This year NOCH has released a new set of platforms designed to be used with C-track from Trix and Märklin. This new set of platforms comes with an added height that brings them up to match the C-track height. This is a really nice product.
I ordered a pack of the NOCH platforms to check them out. They are very nice and comes painted right out of the box. The platforms are made from the same "hard foam" as the tunnel portals, rocks and walls from NOCH. They weigh absolutely nothing and are very sturdy. They are also easy to modify if you need to shorten them.
Trix has announced a new adapter track that will help Fleischmann Profi-Track customers continue their hobby using the Trix C-track instead. [More]
The class 152 in the Porsche livery (Trix model 22200) were part of a campaign by Porsche to deliver parts and new cars using the rail network. A long with the class 152, a class 182 "Taurus" got the same livery (Trix model 22911). I got my hands on a defect model and repaired it to run again. This article explains what I did. [More]
The PIKO commuter coaches have been around for quite some time. They were originally quite cheap so they quickly gained a lot of fans. The coaches are a model of the German N-type that you used to see around urban areas and on branch lines (and to some extend still do). From time to time PIKO have released modern versions of these coaches, but done nothing else than repainting the older types in the new colours. This is fine, when you think of the price, but there are some small changes that you can make yourself to add a more modern look to the coach. In this article I will show you how I upgraded my models to look more modern. [More]