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Choo choo! Maltese man creates exact replica of Malta's very first train
What a great way to blow off some steam!

Kim Vella

Three years of tedious work later, a miniature train was born! 

Minaiture train

Raymond's undying love for trains started much before he set off on his artistic journey. 

Raymond Calleja had a dream to build a model of the first train that once operated in Malta. 

Minaiture train

Before the pandemic broke out, Raymond would travel all over the world to different train fairs. His discovery of the various model is what inspired him to create his own model. 

But how did he do it? 

Minaiture train

Raymond set out to not only create a miniature version of the train but an exact copy to scale. This means that Raymond manufactured each piece himself using the exact dimensions of the original model!

Minaiture train

After three years of the complex process, Raymond finished his project last March, he posted, saying, "After I manufactured all the parts, I started to assemble the chassis, and it could already work with air. side tanks, bankers, and cabin."

Minaiture train

It's so great to see someone embracing our rich Maltese history and bringing it back to life! 

21st January 2022


Kim Vella
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Kim Vella
A highly curious explorer always looking to find her next adventure. Kim loves sharing her experiences and what's happening on the Maltese Islands. When not writing, you’ll probably find her playing around with some clay or somewhere surrounded by trees. She's always up for listening to people's stories about anything to do with nature, a passion project or issue you feel needs tending to.

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