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  • Custom Layouts and Diorama's
    Custom Layouts and Diorama's
    We design and build layouts and modules
  • Custom Layouts and Diorama's
    Custom Layouts and Diorama's
    We design and build layouts and modules
  • SAR Locomotives, rolling stock, buildings and linse-side structures
    SAR Locomotives, rolling stock, buildings and linse-side structures
    Anything South African!
  • Diorama and SAR Specialist
    Diorama and SAR Specialist
    Custom Layouts, Diorama's and SAR locomotives and Rolling stock is our speciality
[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_custom_heading text=”Dioramas To Order” font_container=”tag:h2|text_align:left|color:%23dd9933″ use_theme_fonts=”yes” css=”.vc_custom_1472817871308{padding-top: 10px !important;}”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Commissioned to build custom dioramas, the Model Train Shop has been busy with some highly detailed scenes for several companies.  Click on the galleries to view the progression from frame to completion.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row equal_height=”yes”][vc_column width=”1/4″][vc_media_grid style=”load-more” items_per_page=”3″ btn_style=”3d” initial_loading_animation=”rubberBand” grid_id=”vc_gid:1499263041987-6163a0f2-3691-8″ include=”487,488,489,490,491,492,493,494,495,496,497″ css=”.vc_custom_1472540235846{padding-top: 10px !important;}” btn_add_icon=”true” btn_custom_onclick=”true”][vc_custom_heading text=”SAB Miller for SAP AG” font_container=”tag:h4|text_align:left” use_theme_fonts=”yes”][vc_column_text css=”.vc_custom_1472540200277{padding-top: 10px !important;}”]Commissioned by SAP Software Solution AG to build a diorama for SAB Miller, Rinke put together a working model of a warehouse, holding area and controlled access facility to show just how the solution from SAP AG would work for them.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/4″][vc_media_grid style=”load-more” items_per_page=”3″ btn_style=”3d” initial_loading_animation=”tada” grid_id=”vc_gid:1499263041993-52dbe1c1-6e07-2″ css=”.vc_custom_1472541606441{padding-top: 10px !important;}” btn_add_icon=”true” btn_custom_onclick=”true” include=”499,500,501,502,503,504,505,506,507,508,509,510,511,512,513,514,515,516,517,518,519,520,521,522,523,524,525,498″][vc_custom_heading text=”Four Regions – Pangolin Photo Safari’s” font_container=”tag:h4|text_align:left” use_theme_fonts=”yes”][vc_column_text]Pangolin Photo Safaris needed a diorama for a photographic exhibition and approached Rinke to create what they needed.  Depicting the four types of scenery – Seaside at the Cape, Savannah, Namib Desert and Okavango Delta, the circular module soon took shape.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/4″][vc_media_grid style=”load-more” items_per_page=”3″ btn_style=”3d” initial_loading_animation=”wobble” grid_id=”vc_gid:1499263042000-f582c8ff-8277-8″ css=”.vc_custom_1472818915310{padding-top: 10px !important;}” include=”526,527,528,692,693,694,695,696,697″ btn_add_icon=”true” btn_custom_onclick=”true”][vc_custom_heading text=”Electrifying! – Nungu Rail (Pty) Ltd” font_container=”tag:h4|text_align:left” use_theme_fonts=”yes”][vc_column_text css=”.vc_custom_1472543753924{padding-top: 10px !important;}”]Nungu Rail (Pty) Ltd needed a small diorama showcasing their technical abilities.  They specialise in electrification of rail lines and this is an example of just that!  Once again created, by Rinke Blok of The Model Train Shop.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/4″][vc_media_grid style=”load-more” items_per_page=”3″ btn_style=”3d” initial_loading_animation=”pulse” grid_id=”vc_gid:1499263042017-35ab1206-d5cb-0″ css=”.vc_custom_1472544404534{padding-top: 10px !important;}” include=”532,537,539,531,535,538,546,536,541,543,529,530,552,542,548,550,551,549,540,544,545,547,554,555,534,533,553″ btn_add_icon=”true” btn_custom_onclick=”true”][vc_custom_heading text=”Blowing in the wind – OSISoft Windfarm” font_container=”tag:h4|text_align:left” use_theme_fonts=”yes”][vc_column_text]Needing a working model of a wind farm, OSISoft Windfarm in Lake Turkana, Kenya commissioned Rinke to build them a diorama showing off what they do best![/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_custom_heading text=”Just some of the dioramas created by Rinke Blok of The Model Train Shop.” font_container=”tag:h2|text_align:center|color:%23dd9933″ use_theme_fonts=”yes” css=”.vc_custom_1472546203401{padding-top: 10px !important;}”][vc_column_text]Wanting to showcase your particular product or service?  Contact The Model Train Shop and ask Rinke to quote you to build a custom diorama.  Tel:  +27 11 794 1673[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_custom_heading text=”The Model Train Shop creates another diorama with SAP Software Solution AG” font_container=”tag:h3|text_align:left” use_theme_fonts=”yes” css=”.vc_custom_1472546261795{padding-top: 10px !important;}”][vc_column_text]To demonstrate just how effective their solution is, SAP Software Solution AG once again commissioned Rinke to build a diorama to showcase their specialised systems.[/vc_column_text][vc_btn title=”Read more” style=”3d” color=”chino” link=”url:http%3A%2F%2Fmodeltrainshop.co.za%2Fdong-energy%2F|||”][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_custom_heading text=”SABC 3 hosts The Model Train Shop on its FUN – NATIX Show” font_container=”tag:h3|text_align:left” use_theme_fonts=”yes” css=”.vc_custom_1472546293151{padding-top: 10px !important;}”][vc_column_text]Local model train shop owner turns TV “star”  – Rinke Blok appeared on the SABC 3 show FUN – NATIX on 16 August 2016.  You can catch all the excitement and see part of the episode by following the link below.[/vc_column_text][vc_btn title=”Read more” style=”3d” color=”chino” link=”url:http%3A%2F%2Fmodeltrainshop.co.za%2Fsabc3-fun-natix%2F|||rel:nofollow”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row equal_height=”yes”][vc_column width=”1/3″][vc_custom_heading text=”Lego Train for Thomas!” font_container=”tag:h4|text_align:left” use_theme_fonts=”yes” css=”.vc_custom_1472569666825{padding-top: 10px !important;}”][vc_column_text]

