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"Vollendete Baukunst" - Perfect Architecture is the name of the large-format book by artist and model builder Volker Gerisch. The title could not be more apt, because Gerisch leaves nothing unfinished, he miniaturizes in 1:22.5 scale and goes to the limits of what is possible - occasionally even beyond. This has also resulted in by-products such as old-fashioned telephones and lamps in 1:32 for 1 gauge.

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During Black Week, which is still in progress, you'll be pelted everywhere with cheap mass-produced goods from China or shop-wares from dusty corners of the warehouse. Everything has to go, even if the discounts were already valid before and will be even bigger at the beginning of 2023, because potential customers have good reasons to hold back. Without compulsion to buy and discount, there is also still next week a pretty figurine set of Wema-Manufaktur, which you can (let) give.

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Not everyone has the space to document an entire station area in 1:32 scale. In narrow gauge, the stations are naturally smaller. Therefore, a masterpiece was created with the three structures of Ochsenhausen, which spur1info has the chance to show with 44 photos.

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50 photos and a review of Wunder's distinctive Bundesbahn KKks and Tae(m)s 890 swing roof cars for Gauge 1.

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Hand samples are the first attempt to put a model on wheels and are necessary to avoid errors in batch production. The Di-27 from Kiss Modellbahnen points in a good direction for the upcoming 2023 gauge 1 models.

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The "Sour Cucumber" has grown. The Michasdorfer Kleinbahn, a somewhat obscure field railroad on 1f gauge, has been expanded by a module. 35 photos bring out the qualities of the layout construction.

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Horst Göhr's rural station is nearing completion. Here are some snapshots of the building.

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Yesterday, I was able to photograph a new field railway module of the "Saure Gurke" in 1f scale. Here is a little appetizer for some unusual photos that stand out from the photographic monotony in magazines and forums. Because it all depends on the lighting.

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The hand sample of Dingler's Wismar rail bus has arrived and was photographed right away. Here are the first photos of the impressive model.

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Brick and half-timbering, a small footprint and a touch of romance: Horst Göhr builds a small train station in the Altmark region of northern Saxony-Anhalt that unfortunately lost its function 21 years ago.

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I received the following news about Bauma.

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Angular modern locomotives have their own appeal. The hand sample of the Gravita 10 BB from Spur 1 Austria could reinforce the trend towards 1/32 scale models of currently operating locomotives. 50 photos showing all the details.

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The date for the 2023 Spur 1 meeting in Speyer is now fixed.

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The Gauge 1 pioneer Bockholt has ceased production at the end of March 2022. That's what it says on the homepage since a few days.

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The Austrian class 52 steam locomotive from Spur 1 Austria is distinguished by its rich detail and excellent sound. A detailed review and 74 large-format photos show the qualities of the Gauge 1 model.

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Märklin's gauge 1 locomotives of the class S 2/6 or class 15 have a coal load in the tender that appears to be decreasing. What is the technology behind this?

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Märklin's fall novelties for Gauge 1 are big and heavy. In addition to the green Köfferli, there is also a German electric locomotive that is still in use today.

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Exclusively, spur1info is showing 44 large-format photos of a release sample of Märklin's S 2/6 for Gauge 1. Except for tiny details that still need to be corrected, the sample shows the Gauge 1 model as it will be delivered in December 2022.

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Usually, you see very little of the interior of an electric locomotive. Wunder's 151 for gauge 1 fascinates with a detailed replica of the engine room, where the bar is set very high. Exclusive pictures that fascinate.

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Märklin has updated the delivery dates for gauge 1 models.

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The Wunder stake cars for Gauge 1 that came onto the market in 2011 are still without equal today. Completely made of metal, with fold-down end walls. Gauge 1 friend, what more could you want?

Without loading, the Rlmms 56 looks cool despite the great attributes and doesn't really want to fit in with the other, partially aged cars. Therefore, the stake car received an adequate loading with fine track yokes.

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Here are the factory images of all other versions of the ELNA 6 from Kiss Modellbahnen for gauge 1. The variety of versions of this compact tender locomotive is impressive. The French 040TX is also included.

