Experience the largest model tram lay-out “Copenhagen Tramways” in Denmark

 

Experience the largest model tram lay-out “Copenhagen Tramways” in Denmark

 

 

 Bornholms Modelrailway

 

 

Museum

 

 

in Østermarie is a model of The Copenhagen Tramways in the first part of the 1920´s. It’s built in “0-scale” 1:45.

We are trying to catch the atmosphere in the old Copenhagen

 

from this period with streets, automobiles, shops, signs, figures and street-equipment and, of course, the trams from that period. The Copenhagen Tramways had its heydays in the 1920´s, before buses and autos took over and WW2 stopped the progress.

A few years more, and all the doubledecker cars was either rebuilt to single-deck (1924), or scrapped (1933). The old rebuilt horsedrawn trailers was still in service for ten more years.

It was the largest tramway system of Scandinavia

 

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The highlight of the exhibition are the model of the Danish Parliament building ”Christiansborg” in full 1l45 scale.

All the trams, except the double-decker cars from Frederiksberg (they are from

 

 "Swedtram"), are handmade "scratch built". The track are HO scale track from Swedtram "Orr-Track", hand laid and spiked to the table-top. The street surface are carved in precolored Gypsum.

We use the Lenz digital system and two-rail operation. We are working on a complete automatic operation system based on a new computer system.

This web-site contains pictures of the lay-out “Udstilling”, as well as older pictures from Copenhagen

 

. There’s a list of the tramcar models “vognparken” and galleries of house buildings. There’s a six minutes film and links.

Important:

We are not yet ready to open the museum, there are still a lot of work to do. If you have some questions, please feel free to send an e-mail to: jr60@live.dk

By the way: Bornholm is an island in the Baltic Sea