Winter Wonderland by Heino Neumayer
Märklin friend Heino Neumayer has dedicated himself to winter sports - which is why the white splendor is also finding its way onto his course: a wonderful snow El Dorado.
The peaks shine in their bright white dress above the tree line into the pale blue winter sky. A magnificent, majestic backdrop that unfolds behind the tranquil village of Berwang. The roofs of the alpine village have been groaning under the weight of the white splendour for several days, but the parking lot at the railway station has been cleared. Thus, despite the icy weather, passengers can reach the brightly powdered rails to set off on their journey. At the platforms a powerful BR 194 with freight cars in tow is waiting next to a rail bus whose red paint is covered by a light grey layer: Optical evidence of an obviously rough ride through adverse weather with ice and snow drifts on the track.
Welcome to Heino Neumayer's Winter Wonderland A small, fine empire, which he created with great energy input. "Three turned into six months of construction time," explained the Berliner. Six weeks of that were "very intensive work from morning to night". But it was worth it.
Now urban Berlin does not exactly stand for winter sports and snow splendor. A bit of a pity for the passionate skier Neumayer. That's why he took the alpine ambience home as a model. "This gives me that holiday feeling at home on the slopes. After Berwang in the Tyrolean Zugspitz region, we go for winter sports every year." But the Märklin rail bus with its snow tracks also played a not insignificant role. It has been part of Heino Neumayer's vehicle fleet for a long time and of course it was a perfect match for the idea of a winter facility.