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Possible also N scale version using Kato German outline tram models see other page

Berlin A diorama  modelled around Friedrichstrasse railway station in Mid Epoch 3 (1962) with trains on viaduct (static) and the border crossing nearby at street level. The weather is cold & frosty.

As most of the area, at the period modelled, was in the GDR, a watch tower  kit by Busch (1015) purchased at reduced price from Gaugemaster at Ford. Some useful printed signs, posters & some mesh fencing complete the period piece (Dec 2015)

Part of the  first Berlin Wall with a tram terminus on the East Berlin side, directly outside the southern station entrance. The line is shown going across into West Berlin with the wall preventing the passage of trams.(The first Berlin wall  commenced construction in June 1961 and then was continuously “improved”)

The Friedrichstrasse station frontage, originally destined for the L&DMRC layout,is to to be a feature of this diorama.

A Berlin tram & trailer from Halling, purchased  at the Cologne Modelbahn 2016,  will be an operational feature. Hope to get further models later .





January 2017/November 2019/October 2020