Voici les photos d'usine de toutes les autres versions de l'ELNA 6 de Kiss Modellbahnen pour l'échelle 1. La diversité des variantes de cette locomotive tender compacte est impressionnante. La 040TX française est également présente.

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The gauge 1 models of the ELNA 6 from Kiss Modellbahnen are about to be delivered. I was able to take a close look at the version of the Eschweiler Bergwerks-Verein. A review with 59 photos in large format showing all the details.

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On the photo table was a hand sample of a wine barrel car of the "Deutsche Weinkesselwagon Gesellschaft m.b.H. Kitzingen". A gauge 1 model from Fine Models, this version fits very well with the other Bavarian freight cars.

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Dingler hat eine Animation des kommenden Wismarer Triebwagens produzieren lassen. Einblicke in das kommende Spur-1-Modell.

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Dingler has received the G 90 freight cars and is now starting delivery.

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For the operators of gauge 1 railroads of the newer eras, there are inexpensive remote-controlled vehicles that bring movement to roads and freight yards.

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The model of the class 52 for gauge 1, which will soon be available from MBW, is something to behold. 72 first-class photos in large format and a review without whitewashing.

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Now the details of Wunder's class 935-12 for gauge 1 have been finalized.

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60 photos of the production model of the DB class 52 from MBW.

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The International Gauge 1 Meeting in Speyer was a success. How does it move on?

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Due to slow customs clearance, the two Donnerbüchsen hand samples from Fine Models arrived only today. 18 pictures of the attractive passenger cars for gauge 1.

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A photographic foretaste of some gauge 1 exhibits in Speyer and unusual insights into Märklin's 02 0314.

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The International Gauge 1 Meeting will take place next weekend in Speyer. The number of exhibitors at the new location has shrunk. But there are some new hand samples and novelty presentations.

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In the third and last part of the report about Michasdorfer Kleinbahn, the viewer is offered many perfect details and an amazing track plan.

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Part 2 of the Michasdorfer Kleinbahn leads through a forest in which some things are quite scary. 31 atmospheric photos in large format.

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In Giessen, the field railway module boxes of the Michasdorfer Kleinbahn were constantly surrounded. I have photographed the layout in 1:32 scale at Micha Schmidt elaborately and captured many details that you can only perceive with the camera. 30 photos in large format.

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Märklin announced today in a dealer newsletter that some gauge 1 steam locomotives are already sold out ex works.

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Finally, a look at the signals and parts at tracks and vehicles from Oppermann Modellbau.

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At the International 0 + 1 Gauge Days in Giessen, Andreas Schuster from Atelier AnSchu had his latest creation on offer. This is a stock winch in gauge 1, applicable in workshop and for mounting on locomotives. A kit made of nickel silver, very detailed and - above all - immediately available.

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Klingenhöfer has made many new dogs in 1:32 scale and offers them painted.

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Finally, a few snapshots and information from the International Gauge 0+1 Days in Giessen.

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Those who wanted to explore all the layouts needed a lot of time and were able to gain interesting impressions. The creativity of many layout builders was convincing. A picture gallery.

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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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The International Gauge 0+1 Days in Giessen were well attended. Do both Gauges fit together?

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The three module boxes with a 1:32 scale light railroad, designed down to the last detail, were constantly besieged. It revolves around a sour cucumber manufactory in the style of the 1950s. The modules rightly received the attention, because the modeler works on a very high level.

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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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There was a lot on display at the large Spur 1 Austria booth.

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Push-pull command cars dominated the scene at the Fine Models and Wunder booth at the International Gauge 0+1 Days in Giessen, Germany.

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Märklin's S 2/6 for gauge 1 presented itself in Gießen unpainted with the molded parts ready for production.

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Snapshots from the International Gauge 0  +1 Days in Giessen.

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This coming weekend, the International Gauge 0 +1 Days June 2022 will take place in Giessen, north of Frankfurt. The focus is clearly on gauge 0. For the first time, gauge 1 is coming along quasi piggyback and on a trial basis in order to gather experience in the flood of trade fairs and exhibitions as to which might be worthwhile in 2023 - and which might not.

