by Friedhelm Weidelich

There is no better prototype than the prototype. And suddenly chance helps to make an idea come true in 1:32 scale. A series of worker's houses, supported by an automobile manufacturer, was converted into models down to the last detail.

by Friedhelm Weidelich

Modelbex announced today on its website a new steam locomotive for gauge 1.

by Friedhelm Weidelich

A bundle of novelties for the gauge 1 market in Austria and other European countries has been announced by Spur 1 Austria today. Among them are three electric locomotives and two steam locomotives that already existed as gauge 1 models. You can see the prototypes in numerous photos and operations.

by Friedhelm Weidelich

They are needed as decoration for fields along the railroad embankment, but also as cargo in the early railroad eras. Now they are coming soon as a kit: sheep.

by Friedhelm Weidelich

Self-built buildings for gauge 1 are unique models with charm. Unfortunately, the popular model of the brick and half-timbered signal box no longer exists - and it had a different name.

by Friedhelm Weidelich

With nice steadiness, Dingler announces new models in June and is able to show hand samples exactly one year later - usually this weekend in Sinsheim. Because the Spur-1-Treffen had to be cancelled again due to Corona, spur1info shows the photos of the picture-perfect cars.

by Friedhelm Weidelich

Blunderbusses characterized commuter trains in Germany until the end of the 1950s. Kiss Modellbahnen is now issuing them as brass models for gauge 1 - and some more.

by Friedhelm Weidelich

The hand sample of the ELNA steam locomotive from Kiss Modellbahnen Germany is ready. First photos of an attractive model.

by Friedhelm Weidelich

After the announcement of the class 24 by MBW, it was obvious that the class 64 will also come as a gauge 1 model.

by Friedhelm Weidelich

Fine Models is expanding its series of Bavarian freight cars with new models for 1 scale. Here are the facts.

by Friedhelm Weidelich

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.

by Friedhelm Weidelich

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.

by Friedhelm Weidelich

The Hungarian subsidiary of Märklin has developed a gauge 1 model that makes the long waits for production models obsolete. Individual initiative is called for.

by Friedhelm Weidelich

MBW announced this morning the class 24 for gauge 1. It is to have the equipment of MBW's class 56.

by Friedhelm Weidelich

Fine Models is preparing a second Bavarian car series. The first model is already fixed.

by Friedhelm Weidelich

The asymmetrical brakeman's cab makes this O-car of Bavarian provenance stand out. An interesting gauge 1 model from Fine Models for the early days of the Deutsche Reichsbahn-Gesellschaft (DRG).

by Friedhelm Weidelich

MBW offers the 0310 also for gauge 1 after the gauge zero model.

by Friedhelm Weidelich

I received the following message from MBW, which contains more details about the price and delivery schedule of the announced models.

by Friedhelm Weidelich

Next week Jaffa's Moba-Shop will introduce new figures.

Here is a preview of the vibrant figures of people and animals from the 3D printer.

by Friedhelm Weidelich

A few months ago I introduced new figures for the early railway epochs, which were a bit cumbersome to acquire.

Now there is a much broader offer of the figure designer and a website about it.

by Friedhelm Weidelich

I received photos from Switzerland of a long train with the cars from Dingler's kits, which are still being pulled by a Bavarian locomotive for the time being.

by Friedhelm Weidelich

Spur1info subscribers often have an information advantage when it comes to announcements of new products. You will be thrilled immediately.

by Friedhelm Weidelich

Hardly had MiniArt released a kit of musical instruments than the Ukrainian manufacturers added two pianos. More kits are flooding the market.

by Friedhelm Weidelich

Spur1-Exklusiv has decided to make a special offer.

by Friedhelm Weidelich

Kiss Modellbahnen Deutschland, a brand of Fine Models, announces a new model that hardly anyone would have expected.

by Friedhelm Weidelich

For five years a hardly known railroad company existed in the French occupation zone in southwest Germany: SWDE.

The current EK-Special 138 describes the complicated railroad history after the end of World War II.

by Friedhelm Weidelich

In 1927, the Swiss Federal Railways SBB purchased two baggage cars from BLS for use in the "Gotthard Pullman Express". 36 photos of the gauge 1 model of Wunder with fantastic views of the rich interior.

by Friedhelm Weidelich

From 1926, the CIWL's "Golden Arrow" connected Paris and London.

Wunder has created a 1:32 scale model of the luxurious train.

by Friedhelm Weidelich

Two CIWL Pullman cars and a baggage car from the luxury trains "Edelweiss" and "Gotthard Pullman Express" are presenting themselves before the camera. The first one is spectacular on the outside, less so inside. But in any case a gem for gauge 1 collectors with lots of space. Have a look and enjoy!

by Friedhelm Weidelich

Shop showcases of scale 1:32 buildings are often decorated with photos because the decoration is laborious or corresponding goods are not available. A kit with musical instruments for a stylish music shop of epochs I to IV will be available soon.

by Friedhelm Weidelich

A reader gave us an address for high-quality models of metalworking machines. They are delivered ready to use and are highly detailed.

by Friedhelm Weidelich

In May I presented figures for epoch I here. You can also use them in epoch II, if they are painted appropriately.

by Friedhelm Weidelich

Dingler has now described the details of his 14 variants of the two-axle Prussian passenger cars and the mail/luggage cars in greater detail. And an addendum about the Wismar railbus.

