About Pottendorf

Pottendorf was inspired by the Bayerische Lokalbahn, a network of small branchlines which once comprised of half of the route mileage in Bayern. The available space is rather small for 1:45 but the prototype was a not a railway built on the grand scale, most stations are merely a curved loop and a siding which is easy to replicate even in O gauge.

Sunday, 15 January 2017


Almost sixty years ago, this was Veilbronn, a small halt on the Wiesenttalbahn in Oberfranken.

Whilst this is Pottendorf in 2017.

Sunday, 8 January 2017

A quiet corner in Oberfranken

Near to the site of the former station at Behringersmühle,  there is an Schrebergärten tucked away beside a couple of houses, this is my version of the scene.

There is a railway line behind the houses and fence on Pottendorf.  

 The actual garden in Behringersmühle

Saturday, 7 January 2017

Progress and storks

A year ago, I promised myself that I would complete the major bits of the scenery before retirement, today I finished applying the grass and planting the trees, just a few days before the deadline.

The layout is not finished but it is the end of the begining, the next task is to add the details and I have just received a pair of very special birds for the roof of the brewery.