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A few interesting versions for gauge 1 enrich the growing market of current rail vehicles.

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With the prototype of a Lasersachen segment turntable, Horst Göhr has built a nice module as the end of a branch line.

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In part 2, Axel Kreidel describes the operating locations and self-built buildings of his gauge 1 layout.

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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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With gauge 1, space is always at a premium if you want to do some operating. Axel Kreidel has equipped a room with a small layout that allows varied running and switching.

Part 1 describes the conception of his layout based on Bavarian motifs.

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

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Some novelties for gauge 1 and postponed delivery dates characterize the current project list. Much remains unpredictable.

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You don't have to own the most modern locomotive to form an era-appropriate freight train with Dingler's new cars. First information and photos of the two hand samples for subscribers.

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At the end of May, the long announced TrainExpo.ch will take place in Birmensdorf near Zurich. In addition to the focus on 0 gauge, 1 gauge will also be represented.

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MBW has initial illustrations of the class 64 and is working on a quick delivery date.

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Photos come in from Austria of models of the ÖBB class 52 from Spur 1 Austria, which have arrived at a customer.

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2017 was a richly varied year for buyers of Gauge 1 models. A look back.

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Informations about gauge 1 items.

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Klaus Wagner regularly invites to his Gauge 1 meeting in the garden. Snapshots from the weekend.

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2016 was a year with an unusually diverse range of models for Gauge 1.

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Two Polish modelers were running PKP diesel and steam locomotives they had built themselves on a large gauge 1 oval. And Stangel had brought along new kits.

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After the success of the well-attended fair at the beginning of April 2022, the date for the Spur1/Spur0 fair 2023 has now been set: it will take place on May 6 and 7, 2023 in the Alte Lokhalle in Mainz.

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Together Jörn Gomann, Marc Schneider showed his Hünstetten station, which allows for varied operation with only three switches.

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There is a lot going on at Klaus Wagner's gauge 1 layout, which was presented at the Spur1/Spur0 fair in Mainz.

28 photos give an insight into the operation.

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A discovery at the Spur1/Spur0-Messe in Mainz.

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Thomas Zeitz presented his versatile 1/32nd scale field railway at the Spur1/Spur0 Messe in Mainz.

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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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At the Spur1/Spur0 fair in Mainz, the small Rigibahn locomotive on the rack fascinated.

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spur1info has now been online for ten years.

An attempt that has succeeded.

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Due to age, the network of gauge 1 dealers is shrinking, but online retail with its tiny photos can only inadequately convey the fascination of gauge 1. That's why the leading gauge 1 suppliers have developed a new concept that brings their products closer to typical target groups.

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2015 was a year of new Märklin products for Gauge 1, but other suppliers also came onto the booming market with attractive handbuilt samples and models.

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Short notice.

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2014 was a eventful year for Gauge 1 and the reporting of spur1info.

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The weekend after next, the Spur 1 Spur 0 fair will open its doors in the former locomotive shed in Mainz, Germany.

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Dingler has specified the model versions at the Rhaetian Crocodile. The meter gauge model for 1 Gauge is coming.

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A steaming Märklin novelty marked the dawn of Gauge 1 in Göppingen in 2013, live steam models rolled between high-quality brass models.

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News for subscribers.

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At the beginning of April, spur1info will be ten years old.

A good occasion to look back on how Gauge 1 and spur1info have developed.

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

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Newsflash.

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The friends of Bavarian gauge 1 models have no need to complain about a lack of offers. The tender locomotive of the class D XI, the later class 984-5, should fulfill some wishes as a Kiss model these days. A report with 47 photos in large format.

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The fifth gauge 1 locomotive of 2022 will be delivered in the next few days. At least! Otherwise there are announcements and delays. The project table for your planning.

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Steiner Modellwerke has provided a hand sample of the Swiss semaphore signal for photographing.

The model for gauge 1 impresses with its details.

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The Prussian T 3 from Wunder is expected to be delivered in March 2022. An intensive photographic look at the attractive gauge 1 model with 36 large format photos.

