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 Posted: Sat Dec 27th, 2014 10:45 am
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Great end of track ''bumper' (not sure of the UK name for that item).

A lot more detail than the usual -- for the US, both prototype and model-- pile of sleepers, or even just dirt.

Other little things, like the chip in the side of the ramp--that kind of thing catches my eye.

Carry on!


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 Posted: Sat Dec 27th, 2014 11:16 am
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We call 'em buffer stops, Herb, but Tim's layout is set in Germany. Not sure what they're called over there, but it'll be something logical like Wagen Stopfer or such like.

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Prellbock?
Thanks Tim, what does it actually translate as?

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Paglesham wrote:
Prellbock?
Thanks Tim, what does it actually translate as?

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 Posted: Sun Dec 28th, 2014 09:51 am
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Dwayne wrote:
Paglesham wrote:
Prellbock?
Thanks Tim, what does it actually translate as?

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Buffer? Errr, no.That would be puffer but prellbock is German for bufferstop which is the correct translation.

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Thanks, Tim. I thought it might break down into something more amusingly Germanic.
In the car industry we had Apfelstopfern, which were exactly that. Bars under van seats to stop items (especially apples?) rolling around and possibly getting under your feet.
And scheinwerfer. Light thrower...headlight. Easy to remember.

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Although most regard the choice of subject is somewhat leftfield, it is a logical choice based on the immutable givens - lack of space. I have just 4,8x3m and this precludes the use of bogie stock, so that removes both US and British outline from the choice.

Luckily, many mainland European countries still used updated two and three axle coaches until the 80s although only Germany offers good O gauge models and a great support culture.

Ironically, I don't intend to build either a typical German layout, I want to build it with warts n'all with not too many miniature people/autos but lots of subtle weathering and essential details. The structures are almost all scratchbuildt, just one kit (the shed) with only the rolling stock and track are bought in.

The US market provides a number of hard to find details and much of the inspiration for the weathering, unfortunately I just don't want to build a logging/mining layout with which I have no connection. The little branchline featured here has been a regular holiday destination for the past thirty years and I have tried to replicate some of the local structures on the layout, such as the biergarten.



Pretty cool?


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Love that 2 liter glass, Tim!

And whats in it.

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Looks like a Weissbier glass to me. Tastes like bubble gum!
If I couldn't get Altbier when I was in Germany for 4 years, I'd have a Radler, what we Brits call a Shandy. I hate lager, so anything that improves its flavour works for me. Apparently a Radler is a cyclist. I guess our Northern German cyclists are not appreciated wobbling all over the road. Can't recall what a Bavarian shandy was called now. But there was a better selection of proper ale-like drinks in Bayern. Failing that, one could always get a Guinness in any of the Irish bars that Germany loves. I used to drink all evening for nothing by just pretending I was Irish! I have a knack for accents:-)

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