I just returned from a quick trip to Europe where I attended the 20th anniversary meeting of FREMO Netherlands. It was the largest meeting that I’ve ever attended and featured hundreds of modules and over a kilometer of track. The H0 Europa layout reached from Scandinavia all the way to the Alpine nations of Switzerland and Austria.
There were plenty of opportunities to operate trains – everything from little commuter rail buses in Norway to international express trains on the double-track mainline running from Denmark to Switzerland to mixed freight trains on a private branch line.
Check out some of the sights that I caught along the way:
H0 Europa Layout (click to enlarge)
FREMO USA, americaN, 0e/0m, 1:32 scale layouts
Steam engines in Thorshaug, Norway
Shunting in Steinhorst, Denmark
Rail bus waiting for service in Grimstad, Norway
The last VT25 from Arendal arrives in Grimstad at dusk
My favorite scene complete with express train at Vatnamot mountain in Norway
Freight train on its way from Hullebua to Krasnes, Norway ...
... passing a farm in Stussustuen ...
... gaining speed in Korsnes ...
... waiting for a green light near Sandnes, Norway
V65 ready for duty in the petroleum plant Rheinshagen, Germany
German workhorses waiting for permission to enter Rothenburg on the double-track mainline
Prototypical control panel in the Michelstadt, Germany fiddle yard
Local commuter train snaking down to Burg am Stausee, Germany
Austrian narrow gauge train in Niederoberzissen
The legendary Swiss "crocodile" peeking out of the shed in Weinfelden-Wildegg
Swiss Rhb 213 picking up transport wagons in Bietingen
Unit coal train and international express train meet in Czech Stará Paka
Micro brewery with its own siding on the FREMO USA layout
View more pictures on Thomas Woditsch’s page