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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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Steiner Modellwerke is working on various semaphore signals. An intensive look at the hand pattern of the Baden main signal.

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More than ten years ago, Hans and Walter Ziegler already refined their two class 91 models and published this rejuvenation in a print medium. Now the old Märklin models received a matching steam generator for realistic steam clouds.

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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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Most suppliers have commented on new releases and delivery dates for their Gauge 1 models since the end of December. The current table for your planning.

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Part 2 of the description of the Vectron model from Kiss for gauge 1 is devoted primarily to the fascinating wealth of detail under the locomotive frame. 39 large-format photos provide unusual insights.

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Kiss Modellbahnen is just delivering the gauge 1 model of the Vectron from Siemens Mobility. The multi-purpose locomotive, which has already been sold over 1,200 times, is also very well done as a model. A short presentation of this European electric locomotive and the first part of a review with many informative photos showing all the details.

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The photos of the Vectron from Kiss are almost ready. A small preview of the excellent gauge 1 model.

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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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The S 2/6 just announced by Märklin has features that were not available in 1 gauge.

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For the canceled Toy Fair, Märklin announces models of the elegant Bavarian S 2/6 steam locomotive for 1 gauge.

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Markus Probst of the Swiss Proform Spur 1 locomotive manufacture has built a 44 of the Deutsche Reichsbahn with pulverized coal firing and is currently working on the 65 1052 of the DR. He also announces a Swiss steam locomotive.

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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 new subscriber from South America builds French 1/32 scale townhouses at the highest level, inspired by Emmanuel Nouaillier. Miniature art at its best.

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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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Horst Göhr has weathered a refrigerator car at the end of its operational life.

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As far as Gauge 1 is concerned, the year is over, though surprises can never be completely ruled out. Since this year 2021, it has been normal to be surprised again and again about the winding paths of the industry. A look back and forward.

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Märklin will not realize some gauge 1 novelties due to lack of advance orders.

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As I have already reported, the Gauge 1 meeting 2022 will not take place in Sinsheim. Here is now the announcement of the organizer.

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For some railroad models, the question arises for a variety of reasons whether there was a prototype. Bruno Waldmeier has given some thought to this.

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There is news from the Gauge 1 world.

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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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Small locomotives are found far too seldom for Gauge 1. MBW will soon be delivering the DRG, DR and DB class 80 shunting locomotive. The attractive steam locomotive model is suitable for shunting in passenger and freight stations as well as in industrial operations. On a diorama, the tender locomotive could serve sidings.

A review with 48 photos.

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There is an alternative to the figures that come with the SNCF 241-A-58 from Märklin.

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Corona, missing decoders and the high transport rates continue to influence the Gauge 1 market and are delaying deliveries. But there is also news in the current list of Gauge 1 projects.

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One floor of the Märklineum in Göppingen is devoted entirely to Märklin model trains. A portrait with 52 photos.

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In the summer of 2017, I portrayed an exceptional gauge 1 layout in Austria. Now a photographically very talented student provides us with atmospheric photos of the further built layout.

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Finally, a few snapshots from the Intermodellbau.

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Intermodellbau is the Mecca of model railroad layout builders. Gauge 1 is also represented.

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At Intermodellbau, Fine Models/Kiss showed more hand samples - and already a production model.

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Fine Models is presenting the hand samples of the second series of Bavarian freight cars at Intermodellbau - and already a part of the third series.

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At Intermodellbau, Fine Models and Wunder showed new hand samples.

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Tomorrow the Intermodellbau starts in Dortmund. Gauge 1 is only represented on a small scale, but will present new hand samples.

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Modern and old electric locomotives bear weathering and operating traces of varying intensity. But some traces they have in common. 45 photos with which you can judge the quality of patination on gauge 1 models.

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

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With a little modeling experience, building a scale 1 modular layout is not that difficult. Choosing the right season, the result is a jewel that displaces the dark season.

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On November 27 and 28, a Model Railroad Day will be held at the Museum of German Inland Navigation in Duisburg. Gauge 1 modules with Ruhr area flair will also have their premiere at this event.

