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The class 64, which is being realized by MBW as a gauge 1 model, was a beautiful tender locomotive. 30 photos from my archive, some of them more than 50 years old, recall long-gone Bundesbahn times and the uses of the compact steam locomotive.

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Wunder has now decided to produce DB's four-axle conversion cars.

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Proform Spur 1 from Switzerland has completed the first model of the class 6510 of the Deutsche Reichsbahn. First pictures.

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AMJL had decided at short notice to exhibit in Giessen. And brought an interesting experience with them.

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And again there are more 1 gauge novelties.

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The model has already been announced, now the hand sample is available: the MaK 600 D from Spur1-Exklusiv is nearing completion.

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An interesting announcement for European gauge 1 customers.

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Now the price for the new Dingler hopper has been set.

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From France we received photos of the SNCF covered freight cars for gauge 1.

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spur1info readers have known for a while that it's coming: the DR's 02 0314 experimental steam locomotive for Gauge 1. And we have another idea for Märklin.

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In Mainz, there was an interesting model that is built to order.

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Images.

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In 1976, I photographed some DB class 485 railcars with class 885 cab cars in southern Baden.

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The large module layout "Saxon Narrow Gauge Railroad Hamburg" was disbanded. 26 pictures for the farewell.

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Schuco has also this year a large and interesting range of vehicles for gauge 1.

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The handbuilt model of the post-war version of the Köf II is presented with an open cab and BSI switching coupler. The DB locomotor model was developed by Steiner Modellwerke and is scheduled to be available as a production model in the summer of 2022.

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In the summer of 2022, the small Köf II or class 323 locomotives are to be delivered by Steiner Modellwerke. The excellent handbuilt model of the 323 454 in detail with 32 photos.

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The upcoming Bavarian rest-stop signal for gauge 1 offered by Steiner Modellwerke has a very special appeal.

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Weinert's offering for 1 gauge is modest this year.

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Finally there is a new product announcement again. MBW intends to deliver models of the DB class V 60 and its following versions of the classes 260 ff. in 2023.

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MBW has surprisingly announced that gauge 1 models of DB's class 65 will be delivered this year.

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Part 2 of the review of Wunder's class 111 gauge 1 models with 31 crisp large format photos.

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Three gauge 1 models of the DB class 111 from Wunder are shown and reviewed. Part 1 of the review contains 58 photos in large format for connoisseurs and the undecided.

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A little preview of the well done class 111 for 1 gauge from Wunder.

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In the fifth and final part of the report on the Saxon Narrow Gauge Railroad Hamburg we look at the three stations of Wilkaustein, where standard gauge and narrow gauge were cleverly combined. 40 photos.

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Part 4 on the Saxon Narrow Gauge Railway Hamburg deals with an industrial siding, the interlockings on the standard gauge line with three-rail track and a light railroad. A gauge 1 layout can be that diverse. 43 photos.

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The stations Vierenstraße and Venusberg of the large Saxon narrow gauge railroad Hamburg are presented with 34 photos. There are many possibilities for shunting operations here and a locomotive shed in each location. The buildings were self-built after Saxon prototypes.

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The second part describes the development of the module layout of the friends of Saxon narrow gauge railroads in Hamburg. The large 1e narrow gauge layout has ten stations. Three of them are presented in part 2 with 35 atmospheric photos in large format.

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A large narrow gauge layout based on Saxon models has to be dismantled. For the time being, we take a last look at the gauge 1 module layout, which reproduces the flair of the Saxon narrow gauge railroads of the Deutsche Reichsbahn in the 1970s to 1980s like hardly any other.

Part 1 with 38 photos in large format.

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A highly detailed Saxon narrow gauge layout is waiting for the detailed presentation. The first photos.

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MBW has set out to produce class 44 steam locomotives for gauge 1. Individual details have already been determined.

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High quality 3D printed figures cover many eras and situations. Belgian 3D studio.be has again expanded its large program.

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Fine Models announces several freight train conductor cars for gauge 1 for 2023.

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The class 111 from Wunder is a long awaited gauge 1 model. Some photos.

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Horst Göhr demonstrates with three 1 gauge tank cars how to weather freight cars close to the prototype and without uniform mist from the airbrush.

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In many respects, Märklin's SNCF 241-A-58 (55085) is similar to the 241-A-65 preserved in Switzerland, but there are differences. Probably undeniable is that the gauge 1 model in green looks best and will boost the French market. 51 photos in large format.

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MBW announces the DB diesel locomotive of the class V 90 or 290 as an inexpensive gauge 1 model.

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The DB KKks 89/Taes 890/Taems 890 swing roof car from Wunder Präzisionsmodelle brings a new design to the range for gauge 1 freight cars. The hand pattern suggests a versatile model for gauge 1.

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Modellbau Marcus Jaegers has two new flat cars based on German and French prototypes in its program.

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First pictures of the Gauge 1 hand samples from France.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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.

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

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

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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

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

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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.

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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.

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

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

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

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

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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.

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Spur 1 Austria emailed me a slightly mysterious photo.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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

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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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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.

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

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

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

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

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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.

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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.

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

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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.

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

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There is news for subscribers.

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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.

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

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

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An established manufacturer enters the production of French freight cars.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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

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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.

