Ever since I saw the 2017 Murder on the Orient Express, I became in love with everything CIWL.
About a year ago, I started with a model railway that covers the journey from Paris to Istanbul.
On this thread I shall post my progress of the route that I shall make in the future.
The current main stations that the OE shall pass are Gare du Nord, Gare Dijon-Ville, Lausanne, Zagreb, Sofia and Istanbul.
There shall also be some smaller stations on the way, so if you wanted to do a regular international run, that would also be possible.
This is what the map looks like in its current state.
Let's start at Paris, Gare du Nord.
Since Gare du Nord is the only Paris station that I have, it's the only one I can use.
If someone in the future made a Gare de l'Est station, I shall replace my current Gare du Nord with de l'Est.
Here you can see most of my CIWL reskins + Locomotives that I have made.
The following trains that you see are
- Venice Simplon Orient Express with NS 1202 and SNCF 241p30 in VSOE livery.
- Pullman Orient Express with a French S 3/6 or SNCF 231A in POE livery.
- Simplon Orient Express 1925 with a ETAT 231
- Simplon Orient Express 1930s with a black S 3/6
- Night Ferry with an LMS 2P
- A CIWL consist of a cut-out paper train my friend showed me
Lets continue down the line towards Gare Dijon-Ville.
For now, the Eiffel Tower is placed to, but a Sacré-Cœur model would be much better.
A few months ago I showed this route on a French trainz forum and a person was kind enough to give me a Sacré-Cœur model for blender. All I have to do now is import it into trainz and then this will be more accurate to real life.
Here we can see Gare Dijon-Ville.
We are now headed for the Swiss Alps!
This bridge is the border for Switzerland and France.
If you look closely, you can see the flags on each end of the bridge.
Welcome to Lausanne and its Alps.
I also put this narrow gauge Pullman line here.
The idea is that this train will loop around the bridge.
The view of this place is truly stunning.
Here are some close-ups from Lausanne.