As mentioned on other pages, I have a sentiment toward the Märklin Gauge 1 model railroad called “Rossberg”, which appears in the Märklin 0324 Gauge 1 book “Märklin I für Haus + Garten”. It’s a classic junction, and a nice track layout that doesn’t take up a lot of space. Well, “a lot of space” is a little different in Gauge 1 than it is in H0-Scale. The Rossberg layout measures 5 meters in length, over 16 feet long here in America. You can do a lot with 16 feet in Z-Scale, so inside Gauge 1 railroads are compromises at best. But I liked the concept of Rossberg enough that it was the basis of my own Gauge 1 inside railroad, Amstetten.
All the elements are present, with the 5615 station kit in the very center of the scene. The 5615 was introduced in 1978, 5 years prior to the publication of the 0324 book. Given the editorial deadlines, Rossberg was designed as a way to showcase this new structure and also to showcase the new locomotives and cars which were beginning to appear. Many of the photos of Rossberg include the 5799 P8, a 4-6-0 introduced a few years earlier, but they do not include the 5706, a model of a Class 78, introduced in 1980. This neatly brackets the Rossberg railroad model as being constructed in the late 1970’s.
The track layout itself is relatively simple: