Our model railway layout is a true masterpiece by modeller Josef Brandl (on a scale of 1:87 / H0). The roughly 270 metres of tracks cover an area of almost 42 square metres in total.
Spread over four rooms, the model simulates the steep ramp "Schiefe Ebene" between Neuenmarkt-Wirsberg station and Marktschorgast station - the most spectacular track section of the Ludwig South-North railway.
The model railway layout can be started at any time with the RFID card available at the entrance. Follow a train on its way over the "Schiefe Ebene" and learn about the details of this extraordinary track.
At 11 AM, 2 PM and 3 PM, special demonstrations take place: the layout is illuminated by atmospheric lights and you can follow the typical rail services on the "Schiefe Ebene". The demonstration is supported by interesting and entertaining stories from the history of the ramp.
The model railway is part of an experience-oriented exhibition about the "Schiefe Ebene" and its challenges for rail traffic.
ca. 42 sq m
1 : 87 (HO)
The model overcomes an altitude difference of about 42 cm between Neuenmarkt-Wirsberg station and Marktschorgast station.
Ca. 270 meters of rails were used. Roco-Line rails without bedding were used for the station. Roco-Line rails with bedding were used for the track and the staging yard.
76 points with Roco point machines are implemented.
The segment turntable is self-built.
The track contains 46 signals.
All of the layout's buildings are custom-made and were replicated in detail based on the historical model.
The substructure of the stone walls is made of plywood, flyscreen was covered in plaster, the stones are engraved individually.
There are roughly 1,000 trees and conifers - all are handmade.
Josef Brandl, Neustadt a. d. Donau
The model railway is controlled digitally using the program SOFT-LOK by graduate engineer Wolfgang Schapals, Mindelheim. The rail traffic is programmed based on the historical model.