27. January 2023

Gauge 2: Model railway layouts on show

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2m Gauge (G): West Side Lumber Model Logging Railway

This layout depicts a US forest railway with sequoia trees up to three metres tall. Amongst other features it shows a US western town with a fully equipped saloon (with hillbilly sound), hotel rooms, a sheriff’s office with jail cells, a church with altar and benches and two general stores. All of the locomotives – including Shay, Climax and Heisler – are aged and equipped with pulsed smoke generators, and provide for a genuine atmosphere. The layout showcases timber harvesting during the years from 1880 to 1920 – transport, unloading and feeding to the sawmill, sawing of the trunks and haulage of the boards on a narrow gauge railway. All of the sounds and motion effects can be triggered by the visitors using pushbuttons located around the layout.

Operator: West Side Luber Co. Model Railway Group, Herr Klaus P. Kerwer, D-53881 Euskirchen
Layout size: 16 x 4 m

2m Gauge (G): “Meckenheim” – Replica of a Narrow-Gauge Railway

The layout is characterised for the most part by the large number of half-timbered houses and the 3-track railway station. The entire layout is equipped with a self-built overhead line and is operated with a digital control system. The little city consists of numerous half-timbered houses, a large railway station building, a few shops, town hall, a pub with a beer garden, two churches and a large farm. All of the buildings are self-made. The village itself is linked to the little city by a road that runs parallel to the railway.

The railroad is operated primarily with replicas of the Swiss Rhaetian Railway. Passenger trains with modern 3-phase locomotives are underway, as well as classic nostalgic locomotives with rod drive like the Rhaetian Crocodile. Freight trains are also operated on the line, and special trains with steam locomotives also run on certain occasions.

Operator: Club der LGB-Freunde Rhein/Sieg e.V., Mr. Günter Schippers, D-41236 Mönchengladbach, Germany
Layout size: 20 x 4 metres