by Friedhelm Weidelich

Travel agency special trains shaped the tourism industry in the 1950s, when the own car was still an exception in Germany. Touropa was one of the most important providers of vacation trips to European destinations of longing. The hand sample of the gauge 1 model of a Touropa couchette car spreads pure nostalgia. 35 photos show all details and the surprising quality of the interior design.

by Friedhelm Weidelich

One year after the announcement of the novelty, Wunder has received the first hand sample of the classic express train car of the Deutsche Bundesbahn. The gauge 1 model offers superlative equipment, but will not fit on every layout.

by Friedhelm Weidelich

Numerous gauge 1 projects that were due by the end of the year were more or less silently postponed to 2021. Many a customer will go empty-headed (German phrase: to look at the moon).

But some wagon models and two locomotives will still be rolling in.