A highly recommended for any fan of model trains visit, which is found by chance in Milan, is undoubtedly the Museo Nazionale della Scienza e Tecnologia Leonardo Da Vinci (National Museun of Science and Tecnology Leonardo Da Vinci)
A part of all scientific and technological content, it is definitely a unique opportunity to enjoy the view of a number of rail quality material, and also in a state of perfect preservation.
Obviously the exposed material is entirely Italian manufacturing. This also will serve as illustrative of how the design has always been intrinsically linked to the production insdustrial.
HISTORY OF THE LOCOMOTIVE 691
To the American, in the early twentieth century, on some sections of the most important European railways locomotives that were used for the similarity with the American ones, were named Pacific.
Detail of wheel drive
A steam at 130 km / h
This type of locomotives resolved two trends now common to many states, the increase in the weight to be carried and the need of the link always more direct and faster.
In the face of these demands the Italian Railways, under the leadership of Eng. Riccardo Bianchi, planned the Pacific Italian, namely the 690 built by Breda in Milan. 691 subsequently derived type with some modifications derived from the use of the boiler 746/747 stretched. 691 locomotives were built in all 33; the first in 1928, the last in 1934, the latest version, as of 1934, the boiler was totally enhanced by getting to overheat up to 400 °.
The 691 was used as the Milan-Bologna line and then Milan-Venice. In both lines was provided for at least one stage for the supply of water and coal.
The 691 on deposit in Venice in the summer of 1953
The 691 was one of the most powerful steam locomotives and certainly the most remembered both for the powerful image he had for the high speed that could be maintained on some railway lines (on the Verona-Vicenza was able to reach up to 150 km / h). It remained in service until the early sixties, when it was used for towing speed trains.
Credit: Text of HISTORY OF THE LOCOMOTIVE 691 and 2 last photos, Museo Nazionale Scienza e della Tecnologia.
The Museum of Hamburg was founded in 1908 as the Museum of Hamburg History. Presents the evolution of the multifaceted city of Hamburg from its origins up to the present day and is one of the largest urban history museums in Europe.
Inside the Museum of Hamburg, we find the "Modelleisenbahn Hamburg e. V." which shows the model railway scale 1 larger in Hamburg.
The quality and size of the layout are outstanding.
Close up details
The port. Ships, cranes, docks, access ... every detail beautifully rendered.
Same stations you can see through the windows, when you ride with S-Bahn railways system
Beautiful locomotives in gauge one (1:32)
We can also see various models in other scales, displayed in showcases. With the technical explanations thereof.
A must for all those interested in the world of model trains, if you are in Hamburg, Miniatur wunderlan is in the area of Hamburg Alter. In one of the old buildings of the port, suitable for use as a site for various events.
In a very evocative surroundings, we can imagine without much effort, the movement of goods between warehouses and merchant ships. As these goods were distributed overland by rail.
Here we can see one of the channels between transit sheds.
Interesting recreation of the main entrance ... one of the first fine scale models that we will find upon entering.
El planteamiento de este diorama es muy simple. Una vista general de un taller de reparación y mantenimiento del cañón ferroviario K-5 Leopold de Krupp.
Debido al tamaño del cañón, es un poco complicado hacer un taller completo, si no queremos hacer un diorama de más de 3 metros de largo por otros 2 de ancho.... así que me he conformado con hacerlo de 1,5 metros de largo por 0,5 de ancho.
The approach of this diorama is very simple. A general view of a repair and maintenance workshop of the rail cannon Leopold K-5 from Krupp.
Due to the size of the cannon is a bit difficult to make a complete workshop, if we want to make a diorama of more than 3 meters long and 2 other wide .... so I've made do with 1.5 meters long and 0.5 wide.
La base preparada.
The base already.
Primeros detalles aplicados en la base.
First details applied at the base.
Detalles de la base.
Details of the base.
A continuación levanto las paredes. Básicamente hay dos; la frontal o pared este,
y la lateral norte.
Then I raise the walls. Basically there are two; first the front or east wall, and then the north side.
En primer lugar la lateral.
First, the lateral wall.
Tuberías y cableado de la pared lateral.
Plumbing and wiring of the side wall.
Diferentes tamaños de tuberías.
Different pipe sizes.
Cableado eléctrico. En primer plano una tapa de alcantarilla aplastada.
Electrical wiring. In the foreground a manhole cover collapsed.