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Replica Of Stuttgart Station in N Scale
« on: July 13, 2019, 12:46:04 PM »
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I'm not sure if everybody is familiar with this layout or it's late creator (Wolfgang Frey) but it's well worth taking a look at this forum thread to see pictures of his amazing replica of Stuttgart station in N scale. He built it all himself according to what I've read! :confused1: An amazing achievement.

You can take a look at a thread about the layout on this German forum:
https://www.stummiforum.de/viewtopic.php?f=116&t=153486

I think the pictures speak for themselves but if you can't read German and want to now what the text is about then it's well worth using Chromium browser (https://chromium.woolyss.com/download/en/) when you view the page (and other foreign language websites) as it can be set to automatically translate the text for you. It's what I do and 99% of the time you can understand pages or conversations easily.

The discussion is basically saying: since the passing of Wolfgang Frey the layout has been rebuilt in a new location (https://www.stellwerk-s.de/) and it is now possible to visit the layout. Plus lots of praise of the quality and amazement at the scale of the model.

Another site to add to the holiday list.  :thumbsup:

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Re: Replica Of Stuttgart Station in N Scale
« Reply #1 on: July 13, 2019, 12:56:30 PM »
Streuth!  I could live with that while I build the Big One :D

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Re: Replica Of Stuttgart Station in N Scale
« Reply #2 on: July 13, 2019, 01:21:23 PM »
Incredible layout!  Inspiration for all !

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Re: Replica Of Stuttgart Station in N Scale
« Reply #3 on: July 13, 2019, 01:23:58 PM »
Yes, I've known about it for many years. I have a MIBA magazine article somewhere from when it was still in its original location.  Since Wolfgang's passing and the layout's rescue by Stellwerk-S I've seen parts of it on static display at the Stuttgart N Scale Convention which is held each November. 

The N Scale convention is well worth a visit if you get the chance, it's part of a massive expo held at an exhibition centre literally 5 minutes walk from Stuttgart airport.  I've exhibited there and also been over for day trips  :D

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MIBA special '57 from 2003:




I've stood atop the real  tower next to the Mercedes sign, that's modelled top-left of the photo!
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Re: Replica Of Stuttgart Station in N Scale
« Reply #4 on: July 13, 2019, 02:51:27 PM »
Flippin' 'eck  :goggleeyes: That is some layout.
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Re: Replica Of Stuttgart Station in N Scale
« Reply #5 on: July 13, 2019, 04:45:17 PM »
It's astonishing that it was all the work of one guy.

BTW, if you use Chrome it will ask you if you want to translate a web page you visit if it's not in your own language.

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Re: Replica Of Stuttgart Station in N Scale
« Reply #6 on: July 13, 2019, 06:38:53 PM »
I've been doing a bit more digging and have found a link to recovered versions of Wolfgang Frey's original website and there are many more pictures there. Follow this link: https://www.schaeferweltweit.de/archiv/WolfgangFrey/index.html

When you see the amount of track in some of those photos it's even more unbelievable he did this himself!
Some of the complicated switches in the station area were even scratchbuilt too.

Just in case anyone is getting too depressed comparing this masterpiece to their own efforts, this model is the result of over 30 years of work between 1978 and 2012.
Although I suppose there would always be something different to do on a layout this size I find it fascinating that he could stay dedicated to a single location that whole time; I think I'm inspired to design a new layout by a new location or prototype at least weekly  :worried:

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Re: Replica Of Stuttgart Station in N Scale
« Reply #7 on: July 13, 2019, 07:24:08 PM »
Thanks for that. I know I said in reply #4 flippin' 'eck, but that just does not seem adequate. The layout itself and the work involved is finnom phenom fenom        amazing!
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Re: Replica Of Stuttgart Station in N Scale
« Reply #8 on: July 14, 2019, 01:58:14 AM »
@NScaleNotes

I love his humor in the link you posted "Several ladies fainted due to price increases of drugstore articles ... no, the ladies were just badly glued". Wonderful stuff.

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« Reply #9 on: July 14, 2019, 10:44:30 AM »
It is sad how the layout had to be pretty roughly sawn into sections to dismantle and remove, but of course it was never built to be portable.  The Stellwerk-S team are doing a great job of recovering and restoring what they can :-)
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Re: Replica Of Stuttgart Station in N Scale
« Reply #10 on: July 14, 2019, 11:10:32 AM »
@NScaleNotes

I love his humor in the link you posted "Several ladies fainted due to price increases of drugstore articles ... no, the ladies were just badly glued". Wonderful stuff.

Yes, it seems like he was an interesting character.  :D
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Re: Replica Of Stuttgart Station in N Scale
« Reply #11 on: July 14, 2019, 11:11:58 AM »
It is sad how the layout had to be pretty roughly sawn into sections to dismantle and remove, but of course it was never built to be portable.  The Stellwerk-S team are doing a great job of recovering and restoring what they can :-)

Definitely, if anyone ever makes it there for a visit it'd be great to get a review and some photos.  :thumbsup:
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Re: Replica Of Stuttgart Station in N Scale
« Reply #12 on: July 14, 2019, 01:49:42 PM »
Great layout but how do you retrieve any derailments in the middle?  :goggleeyes:
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