The sawmill, the lime works and many other buildings were modelled faithfully on the actual buildings for the Calenberg Industrial Railway. Loading and unloading of the lime cars is remote-controlled or automatic and is one of the layout’s attractions, as is shunting of the cars with a chain hoist at the timber loading station. Three or four locomotive drivers use digital control, whereas the switches are set and coupling is executed manually.
The Stadtoldendorf Gypsum Railway depicts quarrying, processing and transport of the gypsum stones from the quarry to the gypsum works, right on up to loading of the finished product. All processes correspond to actual operations on the archetype which remained in service up through 1958. All buildings and vehicles were recreated from original drawings or photos. The highlight of the layout is a replication of the brake incline.
Operator: Feldbahn Mühlenanger, Helmut Walter, 37627 Stadtoldendorf, Germany
Layout size: 10.5 x 8 m