Continental European in 0 scale

  • Hi,

    Is anybody in this forum collecting or modelling besides German also other European trains in 0 scale?

    I don't mind whether you are in 2- or 3-rail, fine scale or coarse scale, 1/43 or 1/45 or 1/48 or overseas scale with same gauge.

    Myself I own a large collection of ready-to-run off-the-shelf models among others also Italian FS rolling stock (Rivarossi & Lima) or French SNCF rolling stock (Hornby & JEP).

    Besides I am modelling rare locomotives in 0 scale of various European state railways such as the Russian locomotives (RZD) with Finnish passenger coaches (VR) or

    the Hungarian MAV M41 and MAV M63. More examples of many other projects in 0 scale are shown below...



  • Hi Johannis,

    NMJ made a CFL class 1600. With and without sound. For 2 years the 1602 and now they offer the 1601. All Models area III unfortunatly. I prefer area IV, 1970-1990.

    Greetings from Holland, Karel.

  • Hi Karel,

    The only solution I see is that you take the loco from NMJ and find an expert in airbrush near your area to repaint the bodyshell, but then you need new type of decals.



  • Hello Karel,

    what do you think of the 1500 or 1100 class?

    Can you tell me which CFL models (including wagons) were also running in Belgium or the Netherlands?

    Best regards


  • Hello,

    as far as locomotives are concerned, the 1600s went to the first stations in Belgium and France (Gouvy, Stockem and Longuyon) and into Germany to Trier. The 1800s were used along with the SNCB class 55 on the line from Luxembourg to Liège. CFL coaches (similar to the German "Silberlinge") went as far as Liège and Trier and, if I remember it well, also to Maastricht (the Netherlands).

    Some coke trains from Alsdorf (Gemany) to Belval (Luxembourg) consisting of privately owned self-discharging wagons were hauled between Aachen West (Germany) and Belval by an 1800.

    Hope this helps


  • Hello Mario,

    Just talking about diesels. An 1100 and/or 1500 might be nice but also a little bit too modern for me. In that case I prefer an 800(!) or 850/900.

    Locos running to Belgium (and Germany!) are the diesels classes 1600 and 1800.

    Coaches running to Belgium, Germany and the Netherlands: type Wegmann (family of the German Silberlinge/Silberfische). Wegmanns even came to Amsterdam.

    Äddi (they say in Luxemburg),


  • Hello Mario,

    I see that Herbert answered almost at the same time as I did. He's correct in het answer.

    Anf from Holland to Luxemburg came the NS/SBB TEE 4-car trainset. See the my picture on the left.

    Äddi, Karel.

  • Hello 48karben ,

    Hello HFy ,

    I actually meant which CFL series were also available from other railway administrations. Class 1500 is the G 1206, which was also available in several other countries / with other railway administrations. Which CFL series corresponds to which NS / SNCB / SNCF or other? Background: We are looking for interesting models that can be implemented in gauge 0 and 1. The Luxembourg market alone is too small. But if we find locomotives that have been used similarly in several countries, then it might be worthwhile to develop a model for several.

    Particularly interesting are diesel and electric locomotives as well as wagons from (German) epoch 3, preferably 4 and later.

    Best regards


  • Yes, Mario.

    You have to make a spreadsheet to find out which engine types operated or still operate in which regions (Baltikum, BeNeLux, Iberia, Skandinavia, Transylvania, etc.). Myself I am more into the Balkan route (Pan-European Corridor X) of the famous Orient Express.



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