Thomas, 12 yrs old, has cerebral palsy and is crazy about trains. He knows the shop better than most of us. He has been operated upon this week to straighten his spine and this train will await him when he gets home.

Robin Marklew is the big instigator behind this project, and, with the help of Nancy Frank of Care for Education who got Lego Charity involved and Marinus Kort, we built him this small light weight layout.

[/vc_column_text][vc_media_grid style=”load-more” items_per_page=”3″ grid_id=”vc_gid:1499263042028-596c6ec9-b0c3-0″ include=”583,584,581,582,580,585,586,587″ btn_add_icon=”true” btn_custom_onclick=”true”][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/3″][vc_custom_heading text=”Wela Productions” font_container=”tag:h4|text_align:left” use_theme_fonts=”yes” css=”.vc_custom_1472569648873{padding-top: 10px !important;}”][vc_column_text]A layout for a special customer!  Rinke had to build a custom layout for a VIP recipient.  A layout with a mountain, tunnels, station buildings with lights soon took shape.[/vc_column_text][vc_media_grid style=”load-more” items_per_page=”6″ btn_style=”3d” grid_id=”vc_gid:1499263042030-91706096-0c16-7″ include=”589,591,590,588,592,593,594,595,596,597,598,599,600,601,602,603,604,605,606,607,608,609,610,611,612,613,614,615,616,617,618,619″ css=”.vc_custom_1472569470439{padding-top: 10px !important;}” btn_add_icon=”true” btn_custom_onclick=”true”][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/3″][vc_custom_heading text=”Jägermeister Layout – Rinke’s own tribute to a favourite beverage!” font_container=”tag:h4|text_align:left” use_theme_fonts=”yes” css=”.vc_custom_1472569633252{padding-top: 10px !important;}”][vc_column_text]After years of collecting Jägermeister branded trams, trains and trucks, Rinke decided to build a layout to showcase his prized collection.

The only way to make it all work is a city scene with a tram and two stations on different levels, connected via a helix.  Watch how this layout takes shape over the next few months until its all complete and then come and take a look as it runs in the shop.[/vc_column_text][vc_media_grid style=”load-more” items_per_page=”3″ btn_style=”3d” grid_id=”vc_gid:1499263042031-77cd5020-10dc-2″ include=”651,634,635,636,637,638,639,640,641,642,643,644,645,646,647,648,649,650″ css=”.vc_custom_1472650137480{padding-top: 10px !important;}”][/vc_column][/vc_row]