Sylvanau (H0-Scale)

Comparison between H0 and N scale freight vans
Comparison of similar 3-axle Bavarian freight vans in H0 and N scale. (Both models by Trix.)

Comparison between European and North American freight vans
Comparison of European and North American vans in H0 scale.


For various reasons, I decided to stop work on my N-scale empire, and start on a new H0 scale layout. What precipitated the decision was weakening eyesight, but I’d been somewhat uncomfortable with my N-scale layout for some months. I’d started on a new extension, but I had no clear vision of what to do there. I realized that the layout was getting too ambitious and losing a sense of character.

On these pages, I intend to show this new layout during all phases of development, from design, through construction, and eventually, to completion. But then, is a model train layout ever completely finished?

The area to be filled is a room 20′ long by 9.5′ wide. Huge by N-scale standards, but to me, just right for H0.