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Large project on two levels in HO scale, representing Burgdorf station in Switzerland. The track plan is designed in SCARM by Mathias Rufer and his father Werner and the real layout is already under construction.


Scale & Size
Scale: H0 (1/87)
Size: Extra Large
Dimen­sions: 550cm x 410cm; 217" x 161"; 18′ x 13.5′
Area: 22.55m2; 26.97yd2
Time & Theme
Epoch/Era: IV, V / Modern
Theme: Hybrid
Location: Switzerland, Europe
Scene: Suburban/Town
Tracks & Route
Trackage: Roco H0 Line, Tillig H0 Elite
Type: Closed Route
Line: Double, with Fiddle Yard(s), with Helix(ces)
Features & Control
Traffic: Passenger, Freight, Shunting/Switching
Power supply: PC / Driving Railway


The layout is intended to show the Burgdorf train station in Switzerland, close to Bern. It is represented with simplified and shortened tracks due to the limited space available. The station is located on the upper level in the central area of the layout. Below it on the lower level, there is a shadow station with 12 tracks for parking of the waiting trains. The two levels are connected with two 2-spur helices in the both ends of the layout.


The tracks are selected to be 2.1mm (Code 83). The station is build using Tillig Elite trackwork, while the invisible part and the shadow station is realized with Roco Line tracks.


The layout will be operated using PC-controlled hybrid system Driving Railway. The software is able to control all the trains, turnouts, signals and block sections and even lightning in the locos and coaches.

More info

Read more about the layout and building progress in Mathias' dedicated model train web page (in German) and see his site (in English).

Project: Layout Under Construction   
Author: Mathias Rufer   
Designed with: SCARM
Posted on: 14 Aug 2014
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