In the year 1976 six model railroading enthusiasts met together and founded the hobby club ‘MECTUB’ in a narrow cellar in the city of Berlin. Eight years later we moved to the current room which was expanded in 1999.
The layout is a fictional location which lies in the German midland. The double main track can be seen nearly all the times, interrupted only by a short tunnel. At the central station a small line is going uphill via stations Gerhardshofen and Schönblick – see layout – back to main line in the west. Fiddle yards – 2 x 4 tracks and a loop for eight trains – are situated under the main line. A tramway line is connecting the central station with the city center and the harbour.
We are using almost German rolling stock and from other European railway companies in scale 1:87. The trains are running analog on two-rail DC, main line switches and signals are working in MM digital with occupancy detectors and s88 feedback modules based on PC software GBSWIN.
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