About the blog

This rambling blog is about building a simple layout in HO, the available space is rather small but the prototype was not built on the grand scale, most rural stations were merely a curved loop and a siding, which is easy to replicate.

Saturday, 14 April 2018

Cheap wagons

All are past their sell-by date but an hours work is well worth the effort.

 Piko Om12- RP25 wheels, weathered, fine wire grab handles, early chassis.


Trix open - RP25 wheels, weathered, crushed limestone load

 Marklin open - awaiting upgrade

Wednesday, 11 April 2018

Grafenwalde - first test run

First test run on Grafenwalde in ten years since rebuilding the layout in Ep3 HO

Currently, the layout is being used to test run all the locos prior to Dortmund Intermodellbau. 

And in 2003 courtesy of Frank Forsten.

The first 'Pottendorf' layout at Dortmund Intermodellbau, this version was Ep2.

Thursday, 5 April 2018

Old or New

All images of pre-1914 railways are monochrome, does this distort our perception of models of this period?