Leipzig Station Pictures!

When I talked with Mike Wolf about this station last week he was very excited. MTH is currently doing some neat projects with Marklin. You'll hear about this station and more when the Mike Wolf episode of Notch 6 releases next week. 

 

 

 

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I'm reminded of someone who'd decided to build a HO scale model of the Antwerp, Belgium depot in scale. By the time he was done it took up almost the entire room he'd set aside for his layout. He told me that if he'd truly understood the size of European depots, he'd have never taken on the project.

Having travelled in Europe, I've seen several of them (most of which were remodelled or compeltely built new after the war as they were common aim points for bombing raids) and they're much larger than people imagine until they see them in person.

Originally Posted by Firewood:

P51, that Antwerp depot is something else isn't it? The interior pics of that station make you want to drop everything and start building it.

Yep, I got to walk around inside it once when my brother and I went to movie just down the street from the station. It's an amazing depot, one that had its fair share of remodelling, courtesy of the RAF and USAAF during WW2. It kills me that the Germans consigned all of Europe to having to rebuild itself after 1945. It truly sickens me to think of all the treasures that were lost. The original Antwerp station came very close to being one of them.

http://www.thebestinheritage.c...ral-station,194.html

As for the Leipzig model, I'll settle for that box front and frame it.

I agree, I love that art as well.

 

I am not sure Marklin ever did any standard gauge, but they did do Gauge One and certainly O gauge.

 

Remember Lionel's so-called "standard" gauge was the ODDBALL gauge when it was introduced. It was Cowen's blatant, and persistant, hype that got it established.

vita sine litteris mors est  (Seneca)

Originally Posted by Steve "Papa" Eastman:

If I get most of my S gauge sold...........maybe

That's a lot of S-gauge rolling stock to get to $1K.    Although a few steam locomotives or premium passenger sets may help get you there a bit quicker.  But it can be done!!! 

 

Of course, the other issue is "real estate".  I was downstairs this evening packing a few items from my current OGR for-sale listing, and I walked by the box for the Lionel 128 Illuminated Station & Terrace.  Now THAT box is H-U-G-E as it is, so I can only imagine the size box for the Leipzig Station -- gotta be even larger!!!    Short of having a barn-sized empire or club layout, I can't imagine BOTH occupying space on my humble layout.  And then there's also the cool stuff that the folks at TW TrainWorx produce -- it's not tinplate, but their stations are fabulous. 

 

Decisions... decisions...

 

David

A nice large motor Northern, a couple of Hudson's, 7 aluminum coaches and a bit of misc would get me in the ballpark
Originally Posted by Steve "Papa" Eastman:

If I get most of my S gauge sold...........maybe

That's a lot of S-gauge rolling stock to get to $1K.    Although a few steam locomotives or premium passenger sets may help get you there a bit quicker.  But it can be done!!! 

 

Steve "Papa" Eastman

Yorba Linda, CA

Left Coast, Home of the lunatics

A thing of beauty with a large footprint and a price tag to match it. The first thing that came to mind is that one thing leads to another in terms of purchasing something like this, or at least for me, it does.

Where to put it?

Build a layout around it? Put it on a rotating platform so the whole can be seen as a display item? 

Kudos to Mike and to those who have a practical use for it. For me, too big, too expensive ( like some locomotives) There's nothing to prevent my admiration of it.

That costs nothing.

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