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From Korea the first photos of the second series of Bavarian freight cars have arrived, which Fine Models has announced for gauge 1. Bavaria fans will be pleased.

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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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The final spurt in the delivery of the announced gauge 1 models is open. Despite the difficult situation due to the dependence on China, there are individual rays of hope. And something is also happening at the trade shows.

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Wunder produces a very small number of the Bavarian MCCi steam railcar for Gauge 1, which on the prototype formed the basis for the ET 85. We present the pilot sample of the Oktoberfest version with 51 photos.

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Swiss live steam operators regularly fulfill their wishes for robust steam locomotives. Now Wyko has delivered a series of the Gotthard Railway Company's A 3/5 in the appropriate place.

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As Märklin confirmed upon request, the Gauge 1 models of the modern Bombardier Traxx 3 electric locomotives and the new container cars will only be realized if there are enough advance orders.

Friends of modern railroad models should therefore pre-order the locomotives and cars from dealers by October 31, 2021.

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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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Dear international readers,

Welcome to spur1info, the world's only online magazine for the friends of Gauge 1. Gauge 1, that means museum-quality 1:32 scale models, mostly made of brass or die-cast, operating on 45 mm gauge tracks. Like the well-known garden railroads, but much more detailed, handcrafted in small series and true mechanical masterpieces.

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In the 1970s, DB locomotive 85 007 stood in the parking lot in front of the engineering college in Constance. As a museum piece, it came to Freiburg under a shelter. Hans and Walter Ziegler have rebuilt it in 1:32 scale. A building instruction for patient model builders.

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Surprise, surprise! An experienced small series manufacturer enters the gauge 1 market. spur1info knows the facts and exclusively presents three complete models with 84 photos.


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Jaffa's Moba-Shop has provided spur1info with the new catalog in advance, which contains new figures and accessories for gauge 1.

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Some Gauge 1 projects will not be available in 2021 despite long-standing announcements. Instead, other models are coming unexpectedly - and a flood of new announcements. "It is dangerous to lean out" takes on a whole new meaning here. The current project list has 195 items.

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There are some news from the indefatigable gauge 1 industry.

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There are current news from the gauge 1 industry.

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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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Heavy and very powerful is the new Ce 6/8 I from SBB Historic that Märklin is offering as a gauge 1 model. A review of the Swiss electric locomotive with 76 expressive photos in large format.

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Usually, Märklin's fall novelties for Gauge 1 are not particularly plentiful. But this year everything is different. The extensive new product program offers a few surprises and a bang for the buck. A detailed report.

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A little foretaste of the photos I'm currently taking of the Märklin model of SBB Historic's Ce 6/8 I 14201. The gauge 1 model impresses with many details.

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The Gauge 1 novelty merry-go-round continues to spin at high speed.

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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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As the first version, Fine Models has just delivered the gauge 1 model of the E 71 13 of the Deutsche Bundesbahn. 57 large format photos show all the details of the Prussian electric locomotive classic. The review describes the strengths and shortcomings of Fine Models' model - and clarifies the question of whether the competitor's locomotive is better.

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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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Fine Models is currently delivering the E 71 13 and the blue E 71 19 of the DB. First photos.

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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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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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The Ore Mountains (Erzgebirge) in Saxony, Germany, offer a lot of variety in terms of railroad technology in a very small area. Ore Mountains stations and lines were the theme on the approximately 120 modules of the fourth Annaberg-Buchholz Gauge 1 operating days initiated by jübe-modelle. The self-builts, together with the DR vehicles, looked authentic and the operation remained relaxed. Part 1 with 51 photos in large format.

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To build seven tank cars, you need time and patience. Now they are ready to roll on 45 mm track.

Aby zbudować siedem wagonów cystern, potrzeba czasu i cierpliwości. Teraz są one gotowe do jazdy po torach 45 mm.

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When you have to part with a layout or a large diorama, selling parts that are no longer used is not so easy. A spur1info subscriber tries it with a special website.

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At the end of July, model railroaders who have chosen the GDR Reichsbahn as their model will meet for operating days in Annaberg-Buchholz (Saxony).

