by Friedhelm Weidelich

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

by Friedhelm Weidelich

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

by Friedhelm Weidelich

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.

by Friedhelm Weidelich

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.

by Friedhelm Weidelich

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.

by Friedhelm Weidelich

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).

by Friedhelm Weidelich

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.

by Friedhelm Weidelich

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

by Friedhelm Weidelich

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.

by Friedhelm Weidelich

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

by Friedhelm Weidelich

A bundle of novelties for the gauge 1 market in Austria and other European countries has been announced by Spur 1 Austria today. Among them are three electric locomotives and two steam locomotives that already existed as gauge 1 models. You can see the prototypes in numerous photos and operations.

by Friedhelm Weidelich

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

by Friedhelm Weidelich

With nice steadiness, Dingler announces new models in June and is able to show hand samples exactly one year later - usually this weekend in Sinsheim. Because the Spur-1-Treffen had to be cancelled again due to Corona, spur1info shows the photos of the picture-perfect cars.

by Friedhelm Weidelich

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

by Friedhelm Weidelich

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

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

by Friedhelm Weidelich

Blunderbusses characterized commuter trains in Germany until the end of the 1950s. Kiss Modellbahnen is now issuing them as brass models for gauge 1 - and some more.

by Friedhelm Weidelich

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

by Friedhelm Weidelich

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.

by Friedhelm Weidelich

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

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by Friedhelm Weidelich

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

by Friedhelm Weidelich

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

by Friedhelm Weidelich

Spur 1 Austria emailed me a slightly mysterious photo.

by Friedhelm Weidelich

Delivery problems delay the delivery of announced gauge 1 models.

by Friedhelm Weidelich

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.

by Friedhelm Weidelich

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

by Friedhelm Weidelich

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

by Friedhelm Weidelich

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.

by Friedhelm Weidelich

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

by Friedhelm Weidelich

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

by Gastautor

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

by Gastautor

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.

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

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

by Friedhelm Weidelich

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.

by Friedhelm Weidelich

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

by Friedhelm Weidelich

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

by Friedhelm Weidelich

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

by Friedhelm Weidelich

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

by Friedhelm Weidelich

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

by Friedhelm Weidelich

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

by Friedhelm Weidelich

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

by Friedhelm Weidelich

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.

by Friedhelm Weidelich

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.

by Friedhelm Weidelich

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

by Friedhelm Weidelich

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

by Friedhelm Weidelich

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.

by Friedhelm Weidelich

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).

by Friedhelm Weidelich

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.

by Friedhelm Weidelich

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.

by Friedhelm Weidelich

There is news for subscribers.

by Friedhelm Weidelich

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

by Friedhelm Weidelich

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.

by Friedhelm Weidelich

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

by Friedhelm Weidelich

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

by Friedhelm Weidelich

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

by Friedhelm Weidelich

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

by Friedhelm Weidelich

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.

by Friedhelm Weidelich

An established manufacturer enters the production of French freight cars.

by Friedhelm Weidelich

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

by Friedhelm Weidelich

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

by Friedhelm Weidelich

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.

by Friedhelm Weidelich

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

by Gastautor

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.

by Friedhelm Weidelich

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

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

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

by Friedhelm Weidelich

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

by Friedhelm Weidelich

One year after the announcement of the novelty, Wunder has received the first hand sample of the classic express train car of the Deutsche Bundesbahn. The gauge 1 model offers superlative equipment, but will not fit on every layout.

by Friedhelm Weidelich

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.

by Friedhelm Weidelich

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.

by Friedhelm Weidelich

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

by Friedhelm Weidelich

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

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

by Friedhelm Weidelich

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.

by Gastautor

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.

by Friedhelm Weidelich

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

by Friedhelm Weidelich

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

A report with 84 photos showing every detail.

by Friedhelm Weidelich

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

Part 1 with 39 photos in unique quality.

by Friedhelm Weidelich

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

by Friedhelm Weidelich

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.

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

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.

by Friedhelm Weidelich

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

by Friedhelm Weidelich

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

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

by Friedhelm Weidelich

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

by Friedhelm Weidelich

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

by Friedhelm Weidelich

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 ...

by Friedhelm Weidelich

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

by Friedhelm Weidelich

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.

by Friedhelm Weidelich

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

by Friedhelm Weidelich

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

by Friedhelm Weidelich

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

by Friedhelm Weidelich

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.

by Friedhelm Weidelich

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

by Friedhelm Weidelich

In 1927, the Swiss Federal Railways SBB purchased two baggage cars from BLS for use in the "Gotthard Pullman Express". 36 photos of the gauge 1 model of Wunder with fantastic views of the rich interior.

by Friedhelm Weidelich

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

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

by Friedhelm Weidelich

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!

by Friedhelm Weidelich

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

by Friedhelm Weidelich

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

by Friedhelm Weidelich

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

by Friedhelm Weidelich

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

by Friedhelm Weidelich

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

by Friedhelm Weidelich

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.

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

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

by Friedhelm Weidelich

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.

by Friedhelm Weidelich

With a focus on Germany, Dingler announces two novelty packages for gauge 1. Both projects close a gap just in time and will open new perspectives.