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Swiss HOm layout

22416 Views 51 Replies 15 Participants Last post by  PaulRhB
Here's my new Swiss RhB layout still got quite a bit of detailing to do but it had it's first outing a couple of weeks back.

Thanks for the interest David
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With regard to the locos that you use, do you find much if any different between the Ge 6/6 II locos with their 3-pole motors and the other locos with 5-pole motors. I am particularly interested in the slow running capabilities.
Thanks for that information Paul. Your layout certainly looks impressive in the pictures. I hope I can get a change to see it in the flesh some time. I love the RhB and often go to their area of Switzerland and stay at the Hotel Gruschuna at the end of the plaforms in Filisur. It's the one holiday where my car tends to stay parked outside the hotel for most of the holiday!
QUOTE (dwb @ 1 Mar 2008, 18:56) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>I guess you've hiked up to the view point overlooking the Landwasser viaduct more than once or twice then?


Yes many times. If anyone is interested in some of my photos of the Filisur Station in particular have a look at the Yahoo BEMO group site at and look at the gallery Filisur 2006 by h5djr.

Many years ago I also hiked along the 'path' between Preda and Bergun. Quite hard work but very enjoyable with super views of the RhB and a lot of the Albula bridges.
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QUOTE (PaulRhB @ 2 Mar 2008, 07:42) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>How long is this hike?, I'm just wondering if I would have time to do it this summer as I'll hopefully be staying in Chur.

I'll post future exhibitions for the layout, potentially one around London in November and some bookings for 2009 and 2010 already! I'm only able to do 2 or 3 shows a year due to working most weekends and I don't want the layout being an issue with the domestic authorities!

Here is a link to more details about the path.
It's about 6km - 3.7 miles, mostly downhill from Preda.

Dave R
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QUOTE (dwb @ 2 Mar 2008, 13:21) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>We went uphill from Bergun to Preda. I think we took about 2 hours to do it. If you're game, there's a company that hires two wheel scooters for the return journey! No idea how much it costs because we're not brave enough for that.

One thing to consider about the direction of the walk is the default view. Going up the valley you are looking into the head of the valley; going down it's how it opens out. For us this makes the outward and inward legs of any walk quite different.


You can actually hire both normal bikes and the scooters from the RhB at most stations. The scooters are called Trottinetts and they cost around CHF18.00 to hire.

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