| Statie Ghistel anno 1942 |
With the cooperation of the members of the MSKK (Model Spoor Klub van de Kust), Marc Desaever built his new model railroad 'Statie Ghistel anno 1942' especially for the exhibition on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the disappearance of the passenger trains in Gistel. We know Marc from 'Halte strand' which was shown at the expo in 2016 and was extensively discussed in Modelspoormagazine 161.
The new model railroad shows the actual situation of the year 1942 when the German occupying forces started to break up the second track. Some local traders who are supplied by rail, a coal dealer with horse and cart, the unloading of cattle and all sorts of building materials, are some of the many scenes on the layout. The passenger traffic consists of short trains and motor vehicles.
Photo: Geert Verbanck