Welcome to spor-1 Wehrmacht

Information about my Wehrmacht models and modular system (under construction, expected to be fully completed by 01.02.24).

The club was founded by me (Danny Jeppesen) in 2006. There are 2 active members in the club, Stefan and myself. Stefan handles all power and electronics, while I handle the rest. The entire layout is owned solely by myself. The club’s layout consists of 32 straight modules measuring 75×120 cm, and 16 curved modules measuring 100×100 cm. Currently, 40 out of the 48 modules are exhibition-ready. On my layout, I aim to depict the transportation of Wehrmacht materials during World War II. I strive to portray this as historically accurate as possible, including the use of historical photographs during the construction of models and the layout. For the transportation of Wehrmacht materials, I use 1:32 scale model trains from KM-1, Kiss, and Märklin. The Wehrmacht materials consist of 1:35 scale plastic models from Tamiya, Revell, and Trompeter that have been assembled, painted, and weathered. The harbor crane, coal crane, PZ 72B armored train, and railway cannon are all scratch-built models. I have a total of 10 locomotives and around 80 wagons, with approximately 45 of them carrying Wehrmacht materials, 2 belonging to the staff train, and 10 wagons making up the armored train. The rest are various freight and passenger cars, 10 of which depict a Bundeswehr military transport of tanks and a Citybahn passenger train from the early 1980s. The reason for including non-Wehrmacht-related rolling stock is that I am not allowed to exhibit my Wehrmacht trains in Germany, for example. All locomotives and wagons are weathered to the best of my ability to present the most realistic depiction of how such transports appeared.

Rolling stock

At the facility, you can also see many other train sets, such as a Spur-1-exclusive 90-ton steam crane, a passenger train, a custom-built Bruno Rail Cannon, as well as coal and other freight cars. Occasionally, my Bundeswehr military train also takes a ride around the facility.

Exhibition setup

This area contains a harbor area with everything that entails, such as a harbor crane, quay area, torpedo boat, and loading/unloading area. The harbor crane is a replica of a harbor crane from Hamburg Harbor. It stood in Hamburg Harbor from before World War II until its scrapping in 1990.

Creativity

I’m trying to recreate how the Wehrmacht equipment looked during World War II through historical documentation. However, it often requires a certain amount of creativity because there are usually only black and white photos available. So, I have often had to guess the colors.

Weathering

The weathering that I create, in my opinion, helps to provide a better sense of reality of how locomotives, carriages, and structures might have looked back then.

Pictures

I have extensively used visual material from the time around World War II in the creation of my Wehrmacht material. I now have over 70 books on the Deutsche Reichsbahn and the German Wehrmacht. It is from this material that I have found original photographs and descriptions.

What others have written and shown about my Spur-1-Wehrmacht online