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Offline Ian555  
#201 Posted : 22 May 2011 09:36:55(UTC)
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Hi all,

Bought those 3600DKWS crossovers along with the signals.

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Offline steventrain  
#202 Posted : 22 May 2011 09:42:56(UTC)
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I have the one but in yellow box date 1957 (I think so).
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Offline Ian555  
#203 Posted : 22 May 2011 10:35:59(UTC)
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Hi Stephen,

You got me thinking, how many solid rail track sections do I have.

So, got out all the boxes, I don't generally count any of the Märklin I buy, not even the number of Loco's I've got.

Right so this is solid center rail M track, I didn't count the straights or curves as there is plenty.


1935 to 1940..(16 sleeper track)...3 manual points.

1947 to 1955..26 electric points, 5 electric crossovers and 6 manual points.

The 1935 track differs from the rest, the screw holes are in a different position and there is no cutouts in the base of the track.

I have enough of this first year of M track to form a good sized circle.

Ian.



Offline Ian555  
#204 Posted : 24 May 2011 06:07:24(UTC)
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Hi all,

Well, here they are, 10 of the 3700 large radius curves, and worth the 4 months of searching for them.

For track that's around 60 years old they came boxed and in wonderful condition.

Ian.

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Offline steventrain  
#205 Posted : 24 May 2011 06:44:37(UTC)
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It look like new.Smile
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Offline Ian555  
#206 Posted : 24 May 2011 08:14:05(UTC)
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Hi Stephen,

Thanks. ThumpUp

Ian.

Offline Ian555  
#207 Posted : 25 May 2011 04:49:00(UTC)
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Hi all,

I now have a copy of the Blocksystem using my 445A signals.

Thanks for your help with that Markus. ThumpUp

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Offline intruder  
#208 Posted : 25 May 2011 19:54:03(UTC)
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Those old tracks look grand, Ian.

I have some M-track, I think the oldest ones are from 1958 (straight and curves only, pukos and the screw holes further in from the track end than the newer ones).

I havn't used them for a while.
Best regards Svein, Norway
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Offline Ian555  
#209 Posted : 25 May 2011 21:27:14(UTC)
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Hi Svein,

Thanks. ThumpUp

Ian.

Offline Ian555  
#210 Posted : 27 May 2011 15:16:31(UTC)
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Hi all,

Got myself 3 crossing lights, not sure what age or gauge they are, what do you think.

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Offline Renato  
#211 Posted : 27 May 2011 15:28:39(UTC)
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Hi Ian,

I bought in the shop several years ago two of these signals.

The Marklin catalog number is 7050 and it is suitable for H0 gauge.

The box includes the signal and one 1/2 length (90 mm) contact track with one rail isolated, so the signal is connected to the isolated rail and when the wheels close the contact between the two rails the light is lit (the same principle used to operate the electromagnetic railroad crossing).

The box is made of brown cardboard, so I think the production date is around the 50's.

Cheers

Renato
Offline steventrain  
#212 Posted : 27 May 2011 15:46:29(UTC)
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Hi Ian,

Are you going to build 'Münstertal' layout?
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Offline Ian555  
#213 Posted : 27 May 2011 16:12:49(UTC)
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Hi Renato,

Thanks very much for the information. ThumpUp

Ian.


Offline TrainIride  
#214 Posted : 27 May 2011 16:29:35(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: Renato Go to Quoted Post
Hi Ian,

..., so the signal is connected to the isolated rail and when the wheels close the contact between the two rails the light is lit...

Renato


Hi Ian and Renato.

I'm still amazed with old Marklin technology and inventivity.
(though, if I used them, I'd bury their feet in the layout ground...)

Great items ThumpUp

Regards
Joël
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Offline Ian555  
#215 Posted : 27 May 2011 16:45:51(UTC)
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Hi Stephen,

Yes, maybe next year. Smile

Ian.

Offline Ian555  
#216 Posted : 27 May 2011 16:48:48(UTC)
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Hi Joel,

Thanks. ThumpUp

Ian.

Offline steventrain  
#217 Posted : 27 May 2011 18:03:54(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: Ian555 Go to Quoted Post
Hi Stephen,

Yes, maybe next year. Smile

Ian.



Thanks, Look forward to it.
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Offline Ian555  
#218 Posted : 30 May 2011 04:27:15(UTC)
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Hi all,

Couple of photo's of my latest purchase, a 467 Bridge with a hand written date of 1937.

