by Friedhelm Weidelich

First pictures of the Gauge 1 hand samples from France.

by Friedhelm Weidelich

Spur 1-Exklusiv issues a V 65 diesel engine for gauge 1 that has particularly exclusive features.

by Friedhelm Weidelich

Steiner Modellwerke has decided to add two more versions of the planned small locomotive for gauge 1 to its program.

by Friedhelm Weidelich

Wema Bahnatelier has added to its assortment a craftsman and two figures handling the wheelbarrow that was already delivered.

by Friedhelm Weidelich

The Saxon Narrow Gauge Railway Museum in Breitenbrunn-Rittersgrün in the Ore Mountains, Germany, is well worth a visit.

by Friedhelm Weidelich

Wunder will shortly be introducing a new freight car for 1 gauge. It is a swing roof car.

by Friedhelm Weidelich

Some nice details were found on the modules in Annaberg-Buchholz. 22 photos in the fifth part of the report.

by Friedhelm Weidelich

The Oschersleben depot and some DR locomotives are the subject of the 38 photos from the gauge 1 days in Annaberg-Buchholz.

by Friedhelm Weidelich

Now it's off to Schlettau and Klütz on the modular gauge 1 layout in Annaberg-Buchholz.

by Friedhelm Weidelich

In the second part about the gauge 1 operating days in Annaberg-Buchholz, we go to a railroad depot and a large diesel filling station.

by Friedhelm Weidelich

And once again there is a novelty for the gauge 1 to announce!

by Friedhelm Weidelich

Wunder will announce a new locomotive model for gauge 1 in the next days. spur1info already has the details.

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

After the 2013 Spur1 meeting in Sinsheim, I reported on July 7, 2013 about Wilgro models that were offered at Wyko-Echtdampf. Among the heavily patinated models were also two worth seeing half-assembled kits of the class 86.

According to the comments, the models created by Mr. Groß in this condition were suitable to enrich the respective scene as rusty models on the siding or on a scrap yard.

The following report by Hans and Walter Ziegler shows that there is another way and that the two torsos do not have to eke out an existence as lifeless scrap.

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

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

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

Thirty years ago, on June 2, 1991, the ICE train service of the Deutsche Bundesbahn or Deutsche Bahn AG started with high-speed trains of class 401. Information and a large picture gallery with views from outside and inside.

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

Spur 1 Austria has received a hand sample of the DR 5280 and had photos taken. Seven large format images.

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

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 Gastautor

After the steam locomotives and their cabs in the first part, the second part is about Dingler's V 36 and what can be found and further refined under the hood and roof.

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

50 years ago, I took a steam special train with 038 650 to Switzerland. A picture gallery.

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

After his SNCF shunting locomotive, Johannes Kerry is working on a French large diesel locomotive for 1 gauge.

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

Jaffa's Moba Shop has set its figurine program for 2021 and will post it in the store in a couple of days. The lively looking figures for 1 scale are scans of real people in poses that are very rarely found elsewhere. A preview.

by Friedhelm Weidelich

Dingler received production samples of the passenger cars from BLS, SOB and SBB - and photographed them right away.

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

There is news for subscribers.

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

Steiner Modellwerke is putting out another variant of the Köf II.

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

From 1955 to 1958, three DB repair shops built a total of 653 three-axle conversion cars with baggage and service compartments. Wunder has meticulously reproduced the prototypes. The gauge 1 models are unsurpassable. 42 photos in large format show the wealth of details.

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

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

It was a pleasure to photograph the two hand samples of the ET and ES 85, in epoch IV the Deutsche Bundesbahn class 485 and 885. The models are produced for Wunder only in double-digit numbers and are not suitable for every layout. Here are the details and 53 photos that show where the journey is heading.

by Friedhelm Weidelich

Wunder systematically works off its backlogs. Exactly five years have passed since the announcement of the ET and ES 85/485 and 885. But now Wunder has received the hand samples. And they are already in the photo studio at spur1info.

Here are photos that whet your appetite for the attractive Gauge 1 models of the vintage railcar from the Reichsbahn era.

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

Specialist dealer Beesmodellbahn has decided to develop and exclusively offer a railroad service vehicle.

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

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 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 Friedhelm Weidelich

The Italian pointed roof cars, which Dingler has announced for gauge 1 now, were part of many freight trains. A glance into my archives – and at a preserved car in South Tyrol, Italy.

by Friedhelm Weidelich

Many locomotives of the Deutsche Bundesbahn were used elsewhere at the end of their service at the state railway. A few V 200's came into the desert - and not each one survived. Klaus Wagner built models of these.

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

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

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

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 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

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

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 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

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

Wema Bahnatelier has released two new figures, which can be used in many ways.

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

Jaffa's Moba-Shop presented in Stadtoldendorf three new sets of figures for the first time, which have their special charm.

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

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

MO-Miniatur is expanding its small assortment for rail-bound vehicles and announces Roll on/Roll off Cars. There is also a novelty for the depot.

by Friedhelm Weidelich

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

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

Recently model railway friends met in Lodz in Poland for a small model railway fair. There were also three 1-gauge enthusiasts.

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

Modelle von Lokomotiven, die man selbst erlebt und fotografiert hat, sind relativ selten. Umso erfreulicher ist es, wenn von Kiss Modellbahnen eines der letzten Exemplare der Baureihe 78 als Spur-1-Modell angeboten wird. Die 078 192-2 war zuletzt im Bw Rottweil eingesetzt und fuhr von Rottweil aus Personenzüge nach Tuttlingen, Villingen und Horb – und auch den letzten nach Balingen.

Wie gut ist das Modell gelungen und stimmt es auch mit dem Vorbild überein? Fünf Vorbildfotos und über 70 Bilder des Modells erleichtern die Beurteilung.

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

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