Friday 24 May 2013

Bahnhof Plattling Webcam Update & more

We have previously posted about our favorite railroad web cam, DEG.Net's Bahnhof Plattling camera that covers the whole station area of the busy Bavarian junction, but they have recently updated the webcam software to make it even better. With the new viewer, the video is much smoother and more detailed, and can be viewed full-screen.  iPad and iPhone viewers can also now use Apple Airplay to stream the video to an Apple TV or other Airplay device. 

A train of covered goods wagons is shunted while an
auto-transport train passes though Bahnhof Plattling.
Here are some other great European Railroad live video webcam links to add to your bookmarks;

Hannover Haupbahnhof Webcam - a live view of the passenger station in Hannover, Germany

Pforzheim, Germany - a live video of trains and trams in Bahnhof Pforzheim

Mierlo-Hout Grade Crossing - live video (2 cameras) with sound from a busy grade crossing in Mierlo-Hout, Netherlands.

Chocen Bahnhof - Live video of a busy station and freight yard in Chocen, Poland

Lippstadt Rail Line - was once a grade crossing and is now a road underpass under construction

Amsterdam Webcam - A live view of trains and trams passing outside Amsterdam, Netherlands

Please donate to the webcams if you can.  In most cases they cost more to operate than they make with donations so any assistance will help keep them online for all to enjoy.

A Glimpse Inside our Retail Store

We have had a couple new customers ask if it is worth visiting our retail store while they are in the Vancouver area this summer so we wanted to post a small gallery of images showing our fully stocked retail store.  Unlike other ecommerce web sites operated out of a garage or spare bedroom with little or no actual stock on hand, we have a huge inventory and are always glad to meet and assist our customers with their hobby needs. We strive to keep a full selection of popular products in our store at all times.  Each year we get many customers from around the world stopping in while visiting Vancouver or Seattle and they tell us we have more stock than most of the hobby stores they have visited in Germany and Europe. And of course our staff is always happy to package and ship your store purchases to your home in case you are unable to carry them on an airplane or other means of travel.

The photos below were taken in early February 2013 so we are a little low on very popular items like locomotives and rolling stock following the holidays.  We will post updated photos soon.  For more photos of our HO scale store layout, see our main photo gallery page.