07.02.2019

Gauge H0 at Mannheim: Coal, steam and diesel


This module layout represents conditions in Germany in the 60s and 70s, at a time when there was still a lot of dust, smoke and coal. Where possible, overtaking tracks and sidings were added to enable variation in railway traffic. Small hills emphasise the mountain atmosphere. The tracks, buildings, town and industrial area were modelled with detailed precision. The goods station has multiple tracks with enough space for freight to be loaded and unloaded onto trucks without hurry. There is a depot for the maintenance of diesel and steam locomotives. There is also a catenary on the layout. This H0 railway from the Netherlands consists of 8 modules. It has a continuous scenic backdrop above which is a surrounding strip with effective indirect lighting. 

Operator: Maasbuurtspoor, Mike van Raaij, 6546 WP Nijmegen, Netherlands
Size of layout: 10 x 2 metres