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Again and again, the Gauge 1 Friends from Leuven in Belgium develop interesting layouts and dioramas for gauge 1, which feature a wealth of details.

The latest driving diorama basically fits on a bookshelf. 50 photos show details and international train operations.

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

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The first half of 2021 has ended, a few 1 gauge projects have been delivered and many new projects were announced. Not all delivery promises could be kept. Corona and the dependence on production in China continue to leave their mark.

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Jacek Wysocki from Poland is currently building a tank car train. Here are some snapshots.

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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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 a black and green version, Proform has now completed a black version of the heavy six-axle French 160A1 steam locomotive with red trim and silver boiler rings.

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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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Dingler will begin delivering BLS, SOB and SBB passenger cars tomorrow.

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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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Spur 1 Austria emailed me a slightly mysterious photo.

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Delivery problems delay the delivery of announced gauge 1 models.

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It was founded in 1982 as "Simba Toys" with five employees. The Simba Dickie Group, with 2,950 employees and sales of €715 million, also includes Märklin. On May 1, 2021, Michael Sieber (65) will hand over the management of the joint family business to his son Florian (34), the third generation.

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

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

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Unfortunately, the traditional Bahndammfest at EiWi (Railway Witterswil near Basel), Switzerland, has to be postponed again this year due to corona. The new date is the weekend of 11 and 12 September 2021.

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

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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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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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Removable roofs on the cabs of gauge 1 locomotives allow the interiors to be upgraded and equipped with simple means. Just like movable flaps and doors on engine compartments and front ends, they provide deep insights for the discerning eye of the technically interested locomotive collector. Individualizing and adding to the models are part of our hobby. For Ern Hettinger it is a very essential part.

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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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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.

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Only forty models of the exclusive Bavarian cogwheel locomotive PtzL 3/4 and the DRG and DB versions are offered by Fine Models. 29 photos show the details of the Epoch I version.

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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.

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In 2016, the fantastic model maker Attilio Mari had recorded his life's work. Now he is retiring through age.

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

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New projects and postponed deadlines: The current project list gives hope - and will disappoint numerous customers.

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Modellbau Marcus Jaegers has developed a modern type Res freight car, the prototype of which belongs to the German Wiebe track maintenance company.

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Some information from the world of gauge 1 for spur1info subscribers.

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Red Hummer, Black Buffalo and BR 01 202: Infantilization and lack of expertise go hand in hand in model railroading.

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Shortly after the Second World War, people in Germany had other things to worry about than building model trains. With the Flying Hamburger on a self-built track system, there is a history that should not be completely lost. Especially since there were already functions built in that do not exist in gauge 1 to this day.

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MBW has the first pictures of the production version of the Prussian G 82. The models are scheduled for delivery in March 2021. The photos are promising.

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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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Fine Models will announce several versions of Henschel's six-axle snow blower soon.

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The Gauge 1 project list from the end of January 2021 gives a preview of freshly announced new products, some of which are seven years old and are about to be delivered at last. The number is frighteningly high, but completely unrealistic.

A journey into the land of fantasy and adventure that only Gauge 1 can offer.

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

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Fine Models is just delivering the Bavarian open freight cars. 21 photos and a review of the E-car of the Royal Bavarian State Railways.

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MTH Trains will close in 2021 after 40 years. Before that, however, there are still three locomotive types in 1:32. One locomotive is expressly also suitable for Märklin tracks.

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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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Gauge 1 users and collectors in Switzerland are likely to rejoice over the striking Ce 6/8 I from SBB Historic. For all other gauge 1 customers, Märklin unfortunately has little to offer in 2021.

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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.

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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.

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

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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.

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Birds and cats roam everywhere, but are hardly available in 1:32 scale. Klingenhöfer now closes this supply gap. Other animals for dioramas and layouts are also included in the program.

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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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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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How was the year 2020, which gauge 1 models were delivered and who had only big plans and vaporware? At the end of the year it is worth taking a critical look at the gauge 1 market. An insolvency, corona, cancelled shows as well as actual and invented delivery problems have hardly affected the hobby. But the ability to deliver is strikingly unevenly distributed. Newcomers to gauge 1 should study the project list in detail.

