3 Up for sale. Price tags of over € 5.000 are not particularly uncommon
9 A garage into the smallest detail
11 A German rack steamer
13 showing off its beautiful double Walschearts valve gear
15 Würtemberg Class C in all its beauty
17 This engine was a demonstrator of a very convincing sound systeem with almost any option you think of. Synchronized exhaust beat, cylinders blowing, safety valve blowing, whistle, breaking sound, feed water pump, you name it, it was all there. The man in the background was fascinated, laying his tongue almost on the track.
19 John Waggot, showing his sturdy piece of work
24 In the stand of Lemaco there was a choice of the most exquisite models. These models are top of the bill, both in literal as in figurative speaking. Not for normal mortals like me... Even this pretty common Baureihe 98-7 becomes a head turner as it leaves the hands of Lemaco
25 Not to mention this more elegant Swiss engine...
26 or this French stunning beauty
27 with all the detail you could possibly think of
28 The oil pump and its pipes. Need I say more??
32 Dieter, my German friend who invited my over, is equally intrigued.
33 by his passion for electric rod locomotives
34 A series of photo shot by Dieter of a Lemaco model under construction
42 The Gauge 1 exhibits sprawled between the Gauge 1:1 museum pieces
44 A Köf on a small diorama
45 A veryy impressive turntable
48 Dieter shows the sheer size of a Baureihe 43
49 Just compare the drivers. And then to realize that these engines are dwarfed by their American counterparts.
50 A tribute to my host: one last shot of a German electric rod locomotive