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.

Tuesday, 20 February 2018

Life is a toilet

This must be the third or fourth time that I built this kit since 1980-something, it is the toilet block from Kibri 9504 Langenthal, one of my all time favourite kits.

The wooden sides were given a wash of DecorArt acrylic burnt umber, the window frames are painted with a satin tan to replicate oil stained wood. It just needs some further weathering. The chimney stack is always a bugger to get square and it needs some mortar to complete the job.

Despite its age, the kit is rather wonderful and this is how it should look.

But this is my version

BXI at Staffelstein

This is a rather elegant train, at Staffelstein Ofr. southbound, the building on the hilltop is Kloster Banz.

The loco is a BXI (Christian Fuchs) the baggage vehicle is a PwiBay95 (Trix), next vehicle is unknown, BCiBay10 (Roco) the rest are unknown but the last vehicle is a Schnellzugwagen ABBü Bay05 (Trix)

BXI Fuchs Modellbau

Monday, 12 February 2018

Pwg bay 02

For most model railway enthusiasts, a goods brake van is essential, before the introduction of continuous automatic braking systems, these vehicles provided the braking control for goods trains, it was the rolling office of the train guard and his brakesmen.

The manufacturers have provided these vehicles for all the main state railway companies except Bayern, instead for the past thirty years Trix has offered an ancient van from 1875, ironically they also offer a 1902 version but only for Minitrix.

This is what we need:- 
Hopefully someone will provide an answer.......btw Martin is really helpful Krüger Modellbau