member Paul Bijleveld
This viaduct, built from wood, plastic card and brass, is a copy of the original viaduct in Rotterdam.
Etched brass plate is used for the gratings from the bridge.
Behind the viaduct you see the buildings of the Yeast and Methylated Spirit Factory,
that since the least century already has been established on this location near Delft.
From here many yeasttrains departed to other destinations in Holland, Germany and Belgium.
Also the sectionhouse such as it is placed here, was to be found almost everywhere in the country.
Here the Dutch Railways personal that took care of the railway maintainance and the operation of the signals and the railway-crossing lived.
In the background you see some Dutch premises, which are building sets from Pola.
With another grouping of parts and colour graduation it looks like Old Dutch.
- Pianoshop Matla in Ravenhage
member Thom Raven
The right ending of the HSM-scene is formed by a typical small old Dutch town, called Ravenhage'.
The buildings of this miniature town are nearly all models of existing historical premises.
The sphere of the town and the pre-war viaduct on which the train is running are elements from Rotterdam.
Central in this little modeltown is the station, which resembles the Blaak station of Rotterdam.
In reality this station disappeared in 1992 to make room for a railwaytunnel under the river Nieuwe Maas.
Through Ravenhage drive tram-cars, also selfmade to Rotterdam examples.
This modelbuilding costs a lot of time. We hope you enjoyed the pictures of this Oude Lijn'.
member Gerard van de Weerd
The entourage around a modelrailway is an important part of the representation.
To create an illusion in the right way to find yourself in another world the railway is furnished with a dull background and from screened lightning.
The height of the lighting frames on the foreside are so choosen, that the disturbed influence of the upside of the background is not conspicious by most spectators.
An extra depthworking can also be obtained by applying several fluorescent lamps with a warm lightcolour.
Each track is supplied with its own adjustable power. The operation happens with two walkaround controls,
by which the traincontrol from the one regulator to the other can be passed through.
The control of the trainrun happens at sight.
- Railway crossing near Vogelenzang-Bennebroek
To work out the layoutplan and to construct it all happened between 1987 and 1990.
The first exhibition was during the International Railway Exhibition Rail '90 in 's-Hertogenbosch in Holland.
Then at the invitation of Dave Rowe we went with the 'Oude Lijn" to England in 1992 as guests of the Bristol Model Railway Exhibition.
The third exposition was also in 's-Hertogenbosch at Rail'92 and the last show was in France.
Jacques Le Plat introduced us by the International Model Show in Sedan.
For some time this layout is to be seen in Leiden in the Model Museum.
Now we are working on a new layout, which would be much nicer then the older ones!