Monthly Archives: February 2015

The Inter City Express (ICE)

The Inter City Express (ICE) By Roger Heid Here is a very condensed description of the famous ICE Passenger Train, just so you get the idea what it is. It is a

The Bavarian G 5/5 Steam Locomotive

The Bavarian G 5/5 Steam Locomotive By Roger Heid   Now let us take a look at another Era I old timer, namely the Bavarian G5/5 steam locomotive. During the years leading

Monkey Business on a Train

Monkey Business on a Train By Roger Heid   It was on a warm summer afternoon, sometime in the mid-1950s. I was on my way home from school, riding in my favorite

The DB Class 420 EMU (S-Bahn)

The DB Class 420 EMU (S-Bahn) By Roger Heid Some say that the ‘S’ is the abbreviation of ‘Strasse’ (street), meaning that an S-Bahn is a Strassen Bahn (Trolley). This is actually

Why does my locomotive not work?

Why does my locomotive not work? By Roger Heid This is one of the most frequently asked questions, by beginners and advanced users alike. The question reflected in the blog title is

HO Scale Model Railroad Couplers

HO Scale Model Railroad Couplers By Roger Heid and Ulrich Albrecht   In this blog, we will try to shed some light into couplers and the associated issues, primarily for HO Scale

Train Watch

Train Watch By Roger Heid   This episode started on a Saturday morning, about 1:30 am, in late fall of 1979. I was stationed in West Germany, assigned to an MP unit

The DB Class 218 Diesel Locomotive

The DB Class 218 Diesel Locomotive By Roger Heid   While I was in the US Army, stationed in West Germany, I had a brief encounter with this type of Diesel locomotive.

Memories of Old: My First Model Passenger Train

Old Memories: My First Model Passenger Train By Roger Heid   On Christmas 1956, my railroad system did not see much expansion. I guess there were more pressing issues in the budget.

The DBAG Class 145/146 Electric Locomotives

The DBAG Class 145/146 Electric Locomotives By Roger Heid For a change, let us take a brief look at a very modern locomotive, namely the Class 145 and 146 Electric Locomotives. They