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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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Hans and Walter Ziegler show how they patinated an 01 from KM1 with simple means. This gives courage to try it yourself. Some prototype photos from the end of the steam era give suggestions how far you should (not) go.

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From 2021, the two successors founded after the insolvency of Kiss Modellbahnen will go their own ways.

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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.

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There is something stuck in the planned deliveries of gauge 1 models. The current status.

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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.

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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.

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Numerous gauge 1 projects that were due by the end of the year were more or less silently postponed to 2021. Many a customer will go empty-headed (German phrase: to look at the moon).

But some wagon models and two locomotives will still be rolling in.

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You don't want to repack such a heavy gauge 1 model like the V 320 from Märklin. If you need to do so, I have a suggestion on how to do it without helpers.

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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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Epokemodeller from Denmark no longer offers gauge 1 buildings.Horst Göhr built and worked on one of the last kits of the water house in Steinbach in Saxony.

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Just in time for the delivery of the Baden car kits from Dingler, Michael Wyrwich from Wyko-Echtdampf delivered the Baden IVg to his customers.

Peter Krattiger has photographed his model and is impressed by the quality.

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

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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.

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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.

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

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It's the end of October and not much going on at Gauge 1, because some delivery dates have already been postponed into the coming year. Ancient projects were finally scheduled. But a few models are actually still to come until the end of the year.

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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.

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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At the end of the third quarter of 2020, it is worth taking a look at the current gauge 1 project list. Because by the end of the year a veritable flood of models has been announced, the likes of which we have never seen before. If it will not come otherwise ...

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Accucraft and the many brands associated with it now have a new online store that makes it easier to keep track.

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This week I received a sample package with figures for gauge 1, which belong to the top class and add unique motifs to the booming market.

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We have the new status for upcoming deliveries of gauge 1 models.

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Despite the current heat wave in Germany, autumn is just around the corner, with gauge 1 novelties that are not quite as hot.

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

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Today I received photos of the Ae 3/6 from Kiss Modellbahnen Schweiz.

The three model versions are sold out ex works and may still be in stock at some dealers.

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The new newsletter from Spur 1 Austria brings good news - and critically comments on the speculation in forums about the Chinese production facility.

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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.

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

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

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

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

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While packing the locomotive I discovered the two figures between the polystyrene flakes. They are cast out of metal and neatly painted.

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At Dingler, the kits of the Baden cars are currently being assembled on a trial basis. Here are the first pictures.

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The exhibition in Norway is featured in two videos showing the module layout in operation.

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Fine Models has added two new variants to the Bavarian Lokalbahn steam locomotive project which has been taken over from Kiss.

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Take one! The plastic box, which will be empty at the end of the 2019 season on a pier on the Baltic Sea, ironically symbolizes a part of the gauge 1 market: Order something, we can deliver almost nothing anyway!

Now it's time to bet on the Zero.

Despite tha: the updated list of gauge 1 projects promises more deliveries for 2020 - and some more new projects.

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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.

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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.

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Märklin's 241-A-65 has arrived for a review. And because unpacking is so emotional, my son took photos of the process.

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Spur 1 Austria today presents a new steam locomotive and another new version. Besides status reports on the currently produced models there is a spectacular announcement: 0 Gauge.

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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.

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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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The new SNCF diesel locomotive CC 72000 from Modelbex are impressive. A short photo session with 38 photos.

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With a total of 173 photos I have portrayed the private "Layout #10". In the sixth and last part of the picture series, subscribers enjoy the worth seeing layout by evening light and at night.

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25 scenes from the railway depot of Layout #10 and the holding sidings.

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32 photos present trade and industry at Layout #10.

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In part 3 of the picture series you will see scenes at the station and at the goods station. 33 photos.

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Part 2 of the picture section of Layout #10 presents a branch line with 24 photos.

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I had the opportunity to photograph an outstandingly well-done private gauge 1 layout. A total of about 170 photos are showing the qualities of the masterfully designed system.

