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.

Monday, 17 October 2016

A cheap buffer stop

I get a bit tired of paying excessive prices for basic items just because it originates in Germany (or is it China?)  a good example is the Lenz buffer stop. It retails at about Eu12.50 plus Eu17 shipping costs and even then it is incorrect because it has been modified to clear the Lenz autocoupling. On my version, the ridiculous buffing pads have been replaced with a solid beam (toffee apple sticks)

By contrast the Peco rail-built buffer stop cost less than £4.00 including postage but I did replace the lovely pressed steel beam with wood and some minor surgery is needed to open the gaps where the ironwork grips the rails.

 I saw a very similar buffer stop just outside Regensburg, covered in 40 years of neglect, unfortunately the batteries in the camera were flat.

Sunday, 9 October 2016

A welcome return.......

Everything seems to be going a bit Pete Tong, so here is something positive.

My SCE Glaskasten is heading home.......

It will join the Gebauer 98.8 and Lenz 64.

Happier days

Wednesday, 28 September 2016

Slow down of activities


The more astute members will have noticed that the 'Pottendorf' blog has not been updated in almost a month, spare time has been an issue as there have been increasingly frequent visits to the hospital.

I would like to thank you for your patience.

Tim Hale