236 MINE ADIT ENTRANCE
Bostjan Jarc found inspiration for his latest HOf diorama while reading about small scale mining operations.
238 ERSATZDAMPFLOK – SCALE DRAWINGS
A DR standard 2-8-2T was proposed in the mid-1950s as a replacement for the Sachsen IVK (BR9951 60) on the lighter 750mm gauge lines in Saxony.
241 NÜRNBERG FAIR 2011 REPORT
The first part of our customary comprehensive coverage from the model railway section of this important international toy trade fair. In this instalment - HO.
283 EXHIBITION DIARY
As in previous years, we cannot hope to mention everything that was shown: manufacturers use the event to promote their complete ranges to trade customers, and so the scope of the model railway section of the N ̧rnberg Trade Fair is too large. We have tried to include what are, in our opinion, significant and interesting new products.
We should point out that our illustrations have been derived from manufacturersí information as well as our own photography. Readers should be aware that some pictures may have been retouched, and the final models may differ in detail.
We would also point out that a mention in the report is the result of gathering information or hastily inspecting a sample at a trade fair, and should not be taken as a full and considered review of the finished product.
The news of many of these products is by way of advance information, and the mention of any item should not be taken to mean that it is available immediately.
Similarly, estimates of delivery dates should only be taken as an approximate guide based on stated intentions. Readers must await coverage in our ëLatest Reviewsí or announcements in retailersí advertisements which will indicate when particular models can be purchased. Enquiries should be directed to the relevant supplier, not the Editorial office!
This report is compiled quickly immediately after the Fair and we apologise in advance for any errors or omissions. We hope such failings will be minor and not detract from your enjoyment of what we believe is the most complete English-language coverage of the model railway section of the N ̧rnberg Spielwarenmesse.
A GUIDE TO THE EPOCH DATING SYSTEM The following terms are used in our report: EPOCH I ñ approximately 1870 to 1920; vehicles in the liveries of the separate state and private railways. EPOCH II ñ approximately 1920 to 1945, from the formation of the large national state networks (DRG, BBÖ, SBB, etc). EPOCH III ñ approximately 1945 to 1968. EPOCH IV ñ from approximately 1968 to 1994; vehicles with UIC computer-numbering. EPOCH V ñ 1994 to 2006, from the foundation of the DBAG, formation of new private railway companies, and Europe-wide liberalisation of railway traffic. EPOCH VI – introduction of new Europe-wide UIC vehicle numbers containing a country-specific code, starting 2007.