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 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.
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.
Just installed lights and the Indian Flag on Tiger pass golden suspension bridge
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.