Culvert: A Prototype Inspiration

The Marschacht-Layout has a small stream on the left that is crossed by the tracks. Thus I need a culvert. There is a railroad line in my village, that has been shut down several years ago. Several small drainage canals cross the old railroad line. I found an interesting culvert a few hundred metres out of the town.

It has been built using a combination of rock and concrete. The railroad line has been built in the beginning of the 19th century. So I guess this culvert has also been built at that time. The basic form is not to complex and might be built by a beginner like me. So I will give it a try.

Selecting a subject to model

There are endless options. Thousands of subjects to modeI, different eras. Different environments like industrial, urban or country side.I saw a lot of different and very inspiring scenes, either prototypes or models. So tempting.

I personally think it is really hard to choose a certain subject for a model railroad. There are many aspects to consider. The preferred era, environment,  subject, available space prototype. What a hard task. Who would volunteer for such job? Well, it looks as I will.