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Some photo's of Ontraxs 2017, a Dutch railroad event. Don't know the name of the builders or the layouts anymore so I give them numbers.
The layouts are at sequence as I watch them.

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The lift was working.

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More later.

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Hi Alwin :wave:


AWESOME photos

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AWESOME lookin' show !


Great to see the wonderful layouts.


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have e pictures as well, enjoy











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Part 2

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Still more to go.

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That's some wonderful work! I wish that I could go there to see the show myself. Please post more photos if you have them.

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I’ve been to where this show takes place (Utrecht), way back in the late 80s but I only ever heard if this show a few years ago.
I’ve been reading a lot of European and UK model train magazines and I now know that European shows are totally different than US ones. Most US travelling layouts are modular by nature, built and assembled by groups. In Europe, though, many are built by individuals. But they’re usually much smaller, too (as that’s all a person in a tiny EU/UK house can fit).
The quality of modeling is, in my opinion, way better among travelling UK/EU-built travelling layouts than you’re usually going to find in a modular display in the US.
These layouts are standouts, even among the EU ones!

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Yes, some mighty fine work there. Good detail, and realistic positioning of figures---dog sniffing tree, two people talking, that sort of thing. That, along with wonderful utilization of space which they have developed over the years, probably from necessity, as Lee pointed out.

Thanks, Alwin.

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Very nice!. Thanks for posting.
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Next bunch of photo's.

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Still some more to go, enjoy.

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WOW.
That's amazing.

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Yes, I have to agree with you Lee. The "overseas" work seems to make the US efforts pale in comparison. Of course there are some here (those built by "pros" for big bucks to promote themselves) but they are far between. The modular guys just want to "have fun" running trains, the "diorama-ists" are more concerned with detailing and not much on train operations.This might be a reason that I don't go to train shows any more. I can have more fun visiting home layouts and having buddies over to visit mine.

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Well, I think the most layouts build here are also not top class. But the ontraxs show only have the best. However this year there were some layouts that were not that great. But I think it's getting harder each year tot find top quality layouts. It is impossible for the builders to build layouts like this each year or even in a few years.

The last photo's:

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I'm still not sure wich scale this layout was, N, Z? Something in between?













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That was it.

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A favorite of mine, from last years 'Ontraxs'.





I guess this years show is coming up soon ? ???


Thanks again for the pix. Alwin & Cor !



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Surely some primo modelling. The old auto shop photos (4th & 5th from the bottom) are most certainly 1:35 scale. How do I know this? I have a couple of guys who look just like the fellows shown and the guy on the bike is a nazi biker. And the last photos could be the same scale also. I can see some very familiar stuff in them.

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Si, this years show is at 9-11 march. So you have to wait a little more.

Are you coming over for a visit this year? :wave:

Alwin


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