Midday at Wörnritzhausen. The Railcars are recharged during the midday lull, one here and one at the junction with the standard gauge at Rietheim. Such passengers as there are at this time travel on the mixed train seen arriving behind the Krokodil. Today is a Thursday, so the mixed will be longer than usual as Thursday is market day.
This will cause all kinds of problems for the railcar crew later because the market is held right next to the track and inevitably spills out onto the railcar siding, frequently obliterating it completely under stalls, crowds and quite stubborn livestock. Pigs in particular tend to sit wherever they want to, and get quite upset at being prodded for something as trivial as a railway timetable. On the other hand passengers in the opposite railcar coming the other way dislike having to wait halfway down the line because of stubborn bacon.
What with this and the increased road traffic coming into the town, children running about the place in all directions, and the possibility of an extra van to shunt and pull, conscientious railcar crews have learned to start a good twenty minutes early to reach the main line in time for a punctual start up the valley.
Or to put it another way, I’ve got an exam this week and I don’t have any time for making things. Hopefully I’ll be able to recreate this scene on the model at some point. Don’t hold your breath though.