by Friedhelm Weidelich

In the third and last part about the train des pignes in the south of France, another 62 photos document this beautiful steam railroad and its meter gauge line in Provence. In total, there were 168 photos - enough to fill a book.

by Friedhelm Weidelich

In the second part we continue our journey with the pinecone train and have plenty of time to explore the station and the village of Annot. And then the locomotive is turned for the return trip.

by Friedhelm Weidelich

France has a number of beautiful meter gauge railroads. We took a ride on the Chemins de fer de Provence. A report with 55 photos that will give you wanderlust.

by Friedhelm Weidelich

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

by Friedhelm Weidelich

In the third and last part of the report about the Fichtelbergbahn of the Sächsische Dampfeisenbahngesellschaft (SDG), we once again meet steam trains on the way and look at the Hüttenbach Viaduct and the terminus Kurort Oberwiesenthal, which has a nostalgic automat. Two videos complement my photos.

by Friedhelm Weidelich

The Fichtelbergbahn Cranzahl - Kurort Oberwiesenthal in Saxony overcomes a difference in altitude of 240 meters (789 ft) on a route of 17.4 km (10.8 m) in the Ore Mountains. With steam, of course. We went along for the ride.

by Friedhelm Weidelich

To partially rebuild a dismantled narrow-gauge railroad and to run a busy operation on it: At the Pressnitztalbahn, volunteers have managed to bring a Saxon narrow-gauge railroad back to life. A visit and a ride are worthwhile. And you quickly realize: The Harz narrow-gauge railroads could certainly learn a lot from the narrow-gauge railroad operators in Saxony. 47 photos showing an adorable 750 mm narrow gauge railroad in the Ore Mountains.

by Friedhelm Weidelich

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

by Friedhelm Weidelich

Since Whitsun, the first German museum railroad of the German Railway Association (DEV) is allowed to operate again. Although under the Corona-related conditions, but with success to justify the effort. Not only is the train simply operated, but the background of the meter-gauge narrow-gauge railroad and the railroad operations are explained to the passengers. A living museum with ambition.

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 Friedhelm Weidelich

Because Covid-19 has significantly affected the whole season, the first German museum railroad is operating for the first time in autumn.

by Friedhelm Weidelich

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.

by Friedhelm Weidelich

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

by Friedhelm Weidelich

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.

by Friedhelm Weidelich

In Stadtoldendorf, Germany, Martin Krane recently exhibited its compact 0e field railway once again. It shows that you can build an interesting motif in 1:45 on the space of an H0 layout. In 1:35 or in the true 1:32 scale you would not need much more space. Maybe a reason to think about a little layout.

33 photos with many ideas for your imagination.