Here are a couple of Matador trucks on my layout, parked near the temple on the upper deck. In the background is the UK Freightliner locomotive.
India has a series of German designed small passenger vans and goods carriers called Matador. I have a few in HO scale for my layout. Here is a picture of the real thing. Very uncomfortable vehicles and as usual overstuffed with passengers. I will soon post my models in HO scale.
Here s a short video of a US New Haven I-5 locomotive. This streamlined locomotive resembles the Indian Demonstrator locomotive Class: WL called 'New India'. I will soon get around to use IR colors on it. ID; 1935 DCC with Sound and smoke
Here is a Tempo from the time period. This used to ply all over India, The passenger ones used to be overcrowded and people riding on all available space. The front wheel was the wheel providing power.
Indian used to make the Tempo 3-wheeler under license. These were used throughout the country as a people carrier as well as goods carrier. I have a few of these. Here are 3 standing to pick u goods at the Delhi station.
Model railroad track oxidizes and has to be cleaned frequently. Here I am using two WDM2's to pull/push a tank track cleaner, which has rubbing alcohol to remove grime, dust and dirt from the track. Tank car has a drip system and a felt pad which soaks and cleans track. Beats manually doing it.
WDM2 212 & 214 pulling a long freight train. 214 is in the lead Enjoy the video
A picture of a maze of 1970's Semaphore signals, amazing the loco drivers could figure out their tracks signals
Decorating with various objects in the steam era was a very Indian thing to do. This was a pride of the drivers and helpers who spent numerous hours showcasing their locomotives. Here is one with a lot of decoration.
Close up picture of the Taj Express WP leaving the Delhi yard. Notice the detail on the locomotive. The locomotive has been 'weathered' to resemble an actual loco with heavy usage.
A unique sight; a WDM2 pulling a goods train and a helper 'T' class 2-6-2 Tank steam engine pushing. This is a short video.
Note the tiger statues at both ends of the bridge on the ramparts.
I am of Indian descent and moved to the USA in Mid 1970's. Model Railroads and Model Remote Controlled Aircraft are my two hobbies both of which I have been pursuing since my childhood in India.