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

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

The freight line near Hanover always offers surprises. A picture gallery with 45 photos taken in storm, rain and sunshine.

by Friedhelm Weidelich

ÖBB and Siemens Mobility today presented the first new Nightjet car. This provides interesting insights into the production.

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

The shunter set from Noch is suitable for modern eras because of the clothing.

by Friedhelm Weidelich

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

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

I just received photos from Fine Models of the Vectron that will be delivered under the Kiss Modellbahnen Deutschland brand in May 2021. The amount of detail will surprise steam locomotive enthusiasts.

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

Many years ago Revell launched two easy to assemble kits in 1/32nd scale, which are now more up-to-date than ever.

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

Modellbau Marcus Jaegers has built a Luxembourg Fads in 1/32nd scale for a customer.

by Friedhelm Weidelich

Fine Models has received first snapshots of the completely new hand sample of the Siemens Vectron. The modern electric locomotive is marketed under the in-house brand Kiss Modellbahnen Deutschland.

by Friedhelm Weidelich

Before the coaling station Hans and Walter Ziegler built a small workshop for their museum depot Fützen. The illuminated model is removable and has a sophisticated power supply.

by Friedhelm Weidelich

The Vectron from Siemens Mobility has now been approved by authority Trafik-, Bygge og Boligstyrelsen to operate for the Danish State Railways. Three locomotives of DSB's class EB are already on their way to Denmark.

by Friedhelm Weidelich

With its 8.55 kg, the SNCF 241-A-65 for gauge 1 is a heavyweight with very high tractive power. This applies to the Märklin model both technically and literally. Because the aesthetics of the French steam locomotive in Swiss hands appeals to everyone. Read the detailed review of the gauge 1 model here, with over 100 excellent photos.

by Friedhelm Weidelich

SNCF's 241-A-65 is a Swiss-based heritage locomotive that leaves no one cold. As a Märklin model for gauge 1 it was worth 98 photos in large format. The pictures of this impressive French locomotive show its strengths and few weaknesses, the review is in progress.

by Friedhelm Weidelich

Yesterday, Deutsche Bahn announced an ICE order with Siemens. Because the press material said so, the journalists rushed at the radio-permeable windows and the bicycle compartments. But because an ICE 3 is not an ICE 3, hardly any media report was correct or was decorated with false pictures.

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

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

Locomotives in this color scheme are rare. A Polish company stands out with this. Pretty in pink.

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

Achim Lutz has weathered a pseudo-patinated used SBB Eaos open freight car from Märklin according to a prototype photo. The effort was worth it.

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

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

Jacek Wysocki's Dragon is finished. An impressive gauge 1 model from Poland, completely self-built.

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

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

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

MarGe Models has new modern trucks in the pipeline - and really long trailers that are shaping the 21st century's roads.

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

Unusual, weird designs of locomotives, cars and multiple units are popular with model railroaders. Soon there will be a new darling of the public.

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

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

On the way to Mulhouse in Alsace I tried to photograph some vehicles of the Dreiseebahn in Seebrugg. The collection is interesting.

At the station you will also find relics of past times.

45 photos.