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Dirk Becker exhibited his steam dairy in Giessen for the second time. The small 1:32 scale field railway system is well worth seeing.

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At the International Gauge 0+1 Days in Giessen, a gem was almost a little hidden in Hall 1: the RhB station (Davos) Wiesen, a 1:45 scale operating diorama at the very highest level of model railroading. 36 photos in large format.

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The extremely creative Michasdorfer Kleinbahn in 1:32 is constantly expanding its fields of business. Now it also runs at a paper factory. 34 photos with many details worth seeing.

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Frank Mäule and Alexander Lösch have created a diorama in gauge 1 to commemorate the remaining branch near Remscheid. Model building at a very high level, as was the case at the International Gauge 0+1 Days in Giessen.

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Detailed relief buildings, vehicles and figures provide the narrow-gauge diorama with a background that holds many a small discovery in store.

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You can shunt well on a long gauge 1 diorama, especially if you lay narrow-gauge track. 40 photos to stimulate your imagination.

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Chance brought an old manuscript to light that contained a proposal for an H0 diorama. However, with a little more space you could also develop a varied diorama for gauge 1 that is suitable for all eras. Klusenstein is ideally suited as a layout area for short trains from 1912 to the present day.

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Good 1-gauge layouts are fascinating. But such reports can only be produced if the layout owners open their doors and appreciate the positive effects of professional photos.

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It is easier to create realistic lighting for 1-gauge layouts and dioramas than for smaller model railroad scales. This is because there are hardly any oversized lamps here, especially as LED technology has also advanced miniaturization here.
The Reichsbahn-Bw already shown in the most beautiful light gains new perspectives at night.

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A 1:32 scale railroad depot requires a certain amount of space, but offers the opportunity to set up many steam and diesel locomotives, run them on the turntable and simulate equipping and decommissioning. If you go into detail and have studied the prototypes, a steam locomotive depot is created in the model where you can almost smell the coal fire, coal, slag and steam.

I photographed a Reichsbahn depot from the early 1930s - a real highlight. 32 pictures show it in daylight.

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May has come, dioramas are growing.

Micha Schmidt has packed a small scene in a cigar box.

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The Toury sugar factory in France, founded in 1875, once had an extensive narrow-gauge network for beet transport and factory traffic. Uwe Haas has set up a monument to it.

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The model railroad club "Friedrich List" Leipzig e. V. showed in Giessen a narrow gauge diorama integrated into a small layout. Special attention was paid to tiny details.

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At the Spur1/Spur0 fair in Mainz, there were also unusual things to see in 1:43.5 scale: Narrow gauge with minimal space requirements. One idea could also be transferred to 1 gauge.

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Finally, a few snapshots from the Intermodellbau.

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Again and again, the Gauge 1 Friends from Leuven in Belgium develop interesting layouts and dioramas for gauge 1, which feature a wealth of details.

The latest driving diorama basically fits on a bookshelf. 50 photos show details and international train operations.

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The rustic original for a bridge diorama or module in 1:32 scale still needs to be supplemented with suitable rolling stock. Here are 49 year old photos and some new ones for inspiration. They show an amazing range of locomotives, railcars and passenger cars.

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There are settings that you can't invent. Eventually you will find a believable accumulation of details that inspire a modeler to a diorama. Here comes a bridge scene for gauge 1 that has it all and could be realized on a compact footprint for epochs I to VI.

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At the end of 2019, spur1info reported about a Gauge 1 meeting in Hong Kong. Now there is news.

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From Norway I received snapshots of a harmonious, imaginative and realistically designed module layout.

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Not a grass mat next to the gravel, but a varied vegetation makes the locomotive shed diorama for gauge 1 worth seeing. Grass and plants have "grown" quite fast. But before that I had another idea.

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In the fifth part of the building report the plumbing work on the roof of the small locomotive shed will be completed. In addition, two realistic-looking puddles are created with the simplest of means.

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For gauge 1, narrow-gauge railways are still a niche product. In search of inspiration we visited the NuSSA - the zero and narrow gauge exhibition in Stadtoldendorf, Germany. It was worth it, because high quality model making was exhibited there.

We start with a field railway in 1:32. 46 photos of a compact, versatile layout.

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Even an engine shed covered with tar paper in 1:32 scale should have gutters. Another challenge for the occasional handyman...

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A diesel locomotive needs fuel from time to time. So a small filling station is integrated into the gauge 1 diorama. This also increases the play value.

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After the positioning test and three glued-on walls, literally basic work is carried out in the engine shed. Parts of the interior fittings are also made. Inspired by imagination, a useful workshop utensil is created, which I have never seen in any model before.

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A small chipboard, a started and a finished kit and a piece of track. This gave rise to the idea of developing a diorama that provides plenty of activity and fun even during the building stage. While doing handicrafts, it quickly became clear that once you started, the ideas develop by themselves. Perhaps also with you, dear readers.

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Gauge 1 usually suffers from too long vehicles and too short tracks. But you can, strictly following the example of the DB Regio, extend the journey time with a trick. German TV satirical program Extra3 showed the method again yesterday.

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At the third Sauerland gauge 0 and gauge 1 meeting, three gauge 1 layouts and dioramas were shown, which demonstrated craftmanship at the highest level. My colleague Stefan Karzaunikat from Spur-Null-Magazin provided us with photos which offer many suggestions for a realistic design of layouts and dioramas in 1:32 scale.

Op de derde Sauerländer Spur 0 und Spur 1 Großbahntreffen wurden drie systemen en diorama's getoond, die de modelbouw op het hoogste niveau demonstreerden. Mijn collega Stefan Karzaunikat van Spur-Null-Magazin heeft ons foto's geleverd die ons veel suggesties bieden voor een realistisch ontwerp van faciliteiten en diorama's in schaal 1:32.