RAILWAY SCALE MODELLING EXHIBITORS

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Association des Jeunes Villersois
Nine years ago, the Association des Jeunes Villersois has equipped itself with a scale modelling centre that promotes railway and ship modelling.  
The Association des Jeunes Villersois exhibits a 15-m-long model railway, which has been already presented in 2017 and 2019! A 1:87 scale model (H0) stretching from the railway station of Dives-sur-mer to that of Deauville-Trouville. Several places are reproduced: the golf field and the beach of Houlgate, the Church and railway station of Gonneville-Saint-Vaast, the pre-war railway station of Villers-sur-mer and the marshes and railway station of Blonville-sur-Mer.
 
For the very first time, you can also find a 1 x 1.75 model made by the children of the club!
 
A 1.20 x 2.50 m model railway is found on the first floor and is available for children who want to obtain their train driving certificate!

Chemin de fer de la Chapelle
The Chemin de Fer de la Chapelle Club gathers enthusiasts for building and driving model train sets at the Chapelle-en-Serval (Picardy). Patrick Picard exhibits a 1:43 scale (0) model railway (5.8 x 2 m) equipped with three railroads, level crossings and sheet metal railway stations, which recreate the atmosphere of the pre-war period and the 1950s.

Association des Passionnés de la Simulation Ferroviaire par l’Informatique
Created in 2005, the Association des Passionnés de la Simulation Ferroviaire par l’Informatique organizes several and varied events to further promote IT railway simulation. Vladimir Boire, President of the association, and his colleagues initiate the public to virtual driving with five railway simulators!

Fédération Française de Modélisme Ferroviaire
The “Fédération Française de Modélisme Ferroviaire” gathers several associations of railway model makers. Four major national associations (AFAN, AMFI, Cercle du Zéro and GEMME) also joined to develop railway scale modelling in France.

Gérard Lorant exhibits his 1:48 scale model railway (4 x 1.5 m) named "The Villers Valley Railway". This model railway is a fictional version of the affordable railroads with a 3 ft (914 mm) gauge built in the 1880s in the United States. They were used to transport goods to the silver mine, a very prolific resource at the end of the 19th century in Colorado. During digital driving, the model railway emits the characteristic sound of Western American steam locomotives.

Amicale des Modélistes Ferroviaires Indépendants
The “Amicale des Modélistes Ferroviaires Indépendants” is an association that helps individual model hobbyists to discuss about the techniques and scales concerning their own discipline. Jacques Brazille, member of AMFI, exhibits a model railway constructed at two different scales: 1:160 (N) and 1:220 (Z). This fun 1.20 x 0.70 m model railway is equipped with a camera broadcasting images on a screen and on a virtual reality headset.
 
Children can live a unique experience and obtain their train driving certificate!

Le Cercle du Zéro

Le Cercle du Zéro
“Zero” is the designation for 1:43.5 scale model railway. Founded in 1982 by several enthusiasts for building 1:43.5 scale railway models, Le Cercle du Zéro aims at promoting and giving new impetus to this scale.
 
Le Cercle du Zéro is a full member of the “Fédération Française de Modélisme Ferroviaire” and the MOROP, a European association that federates national associations of railroad and model railroad enthusiasts. These memberships guarantee international recognition in France and throughout Europe.
 
Didier Préd’homme and his team exhibit an unprecedented unit set called “3,800 units”, replacing the “4,000 units” already exhibited at the Villare in 2018. It’s a new model railway with 5 trains circulating on a unique 15-m-long railroad.

Lalardie

Jean-Michel Lalardie – Independent artist
Jean-Michel Lalardie exhibits an N-scale modular railway set named “Le Bourg”, which represents a railway station for passengers, a railway station for goods and part of a village.
 
This model complies with AFAN and MOROP rules and includes two 1,20 m x 40 cm standardized modules, with two 40 x 65 cm annexes, including one with control panel, and two 1.2 m x 20 cm back slides, forming a 3.40 m x 65 cm unit.