The track on the bridge is 16 sleeper and the 2 screw holes are in the same position as on 1935 track, in the middle and on the outside of the track rails.

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Offline ac jacko  
#219 Posted : 30 May 2011 08:22:43(UTC)
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You have been busy Ian Cool
Offline Ian555  
#220 Posted : 30 May 2011 14:39:53(UTC)
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Hi Dale,

Busy on e-bay. Smile ThumpUp

Ian.

Offline Ian555  
#221 Posted : 03 June 2011 09:00:26(UTC)
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Hi all,

Couple of photo's around the station area.

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Offline nevw  
#222 Posted : 03 June 2011 09:37:35(UTC)
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nice scene Ian.
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Offline Ian555  
#223 Posted : 03 June 2011 09:58:31(UTC)
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Hi Nev,

Thanks, took those photo's showing the "new" crossing lights I got.

My collection of 1930's to 50's Märklin is slowly growing, but still no Loco's.

Any progress to report on your layout this week?

Ian.

Offline RayF  
#224 Posted : 03 June 2011 10:27:21(UTC)
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Hi Ian,

I have a set of those crossing lights. They are meant to work with a contact track so that they "flash" as a train goes over the crossing. Very primitive, but it works! At one time I had them connected in that way on my old M track layout.
Ray (aka "the fool")

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Offline Ian555  
#225 Posted : 03 June 2011 10:43:08(UTC)
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Hi Ray,

Yes thats correct, I've got one of the contact tracks, on the look out for another couple.

I haven't tried them to see how they will operate.

Ian.

Offline Ian555  
#226 Posted : 05 June 2011 08:16:50(UTC)
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Hi all,

Here's some photo's of my latest tinplate wagens, 372,364 and 382.

As you can see there not in good condition (you need to check the prices some of them are going for on e-bay...100 euro's+ each).

Even in this condition I consider them a bit of a bargain. (5 euro's including postage each.)

As you can see the banana van needs a roof, and also in one of the photo's I lifted the wagen off the track to let you see the condition of the wheels.

So maybe, some help with locating wheels for this age of van.Smile

Ian.

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Offline Yumgui  
#227 Posted : 05 June 2011 08:39:51(UTC)
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Ian,

Great looking wagons !

Am just now in the process of running after a 364 ... hope I can land it.

The wheels on the banana van look cracked ?

Bit o work needed, no doubt. Smile

Yum
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Offline Ian555  
#228 Posted : 05 June 2011 08:53:37(UTC)
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Hi Yum,

Yes, the wheels on the banana van 382, are very badly cracked (won't run on the track) and the 372 is going the same way.

Other than that and of course a roof for the 382 they are in not to bad a condition.


Ian.

Offline hennabm  
#229 Posted : 05 June 2011 09:48:32(UTC)
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Ian
you certainly have set yourself a task there to get them running. And a bargain to boot!ThumpUp

Will they be ready for the 10th anniversaryLOL or maybe the 20th OhMyGod
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Offline Ian555  
#230 Posted : 05 June 2011 10:21:48(UTC)
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Hi Mike,

Just a little work between friends Smile .

Jacques has already kindly provided a contact for the wheels, although I'm not sure yet which ones to get (size), and then just a roof.

Job done....if only. Wink

You must be well pleased with that set of TEE coaches you've got,they look really good.ThumpUp ThumpUp

Ian.

Online river6109  
#231 Posted : 05 June 2011 11:25:49(UTC)
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Ian,

Your 3 carriages are:

364/7, Production years: 1947-1949, axles with 3 axle spring plates, corner brake decals & document window hand painted.

372/6, Production year: 1946, Märklin sign black, 4 Axle Spring plates

382/6, Production year: 1946 or 1950 (lemon yellow), with 3 axle spring plates.

John

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Offline Ian555  
#232 Posted : 05 June 2011 11:56:41(UTC)
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Hi John,

Thanks for the information on the wagens. ThumpUp

Ian.

Offline Ian555  
#233 Posted : 09 June 2011 10:20:23(UTC)
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Hi all,

Bought myself some more 1935 to 1940 track (16 sleeper) last week, over 50 pieces in total.

Again I was lucky in that nearly half the track is from 1935...securing screw holes together on outer sides of the rails

Ian.

