Novegro Railway

The Vapore Vivo (Live Steam) Circuit set up in the green area of Parco Esposizioni Novegro originates from the experience of supporting and animating the Hobby Model Expo in the early 1990s.

After the ‘taste’ of about twenty linear metres installed for the course of the exhibition by Ing. Baldo, in an unusual 1:10 scale, in front of Pavilion B, it was the turn, still in the same area, of a circuit in the round, still temporary, created by the Gruppo 835 of Fiume Veneto.

From this meeting an intense collaboration and friendship was born, which led to the idea of building a real permanent circuit, this time in the large park area that was being formed beyond the pavilions.

Figures such as Umberto Grafiti and Loris Toneguzzo, enriched by the management role of Geom.Enrico Figini, would remain linked to Novegro’s Vapore Vivo for years as supporters and protagonists of the performances promoted at each edition of Hobby Model Expo.

In the meantime, needs increased, also driven by enthusiasts who saw Novegro as an essential reference point for their hobby.

Thus we arrive at the closest years in which new friends such as Amelio Strigazzi and Giorgio Bandinu emerge, together with whom the circuit is lengthened to include both the 5″ and 7 ¼” tracks.

But it is with the now consolidated team of Lorenzo Lobbia, Danilo Catanzano and Claudio Finotto that the layout is perfected and further enriched to the conditions currently visible and enjoyable by the many visitors to the Novegro Exhibitions and not only those dedicated to modelling

Upcoming events in which there will be friends of Novegro Railway:

Hobby Model Expo: 22-23-24 September 2023

On these occasions, the entire track will be opened to the public with the use of the major Novegro Railway rolling stock. In addition to this rolling stock, locomotives and wagons of enthusiasts prepared for the occasion will also be on display.

In addition to the above-mentioned appointments, it should be noted that during the various events scheduled at Parco Esposizioni, the area where the Vapore Vivo system is installed is accessible to visitors. Even in such circumstances it is possible to meet ‘train drivers’ with their own 7″ ¼ and 5″ scale railway vehicles.

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Upcoming events in which there will be friends of Novegro Railway:

Hobby Model Expo: 22-23-24 September 2023

On these occasions, the entire track will be opened to the public with the use of the major Novegro Railway rolling stock. In addition to this rolling stock, locomotives and wagons of enthusiasts prepared for the occasion will also be on display.

In addition to the above-mentioned appointments, it should be noted that during the various events scheduled at Parco Esposizioni, the area where the Vapore Vivo system is installed is accessible to visitors. Even in such circumstances it is possible to meet ‘train drivers’ with their own 7″ ¼ and 5″ scale railway vehicles.

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Convogli in dotazione a novegro railway

D.341.1000 7 1/4″NR

Norfolk & Western LC1

Amtrak P42 Genesis

Palmerstone Festiniog Railway

D.341.1000 7 1/4″NR

Norfolk & Western LC1

Amtrak P42 Genesis

Palmerstone Festiniog Railway