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This rambling blog is about building a couple of simple layouts in HO, the available space is rather small but the prototype was not built on the grand scale, most stations were merely a curved loop and a siding.

Wednesday, 31 May 2017


This image of Ebern captures the period rather well; the platform is almost non-existent, merely a hardstanding, the ballast is level with the tops of the sleepers, the red brick of the  building has not been covered in render and the water crane is positioned within the run around loop.

Other details are the potted plants on the window sill, electric lighting and the proliferation of telegraph connectors.

Ebern, a hundred years later, after closure.

Original track plan of Ebern, which was for a year, 1895-96, the Endstation, and therefore is shown with a locomotive shed on the original plan. What happened to the loco shed after the branch was extended to Maroldsweisach is not known to me and is not indicated on the original plans which date from the line’s opening. Possibly the shed was demolished and the shed road became a siding.

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