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

You don't have to do much to patina Wunder's factory-painted stake cars. The Ziegler brothers show in pictures how they made a model with weathering marks and touched up areas.

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

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 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 Gastautor

The fourth part deals with two self-built gauge 1 boxcars from the 1980s and other freight car models that were worn out in service.

by Friedhelm Weidelich

Hans and Walter Ziegler have taken two more freight cars for weathering.

The 1-gauge cars show the long years of service of the prototypes.

by Gastautor

"Only through patination a row of cars will look like a real train," wrote Hans Ziegler and sent an article and many pictures showing how he and his brother Walter proceeded with weathering freight cars. This is because brand-new gauge 1 models appear somewhat out of place on a railway landscape that is obviously close to the original.