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Offline old toot  
#234 Posted : 09 June 2011 10:54:31(UTC)
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hullo ian
do you want some old three rail curves and straights
i think i have a box of those some where like 70 peices
and how are you mate enjoying your summer
we had another darn 5.50 quake on monday morning
queens birthday holiday 9.09am so much for sleeping in !!!
that station looks great a real collectors item
let me know the numbers of track you are after
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Offline Ian555  
#235 Posted : 09 June 2011 16:40:10(UTC)
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Hi bryan,

To be honest, I've probably bought more of the track than I'll be able to use already as the proposed layout will not be that big.

With only a couple of weeks to go to the longest day, we've not had much summer weather (not that we're used to much anyway), back in April we had a spell of good sunshine but not alot since then.

Compared to what you guys have been through, there's no way I'm complaining, this is just how our summers are.

I just got the water supply fitted to the Samsung Fridge/freezer this afternoon in the extension, so that's another little job done.

Hopefully end of July will be house warming party, you'd be more than welcome to drop by.ThumpUp

Ian.



Offline steventrain  
#236 Posted : 09 June 2011 19:14:26(UTC)
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Very good.ThumpUp

Are you planning more tracks, Ian?
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Offline Ian555  
#237 Posted : 10 June 2011 05:12:30(UTC)
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Hi Stephen,

Smile Wink

Ian.

Offline Yumgui  
#238 Posted : 10 June 2011 19:11:12(UTC)
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Hi Ian,

Got the pin, thanks .. will be posting 'bout it soon elsewhere ...

In meantime, plz see this, might be of interest to you:

http://cgi.ebay.fr/HO-Marklin-voie-M-ancien-passage-a-niveau-automatique-/160599691437?pt=FR_YO_JeuxJouetd_TrainsElectriques&hash=item25647cd0ad

pilobion ^^ = great eBay seller, go for it !

Yum Tongue

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Offline Ian555  
#239 Posted : 11 June 2011 03:37:22(UTC)
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Hi Yum,

Thanks. ThumpUp

Ian.

Offline Ian555  
#240 Posted : 18 June 2011 13:58:57(UTC)
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Hi all,

Got a whole box full of O gauge track including this great looking set of points.

They have a faded Märklin, Made in Germany, stamp on the back of them.

Ian.

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Offline Ian555  
#241 Posted : 27 June 2011 05:06:25(UTC)
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Hi all,

Got another 10 3700 curves, that should be enough for the small layout.

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Offline steventrain  
#242 Posted : 27 June 2011 14:06:34(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: Ian555 Go to Quoted Post
Hi all,

Got a whole box full of O gauge track including this great looking set of points.

They have a faded Märklin, Made in Germany, stamp on the back of them.

Ian.

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Offline Ian555  
#243 Posted : 28 June 2011 04:58:41(UTC)
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Hi Stephen,

Thanks for the information. ThumpUp

Ian.

Offline Ian555  
#244 Posted : 30 June 2011 13:30:19(UTC)
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Hi all,

Here's some photo's of my 2nd 366 crane wagon.

Ian.

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Offline Ian555  
#245 Posted : 05 July 2011 06:35:02(UTC)
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Hi all,

Have you noticed that the bicycle logo's are in different positions.

Does this help tell us which is the older wagon.

Ian.

Offline steventrain  
#246 Posted : 06 July 2011 20:54:47(UTC)
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Hi all,


Does this help tell us which is the older wagon.

Ian.




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Offline Yumgui  
#247 Posted : 06 July 2011 22:20:32(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: Ian555 Go to Quoted Post
Have you noticed that the bicycle logo's are in different positions.

Hmmm,

According to Bigio's site : Bigio

The 366NK.6, /7 and /8 ... the Märklin logo was below the crank ...

... the 366NK.9 and /10 .. logo was shifted behind it ...

So, your left wagon is prolly older ^^, doesn't have rear railing either ..

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Offline Ian555  
#248 Posted : 07 July 2011 10:39:52(UTC)
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Hi Yum,

Thanks. Confused Smile

Ian.



Offline Ian555  
#249 Posted : 07 July 2011 10:46:06(UTC)
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Hi all,

I know, before you start, it's not made by Märklin, but it sure looks good and it is a 10 ton crane.

Came with it's own box and a very good e-bay price.Smile

Ian.

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Offline Ian555  
#250 Posted : 28 July 2011 05:48:26(UTC)
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Hi all,

Since my Märklin clockwork track will (eventually) be part of my overall Münstertal layout, more info very soon on this, here's some photo's of my R950 enjoying some of our summer weather.

