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|Posted: Mon Dec 15th, 2014 11:24 am||
W C Greene
After almost a lifetime of HO, I have moved to 1:45 for the sake of my eyesight and doddery fingers.
Rather than abandon my core interest, I merely increased everything in size, this has forced a change of direction from main to branch line (nebenbahn) otherwise everything is reassuringly familiar.
All this is possibly thanks to the entreprenerurial skills of Lenz Gmbh who have provided the basics for my chosen subject allowing me to continue scratchbuilding structures and scenery.
The subject is a small branchline in Oberfranken, the Ebermannstadt line provides much of the inspiration but it isn't a copy - I haven't got the space in the workshop, it is just 4,8x3m but the line is a continuous run with a rudimentary station on one side and a brewery complex on t'other (sorry, no beer vans)
The HO layout ran ten trains, the new 1:45 runs just four but this is more than enough as I am planning to build some rolling stock when I retire but in the meantime, I am building the layout.
Much of the weathering and diorama inspiration comes from military modelling circles rather than the railway community, the reason that I drifted into Freerails was a good prodding from Martin 'Odds' Field who suggested that I contribute as well as learn.
My blog is to be found here
Howdy Tim and welcome to Freerails. I know that you will find a lot of interesting threads here, some of us are familiar with military modeling. I use many 1:35 military details in my railway modeling, in fact my entire layout is 1:35 scale.
Send photos and posts, we are waiting.
Go ahead, make my day!