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Two years ago, this large French O gauge layout was exhibited in Giessen at the International 0+1 Gauge Days. This time, a few new details caught the eye.

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Dirk Becker exhibited his steam dairy in Giessen for the second time. The small 1:32 scale field railway system is well worth seeing.

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At the International Gauge 0+1 Days in Giessen, a gem was almost a little hidden in Hall 1: the RhB station (Davos) Wiesen, a 1:45 scale operating diorama at the very highest level of model railroading. 36 photos in large format.

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The extremely creative Michasdorfer Kleinbahn in 1:32 is constantly expanding its fields of business. Now it also runs at a paper factory. 34 photos with many details worth seeing.

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Three interconnected gauge 1 layouts from the Netherlands were the main attraction in Hall 1 at the International Gauge 0+1 Days in Giessen. Model building at the highest level has been offered here. 36 photos in large format.

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Frank Mäule and Alexander Lösch have created a diorama in gauge 1 to commemorate the remaining branch near Remscheid. Model building at a very high level, as was the case at the International Gauge 0+1 Days in Giessen.

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Detailed relief buildings, vehicles and figures provide the narrow-gauge diorama with a background that holds many a small discovery in store.

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You can shunt well on a long gauge 1 diorama, especially if you lay narrow-gauge track. 40 photos to stimulate your imagination.

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Chance brought an old manuscript to light that contained a proposal for an H0 diorama. However, with a little more space you could also develop a varied diorama for gauge 1 that is suitable for all eras. Klusenstein is ideally suited as a layout area for short trains from 1912 to the present day.

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Good 1-gauge layouts are fascinating. But such reports can only be produced if the layout owners open their doors and appreciate the positive effects of professional photos.

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The last report on the magnificent gauge 1 layout in U-shape is once again about the terminus station, its interior and the surrounding area. 30 images.

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A station with three tracks and a convenient loading track marks the end point of the fantastic U-shaped layout from the early epoch II. There is a lot going on here, but nothing seems overloaded or exaggerated. 40 inspiring photos.

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With near-natural vegetation on the gauge 1 layout, you can play with the light - just like outside in nature.

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You can hardly get enough of the curve on the large U-shaped gauge 1 layout, as the hilly landscape is full of action. The longer you look, the more details become visible. Have you spotted the capercaillie behind the tender and the hunter? Even the dark forest reveals perfect model-making skills. 40 pictures in large format and a description.

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By cleverly separating several motifs, a section has been created on the middle section of the gauge 1 dream layout where new details are constantly being discovered. 28 photos in large format show how a 3D effect was created despite the shallow depth.

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Happy New Year! To get it off to a good start, we are showing the first part of a gauge 1 dream layout.

A station with six tracks and a field railroad was the starting point of the large U-shaped layout, which we present with 32 pictures. It also includes a small depot.

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There are always perfectly designed dioramas among gauge 1 model railroaders. But designing an entire layout down to the smallest detail takes a lot of time, a keen sense of observation, craftsmanship and the best materials. Accordingly, it is rare to find such detailed gauge 1 layouts.

The fantastic U-shaped layout, which spur1info will present in several parts with around 160 photos, is a perfect symbiosis of tracks, operating possibilities and a landscape that is very rarely found in this design quality on gauge 1 layouts. The theme of the layout is the transition from the Länderbahn era to the early Reichsbahn era.

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It is easier to create realistic lighting for 1-gauge layouts and dioramas than for smaller model railroad scales. This is because there are hardly any oversized lamps here, especially as LED technology has also advanced miniaturization here.
The Reichsbahn-Bw already shown in the most beautiful light gains new perspectives at night.

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A 1:32 scale railroad depot requires a certain amount of space, but offers the opportunity to set up many steam and diesel locomotives, run them on the turntable and simulate equipping and decommissioning. If you go into detail and have studied the prototypes, a steam locomotive depot is created in the model where you can almost smell the coal fire, coal, slag and steam.

I photographed a Reichsbahn depot from the early 1930s - a real highlight. 32 pictures show it in daylight.

