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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 rural stations were merely a curved loop and a siding, which is easy to replicate.

Thursday, 13 July 2017

Trackplan and name change for the big 'un.

There are two layouts under construction, this time it is the turn of the larger layout. Inspired by the old Spessart Rampe, it attempts to capture just a few hundred metres of this iconic route between Laufach at one end and the Schwarzkopf tunnel and Heigenbr├╝cken at the other. Below is a simple plan of the layout.

The short refuge siding allows the banker to drop back from the train, then wait before entering the adjacent crossover and running back to assist the next train. With dearest thanks to Guido Rademacher.





The station is nothing more than an excuse to stop a train. 

And......the use of Pottendorf as a name for the big 'un has finally come to an end. Once a location for the layout settled on the Spessart region, something more suitable needed to be found and Seebachtal is right beside the Spessart Rampe near Laufach where Bundestrasse 26 crosses the railway line..   

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