Today, just a few photographs of the many N-club modules that were on display. A reminder – here’s the end board of the N-club module – the module can be of any length or indeed radius.
This enormous station layout is a regular at the Stuttgart show. Every year that goes by seems to have more detail added. The combination of a scale length main line station, complex trackwork, and finely detailed buildings – and trams – takes a lot of beating.
This extensive loco shed is also a regular on display. One can see the potential of a modular layout – this shed would make a reasonable stand-alone home layout, but can be linked up with other peoples boards for a big show.
This flying junction wouldn’t fit in so well at home. The young operators are looking for the next train. Behind you…..
The ‘helix’ is always a focal point of the show. Two of these modules raise the running lines above head height, and enable the public to get ‘inside’ the modular layout, or just to form a main corridor through the layouts. It is also the focus of attention when a train gets stuck or derails near the top, requiring a step ladder and stopping all running for a while. At least this year there were no breakaways coming back down the spiral at ever increasing speed.
Feeling a little blue? just about everything was lit, from floodlights to car lights on this module.
I liked this shed with overhead catenary. A very attractive building, and the locomotive nearest the camera was programmed to shuttle in and out of the shed. It would also make a good interurban shed…..
The more one looked, the more good modelling could be found. Here we have interesting bridges, buildings and a harbour, and some N-gauge vines and vegetables.
And of course, railways are meant to carry essential supplies. Peanuts into the UK, Imperial Mints out. No wonder we have a deficit….