Königlich Württembergische Staats-Eisenbahnen
Passenger carriages


Fleischmann Magic Train
Märklin Minex
Fama / Roco

Märklin Minex passenger carriages Updated
Fleischmann box van #1
Fleischmann box van #2
Re-gauging the Fama Tm 2/2



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0e - 0-scale modeling of 750/760mm (2'6") gauge


The Historischer Eisenbahnverein Schwaben is a model of a totally fictitious preserved railway in southern Germany.

Being a preserved railway I have an excuse to run a more varied collection of locomotives and rolling-stock than I would if I was modelling one specific railway. My inspiration is the 750mm gauge Öchsle Schmalspurbahn e.V. in Germany and the  2'6" (760mm) gauge Welshpool and Llanfair Railway in Wales, both of which run stock from other countries. In the case of the Welshpool and Llanfair this includes: Austria, Hungary, Romania, Finland, Antigua, Taiwan and Sierra Leone. There has also been quite a lot of "shuffling" of equipment between lines in Europe, especially since the demise of communism, so there is a precedent for running a mixture of stock from all over Europe and not just from 750/760mm gauge lines.

This is my second foray in to modelling in 0e and I am slowly building up my collection of equipment. All of the Märklin rolling-stock requires converting to 2-rail DC, so it will be a while before I have enough equipment to operate a railway - which suits my current circumstances anyway.

I always seem to make life difficult for myself. There have been a number of 0e models of Württemberg rolling stock made over the years, but now that I want them, they have all been discontinued. I shall endeavour to kitbash or scratchbuild what I want, but I shall have to make some compromises along the way.

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