Uncompressed large passenger station

LTCTerry Jan 27, 2020

  1. LTCTerry

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    All - my main interest is passenger trains - streamliner era and Amtrak. I've spent a good bit of my life in Germany with the military and speak rather good German. I was in Germany earlier this month as well as last month. I had a bit of model railroad fun both times.

    I wrote a blog post on a formerly secret N scale model of an uncompressed version of the station in the city I lived in twice. Scratch built with 500 surrounding buildings also scratch built. If you'll indulge me a moment to share the post with photo album and a 30-second video.

    The N Scale material is from December. During this month's trip I stumbled across a model railroad club having an open house. I couldn't resist! The video is just three minutes. (I had a bit of fun with this one. The acoustics in the space were awful, so I added sound effects to cover the noise.)

    PS - I don't normally travel to Europe that often, but I had promised my wife Christmas markets and wonderful German friends I've known since I was 16 turned 80 this month. I couldn't miss their party. They were the stability in my life when my parents divorced. I learned much of my German through them and it's no exaggeration to say I'm the person I am today because of them. We stayed in touch long before the Internet came along. A five-day trip was a bit crazy, but the flight back was my 54th trip across the Atlantic.
     
  2. Bill Denton

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    Ausgezeichnet !
     
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  3. pmpexpress

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    The ultimate architectural model.

    Absolutely outstanding modeling.

    Thanks for sharing.

    Neville

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  4. SLSF Freak

    SLSF Freak Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    Was in Germany from 81-89, Frankfurt region and Kaiserslautern. I can appreciate and relate - those Christmas markets! And the trains - I got into 3D modelling just so I could reproduce the subways I rode in Frankfurt. (I've yet to get them powered) Thanks for sharing this.

    Mike
     
  5. badlandnp

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    Wow!! Wonderful modeling and execution! RIP Wolfgang Frey.
     
  6. Sumner

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    Pretty unbelievable. How do they get into the center to work on a layout of that size?

    Sumner
     
  7. JMaurer1

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    Those Germans! Glad to see that the secret railroad was saved and now on display. Of course I HAVE to mention the 'other' great Geman layout, even if it IS in HO: Miniatur Wunderland in Hamburg (billed worlds largest and includes a working airport with "flying" planes...google it for videos).

    https://www.miniatur-wunderland.com/

    Now I have a second reason to some day visit Germany...two great layouts!
     
  8. LTCTerry

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    Jeff - Miniatur Wunderland is pretty amazing. It's so popular you have to book a time.

    Some of it is a bit over the top cool gadgety stuff, but for the most part it's room after room of amazing work. Much of it is scratch built. We worth a stop if you're in the area. I made a day trip to Hamburg just to visit.
     
  9. Randy Clark

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    The scratch built buildings are truly amazing. The trackage to scenery is ove the top.
     
  10. berNd

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    An episode of the german Railway Romantics tv documentation is about Wolfgang Freys layout:
     
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  11. Bookbear1

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    Hervorragend! Erstaunliche Arbeit.
     
  12. HemiAdda2d

    HemiAdda2d Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    Very cool! I haven't been in Stuttgart since Volkfest 2013, but it was a good time. Spent 5 years at Ramstein. Miss what I knew, enjoyed Germany big time. Spent some time on your blog, brought back memories. Esso stations, autobahns, BMW repairs, Christmas markets....
     

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