Ian.

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Offline Ian555  
#251 Posted : 30 August 2011 10:24:13(UTC)
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Hi all,

As you know, my original plan was to build my Münstertal layout in what I was calling my indoor train room.

Those plans have changed and you will have to wait for Baden-Württemberg PartIII for more information. Smile

The indoor train room will now be used for storing Märklin and all that you collect along with it.

Just, so as you know, I don't throw anything away, the table you see in those photo's, is the table my first Märklin layout was built on in my bedroom back in 1959, and we covered the table in a heavy green sheet, that is not in the photo, but that I still have....sad or what. Smile

The early 60's Loco's are one's I've recently bought, but have not shown photo's of yet.

So, more information on the layout in 6 or 7 weeks when I get all the details sorted.

Ian.

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Offline Ian555  
#252 Posted : 30 August 2011 11:24:36(UTC)
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Hi all,

After just reading thro' my last post, I thought, could I rebuild my first layout.

As I said, this would include the table it sat on, and whatever else I can remember from it.

I know we had 4 trains ( I shared it with my younger brother Campbell), so I'll start there.

Unfortunately no photo's for me to look at.

Ian.

Offline ac jacko  
#253 Posted : 30 August 2011 12:23:57(UTC)
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#254 Posted : 30 August 2011 13:07:07(UTC)
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By George! It's early retirement! Looking foward to those photos, Ian.
Cheers,PeterBigGrin
Offline Ian555  
#255 Posted : 30 August 2011 13:40:53(UTC)
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Where do you find the time Ian Blink



Hi Dale,

Everyday. Smile

Ian.

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#256 Posted : 30 August 2011 14:07:53(UTC)
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Hi all,

Right, so I've got the table and the green mat looked out, the 4 trains and the metal coaches and I remember we had two circles and could run two trains at the same time, using the two transformers.

That great looking tunnel was always on the layout also. We also had some points but not the large lantern type.

Anyway, Peter, here's some photo's.

I must start thinking like a seven year old, I know, some will say I do that already. Smile ThumpUp

Ian.

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#257 Posted : 30 August 2011 15:13:53(UTC)
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Ian,

These latest pictures are ... just like my current layout !!

Regards,BigGrin
John
Offline ricky  
#258 Posted : 30 August 2011 16:02:54(UTC)
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Hi Ian,

HA HA!!! A 3085 on a 1959 to 65 layout? Sir, your layout is not even finished, and you already start cheating!?!?!?! Wink

I now have to report you to the anachronism commission! Scared Scared Scared

I remember that when I saw the 3085 for the first time in the new M catalogue (in 197?, can't remember), I was truly amazed: how could they do that level of detail? For me it was the start of a new M era. Of course, compared to today's models it is not so great, but 40 years ago!! ThumpUp ThumpUp ThumpUp Drool Drool Drool

Cheers,
Ricky Smile

PS but I still prefer the 3048! Go figure... Laugh
Offline Ian555  
#259 Posted : 30 August 2011 16:42:32(UTC)
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Hi John,

Funny you should say that, I thought exactly the same, all I need is a BIG mountain.Wink Smile

I'm sure the layout was 5100's on the outside and 5120's to the inside circle,the reason I know this is because I've got a big bundle of those tight curves and I've never bought any of them.

Ian.

Offline steventrain  
#260 Posted : 30 August 2011 16:47:22(UTC)
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I remember that when I saw the 3085 for the first time in the new M catalogue (in 197?, can't remember), I was truly amazed: how could they do that level of detail? For me it was the start of a new M era. Of course, compared to today's models it is not so great, but 40 years ago!! ThumpUp ThumpUp ThumpUp Drool Drool Drool

Cheers,
Ricky Smile



3085 from 1973.
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Offline Ian555  
#261 Posted : 30 August 2011 16:49:50(UTC)
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Hi Ricky,

That 3085 is of course a 1973 model, I shall go and sit in the corner for 15 minutes. Wink Smile

This is what happens when I start thinking like a 7 year old.....sorry to all our 7 year old forum members.( and guests.)

Ian.