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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

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

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

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

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Spur1-Exklusiv has decided to make a special offer.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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

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

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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.

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

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

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

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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.

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

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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.

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

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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.

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

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

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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.

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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.

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

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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.

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

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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.

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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.

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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?

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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.

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

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We encounter a salt keg, a Bugatti and two Americans on our further tour in the Cité du Train in Mulhouse, France.

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In the summer of 1869, the Rottweil - Tuttlingen section of the Gäubahn went into operation. A nostalgic photographic supplement.

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Modern locomotives need modern freight cars. MBJ Modellbau Jaegers has new colorful models under construction. Especially impressive is the detailed, 810 mm long carrier for 80 ft containers.

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Deutsche Bundesbahn had only two class 66 locomotives built, a beautifully proportioned steam locomotive. The first brass model from MBW for gauge 1 brought DB's 66 001 and 66 002 convincingly to 45 mm tracks. 67 large-format photos showing the qualities of this scale model and not so well-done details.

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One year ago the Tipo FF with long wheelbase from Lucchini Rail Models was announced here. The Italian freight car will be available in Sinsheim.

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With part 2 of the report, the corner house "Dorfstraße 9" by Stangel will be completed. Prerequisites for the successful completion of the semi relief structure for gauge 1 are patience, improvisation and new roof tiles.

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Slowly my photographic range of action is increasing in 1968. But first we take a look at passenger trains with three-axle conversion cars and at freight traffic.

1: Once again my afternoon perspective in Aldingen, about 16 o'clock. A Rottweil P 8 brings the conversion car train to Tuttlingen. The guard wears the blue-black uniform with the high hat usual at that time. The conductor in the luggage compartment gives the departure signal.

2: The turntable in Tuttlingen is defective, so the 38 3637 with closed cab rund backwards.

3: Aldingen celebrates a festivity on the sports ground. Why the 38 2039 reverses is unknown. The locomotive crew watch the hustle and bustle as they drive past.

4: In June, another V 100 comes into play. That's what locomotive drivers looked like on the V 100! The V 100 1218, built by Henschel in 1962, already bears the new "computer number" because the two German railways are introducing electronic data processing on a larger scale.

5: Again and again a Rottweil 44 pulls the conversion cars - due to circulation or because the 38s are slowly running short.

6: At the southern end of Aldingen's station, the 38 2242 takes a bend. In the background the church on the Dreifaltigkeitsberg.

7: In Ebingen (Württ) - today Albstadt-Ebingen and reduced to two tracks - a typical passenger train with auxiliary baggage car and conversion cars is waiting for the oncoming train.

8: 44 1376 reaches the end of the incline from Rottweil to Aldingen with a typical mixed freight train. The fireman has already burned the first tonne of coal on the 11 kilometers.

9: An unfortunately rare perspective from Aldingen. The freight train with sliding wall cars and many different boxcars is waiting for the passenger train. On platform 1, women and children (in knee socks) and the handcart are waiting for the next train, luggage and express goods. In the foreground are the steel wires that control switches and form signals. They come at the kilometer marker from the signal box extension from the 1930s. Since a few years the annex has been removed.

10: A short local freight train with hopper and sliding wall cars.

11: Spaichingen's Köf II no longer has a special coupler. Because the signal box in the direction of Tuttlingen was only occupied at train crossings, the shunting locomotive always arrived on track 3 with its "handover". By order of the dispatcher she then drove past the switch in the direction of Rottweil. Then the turnout was switched by wire and the shunting locomotive driver was ordered by manual signal to move to track 1. From there, further marshalling movements on the loading tracks were organized.

12: A local freight train in Tuttlingen. At that time freight trains looked like this, four-axle freight cars were still rare. Goods were often covered with tarpaulins. - The range of freight cars for gauge 1 is unfortunately quite small.

13: A refrigerator train rolls past Bernau in Bavaria. Today, refrigerated goods travel by truck.

14: Spaichingen's Köf II has now been renumbered 323 740-1. The "Deutsche Bundesbahn" lettering has not yet been replaced by the DB logo. An E 040 with scrap and a boxcar will be brought immediately to Spaichingen.

15: Freight traffic is still strong in Trossingen City, the terminal of a private shortline electrified from the beginning in 1898. The container car must have been quite new, the container still belongs to the DB. Someone painted smilies on the buffer plates. - The 1-gauge industry still strongly neglects the topic of containers, although it can be used over the epochs III to VI. These two-axle carrying wagons are still in operation.

16: 50 2970 from Bw Radolfzell reaches the end of the gradient on 24.12.1968 with her long freight train in Aldingen. For good reason there are no new locomotive numbers on the outside. Inside the cab the number 052 970-1 should have been indicated since 1.1.1968. It is one of her last trips: One week later the steam locomotive is taken out of service, on 3.3.1969 it is decommissioned. The steam locomotive era at Deutsche Bundesbahn is coming to an unstoppable end.

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The Lang family from Wema Figurenatelier has grown. Following the Wirtschaftswunder post-war era, there are now three children.

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Fresh from Asia came two unpainted hand samples of the Deutsche Bundesbahn's makeshift baggage cars. The gauge 1 cars are very detailed.