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Piet Brijs - Model railroad tour part seven

Showing off between stations

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As I said before: I did not copy anything from the real world.
I bought the stations because I liked them. Gave the cities and villages the name of the station and that's all. So don't expect to find a copy of the named cities.

After leaving the station of Baden Baden the train turns to the right and dives into a tunnel, rolls down to the lowest level (50 cm lower) and stops in the hidden station (nine tracks). An other train takes over.
Still on the lowest level, the train leaves the tunnel on the other side of the lay-out, passes a farm and disappears in a tunnel, climbs in the tunnel (spiral/helix) to the station of Bonn, back to the starting point.

Most of the passenger trains have interior lights. I use conducting couplers, so I need only one pick-up shoe for a consist or the locomotive provides the necessary current. Even if the wagons are not prepared for conducting couplers, you can find a way to realise that. Amongst others I modified a passengertrain with 7 4-axle Württemberger wagons that way.
Instead of the standard Märklin bars I started to use the RTS conducting short couplers, now I use mostly the conducting Märklin short couplers (the RTS model).
Pictures of the modification

For a long time no passengers were on the passengertrains. When I bought the DB Type BC4i-33 Compartment Cars I decided to add passengers to the cars. It makes the trains look more real.
Sometimes you need to cut off the legs (or buy without legs), otherwise it is impossible to place the passengers opposite an other passenger. You won't notice the cut off legs.
You need a lot of "Preiserlein" to populate a train. If you have a consist of let's say five wagons, with fifty passengers you only have ten persons in a wagon. That doesn't look crowded. So try to find the cheaper ones. I use figures made by Preiser, Faller, Fleischmann and others sold in the larger packages. But I don't like the very cheap ones with a shiny face and hardly no facial expression.







Picture 1a and 1b

A class 45 below the farm (new, large picture) A class 85 below the farm (old, small picture)
The class 45 and 85 are driving in the described direction.
Scenery changed a lot in 8 years.


Picture: 22-11-2007 Picture: 27-10-1999


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Class (BR) 45 and farm on the hill (22-11-2007)   Class (BR) 85 and farm on the hill (27-10-1999)

Picture 2

New picture of the upgraded BR 44.
The grey class 44 with a train of privat cars



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grey BR 44 (06-12-2008)
Picture 3

The class (BR) 52 with condenstender pulling a freighttrain.



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class (BR) 52 condens with a freighttrain (14-11-98)
Picture 4

The class (BR) 55



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class (BR) 55 (10-02-2000)
Picture 5

The Württemberger K pulling a consist of beercars in the described direction.



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Württemberger K (31-05-2004)
Picture 6

Still on the mainline, the class 44 is waiting for a (Viessmann) signal.
It's just below Neuffen. You can see signal tower and the class 75 (pulling backwards) standing in the station of Neuffen. The tunnel leads into the hidden station.

Date: 08-04-1999



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The black br 44 waiting for a signal (April 8, 1999)
Picture 7

Class 55

Date: 20-07-2001.



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Class 55 (20-07-2001)
Picture 8
Class 17
The former Prussian S10, (a 2-C loc) pulling a passengertrain

Date: 04-05-2002.



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Class 17 (04-05-2002)


Picture 9

Compartment car with passengers

Picture: 04-10-2003



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compartment car with passengers (04-10-2003)


Picture 10
A heavy smoking BR (Class) 38 pulling a bunch of 3 axle passenger cars.
All the cars have interior lights and passengers.
Instead of the standard Märklin conducting coupler bars, I use the RTS conducting short couplers. Same effect (one slider for a train), but much more easier to uncouple.

Picture: 25-11-2003



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BR (class) 38 (25-11-2003)

Picture 11
The class 50 pulling a consist of mixed privat cars.

With help of some software I mixed a number of pictures and created a panoramic view.

Picture: 06-11-2004



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BR (class) 50 Birthday loc (06-11-2004)
Picture 12
The Henschel-Wegmannzug underway.

