27. - 28.04.2019 : The club CR IIm welcomes his visitors.
The tradition is once again respected! Like every spring, the modeling club CR IIm (45mm track) opens its doors to allow visitors to discover its two active layouts, to share a good time with the family, or even to enjoy a small meal and/or a good drink.
Also known as the Swiss layout, it is a point to point model railroad built on two levels, linking currently 4 stations: Les Ponts-de-Martel, the station of L'Etang (Etagnières), Blonay, and Lucens, without forgetting the stop of Cornaux.
The main track is an adherence track, and a new section inaugurated during the 2016 edition is a cog railway. This layout represents the metric gauge, and its scale is IIm, meaning a reduction of 1:22,5. This scale had been popularized by the famous garden trains manufacturer LGB (Lehmann Gross Bahn).
Live steam layout
The live steam oval is the place of live steam fans. On this layout are operated trains pulled by live steam locomotives, fired with alcool (ethanol being now preferred), with butan gas, and for some of them even with coad! This layout has a dual track and includes a staging for waggons and cars, a preparation area for the locomotives, and a superb roundhouse (named Les Corbeaux) accessible via a turntable.
Important works have been completed on this layout since the last Open Days in 2018.
D'importants travaux ont été effectués depuis nos Portes Ouvertes 2018 sur ce réseau. Come and get an idea of everything that has been realised in just one year....!
It is also important to drink and have a snack... In that respect, the club has its own refreshment bar located in the meeting room; this most sacred place of long discussions and best place to dream our several projects is named L'Injecteur (the Injector); the name says it all...
Reasonable prices even allow large families to stop without breaking the bank, which is not insignificant!
Saturday, from 10:00am to 06:00pm
Sunday, from 10:00am to 05:00pm
Free car parking available