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Author Topic: Funicular Railways in Europe  (Read 204 times)

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Offline rogerfarnworth

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Funicular Railways in Europe
« on: April 02, 2018, 11:49:00 am »
I don't know whether anyone has tried to model funicular railways in N Gauge.  Perhaps not. It seems to me that it might be quite an interesting exercise!?

I have been looking at a few of these short railways in the South of France and I thought people might find the details valuable if they are considering a model. I wondered also what others might have seen on their travels here and abroad that they have found interesting.

I thought it might be good to start a new thread about Funicular Railways in Europe. I offer two  blogs about funiculars which have now disappeared. The first was between Cannes and Super-Cannes in the South of France.

https://rogerfarnworth.wordpress.com/2018/04/02/the-funicular-railway-in-cannes

The second was in Grasse, the perfume capital of Provence, and linked the PLM railway station to the town centre.

https://rogerfarnworth.wordpress.com/2017/11/30/funicular-railway-in-grasse-chemin-de-fer-de-provence-23

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Re: Funicular Railways in Europe
« Reply #1 on: April 02, 2018, 01:07:50 pm »
I don't know whether anyone has tried to model funicular railways in N Gauge.  Perhaps not.

Not the cheapest toy, but German manufacturer N-Tram is making handbuilt brass models of the Interlaken-Heimwehfluh-Bahn in Switzerland:
http://www.n-tram-shop.de/Fahrzeuge/Fahrzeuge-Spur-N/Standseilbahnen

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Re: Funicular Railways in Europe
« Reply #2 on: April 02, 2018, 06:33:56 pm »
Brawa used to sell a nice little set #6410, based on a funicular in Stuttgart.  I've seen a couple of them in operation on layouts, they seem to work quite well.



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Re: Funicular Railways in Europe
« Reply #3 on: April 03, 2018, 07:21:09 am »
« Last Edit: April 03, 2018, 07:23:25 am by rogerfarnworth »

 

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