Steam Locomotive and Diesel Model Trains on an O Scale Layout - Rail Transport Modeling in Germany

Published on July 22, 2022
Steam Locomotive and Diesel Model Trains on an O Scale Layout - Rail Transport Modeling in Germany

Rail transport modeling in Germany is closely associated with those steam locomotives and diesel locos of the former state railroad (German Federal Railway) from the 1960's. It was the time when many branch lines still operated and goods were transported by trains. Therefore, there are many model railroading enthusiasts who recreate that romantic era.

The model railway diorama we see in this video follows this railway modelling philosophy and depicts a small station in Germany where a lot of freight traffic is handled. Steam trains often run on the shunting tracks or run over the level crossing. The model railroad layout was built in O scale, i.e. scale 1/45, and uses the high-quality rolling stock of the German company Lenz with digital decoders for train control.

Christian Heine and Norbert Kicker, two hobby model railroaders, have built this model railway as a modular layout (O scale shelf layout). They have designed an authentic looking landscape, they have weathered locomotives and model rail cars and they have included many realistic details. Enjoy that idyllic landscape, which was so typical of German railroad lines in small villages.

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Model Railroads and Trains

Model trains und model railroading are a wonderful hobby. Unfortunately, the prices for locomotives, freight cars and passenger cars are becoming more and more expensive. Therefore, many people look for auctions on the Internet to buy rolling stock, parts and accessories cheaply. That's exactly what I do, but I use special filters to find the best deals. On auctions on eBay, I always check the number of bids. Only auctions with the highest number of bids give the feeling that it is a good deal. Why don't you give it a try?

1. Railroads & Trains Auctions
2. Freight Cars Auctions
3. Locomotives Auctions
4. Passenger Cars Auctions
5. Track Auctions
6. Starter Sets and Packs Auctions
7. Parts and Accessories Auctions
8. Other Railroads and Trains Auctions

Of course, there are also great deals on Amazon. Shops at Amazon sell accessories, replacement parts, passenger and freight cars, as well as locomotives.

01. Model Trains and Accessories
02. Hobby Train Cars
03. Passenger Cars
04. Locomotives
05. Freight Cars
06. Model Train Sets
07. Model Train Accessories
08. Landscape and Scenery
09. Bridges and Tunnels
10. Signals, Signs and Lights
11. Buildings and Structures
12. Rails and Tracks
13. Miniature Figures


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