New model railway opened at the Technical Museum

Technical Museum / Teknisk museumOslo.New model railway opened at the Technical Museum. Train interested Jeppe Steigner (2)...... Photo: Lise Åserud / NTB scanpix

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A new model railway opened at the Technical Museum at Kjelsås in Oslo on Saturday. The model railway was previously owned by the Horten car museum.

“A Technical Museum must have a proper model railway,“ said Director Frode Meinich of the Technical Museum.

“Most things happen on screen today and it is a pleasure to be able to offer experiences for several generations, where you can gather around something big that is actually moving and can be viewed from many angles,” he added.

The railway has four trains that can run at the same time with different number of wagons. Something happens all the time as the track goes, so it is important to keep track of all trains and cars moving.

Before the track could be taken into the museum and after an extensive transport operation, it was placed in a heating chamber for pest prevention.

The model railway is 3 times 8 meters. It is professionally built by the Horten model railway club for the Horten car museum. It was completed, of a very high standard in 2003. The course was given a “facelift” so that it can now be experienced at the Technical Museum. One of the original model railroad builders has provided good advice and assistance in the process.

© NTB Scanpix / #Norway Today

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