Smaller G8

Smaller G8

Posted: 9 November 2008

Taken:2008-11-09 14:27:10
Camera:Canon EOS 1000D
Exposure: -5/3
Exposure Time:1/25
Focal Length:25 mm


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The rhine area, of which Cologne is a part, was politically not that stable throughout the 19th century, and there was a separatist movement even up to the 1920s, as a part of the political turmoil in Germany after the first world war, which eventually lead to the Nazis gaining power. Despite all protests, however, the area remained firmly a part of Prussia until this was dissolved in 1945, and consequently part of the area of the Königlich Preußische Eisenbahnverwaltung (Royal Prussian Railraod Administration) KPEV. All this leads me to the point: There were an awful lot of prussian G8s at that convention.

This specimen is significantly smaller, as it’s in #1 gauge, which is always 1:32 in Germany (this is different from other countries, for example in the US it varies around 1:29). This model is live steam as well, radio-controlled. It shows the livery that has been the german standard for steam engines since after world war one, when this type got classified as class 56.

Like the other one, I mainly post this since I like motion blur, especially at the drive rods here. What do you think?


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