by Friedhelm Weidelich

After numerous heavyweights, there is finally a compact vehicle on the market for Gauge 1 that is suitable for shunting in tight spaces.

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

In July and August, there will be even more 3D printed figures in Jaffa's Moba Shop. Here we see in advance what capabilities 3D printing offers.

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

In the French zone, French mail cars were also on the road during three decades after World War 2.

by Friedhelm Weidelich

AM Productions from France enriches the growing French gauge 1 market with a first wagon model.

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

66 excellent large format photos show the qualities of the 08 1001 of the Deutsche Reichsbahn, which Märklin produced for gauge 1. The review is about differences to the 241.A.65 and little things that are not so well done. The model should delight collectors who were not previously interested in Reichsbahn vehicles.

by Friedhelm Weidelich

The photos of the 08 1001 of the DR from Märklin are for the most part already done. A foretaste of the impressive exotic steam locomotive that you might want to have in your gauge 1 collection after seeing these pictures.

by Friedhelm Weidelich

Twerenbold Modellbau is delivering the French refrigerator cars for 1 scale announced in spring 2019. Pictures of all versions.

Twerenbold Modellbau livre les voitures frigorifiques françaises à l'échelle 1 annoncées au printemps 2019. Photos de toutes les versions.

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

A refined 3D print was the basis for the Reichsbahn maintenance car from Oberdittmansdorf in Saxony.

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

Only a small double-digit number of customers receive the small series model of the Bavarian cogwheel locomotive PtzL 3/4 or the later class 971 from Fine Models these days. The highly complex handbuilt model is even more enjoyable if you take your time during commissioning. A comprehensive article about the first-class model with practical tips for running in.

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by Friedhelm Weidelich

Wema-Bahn expands its range of figures and useful things for creating gauge 1 scenes. The originals of the new figure are unpopular because of their mercilessness, but indispensable.

by Friedhelm Weidelich

Spur 1 Austria emailed me a slightly mysterious photo.

by Friedhelm Weidelich

It had to come in 1:32 scale at some point: the 08 1001 of the Deutsche Reichsbahn. The French-based coal dust test locomotive will not be long in coming to Märklin.

by Friedhelm Weidelich

The compact Prussian locomotive as a gauge 1 model from MBW is a joy to look at. A review of the late DB version from Bw Hannover-Linden with 82 photos showing every detail.

by Friedhelm Weidelich

The epoch IV version of the 232 001 from Märklin differs from the V 320 001 of epoch III. Some photos.

by Friedhelm Weidelich

Fine Models expands the Bavarian freight car program presented a few days ago with two models for early epoch III.

by Friedhelm Weidelich

In order for the project to be realized and result in more models, I would like to remind you of an interesting freight car that will be built for 1 gauge.

by Friedhelm Weidelich

Anyone who offers figures for 1 gauge must think of scenes and situations. The concrete mixer set from Wema is suitable for small construction sites from the time before today's cube house design.

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

Modelbex has expanded its gauge 1 offering to include a Nederlandse Spoorwegen locomotive that has French relatives.

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

Die 97 101 der DB im Zustand von 1962 von Fine Models ist die zweite Variante, die hier in 36 Fotos vorgestellt wird. Sie unterscheidet sich in vielen Punkten von dem zuvor gezeigten Länderbahn-Modell.

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

It took Spur 1 Austria almost exactly one year from the (second) announcement of the E 71 to delivery. The compact electric locomotive is presentable and inventive. 80 large format photos show all facets and the qualities of this Prussian locomotive model, whose prototype was last in service with the Deutsche Bundesbahn in South Baden.

by Friedhelm Weidelich

The E 71 from Spur 1 Austria is well done. A little preview.

by Friedhelm Weidelich

Jaffa's Moba Shop has two new figure sets on offer.

by Friedhelm Weidelich

You don't have to do much to patina Wunder's factory-painted stake cars. The Ziegler brothers show in pictures how they made a model with weathering marks and touched up areas.

by Friedhelm Weidelich

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

by Friedhelm Weidelich

In 1970, snow was still a regular occurrence in February, and winter was not a reason for the Deutsche Bundesbahn to stop traffic as a precaution. Some photos.

by Friedhelm Weidelich

A year ago, Noch announced its first 1:32 scale figures at the Toy Fair. Now they are available in sets of two and three figures.