Offline petestra  
#262 Posted : 30 August 2011 16:49:55(UTC)
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Wow! Ian, it's just like it used to be (plus a few years for us) when you so looked forward after school to get the homework out of the way and then head for our Maerklin.PeterThumpUp

ps- good memories never die, we just recreate more!
Offline Ian555  
#263 Posted : 30 August 2011 16:51:43(UTC)
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Hi Stephen,

Thanks, it's what it say's on the box. Smile

Ian.

Offline Ian555  
#264 Posted : 30 August 2011 17:23:05(UTC)
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Hi Peter,

So, that's where I went wrong, I don't remember doing any homework. Smile

Ian.

Offline nevw  
#265 Posted : 30 August 2011 22:07:47(UTC)
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Looks Great or will so some time in the future. (Just like mine)
Dont worry about forgetting if you did any homework, I cannont remember what I did yesterday.

NN
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Offline Ian555  
#266 Posted : 31 August 2011 13:15:55(UTC)
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Hi Nev,

I forgot to reply to your post, but I remembered now. Smile

Ian.

Offline Ian555  
#267 Posted : 31 August 2011 13:37:22(UTC)
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Hi all,

This is how I remember the layout, as it was on the one table ( we extended it to two tables, but that was later on.)

Remember, this was when I was seven and my brother only five, so Dad put most of the track together and wired it up.(happy days)

My most vivid memory, from this time, was when the 3000 went round the track at night time and cast all the shadows from the houses and buildings and all the "plastic" tree's on the layout, onto the walls and the ceiling of our bedroom.

Anyhow, here's some photo's of how I remember the layout looking like....still to look out the station, houses and tree's and some wagons.

Ian.

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#268 Posted : 31 August 2011 13:49:36(UTC)
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Hi all,

Looking for information on my latest Märklin tinplate house.

Could it be the correct scale for my R950 Clockwork Loco.

The house has the number 61 on it, and has a faded sign underneath that I think says...Franz?????Spiel Märklin Bern.

Any help much appreciated.

Ian.


Hi Ian
Sorry for picking this up so late...
Franz Carl Weber, major toy distribution chain in Switzerland.
Still very active today.
Their store in Zürich is simply magnificent...but prices...may be not!
Cheers
Jacques Vuye aka Dr.Eisenbahn
Once a vandal, learning to be better and had great success!
Offline Ian555  
#269 Posted : 31 August 2011 14:54:42(UTC)
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Hi Jacques,

Thanks for the information. ThumpUp

Check post 190.

Ian.

Offline Ian555  
#270 Posted : 01 September 2011 17:22:10(UTC)
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Hi all,

Just checking I can post a photo on the site using my new laptop.

Ian.

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#271 Posted : 01 September 2011 17:23:45(UTC)
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Smile ThumpUp

Ian.

Offline hennabm  
#272 Posted : 01 September 2011 20:18:57(UTC)
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Ian
a lovely looking tischbahn.BigGrin

When on my school exchange visit in 76 the family I stayed with had M* and set up a similar track so I could test run my new 3034. It went so fast that on its own it would topple on the corners. Blushing
Thankfully I was quick and caught it before gravity took effect.LOL

Mike
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Offline petestra  
#273 Posted : 01 September 2011 20:54:38(UTC)
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New computer photo looks fine,Ian. PeterThumpUp

ps- you may not always have done your homework, but you can work that laptop like a real pro!Flapper
Offline Ian555  
#274 Posted : 01 September 2011 23:16:27(UTC)
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Hi Mike,

Thanks. ThumpUp

I'll have it up and running for the next meeting.

Ian.
Offline Ian555  
#275 Posted : 01 September 2011 23:18:00(UTC)
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Hi Peter,

Thanks. ThumpUp

Ian.
Offline Ian555  
#276 Posted : 02 September 2011 00:51:10(UTC)
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Hi all,

More photo's of my childhood layout. (as I remember it, it was 50 years ago.Smile )

Ian.

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#277 Posted : 06 September 2011 15:03:38(UTC)
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Excellent vintage collection! Thanks for sharing!
Best regards
Henrik Hoexbroe ("The Dane In Spain")
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Offline Ian555  
#278 Posted : 06 September 2011 15:46:03(UTC)
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Hi Henrik,

Thanks very much. ThumpUp

Ian.

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#279 Posted : 06 September 2011 16:19:15(UTC)
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very good.

What make is the tunnel?
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Offline GlennM  
#280 Posted : 06 September 2011 17:04:00(UTC)
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Ian,

Munstertal is looking great, it must be bringing back some great memories...............