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Finally, a few photos and impressions from the Spur 1 meeting in Speyer.

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The modular layout of Dr. Thomas Pauli from Öhringen was exhibited for the first time and had an effect on the visitors of the Liller Halle by something that is rarely found in gauge 1: real operation. "Playing with meaning" was the name given to it once a long time ago by a railroad magazine.

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The Toury sugar factory in France, founded in 1875, once had an extensive narrow-gauge network for beet transport and factory traffic. Uwe Haas has set up a monument to it.

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The West Saxon 0e-friends offered 0e-fun in Gießen with a large module layout.

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The model railroad club "Friedrich List" Leipzig e. V. showed in Giessen a narrow gauge diorama integrated into a small layout. Special attention was paid to tiny details.

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The Michasdorfer Kleinbahn has been completed. The light railway layout has now been extended by a corner module, which is again characterized by the near-natural design.

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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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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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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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Among the many layouts, some already known, the O gauge layout Chemin de fer de la chapelle with a northern French SNCF motif stood out. 20 photos in large format.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Part 1 with 38 photos in large format.

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

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Almost finished is the large H0 layout in the Märklineum in Göppingen, Germany. Snapshots and impressions.

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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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Over 30 model railroad layouts were exhibited at Intermodellbau 2021. Most were of high quality craftsmanship and with original ideas or completely based on the prototype. Often it is model builders from abroad who implement a theme in great detail.

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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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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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American-style model railroads are quite rare in gauge 1. But it is worthwhile to be inspired by American layouts.

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In 2014 I showed a nice field railway from Denmark in scale 1:35. In the meantime the model maker has changed to a larger scale. A good reason to have a look at the old module layout again. 50 pictures in large format.

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

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From Norway I received snapshots of a harmonious, imaginative and realistically designed module layout.

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On Sunday an excellent gauge 1 module layout can be visited in Norway.

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Hundreds of Gauge 1 dioramas and layouts are secretly blooming at private homes. Here we have the last opportunity to view an elongated diorama from Switzerland, which is now for sale.

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The Calenberg Industrial Railway in Oe offers countless ideas for a field and industrial railway in gauge 1 in a very confined space, because improvisation has always belonged to such narrow-gauge railways.

Part 2 with 64 large format photos.

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At the NuSSA in Stadtoldendorf a narrow-gauge industrial railway was exhibited, on which a varied operation was carried out. The railway with 900 mm gauge was built in scale 1:45. A good example? 46 photos show the possibilities and how to create a credible atmosphere in a small area.

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Yesterday evening, shortly before 8 p.m., the public service broadcaster Hessische Rundfunk reported about a large gauge 1 layout built by Fine Models and destined for a customer in Asia.

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For gauge 1, narrow-gauge railways are still a niche product. In search of inspiration we visited the NuSSA - the zero and narrow gauge exhibition in Stadtoldendorf, Germany. It was worth it, because high quality model making was exhibited there.

We start with a field railway in 1:32. 46 photos of a compact, versatile layout.

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From 13th through 15th March 2020, "Fascination Model Railway" will once again take place at the Maimarkthalle in Mannheim. Here, model railway enthusiasts will be able to view models and hand samples that they know from reports on the International Toy Fair.

The fair organizer is in contact with the authorities because of the corona virus. As things stand today, the fair will take place.

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At the third Sauerland gauge 0 and gauge 1 meeting, three gauge 1 layouts and dioramas were shown, which demonstrated craftmanship at the highest level. My colleague Stefan Karzaunikat from Spur-Null-Magazin provided us with photos which offer many suggestions for a realistic design of layouts and dioramas in 1:32 scale.

Op de derde Sauerländer Spur 0 und Spur 1 Großbahntreffen wurden drie systemen en diorama's getoond, die de modelbouw op het hoogste niveau demonstreerden. Mijn collega Stefan Karzaunikat van Spur-Null-Magazin heeft ons foto's geleverd die ons veel suggesties bieden voor een realistisch ontwerp van faciliteiten en diorama's in schaal 1:32.

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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.