by Friedhelm Weidelich

Schuco again has an extensive program in 1/32nd scale for 2021, and there are two surprises.

by Friedhelm Weidelich

Dingler is delivering the Italian pointed roof wagons these days. With them, Italian farmers delivered fruit and vegetables to many European countries until about 1985. The well-done freight wagon models belong in every freight train on gauge 1. A description of the two wagon types with 54 photos for connoisseurs.

by Friedhelm Weidelich

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

by Friedhelm Weidelich

Older gauge 1 models did not always have such a high level of detail as today. That can be altered: Bernhard Lindlbauer describes how to breathe a little more life into a 25-year-old model from Fine Art Models.

by Friedhelm Weidelich

The class ET 85 electric railcar from Wunder for gauge 1 is still to come. However, the EB 85 sidecar to reinforce the train consisting of powered rail car and cab control car is already available.

by Friedhelm Weidelich

spur1info shows 59 photos of the two handbuilt samples of the Prussian T 3 in Prussian state railroad version and as a Bundesbahn locomotive, which might make you go weak. Because the three-axle cult tender locomotive is just too sweet! A detailed report describes the equipment of the gauge 1 model.

by Friedhelm Weidelich

An established manufacturer enters the production of French freight cars.

by Friedhelm Weidelich

All aboard please! Here come another 32 photos with deep looks into the extraordinarily well done gauge 1 passenger cars AB3yge and B3yge by Wunder.

by Friedhelm Weidelich

The three-axle conversion cars of the Deutsche Bundesbahn were coupled in pairs. If you want to couple the new gauge 1 models of the 3yge cars from Wunder close to prototype, you have to plan a little and procure suitable couplers. There are several solutions, which are presented here.

by Friedhelm Weidelich

The Wunder gauge 1 models are being delivered these days. About 35 years ago, the DB cars were phased out. What did the passenger trains with conversion cars look like back then, what is also important in the models? 35 photos I took about 50 years ago, when the 3yg(e) cars were commonplace.

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

A new book sheds a lot of light on the trains of Touropa, Scharnow, Hummel & Co. A must for all buyers of the Touropa cars from Wunder.

by Friedhelm Weidelich

After eleven days in customs, the Gauge 1 production models of the 3yg conversion cars of the Deutsche Bundesbahn have finally arrived at Wunder.

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

For the 2nd Advent it is high time to present the Schuco Christmas carriage 2020. Besides there are some bargains for gauge 1.

by Friedhelm Weidelich

With original accessories, old car models can be remarketed. Märklin took this approach with the G 10 and upgraded it to a car for livestock transport. The gauge 1 model 58945 brings a few hours of handicraft fun into the house and stimulates the imagination.

by Friedhelm Weidelich

Swiss tractors had their own design language and character. A supplier from Switzerland offers 1:32 models based on Hürlimann & Co. prototypes, which are also available in Germany.

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

Jaffa's Moba-Shop has expanded its range of products with more figure sets. Some fit very well to the new market stands.

by Friedhelm Weidelich

A model of a diesel locomotive must offer convincing engine noise. Here's a sample of what the V 320 from Märklin sounds like.

by Friedhelm Weidelich

Märklin's V 320 001 of the DB is a massive diesel locomotive. Spur1info was able to examine it as a pre-production sample. A gauge 1 locomotive with which market leader Märklin shows which impressive and enormously attractive models can be produced with zinc die casting. A few innovations are also included in the package.

A report with 84 photos showing every detail.

by Friedhelm Weidelich

Märklin has provided spur1info with a pre-production model of the V 320 001 of the Deutsche Bundesbahn. The gigantic gauge 1 model is impressive not only because of its weight, but also because of the wealth of details - outside and inside.

Part 1 with 39 photos in unique quality.

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

Schuco now delivers the tractor RS03 "Aktivist" of Brandenburger Motorenwerke. The 1:32 scale model belongs to the limited series made of resin.

by Friedhelm Weidelich

After the interior and windows have been installed and the chassis has been completed, the assemblies of the Baden express train car from Dingler can be combined. But in the end there is still a hurdle to be overcome until the gauge 1 passenger car from 1903 is equipped with all the details.

by Friedhelm Weidelich

Dingler has produced various versions of the Baden express train cars from the turn of the century as partial kits for the target group of live steamers. It is partly already soldered, painted and printed, but it requires more experience and patience than the relatively simple assembly of the Baden baggage car.

