Several years ago, I had started planning a fairly large roundy-roundy layout but for various reasons including the room being taken over by my nephew for a while then when he moved back home, my good lady took it over as a photographic studio. Anyway, it never got started let alond built. Also, during this time, I developed an interest in the railways of Prussia, I just love the earlier colour schemes and the ornate lining. The early railways were certainly colourful wherever in the world you looked.
For this reason I have started to construct a suitable H0 scale Era I layout in
my spare box room. I have built and arranged four boards in an “L” shape
of approximately 2.70m x 2.15m, three boards will be scenic, the forth
board is a traverser.
I have been working on a track plan and so far have come up with this (below)
I hope it at least looks “Germanic” if not exactly “Prussian”. I have
had some assistance from a German forum in ensuring that it does follow
some aspects of Prussian design.Where in Prussia? I have no idea, hence
the name "Irgwendo" which in German means "Somewhere"!
Why Prussia? Well, I originally followed the Bavarian railways for a long time but found that in DB days, I liked the look of the former Prussian machines better, they have become some of my favourite steam locomotives. A couple of years ago, a friend sold me a Brawa G 5.4 with DCC sound for only £100 and I loved it so much, I couldn’t stop and now have several locos and have been slowly buiding up my fleet of Passenger and freight cars.