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. Bahnhof Breitenfurt - Ost, Z scale layout - Diary
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BAHNHOF BREITENFURT – OST
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On Sunday 5th October, BAHNHOF BREITENFURT – OST is booked to be at
Oxford MRC's ZEDEX gathering in Didcot Civic Hall, Didcot OX11 7JN. .

Further info for Exhibition Managers is available here or on UKMS directory of exhibition layouts.
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 exhibiti, for exhibition purposes it is usually controlled by a 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)
April – I really must apologise for the total lack of updates. Due to other interests, I have, apart from ripping up some track in the hidden sidings, not worked on the layout since the Elgin exhibitions, 2013, 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 on 5th 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.

September 24 – RED LETTER DAY! Bahnhof Breitenfurt Ost is featured in an eight page article the October issue of Continental Modeller, see pp. 642 to 649. Brilliant pictures by the editor, Andrew Burnham, and a rather lacklustre article ("warts and all" as someone said) by me. Loads of other articles make it well worthwhile buying a copy.



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