In part 1 of the assembly description I show with 60 photos how to assemble the car body.

by Friedhelm Weidelich

Car kits for gauge 1 are rare and overstrain many model railroaders. Inspired by the requests of live steam railroaders from Switzerland, Dingler dared the experiment and published two kits of Baden cars. The baggage car offers hardly any major hurdles even for beginners - if they know a few tricks and tools. It is not a quick kit for three afterwork hours. But with a little patience and my detailed assembly instructions with 60 pictures you will successfully reach your goal.

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

Fine Models hat neue Fotos vom Handmuster der E 71 in der Bundesbahn-Version. Das Spur-1-Modell wird Holzböden in den Führerständen erhalten.

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

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 Gastautor

There is nothing to replace wood in the model. Hans and Walter Ziegler have revised a flat car from KM1, which improves the appearance with a real wooden floor.

by Friedhelm Weidelich

Sometimes you wonder why certain accessories are not available for gauge 1. Wema is tirelessly producing new ideas from the practical experience of creating a layout.

by Gastautor

The fourth part deals with two self-built gauge 1 boxcars from the 1980s and other freight car models that were worn out in service.

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 International Spur 1 meeting in Sinsheim, traditionally held this weekend, had to be cancelled due to Covid-19. But you can find out here what Dingler would have presented there. The novelties are tempting and cover a lot of the scope of our hobby.

by Friedhelm Weidelich

The four production samples of the three-axle conversion cars from Wunder are almost spectacularly successful. The gauge 1 models of the 1950s to 1980s Bundesbahn passenger cars, which were in operation in thousands of copies, offer excellent value for money. 69 photos, which show the enormous variety of details and will increase the anticipation considerably.

by Friedhelm Weidelich

We continue with patinating examples of the Ziegler brothers. The pictures speak for themselves.

by Friedhelm Weidelich

Märklin has now delivered the second pot car with item number 58725. If you can get the gauge 1 model out of the packaging without a crash, you can look forward to a little handicraft fun.

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

Fine Models has finished the last unpainted shown hand sample of the 97 101. Four photos of the gauge 1 rack locomotive, which will be available in autumn 2020.

by Friedhelm Weidelich

Like the announcement, the production model of DB's class 81 has its premiere at spur1info. The first gauge 1 locomotive from Steiner Modellwerke is now available. The price-performance ratio is right. But what is particularly well done and what can be criticised? A review with 88 large format photos.

by Friedhelm Weidelich

Ten professional photos of the production model of DB's 81 001, era IIIb, by Steiner Modellwerke for gauge 1. For subscribers only.

by Friedhelm Weidelich

Freshly unpacked is the DB tender locomotive of class 81, which has just arrived from Steiner Modellwerke.

by Friedhelm Weidelich

Hans and Walter Ziegler have taken two more freight cars for weathering.

The 1-gauge cars show the long years of service of the prototypes.

by Gastautor

"Only through patination a row of cars will look like a real train," wrote Hans Ziegler and sent an article and many pictures showing how he and his brother Walter proceeded with weathering freight cars. This is because brand-new gauge 1 models appear somewhat out of place on a railway landscape that is obviously close to the original.

by Friedhelm Weidelich

Wunder Präzisionsmodelle will produce a rather exotic cab control and baggage car for gauge 1, which had its origin in Bavaria in epoch III.

by Friedhelm Weidelich

Accessories for gauge 1 are usually quite large. Kits can be mounted without magnifying glass and the secure grip of a four year old. The pallet kit discussed here is ideal for fun at the end of the working day - and the result is very close to the original.

by Friedhelm Weidelich

Besides the 07 1001 of the DR from Proform there is also a 07 1001 as a live steam model. It is operating in Switzerland.

by Friedhelm Weidelich

Hundreds of Gauge 1 dioramas and layouts are secretly blooming at private homes. Here we have the last opportunity to view an elongated diorama from Switzerland, which is now for sale.

by Friedhelm Weidelich

07 1001 clearly shows the French provenance. Proform built the gauge 1 model to order.

by Friedhelm Weidelich

The Calenberg Industrial Railway in Oe offers countless ideas for a field and industrial railway in gauge 1 in a very confined space, because improvisation has always belonged to such narrow-gauge railways.

Part 2 with 64 large format photos.

