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Working the trains

Postby Dibbedabb » Sun May 02, 2010 3:35 pm

Hi guys,

yesterday we (that means SpurM and myself, plus another friend who isn't onboard here) met a friend who owns a large layout situated on the border between the eastern and western part of Germany in the late 1980s. These dates take place around every month since late 2007.
Since I'm a modern railway fan I always make sure that I have modern rail vehicles available for service ;)
Here you find a few images taken yesterday.
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SpurM's Siemens ER20, owned by NOB (NordOstseeBahn) (Kuehn 32050)

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SpurM's class 185, owned by Connex (Kuehn 32210)

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My GATX Silo car (Tillig 15498)

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NOB-engineer and dispatcher talking about the next work steps for DE 2000-01.

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My class 218, owned by DB Regio (Tillig 02701), with a short regional push-pull train (cars from Kuehn)
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Re: Working the trains

Postby ConducTTor » Sun May 02, 2010 4:27 pm

:clap: Very nice!!! I like the BR 218 Regio very much - I hope to have a set on my layout as well :mrgreen:
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Re: Working the trains

Postby BTTB Fan » Sun May 02, 2010 5:41 pm

Cool! :thumbup:
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Re: Working the trains

Postby CSD » Mon May 03, 2010 3:37 am

Very nice!
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Re: Working the trains

Postby Dibbedabb » Mon May 03, 2010 3:53 pm

If someone is interested, I have more pictures.
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Re: Working the trains

Postby gabbysuz » Mon May 03, 2010 4:14 pm

Very nice pictures ! I'd love to see the rest ! any showing an overall view of the layout ?
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Re: Working the trains

Postby ConducTTor » Mon May 03, 2010 4:55 pm

Dibbedabb wrote:If someone is interested, I have more pictures.


Yes please.
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Re: Working the trains

Postby Dibbedabb » Mon May 03, 2010 7:22 pm

The whole layout has a size of 4.5mtrs x 2.2mtrs (I guess) and is built in a room of 5m x 3m, so it's very tight. The layout is built with very steep hills and tight curves, mostly being in tunnels. Engines with unpowered leading wheels don't run very good on this layout. Due to the tight room it's virtually impossible to take a picture of the whole layout (and even the owner wouldn't be able to even draw an exact plan I guess :lol: ). Our friend built 7 station, all showing typical details of the real model.
Before I saw this layout the first time I thought it must be gigantic, showing these uncountable details. But it is, well, packed ;)

Ok, enough talking. Back to the pictures.
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DB Cargo class 140 (Kuehn 31320, limited)

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hvle Blue Tiger (although it's more orange) (Mehano)

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Parts of Nordhausen central station

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Rent-a-Rail V100 named "Steffi" (Tillig 02597)

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DR Doubledecktrain in Bischofferode Ost

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Bischofferode Ost depot

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Larger view of Nordhausen central station

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DB Cargo class 204 (Tillig 02591) in Bad Lauterberg station

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Eastgerman border patrol soldiers in Ellrich border station.

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Fuel depot near the border (in West Germany)

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Larger view of the western part with Bad Lauterberg station and DB 218 (Tillig) with Kuehn push-pull train.

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Again, with more engines.

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Another small station (I think Bischofferode) with small coal dealer and wood works.

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Details in Woffleben station.

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Life

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More life :wink:

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Bad Lauterberg
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Re: Working the trains

Postby Marquette » Mon May 03, 2010 7:32 pm

I love it! The little details all around really bring the scenes to life.
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Re: Working the trains

Postby ConducTTor » Mon May 03, 2010 7:57 pm

That's REALLY nice and the detail is absolutely outstanding. : )
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