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As a surprise and without announcement Dingler has produced another 1-gauge model of a modern hopper. spur1info had the car in the photo studio and exclusively presents 32 photos of the attractive model, which is internationally in use.

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Dingler is currently delivering the new four-axle hoppers of the Falls type. Beside the famous "Weiacher" there are also other colorful models. I had the blue HASTAG car on my photo studio desk. 39 photos of the very attractive modern freight car.

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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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MarGe Model in Zwolle, the Netherlands, has manufactured a 1:32 scale Mercedes-Benz Sprinter van in China. The model comes in a glossy black box and has a Daimler license, but no specific designation. On the rear side 316 CDI can be read under the magnifying glass. It must be the W 906 built between 2006 and 2013. It is also available as Dodge Sprinter with a slightly modified radiator grille.

The almost 19 cm model has a die-cast body and a plastic chassis. The headlights, rear lights and vents are also made of plastic, as are the interior fittings of the driver's cab. The steering wheel rotates against the direction of travel of the steering axle. The buttons and knobs on the dashboard are delicately printed. The rubber tyres are finely profiled.

All doors are movable. The sliding door can be opened with a handle under the car floor. For the four doors with a minimal gap, a kind of plastic crowbar is included to open the doors. With this aid it is easier to reach into the door handles than with your fingernails. The hinges of the rear doors are somewhat coarser than on the original - this is the only way with injection moulding.

The loading space is painted from the inside and invites to loading scenes. The mirrors are equipped with mirror foil, the side fenders are plastic parts. A spare wheel is mounted under the floor of the car. The step can be replaced by an enclosed towing hook. License plates for ten European countries are also included.

I can highly recommend this model. In silver, black and white, the Sprinter costs 67 €, with Veenhuis, Nooteboom or Claas printing € 69,95.

The high-gloss finish was a particular challenge when photographing. Of course, everything is reflected, you have to work with large light shapers like automobiles. And if you move the flash units, there will be differences like in pictures 6 and 7. This slightly cloudy varnish is also found in the products of the automotive industry, but the effect is greatly increased on the model. The railway industry paints locomotives, multiple units and coaches glossy. But I now understand that the model railway industry prefers to use matt to semi-matt paints. As the Sprinter model demonstrates, even the smallest dust particles and fingerprints become visible. They are easy to remove, but they are not fun to photograph, clean or digitally edit.

MarGe Models

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MBW wants to supply a German steam locomotive, which never has been built, as a 1 gauge model in 2020.

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Today Märklin announced the French 241-A-65 as a summer novelty in the Youtube show.

Aujourd'hui, Märklin a annoncé le 241-A-65 français comme une nouveauté estivale dans le spectacle Youtube.

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Märklin today announced a 1-gauge model that may seem irritating at first glance, but should sell well. 62 large-format photos of the hand sample.

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Jacek Wysocki hat schon einige polnische Lokomotiven im Maßstab 1:32 gebaut. Nun arbeitet er an der Fertigstellung des sechsachsigen "Dragon" der Newag, der ein attraktives Design hat.

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Märklin has reissued an old Hübner model of the Deutsche Bundesbahn V 23 stock car. The 1-gauge model is essential for epoch III.

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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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Steiner Modellwerke had their first trade fair appearance at Intermodellbau 2019. In addition to the hand sample of the class 81 already presented here in detail, two samples of the glass box without blind shaft were presented - but for gauge O.

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A long series of Fine Models' Bavarian beer cars for gauge 1 attracted the attention of visitors at the Fine Models and Spur1-Exklusiv exhibition stand - and two steam locomotive versions of the Palatine and Bavarian railways as well.

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This year the summer novelties were not announced on the Intermodellbau. In May Märklin will try out a new format and present the new products online.

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Wunder's three-axle DB conversion cars are represented by a handbuilt sample of the "Deutsche Weinstraße" buffet car in Dortmund. The level of detail is enormous. 30 photos.

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Seven years ago spur1info.com published its first articles and pictures. To date, it is the world's only online magazine for 1 gauge train models and 1:32 scale accessories.