On show with my Hon30 logging railroad

Posted by Gerd on Tuesday, 16 October 2018


last weekend, we had a big model railroad event here in my area, called “the long night of model trains”. More than 20 clubs in the south-west of Germany held an evening-open-house from 4pm to 10pm for interested model railroaders and visitors.

I was invited to show my Hon30 logging layout in Ludwigshafen (near Mannheim & Heidelberg) since two club members are building modules in the same practice as I do. To get a big layout, I just took Bernd with me, who has shown his layout together with mine earlier this year. All together we had four individual layouts and all were connected to a 50′ long Hon30 layout. Each of the layout was operated on its own, but with interchange tracks and the ends, we run trains from one end to the other, including switching and lots of freight traffic.

Additional to the evening-open-house on Saturday, the show continued on Sunday as well due to the 40th anniversary of the club. Over all, we welcomed more than 300 visitors and it was a very nice show for all of us. Here are some photos of the whole arrangement and some details from the other layouts.

Cheers, Gerd


  • Bernd says:

    Es hat richtig Spaß gemacht mit euch auszustellen, und Züge über die ganze Anlage zu schicken. Vielen Dank auch an die Besucher! Gerne wieder… ;-)

  • Daniel says:

    Danke es hat wirklich viel Spaß gemacht
    auf denn bildern fällt der Unterschied nicht auf bin immer wieder bereit für ein erneuertes treffen
    Gruß Daniel

  • Thomas says:

    Sehr anregende Fotos! Ein wirklich überzeugendes Konzept!

  • Christian says:

    Super Fotos der Anlage. Sieht wie echt aus. Werde demnächst auch mit dem Bau einer Anlage anfangen.

  • Frank says:

    Toll, wirklich großartig – und ich wäre gern der 201. Besucher gewesen. Allein die Anfahrt von Kehl war mir doch zu weit. Gibt es irgendwelche Pläne, dass Du / Ihr weiter in den Süden kommt?