Visit the museum´s unique model railway that was built in the early 1950s. Watch the trains drive through a realistic landscape on more than 50 meters of track, appreciated by both young and elder.
The daily demonstrations of the Model railway is currently cancelled, due to the guidelines and restrictions concerning Covid-19.
Uno Milton’s work began in 1948 and it took 3,500 man-hours over seven years to complete it. All the parts are made by hand, with the exception of the locomotive’s motor, which was purchased ready-built. The model railway was set up at the beginning of the 1960s at the National Museum of Science and Technology.
There are a total of four different train sets, drawn by electric engines of type D, Da, Ra and F. The locomotives and carriages, which are made to a scale of 1:87 are exact copies from reality. The trains are driven by 12 V DC and, just like in reality, the overhead line is one pole and the rails the other.
The landscape is made of chicken wire, plaster of Paris, fur fabric and sawdust. To give the landscape depth, the foreground areas are painted in bright colours and the background areas painted in muted poster colours.