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

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.


by Friedhelm Weidelich

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

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

In the second part we look again at the station Cranzahl, other small stations at the narrow gauge railway and accompany trains with the camera.

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

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

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

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

66 excellent large format photos show the qualities of the 08 1001 of the Deutsche Reichsbahn, which Märklin produced for gauge 1. The review is about differences to the 241.A.65 and little things that are not so well done. The model should delight collectors who were not previously interested in Reichsbahn vehicles.

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

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

by Friedhelm Weidelich

After the announcement of the class 24 by MBW, it was obvious that the class 64 will also come as a gauge 1 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

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

It had to come in 1:32 scale at some point: the 08 1001 of the Deutsche Reichsbahn. The French-based coal dust test locomotive will not be long in coming to Märklin.

by Friedhelm Weidelich

The compact Prussian locomotive as a gauge 1 model from MBW is a joy to look at. A review of the late DB version from Bw Hannover-Linden with 82 photos showing every detail.

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

Wunder Präzisionsmodelle will soon announce an exclusive novelty for gauge 1. spur1info has the facts.

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

50 years ago, I took a steam special train with 038 650 to Switzerland. A picture gallery.

by Friedhelm Weidelich

MBW announced this morning the class 24 for gauge 1. It is to have the equipment of MBW's class 56.

by Friedhelm Weidelich

Im Morgennebel tauchte heute das Handmuster der bayerischen Lokalbahnlok D XI von Fine Models auf. Bayern-Fans werden sich über die sechs Farbfotos freuen.

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

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

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

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

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 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

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

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

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

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

Fine Models has finished the last unpainted shown hand sample of the 97 101. Four photos of the gauge 1 rack locomotive, which will be available in autumn 2020.

by Friedhelm Weidelich

Like the announcement, the production model of DB's class 81 has its premiere at spur1info. The first gauge 1 locomotive from Steiner Modellwerke is now available. The price-performance ratio is right. But what is particularly well done and what can be criticised? A review with 88 large format photos.

by Friedhelm Weidelich

Ten professional photos of the production model of DB's 81 001, era IIIb, by Steiner Modellwerke for gauge 1. For subscribers only.

by Friedhelm Weidelich

Freshly unpacked is the DB tender locomotive of class 81, which has just arrived from Steiner Modellwerke.

by Friedhelm Weidelich

Besides the 07 1001 of the DR from Proform there is also a 07 1001 as a live steam model. It is operating in Switzerland.

by Friedhelm Weidelich

07 1001 clearly shows the French provenance. Proform built the gauge 1 model to order.

by Friedhelm Weidelich

Spur 1 Austria made test runs with the model of the 93 and published a short report and photos.

Spur 1 Austria

by Friedhelm Weidelich

Little is known so far about the class 51 of the Deutsche Reichsbahn, which will soon be announced for gauge 1 as well. Here are the details.

by Friedhelm Weidelich

Michael Wyrwich has finished a Bavarian S 3/6 in green state railway livery for gauge 1.

Here are a few photos.

by Friedhelm Weidelich

Fine Models has today received two hand samples of the Bavarian cogwheel steam locomotive PtzL 3/4, which are only produced in an exclusive edition of 40 pieces. Here are the first photos.

by Friedhelm Weidelich

The Christmas presents are never ending: Fine Models announces tomorrow the Bavarian rack locomotive PtzL 3/4. Here already are the details and photos of the handmade samples.

by Friedhelm Weidelich

Märklin offers the high-heeled S 3/6 in H0 scale, Wyko-Echtdampf now has 1-gauge livesteam model. And also a somewhat special model is present.

by Friedhelm Weidelich

Märklin's 1-gauge model of the DB class 78 entered the market at the end of December 2018 and was very successful. In a few days I will introduce the 78 from Kiss, which is now being delivered.

The review of the Märklin model is still available in the archive. To compare and because the reproduction of the 73 photos in the new system is better, I present the article about Märklin's 78 440, article number 55077, here once again.

by Friedhelm Weidelich

Finally 39 photos from the Cité du Train in Mulhouse, France. Here we meet two world record locomotives and many other exciting railway vehicles.