The layouts were very diverse at EW 2001. The Bay Area folks debuted a pair of new modules by Tom Melka. They represent the DB line crossing one of the many rivers in Germany. There's a barge and tug on the river. The San Diego Module (Light) Group brought their light weight modules up and set up in 15 minutes. It took the same amount of time to get them back in the cars. Their modules are 900 mm long and fit easily into today's smaller vehicles. They also use 1x4 framing to further lighten their weight. The modules can mate with the standard ETE module. Also the Pacific Northwest Modules were present. They unveiled a light version of the 1500 mm and 900 mm module using Atlas Code 83 rails on the two new modules.
The school's main hall was filled with 3 modular setups. The SF Bay area modules in the foreground, the Pacific Northwest modules in the center, and the San Diego modules in the background. Clearly the largest ETE multi-chapter module display ever !
Tom Melka's bridge modules. Note the barge on the right side of the bridge.
Another view of Tom Melka's bridge modules.
Here's Mike Beck behind the Bridge Modules. You can clearly see the barge and pusher boat. They're used to camouflage the module's joint.
The main station is the centerpiece of Hans Beck's 6 track - 4 module station
The famous Be 6/8 crosses the bridge with a DB Cargo train on the other track. Tom did a great job on the river. Could that be real water?
Here's Richard Coons French Sous-Marine coming out of the tunnel on the reversing corner of the San Diego Module Group.
A DSB locomotive awaits departure from the station (San Diego Module Group).
A Roco 1020 (former DRG E 94). These sturdy mountain loks were brought to Austria after the German annexation of WWII. The BBÖ liked them so much they built several more after the war. Pacific NorthWest Modules.
Here's an overview of OderStadt on the Pacific NorthWest modules.
Here's the view of OderStadt from the other end. Isn't that Nessy raising her head in the forground. The ICE 2 train is getting ready to leave the Faller Station. Across the tracks is the Auhagen castle Rudi Pfeiffer used to demo building weathering. The controller on the left is the LokMaus 2 by Roco.
To the BEMO and N scale layouts.