by Gastautor

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.

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

There is no better prototype than the prototype. And suddenly chance helps to make an idea come true in 1:32 scale. A series of worker's houses, supported by an automobile manufacturer, was converted into models down to the last detail.

by Friedhelm Weidelich

After the 2013 Spur1 meeting in Sinsheim, I reported on July 7, 2013 about Wilgro models that were offered at Wyko-Echtdampf. Among the heavily patinated models were also two worth seeing half-assembled kits of the class 86.

According to the comments, the models created by Mr. Groß in this condition were suitable to enrich the respective scene as rusty models on the siding or on a scrap yard.

The following report by Hans and Walter Ziegler shows that there is another way and that the two torsos do not have to eke out an existence as lifeless scrap.

by Friedhelm Weidelich

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

by Friedhelm Weidelich

Horst Göhr has built the former station building of Spechtritz on the Saxonian Weißeritz valley railway in 1:32 scale - another masterpiece.

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

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

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

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

by Friedhelm Weidelich

In addition to the Ziegler brothers' contribution to the construction of the small coaling station, the supply sources now come here.

by Friedhelm Weidelich

The Ziegler brothers have completed their museum depot with a small coaling station. After a long wait they decided to build the model themselves. It is functional and looks good.

Here they describe and show how they went about building it.

by Friedhelm Weidelich

After his excellent Polish Dragon, Jacek Wysocki built five tank cars. His gauge 1 models are still getting even better.

by Gastautor

There is nothing to replace wood in the model. Hans and Walter Ziegler have revised a flat car from KM1, which improves the appearance with a real wooden floor.

by Friedhelm Weidelich

Many locomotives of the Deutsche Bundesbahn were used elsewhere at the end of their service at the state railway. A few V 200's came into the desert - and not each one survived. Klaus Wagner built models of these.

by Friedhelm Weidelich

Yves Rittener has finished his vineyard. It doesn't get any better than this!

by Friedhelm Weidelich

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

by Friedhelm Weidelich

Recently model railway friends met in Lodz in Poland for a small model railway fair. There were also three 1-gauge enthusiasts.