[WBE] German/French forestry railroad meet – The uneven twins

Posted by Gerd on Sunday, 26 November 2017

Hello again from the smaller Hon30 railroad,

in spring this year, I showed some layouts from other model railroaders, which were based on my design of the WBE. Bernd Iron copied my entire layout with some additional segments, and gave it a totally different look. Yesterday, he came for a visit and brought some of his modules, so we placed both side to side as “uneven twins” as they are.

Bernd’s forestry railroad “GroƟ Rommelstein” is located in the French Alsace/Lorraine region, so we had a first German/French forestry railroad meet on our kitchen table.

Bernd’s visit was not only for fun, we also have plans to exhibit our layouts together as huge, German/French forestry railroad during the “Faszination Modellbahn in Sinsheim” in march 2018. Therefore we tested some layout arrangements as well as discussed the scenery of the needed interlocking-segment.

We also found some time to run trains on my layout. Bernd brought his new red Decauville and I recently got my green Schneider loco from Minitrains this week.

A special was the tiny grey car, which is modelled after a prototype at the Abeschwiller railroad in France/Alsace. Bernd made two of this cars from evergreen styrene and this one was a gift to me and my WBE. Many thanks Bernd, and we really had a great day.

Gerd

2 Comments

  • David Hunt says:

    This is what I enjoy most about this fantastic hobby. You share your creations with people you don’t even Know and inspire them to create something of there own and before you know it you have a new friend that sees the world the way you do. Congratulations to both of you for creating such amazing models and good luck with your joint effort in 2018. Wish I could see them both in action. Well done Gerd and Bernd

  • Mike Beard says:

    Delightful.