Picture: 26-11-2005



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Henschel-Wegmann zug - Paradestrecke (26-11-2005)


Picture 13
The Henschel-Wegmannzug on the lowest level of the lay-out. Coming out of tunnel at the end of the helix

Picture: 26-11-2005



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Henschel-Wegmann zug (26-11-2005)




Picture 14


The class 18.115 (former Württemberger "C") on its way with a consist of Württemberger passenger cars.

Picture: 22-11-2007



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Württemberger C (22-11-2007)



Picture 15


New trees made by Busch.
They make my class 44 look small.
The pinetrees have a kind of powdered coating which makes the tree-trunk look very realistic

Picture: 11-04-2008



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Trees (11-04-2008)




Picture 16


Another pictures of the new trees made by Busch.


Picture: 11-04-2008



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Trees (11-04-2008)




Picture 17


A curious stag is looking from behind the trees.


Picture: 25-05-2008



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Curious stag (25-05-2008)





Picture 18


The impressive BR 44 100

Picture: 25-07-2008



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BR 44 100(25-07-2008)




Picture 19


The very beautiful BR 18 321 pulling the Rheingold Express.

Picture: 27-09-2008



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BR 18 321 (25-07-2008)





Picture 20


More BR 18 321.

Picture: 27-09-2008



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BR 18 321 (25-07-2008)





Picture 21


Württemberger K pulling old beercars

Picture: 31-07-2008



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Württemberger K, 31-07-2008)





Picture 22


BR 44 039. Leaving the tunnel at the low end of the helix.

Picture: 06-12-2008



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grey BR 44 (06-12-2008)





Picture 23


BR 85 003

Picture: 02-05-2008



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BR 85 003 (02-05-2009)





Picture 24 and 25


BR 85 003 pulling a consist of eight three axle "umbauwagen". One by day and one by night.

Picture: 09-06-2008



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BR 85 003 (09-06-2009)

BR 85 003 (10-06-2009)





Picture 26


The Bavarian class D XII pulling three Bavarian beercars

Picture: 03-11-2009



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BR 85 003 (09-06-2009)





Picture 27


The class 39 pulling a consist of passengers cars, with interior lights and passengers.
Tried to create a moonlight atmosphere.

Picture: 06-04-2010



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BR 39 (06-04-2010)





Picture 28 and 29


Some new landscaping near the tunnel entrance. Looks like the buzzard founds his prey and rocks on the slope.

Picture: 12-05-2011



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buzzard(12-05-2011)

rocks(12-05-2011)





Picture 30 and 31


The Sigmaringen signal tower.
A very nice wooden building.
A day and a nightshot

Picture: 14-06-2011



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signal box by day(14-06-2011)

signal box by night(14-06-2011)





Picture 32


BR 45 with the loaded ore cars.

Picture: 15-10-2011



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BR 45 (15-10-2011)





Picture 33


Insider locomotive 2011
BR 50 4005 franco crosti with insider dump car set.

Picture: 15-11-2011



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BR 50 4005 (15-11-2011)





Picture 34


The BR 41 356 comes out off the tunnel and passes the Simaringen signalbox


Picture: 20-07-2012



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BR 41(19-10-2012)





Picture 35


The BR 41 is passing the signal and disappears in the tunnel


Picture: 19-10-2012



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BR 41(19-10-2012)





Picture 36


Toyota landcruiser in a rough countryside.


Picture: 10-07-2014



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Landcruiser (2014-07-10))






Picture 37


Black and white picture of the landscape and the BR 05 cab forward

07-01-2015



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Nostalgic view (2015-01-07))






Picture 38


Tunnel entrance.
The tunnel leads to the helix.

08-02-2017



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tunnel entrance (2017-02-08)


new




Picture 39


Look what is happening in the woods
A naked man running after a wild pig that is stealing his bag
Busch 7948

17-08-2021



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funny incident(2021-08-13)

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