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

Wunder's makeshift baggage cars have provoked more reactions than any previous meeting - consistently positive ones. Since 1967, the models of these cars have been appearing in front of my camera time and again.

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

Spur 1 Austria made test runs with the model of the 93 and published a short report and photos.

Spur 1 Austria

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

From Easter onwards, new groups of figures for gauge 1 motifs will come onto the market. Here is a preview of the figures and planned sets.

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

Dingler customers will not have to wait much longer for the bulk freight wagons Ktmm 65 and Ktmmv/Ud-73 of Deutsche Bundesbahn. We take a look at the hand samples. 31 photos and an animation.

by Friedhelm Weidelich

Lively looking figure sets are the speciality of Jaffa's Moba-Shop. Now we have new products again.

by Friedhelm Weidelich

Schuco launched the Deutz F 3 M 417 in a post-war version and offers it with a wooden trailer.

by Friedhelm Weidelich

In Stadtoldendorf, Germany, Martin Krane recently exhibited its compact 0e field railway once again. It shows that you can build an interesting motif in 1:45 on the space of an H0 layout. In 1:35 or in the true 1:32 scale you would not need much more space. Maybe a reason to think about a little layout.

33 photos with many ideas for your imagination.

by Friedhelm Weidelich

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.

by Friedhelm Weidelich

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.

by Friedhelm Weidelich

Yesterday evening, shortly before 8 p.m., the public service broadcaster Hessische Rundfunk reported about a large gauge 1 layout built by Fine Models and destined for a customer in Asia.

by Friedhelm Weidelich

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.

by Friedhelm Weidelich

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

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

Schuco has delivered some models that are interesting for the 1950s to 1970s. A new large tractor is coming for the present day.

by Friedhelm Weidelich

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.

by Friedhelm Weidelich

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.

by Friedhelm Weidelich

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.

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

The battle for market share is gradually taking on grotesque features. Now, MBW as third player announces three-axle conversion cars.

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

The 320 001 of the track construction company Wiebe hummed quietly on the Märklin gauge 1 roller bench.

by Friedhelm Weidelich

The two hand samples of the Bavarian cogwheel steam locomotive PtzL 3/4, the later class 971 of the Deutsche Reichsbahn and Deutsche Bundesbahn, set a very attractive monument to the prototype. 55 first-class photos show the richness of detail offered by the strictly limited models of Fine Models for gauge 1.

by Friedhelm Weidelich

Fine Models has today received two hand samples of the Bavarian cogwheel steam locomotive PtzL 3/4, which are only produced in an exclusive edition of 40 pieces. Here are the first photos.

by Friedhelm Weidelich

Did you know that the Deutsche Bundesbahn also released records? A look back into epoch III.

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

Lokladen, Bingen, Germany, offers an exclusive gauge 1 model produced by Dingler: ETA 178 001 of the Deutsche Bundesbahn.

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

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

Schuco has delivered the Kirovets K-700 T. The die-cast model is a three-axle special version of the Russian large tractor with front loader and available at €89.95.

by Friedhelm Weidelich

Until Epoch IV, the collection and transport of scrap metal was a rustic business. My photos show what it really looked like back then.

by Friedhelm Weidelich

They are extremely rare on model railways - especially not on 1-gauge. They have also been removed in many places: safety points or trap or catch points.

by Friedhelm Weidelich

Wunder will announce 23 new car models for gauge 1 over the next few days. Spur1info already has the details.

by Friedhelm Weidelich

Märklin's 1-gauge model of the DB class 78 entered the market at the end of December 2018 and was very successful. In a few days I will introduce the 78 from Kiss, which is now being delivered.

The review of the Märklin model is still available in the archive. To compare and because the reproduction of the 73 photos in the new system is better, I present the article about Märklin's 78 440, article number 55077, here once again.

by Friedhelm Weidelich

Catenaries are very complicated to model. However, you should pay attention to details in a gauge 1 layout with overhead contact line that only become apparent at second glance.

by Friedhelm Weidelich

The new Sommerfeldt overhead contact line for gauge 1 should be somewhat simplified and inexpensive. How good are the components and how do you differ from the Wunder product range?

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

More pictures, information and a video arrived from Hong Kong. The event had prominent visitors.

by Friedhelm Weidelich

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

by Friedhelm Weidelich

Finally 39 photos from the Cité du Train in Mulhouse, France. Here we meet two world record locomotives and many other exciting railway vehicles.