Model Railway

My website mainly consists of posts concerning my hobbies. To get a quick overview of my model railway activities, just read on:

Locomotives

Those steamy things pulling the trains.

Rolling Stock

All which is coupled behind the locos.

Layout

My own garden layout didn’t get past the construction phase and was deconstructed. This will not change for a while. I explained my reasons in a post concerning new priorities. In the meantime I’m rolling on snap track or on my friends’ or family’s layouts.

How it all began

Christmas 1986 saw the first LGB train making its rounds in the living room. Since then, my father has anchored this hobby in my family, there were times when every child had its own sets of trains and the garden railway following swiftly only ever grew larger.

At the end of the 1990's: matured double-tracked main line with bridges and tunnels.
At the end of the 1990’s: matured double-tracked main line with bridges and tunnels.

During the 1990’s I started constructing from scratch with my oldest friend, alas no pictures of those survived.

However, there were some experiments in other gauges, at least one layout in gauge N evolved into a somewhat operatable status. I was particularly proud of the security fence, made from pins and fly screen…

A classical layout on a table, complete with a cast tunnel-mountain.
A classical layout on a table, complete with a cast tunnel-mountain.

It won’t come as a surprise that railways and especially garden railways have always been some part of my life.

At full steam in the snow.
At full steam in the snow.

When my parents moved in 2009, the basis for this fascinating, but costly hobby was placed out of my reach. Only as recently as 2014 I found the leisure to reengage in model railways, this time focusing on scratch building.