About the blog

This rambling blog is about building a couple of simple layouts 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, 17 June 2017

KBayStsB Station Buildings

For those who simply must build a small Bavarian HO station, this list might prove useful.

Faller 130933 Postamt or 130935 Polizei - It was the basis for a model of typical W├╝rfel and can be converted back to its original purpose.

Kibri B 9354 another building that could be returned to its original purpose.

Kibri B 9504 Langenthal- possibly the best model for any Franconian small station - simply change the roof and canopy from Kibri B 9631 

 Pola's Zollamt 1808 or St. Martin Bahnhop 780 -both now obsolete but can be adapted to represent one of the many small Italianate stations to be found in Oberbayern.

Although useful, the model catalogues are merely a list of the available items, only careful study of the prototype provides the true perspective.


The Inspiration - Ebern


Kibri 9361 - this might work

Friday, 9 June 2017

The perfect model?

Most folk dismiss Liliput as being non-German and rather nasty, most people are WRONG.
This vehicle is simply superb and so under-rated, I thank my lucky stars that I found it.

Twenty-five years ago, I struggled through a very dodgy DRG Models kit of this beast, it was dire and cost a small fortune. The Liliput version is everything that the earlier model was not, it is a 99/100 gem.

Liliput Luxuspferdewagen
 Find an excuse and buy one, it is that simple. 

Friday, 2 June 2017

Daniel Schreber and his legacy - 2

Just over a year ago, a small kitchen garden was created in 1:45 and now another garden will be created in 1:87 for the new layout. 

This time, the plants will be laser cut from Noch but also some nice potatos using MiniNatur foliage, rather like the image below:

 The fence is another laser cut item from Scale Model Scenery Limited, I prefer not to use plastic unless nothing else is available.