In the years
that I went
to secondary school and later on to university,
a lot of time in the attic, together with my twin brother,
who was also fond of trains.
We literally dressed up the layout with
houses, trees, mountains, cattle, inhabitants and so
My brother did most of the painting,
created new mountains and let nature come
be noted that we were scenery novices, who learned as we went.
one of the most important things is to have a sharp
eye for real nature and domestic development.
grateful that my dad's layout was in effect a perfect
playground for our trial and error.
threefold picture at the right shows:
Another of the oldest pictures from 1973
same spot in 1978 with my first attempt in making
and 'housing' the village.
3. The 3rd picture shows my increasing interest
for Germany's so-called
In time, the budget bound houses from Pola were replaced by the finer work of Faller, Kibri and Vollmer.
Even if it is still one part of the layout, you
can imagine the ongoing development throughout the years by
the pictures below.
The small church (Pola) is now (1984) replaced by a larger and finer one (Kibri).
The houses in the background are removed.
In their stead came these fine facade houses
drawing the atmosphere of the late 19th century (1987).