum located in the station of Rosny-sous-Bois ( Seine-Saint-Denis ).
The museum is organized around different themes: the history of the railway, the way, the signaling, the rolling stock, etc. A dozen have been built according to a thematic and chronological breakdown of major rail functions of the late xix th century to the present day 1 . Continue Reading “Rosny-Rail”
The small railway Ribières is a circuit of garden train located in Limousin, in the mountains of Châlus , country of feuillardiers , in the town of Bussière-Galant . Continue Reading “Small Ribières Railway”
Rail Miniature Flash is a French magazine founded in 1962 1 belonging to the group Rigel Editions which deals with themes around model making . Formerly known as RMA (Rail Miniature News), it is renamed RMF from No. 5 May 1962 to avoid confusion with a store. It usually consists of 80 and 116 pages, A4 size; its publication is monthly. Continue Reading “Flash Miniature Rail”
The Proto current is a model railroad current founded in 1966 aimed at exact compliance with the scale chosen for tracks , switches and rolling stock (wheels, hitches …). This philosophy is close to the finescale practiced in England and the United States . Continue Reading “Proto (model railroad)”
The European model standards (NEM), which are in German Normen Europäischer Modellbahnen – European standards for railway models, were established in 1954 to ensure the consistency of manufacturing related to rail model making . Continue Reading “European standards of model making”
Templates Ferroviaires is a French magazine founded in 2008 by Christian Fournereau and Denis Fournier Le Ray belonging to the group LR Press which deals with themes around model railroading . It is aimed at model builders. Regular contributors to the journal include Ivan Bory (scale 0), Jean Cantaloube (scale N), Patrick Fastelli (scale H0), Aurélien Prévot (scale H0). Continue Reading “Railway Models”
Model Railroader (abbreviated MR ) is an American magazinedealing with model railroading . Founded in 1934 by Al C. Kalmbach and published monthly by Kalmbach Publishing, this magazine is the oldest devoted to model trains. Its headquarters are in Milwaukee , Wisconsin , United States . Continue Reading “Model Railroader”
A garden train is a model train that moves in a garden . The width of the most common track is 45 mm but there are tracks ranging from 32 mm to 185 mm (the latter size being provided for trains on which one can sit). Continue Reading “Garden train”
The term ferrovipathe (in British English, ” trainspotter ” in American English , ” railfan “), refers to a passionate train and the railway world. The ferrovipathe is devoted to one or more fields: observation, recordings of compositions and photography of trains; railway heritage management : historical work and archiving, restoration of old trains (including steam locomotives), collection of trains or railway parts; model railroad … Continue Reading “railfan”
Faller (full name Gebrüder Faller Gmbh ) is a German company for the creation and manufacture of models at different scales ( HO , N, Z) and decorative elements for model railroad network , military model making and fairground model making. The company Faller has also developed for the rail networks the Car-System allowing to evolve on the miniature networks, in addition to trains, road vehicles. Continue Reading “Faller (model making)”
The digital command control (DCC), in French “digital control system” is a standard used in the model railway to individually control of locomotives or track accessories by modulating the supply voltage of the way. Continue Reading “Digital Command Control”
Keys for the miniature train is a French magazine founded in 2012 1 , 2 by Christian Fournereau and François Fontana belonging to the group LR Press which deals with themes around model rail . Aimed at beginners in model railroading, it is a partner of the FFMF on the occasion of numerous exhibitions 3 , 4 . It is distributed by subscription and is available in over 7,000 points of sale 5 . The first issues were launched at a price of 2.90 euros 6 . Since the n ° 17 (January-February 2015), the selling price is 3.60 euros7 . The current editor is Denis Fournier Le Ray. Among the journal’s regular contributors are Daniel Aurillo, Philippe Cousyn, François Fontana, François Fouger, Christophe Franchini, Pierre Julien, Aurélien Prévot … Continue Reading “Keys for the miniature train”
A low-gauge railway uses a spacing of 381 mm (15 ‘), 400 mm (15 3/4’), 406 mm (16 ‘), 457 mm (18’), 500 mm (19 3/4) ‘) or 508 mm (20’). The concept of low gauge railways was originally developed by Estate Railways 1 and the French company Decauville for industrial railways. Continue Reading “Low gauge railway”
Railway puzzles are games of logic and deduction from the world of railways , using miniature trains . It is then a question of solving a given problem in a minimum of time or maneuvers. There are a number of more or less famous railway puzzles. Continue Reading “Railway puzzles”
The model railway is a business model on trains and railway world , especially their reproduction according to a scale and a set theme and their exploitation .
It is about the evolution of the simple game with a miniature train or the act of the electric train : the goal is to constitute a realistic model on which the trains will be the central subject. Railway modelism then consists, for most of its practitioners, to build a network (sometimes improperly called ” circuit “) arranged and decorated, on which the model maker will circulate his trains based on the reality of the railway world. Continue Reading “Railway Model Making”