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new 08-02-2017 new pictures in the tour section.

I started building my present railroad in 1983. As every model railroad it is nearly finished. The scale is HO, The system is Märklin (digital). During the years I made a lot of pictures (and I still do). A collection of those pictures is placed in the tour section and the locomotives section.

Short movies can be found at: the movies page.

I placed my railroad somewhere in the late fifties and sixties. So I have good excuse to run only steam locomotives (my favourites, except for one, the railbus). Of course I use older material too. And if I use some more recent material it is because I like it and, in my view, the material doesn't disturb the overall view.
I also collect "beer"cars. But concentrate now on the ones with a breaker's house. You can't have them all!

I designed the lay-out myself. I did not copy any existing places from the real world.
The two track mainline connects two stations, Baden Baden (Vollmer) and Bonn (Kibri). The hidden yard has 9 tracks. The mainline has mostly heavy passenger and freight trains. The domain of the pacifics! The sideline with shorter trains and smaller locomotives visits also the village of Neuffen.
The track plan is on the lay-out page.

Trains and tracks are from Märklin. The scenery material is from wellknown manufactorers like Kibri, Vollmer, Faller, Busch, Noch, Viessmann, Preiser, Wiking, Brekina, Roco (cars), Heki, Brawa, and so on.

My lay-out is placed in the attic of our house as you can see in some of the pictures. It measures about 4.60 X 3.00 m. There are four levels. The tracks and scenery are placed against the walls. I'm operating it from the center of the room.
The trains run digital. Signals, turn-outs and so on are controlled in the traditional way.

Use the list of pages below to navigate through the tour or the 360 degrees overview in pictures.
You can also start with page 1 and follow the complete tour.

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In the list below you find the tourpages with an indication of the last update(s.)

  • page 1 Bonn, station and City : picture 40,41 (19-03-2015).
  • tour 2 Freightstation : picture 13(20-05-2013).
  • tour 3 Service area and industry area : picture 16 (06-07-2016).
  • tour 4 From Bonn to Baden Baden : picture 13 (08-01-2015).
  • tour 5 The bridge : picture 37 (10-01-2015)
  • tour 6 Baden Baden, station and city : picture 48, 49 and 50(08-02-2017).
  • tour 7 Between stations : picture 38 (08-02-2017).
  • tour 8 Neuffen : picture 20 (19-10-2012).
  • tour 9 Small village : picture 13 (05-01-2014)
  • tour 10 The end: picture 1 and 2 (28-06-2008).


  • This pictures show a 360 degree view of my lay-out. From the left to the right. As said before, more detailed pictures of a section can be found in the next pages.
    Links to the corresponding tourpages are provided in this column.


    page 7

    page 9

    page 1
    Start of the view, little village

    page 1
    Bonn

    page 1
    Bonn

    page 1
    Bonn

    page 1

    page 2

    page 3
    Bonn

    page 2

    page 3
    freight and service area

    page 4

    page 8
    Neuffen

    page 4

    page 8
    Neuffen

    page 4

    page 8
    Neuffen

    page 5
    The bridge

    page 6
    Baden Baden

    page 6
    Baden Baden

    page 6

    page 9
    Baden Baden



     
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