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by Pitbull
Thu Dec 10, 2009 10:54 am
Forum: Prototype Prattles
Topic: (F) Egyptian (Luxor) Sugar-Cane Railways
Replies: 8
Views: 7168

The big green one with the lettering looking like "IA" on the cab is a (locally rebuilt?) Diema.
by Pitbull
Thu Dec 10, 2009 10:33 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Kleinzeche Eimerweise "Small Mine Bucket-System"
Replies: 14
Views: 8996

Jau! Käääärl Mann, dat paßt wie Aasch auf Eimer! Könnt' direkt so'ne Zeche eimerweise sein wie aus Bochum- Süd oder Minden! In Ibbenbüren hat es auch so was gegeben, bloß die einzigen brauchbaren Bilder aus Ibbenbüren stammen aus der Inflationszeit (in dem Buch Rickelmann/ Röhrs, Der Steinkohlenberg...
by Pitbull
Tue Dec 01, 2009 10:42 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: French Industrial Micro Layout
Replies: 30
Views: 18486

Bingo! That cporrugated iron building really looks like a beat- up old garage right here in my neighbo(u)rhood (Gütersloh, Germany)! The whole building is out of plumb, but it's still in use.
by Pitbull
Tue Dec 01, 2009 10:33 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Struppe Storage Battery Locos of Lainz/Vienna
Replies: 64
Views: 34042

The Steinhof Hospital is going to be phased out, so if you're looking for prototype information better be quick! There were other narrow gauge systems in "bug houses" as well: Santpoort, Holland, had a hand- worked 50cm gauge system. Later they tried an O&K diesel, but in the 1960's th...
by Pitbull
Tue Dec 01, 2009 10:07 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Slate
Replies: 6
Views: 3466

Try Dave Rowe's articles in the Narrow Gauge and Short Line Gazette and the Peco magazines. But don't try anything like that carved styrofoam block in the background. That looks like some artsy- fartsy decoration made from cast concrete, so common with German schools and administration buildings of ...
by Pitbull
Wed Nov 18, 2009 10:28 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Furniture
Replies: 24
Views: 13660

Spanish "1:20 Shipyard" kits

These kits are still available from Scheuer & Strüver in Hamburg. European model builders should try there.
Further information can be had at
http://www.moduni.de
by Pitbull
Fri Nov 13, 2009 10:41 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Furniture
Replies: 24
Views: 13660

Furniture

Try Playmobil. May need some detailing, but is cheap and can be obtained from almost any toy shop.

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