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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, 4 December 2016

1:45 Forum in Birmingham

John Illingworth's layout 'Ahrtalzweibrücke' recently appeared at the European Railways Association event in Birmingham.

 




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Sunday, 27 November 2016

Future compact project

Mindful of the fact that no one gets any younger, I am also reminded that I retired from exhibiting in 2014 however this idea appeared in issue 20 of Spur Null Magazin, it's nothing short of brilliant. 

It is eminently do-able.
 
Just three metres long including fiddle yard and effectively three turnouts, the plan uses the many of the buildings that are used on Pottendorf. The rolling stock has to be small, again, this suits my rolling stock of BR98's and a VT70.

 
 

My special thanks to Stefan Karzauninkat for allowing the use of SNM's ideas. Hopefully everything will fit in the Yeti, especially as the boards are only 1000mm long, making them easier and lighter to handle.

Saturday, 26 November 2016

1:45 Forum at Warley

This weekend Bill Bishop's excellent Höchstädt is on display at the Warley show stand B60 in the NEC.



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