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Track Plan, late 1980s
Original Ideas (late 1980's)

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About Bahnhof Breitenfurt – Ost
Located on a fairly busy mainline in a fictional location in northern Bavaria some time between 1904 and 1914, 'Bahnhof Breitenfurt – Ost' is situated on the edge of a medium sized town. The station serves both long distance and stopping traffic and is the terminus for a small branch line that heads into the hills. Primarily a passenger facility, only occasional freight traffic is handled with remaining sidings used variously to store excess rolling stock and to act as temporary home to a small railway museum with replicas of some early German trains. The small (static) locomotive servicing yard is also used as a museum housing several early Bavarian locomotives as well as turning the occasional loco.
Although the layout represents the pre WW1 era (as far as possible), the trains themselves also cover the inter war years and are generally of particular historic or technical interest.
To reach its full potential the layout really requires two operators. However, for exhibition purposes it is usually controlled bya single operator (me) which limits its versatility. Depending on their lengths, up to ten trains can be accommodated though only eight are usually available.

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Latest Progress (or lack thereof)
October 6th – At long last, an update!
As I cannot operate Breitenfurt as a home layout, there is very little incentive to use, or work on, it unless there is an exhibition in the offing. So it has been since November last year. However, as you can see above, Breitenfurt – Ost will be at the Elgin MRC's Modelfair next month.
Those of you who have been following my diary notes will be aware that I decided to rework the layout of the hidden sidings in order to remove conflicting routes. The left (as I look at it) end of the siding was completed last year and now it was the turn of the right end. I ripped out the trackwork several months ago and during the last couple of weeks installed the new exit (anti-clockwise) trackwork. In theory, as all the turnouts are trailing, that's it all finished and ready to go. However, I would rather have the turnouts set correctly when exit routes are set up.

I really must apologise for the total lack of updates. Due to other interests, I have, apat from ripping up some track in the hidden sidings, not worked on the layout since the Elgin exhibitions and am feeling a bit guilty about it as there are several outstanding jobs to be completed before Breitenfurt – Ost is finished. I am planning on returning to it after the end of April. In the meantime there no exhibitions planned until Zedex 2013 mid-October, though I am happy to take Breitenfurt – Ost to exhibitions from mid-May onwards.
Later this year I will be starting on a small, and much simpler, Z scale layout. More later.

Thank you for looking.

Some pictures from events at which Breitenfurt was exhibited.
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