Here the oldest part of my exhibition layout "Dreim?hlentalbahn"
The left end of the layout. Here trains (dis)appear into the upper staging yard
The Stone arch bridge spanning 20? with an average hight of 8?over the water
The bridge is made from carton, covered with daspronto airdrying clay and the
Stones are carved with a hobby knife. The colouring is with ?dirty? turpentine
The signals near the bridge. The layout is completely signaled according to the
original german standards. Nothing is automated, except the interlocking at the
signal panel. The train machinist has to stop at the signal by himself.
The bridge in a more natural color. Most photo?s appear too yellow/red due to
the soft light 40W bulbs used during exhibitions
Next to the bridge in front of the mainline is a small limekin and cement factory.
The buildings are made after an existing factory near Schafhausen in Switzerland.
Basic frame is carton, covered with daspronto clay. In the soft clay, a planked template
Has been pressed to imitate the planks of the casing when pouring concrete.
When dry, lightly sanded and coloured with washes to imitate concrete.
The timber part is individual pre colored planks. Roofing was a try out with sandpaper
To imitate asphalt shingles.
Corrugated material is a mix af slaters plastic and home made thick alu foil embossed over
The plastic sample. All walls are daspronto clay and carved or plaster imitation.
The complex stands 12? high and covers an area of 8? deep and 26? long.
The silo is part of an old drawing tube, covered with evergreen sheeting. All other parts are
From the scrapbox, like some brass 3mm H and 1mm L profiles, piping made from soldering wire.
Ladder from brass L profiles and round, according to standard practice.
Transformer house from some resin parts with top made from paper shingles.
Part 2 soon with the gravelworks and operating silo?s