BR

Glenn
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#281 Posted : 06 September 2011 17:23:28(UTC)
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Hi Stephen,

There is no sticker on it, I believe it was always on the layout, so maybe made around 1958/59.

It's made from wood, with the "rocks" from plaster???

Here's a couple of photo's.

Ian.

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#282 Posted : 06 September 2011 17:27:46(UTC)
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Hi Glenn,

Thanks. ThumpUp

Ian.

Offline nevw  
#283 Posted : 06 September 2011 22:25:51(UTC)
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Looking better all of the time. Every youngster should have one.

NN
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Offline seatrains  
#284 Posted : 07 September 2011 03:49:31(UTC)
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I have one like it also. I think it is made by Kibri. Not the one I had as a child, but a replacement..I used to run my TM 800 thru it at "warp speed"..LOL
Thom
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Offline Ian555  
#285 Posted : 07 September 2011 06:38:56(UTC)
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Hi Nev,

Here's one youngster that's still got one.Wink Smile ThumpUp

Ian.

Offline Ian555  
#286 Posted : 07 September 2011 06:42:37(UTC)
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Hi Thom,

My CM800, with it's 2 bright lights, looked great travelling thro' the tunnel.

I'm going to try and re-create that on video..........soon. Smile

Ian.

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#287 Posted : 07 September 2011 09:59:36(UTC)
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Hi all,

Got my 2 transformers connected up and both appear to be working ok.

My question is ...the 6077 transformer 30va, does the red light stay on all the time, my one does, just can't remember if it did that before....it's over 20 years since that transformer was connected up.

Thanks.

Ian.

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#288 Posted : 07 September 2011 10:17:34(UTC)
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Looks like the Maerklin Museum of Edinburgh. Super, Ian!Drool Laugh Peter
Offline Ian555  
#289 Posted : 07 September 2011 11:43:18(UTC)
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Hi Peter,

Thanks. ThumpUp

You could say...........I see light at the end of the tunnel. Smile

Ian.



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#290 Posted : 07 September 2011 11:45:44(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: Ian555 Go to Quoted Post

My question is ...the 6077 transformer 30va, does the red light stay on all the time, my one does, just can't remember if it did that before....it's over 20 years since that transformer was connected up.


Ian, yes it does.
it is the mains power indicator.
Lord Macca
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Offline Ian555  
#291 Posted : 07 September 2011 11:53:07(UTC)
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Hi Tony,

Thankyou, that's what I was hoping it was. ThumpUp

I was getting ready to perform the technical test of......"wetting the finger and touch the side of the metal casing", just to check that the transformer was operating correctly.Wink Smile Smile

Thanks again.

Ian.


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#292 Posted : 08 September 2011 01:54:58(UTC)
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Ian, looking forward to your video..One request, could you shoot a few seconds with the lights dimmed, to get a nigth scene? Thanks for the great project and thread.
Thom
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Offline Ian555  
#293 Posted : 08 September 2011 05:07:11(UTC)
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Hi Thom,

Thanks. ThumpUp

Ian.

Offline Ian555  
#294 Posted : 09 September 2011 02:57:34(UTC)
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Hi all,

Here's my first video on my Münstertal topic, showing my 1959 to 1965 layout.

Ian.




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#295 Posted : 09 September 2011 03:40:52(UTC)
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Very nice running. Great Ian, nice to see

NN
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Offline Ian555  
#296 Posted : 09 September 2011 06:28:39(UTC)
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Hi Nev,

Thanks. ThumpUp

Enjoyed the early morning chat.Smile

Ian.

Offline nevw  
#297 Posted : 09 September 2011 06:51:38(UTC)
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Hi Nev,

Thanks. ThumpUp

Enjoyed the early morning chat.Smile

Ian.


Great fill in about an hour. Least you were semi dressed. Most enjoyable

NN
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Offline hennabm  
#298 Posted : 09 September 2011 16:15:37(UTC)
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ahhhh heaven - watching the video. Took me back to my childhood and my carpet bahn.
I hope it will still be up and running when we all visit again.

Mike
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Offline Ian555  
#299 Posted : 09 September 2011 16:55:36(UTC)
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Hi Mike,

Glad you enjoyed the video, but the real thing will be much better. Smile ThumpUp

Ian.


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#300 Posted : 10 September 2011 03:21:37(UTC)
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Ian, very nice. Takes me right back..It looks like the rail busses need to exercised..Thanks for posting!
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