by Friedhelm Weidelich

With a focus on Germany, Dingler announces two novelty packages for gauge 1. Both projects close a gap just in time and will open new perspectives.

by Friedhelm Weidelich

The Bavarian low side cars from Fine Models are approaching production maturity. 14 new photos, which should please gauge 1 friends of epochs I and II.

by Friedhelm Weidelich

As a dental laboratory technician, Joachim Lutz is very familiar with moulds. He has built a bridge for the gauge 1 club layout with team colleagues that is quite impressive.

by Friedhelm Weidelich

If you get desperate when coupling 1e narrow gauge vehicles, the model coupling is to blame. Now there is a solution that gives pleasure.

by Friedhelm Weidelich

From 1957 the Deutsche Bundesbahn built a makeshift baggage car from two 3rd class makeshift passenger cars. Like all transitional solutions in Germany, these cars were in use for decades.

Wunder Präzisionsmodelle now delivered the long baggage cars, which were used in all types of DB trains. The gauge 1 models are well made, but need matching radii. 49 photos of all details.

by Friedhelm Weidelich

Many electric locomotives of the former state railways and the Deutsche Reichsbahn have fallen into oblivion because they were only built in small numbers and did not always prove themselves. The German language book by Dirk Winkler recalls them with brilliant photos once again in the memory of railway enthusiasts and engineers. The text has unfortunately turned out rather joyless due to unnecessary flaws.

by Friedhelm Weidelich

After Spur 1 Austria, Fine Models also announces an E 71. It is already almost finished. There are understandable reasons for the double development.

by Friedhelm Weidelich

The Austrian class 93 of gauge 1 Austria is nearing completion - and the Easter Bunny brings a rustic electric locomotive.

by Friedhelm Weidelich

Monheim was the terminus of the Bavarian local railway Fünfstetten - Monheim. Now there are the station building and the coaling station as gauge 1 models.

by Friedhelm Weidelich

Little is known so far about the class 51 of the Deutsche Reichsbahn, which will soon be announced for gauge 1 as well. Here are the details.

by Friedhelm Weidelich

Horst Göhr has built a signal box for a customer, which is to be installed on a gauge 1 layout.

by Friedhelm Weidelich

It is much work to cover a roof with model tiles. But the effort is worth it if you strive for the highest model-making quality.

by Friedhelm Weidelich

In the obscure world of military model making there are sometimes useful accessories for civilian purposes. Besides the traditional 1:35 scale, there are also models in 1:32 scale, matching the 1-gauge.

by Friedhelm Weidelich

MiniArt is constantly expanding its range of kits in 1:35 scale with civilian motifs.

Many of them can also be used together with 1:32 scale.

by Friedhelm Weidelich

Fine Models has received three samples of the Bavarian low side cars of the Oq and O types. In Bavaria they were indispensable in epochs I and II. They should become attractive gauge 1 models. 37 photos in large format demonstrate what you can expect.

by Friedhelm Weidelich

Until the 1970s, there were manually operated gantry cranes in German railway stations for reloading heavy goods from open freight cars to carriages and trucks - and vice versa. For those who don't necessarily need real action on a Gauge 1 diorama or at the loading track, Jürgen Hans offers an attractive alternative to functional models.

by Friedhelm Weidelich

Dingler has provided us with photos of the Wittfeld battery-powered railcar 1-gauge model .

by Friedhelm Weidelich

Spur1-igARTig has again completed 1/32 scale models of two structures that once stood on the Kocher Valley Railway Waldenburg - Forchtenberg and which were moved to the Hohenlohe Open Air Museum in Schwäbisch-Hall, Germany.

by Friedhelm Weidelich

Together with Exclusive Models in the Netherlands, Accucraft is re-launching the CIWL Pullman sleeping cars.

by Friedhelm Weidelich

Dingler had some of his models of the Ae 4/7 of the SBB photographed.

by Friedhelm Weidelich

The Christmas presents are never ending: Fine Models announces tomorrow the Bavarian rack locomotive PtzL 3/4. Here already are the details and photos of the handmade samples.

by Friedhelm Weidelich

Schuco has released the Deutz F3 M 417 universal tractor, built between 1942 and 1952, as a 1:32 scale die-cast model. This interesting tractor model is suitable for 1-gauge dioramas and layouts of epochs II to IV. A presentation with 27 images.

by Friedhelm Weidelich

Fine Models has now defined details for the Bavarian low side cars. Details for spur1info subscribers.

by Friedhelm Weidelich

Märklin offers the high-heeled S 3/6 in H0 scale, Wyko-Echtdampf now has 1-gauge livesteam model. And also a somewhat special model is present.

by Friedhelm Weidelich

The Sommerfeldt overhead contact line for gauge 1 has gone into mass production and is available. But before we get to grips with the model, I would like to convey some facts about the original and outline the limits in the model.

by Friedhelm Weidelich

A cohesive train appearance as with the prototype is a matter of nerves of steel with four-axle passenger cars on gauge 1. Even the fine motor skills of a surgeon won't get you far. But there are now practicable tools to solve these problems cleverly and to ensure an automatic connection of the cars.

by Friedhelm Weidelich

MiniArt has released a new car kit that fits well to epoch III. And quite by chance we learn why a related Mercedes-Benz looked very similar to a Volkswagen Beetle - or was it the other way round?

by Friedhelm Weidelich

The Bavarian two-axle car models by Fine Models, shown in raw condition in Sinsheim, are now painted and lettered.