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Offline franciscohg  
#1 Posted : 06 April 2012 23:03:28(UTC)
franciscohg

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Hi, last year i began to mount a little layout on my bedroom to run my trains and play with them, didn't progress to much in all this time but now it is running well. here some pictures

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Offline river6109  
#2 Posted : 07 April 2012 04:42:04(UTC)
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Francisco, I've jus noticed your layout and it looks greatThumpUp and was intrigued by the region you come from.

Looking at the map it is in Chile and has a population of around 50.000 it is surounded by rivers and mountains and I thought how does one start a Maerklin layout in such a remote area but than I've looked up your profile and it all explained: surgeon, which would give you enough money to afford such luxuries.
You must be the only Maerklin enthusiast for many square kilometersBigGrin

John
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Offline Ian555  
#3 Posted : 07 April 2012 06:16:34(UTC)
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Hi Francisco,

Great start to your layout. ThumpUp

Ian.

Offline steventrain  
#4 Posted : 07 April 2012 07:42:52(UTC)
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Very good, franciscohg.
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Offline Joe Meiring  
#5 Posted : 07 April 2012 08:23:25(UTC)
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Thanx for sharing Francisco....you have great possibilities there!
Joe
Offline hennabm  
#6 Posted : 07 April 2012 09:58:29(UTC)
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Hi francisco

looking good ThumpUp

How big is the layout as you seem to have a lot in a small space?

Mike
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What's digital?
Offline franciscohg  
#7 Posted : 07 April 2012 15:00:06(UTC)
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hi, thanks for your replies, the frame os about 220 x 120, don't remember exacts measures right now, ir has two concentric tracks in the first level, with a reversing loop and a small yard. a ramp to a second level town area with another reversing loop , kind of a folded dogbone.
we are in fact two marklin lovers in town, wich make one every 50000 square km for the region. :) being a surgeon helps a lot indeed, but the love for trains os there from ever, the core of ny trains are the stuff that ny father bought on the early sixties, wich of course stills run on My tracks!
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Offline petestra  
#8 Posted : 07 April 2012 15:04:56(UTC)
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Very nice layout, Francisco. Cheers,PeterThumpUp
Offline franciscohg  
#9 Posted : 09 April 2012 17:28:29(UTC)
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Hi everybody, during the weekend i have done some serious maintenance to some of my old locos, here a litlle video of my old BR01 - 3048.
She is digitized with a 5 pole engine and a lokpilot 2.0

br01
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Offline Yumgui  
#10 Posted : 09 April 2012 19:46:10(UTC)
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Cool Francisco !

I like what you've done in a small space ThumpUp

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Offline Marklin in Oz  
#11 Posted : 11 April 2012 00:52:05(UTC)
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Looks like a fantastic start. Very cool.
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Offline Ian555  
#12 Posted : 11 April 2012 05:26:21(UTC)
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Hi Francisco,

Enjoyed watching the video. ThumpUp

Ian.

Offline Oliver SBB-CFF-FFS  
#13 Posted : 11 April 2012 06:13:46(UTC)
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Very nice Francisco. You have really managed to get a lot of things in to that space. With some landscaping this can turn out great! Smile
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Offline franciscohg  
#14 Posted : 12 April 2012 01:26:29(UTC)
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Hi everybody, thanks for your comments. I'm really having a great fun with all the trains!!!
Perhaps some of you remember an old project of mine, i was rebuilding an old BR23 (3005), well now the task is almost done, i have to work yet on the paint and the front coupler is travelling to me ,also some leds for the lamps.
This was the loco condition when i found it:

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I now is how she looks today, with my newly arrived 4111 and 4112:

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I have also made a couple of videos:

BR23 on layout

BR23 on station


Hope you like them
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Offline pyxa69  
#15 Posted : 12 April 2012 02:03:31(UTC)
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Hi Francisco you did an amazing job on restorationThumpUp
Loco looks fantastic, like a new and out of box BigGrin
Like your layout keep up with a updatesBigGrin
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Offline john black  
#16 Posted : 28 April 2012 11:07:10(UTC)
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Francisco, my dear old friend - great to see you back after so many years !!! LaughThumpUp
(BTW, we always come back ... CoolSneaky)

Cool effort on your new layout and resto projects - love it ThumpUp
And send me email report re your recent years ...

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Offline franciscohg  
#17 Posted : 29 April 2012 17:01:35(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: john black Go to Quoted Post
Francisco, my dear old friend - great to see you back after so many years !!! LaughThumpUp
(BTW, we always come back ... CoolSneaky)

Cool effort on your new layout and resto projects - love it ThumpUp
And send me email report re your recent years ...

Your old friend John


Hi John!!!!!! Great to see you here too.....i was worried not to see you posting this last month.....
I will have to write you a couple of tons of mails to report those struggling times....but i will do it!!!!!
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Offline Ian555  
#18 Posted : 29 April 2012 17:41:40(UTC)
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Hi Francisco,

A new lease of life for your 3005 BR23. ThumpUp

Ian.

Offline foumaro  
#19 Posted : 29 April 2012 18:17:59(UTC)
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Wellcome back Francisco.
Offline franciscohg  
#20 Posted : 02 May 2012 02:38:23(UTC)
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Well, having my 7286 putted in her box was a big thorn in my heart, so today at the hospital i was thinking of using it. Back home a used some spare wood to make an extension to the layout board, and i think i will be able to make such an extension. Here a picture with the TT presented, i will see if tomorrow i can get some wood to finish it properly

Turntable
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Offline Ian555  
#21 Posted : 02 May 2012 06:10:39(UTC)
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Hi Francisco,

That will make a great extension to your layout. ThumpUp

Ian.

Offline kimballthurlow  
#22 Posted : 02 May 2012 08:59:12(UTC)
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Hi Francisco,

Nice looking layout you have there. And I like the TT extension, especially when the alternative is to hide it in a box.

I hope you are not in the hospital for treatment, or do you work there?

regards
KImvall.
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Offline pab  
#23 Posted : 02 May 2012 09:58:57(UTC)
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Hi Francisco.
You did a great job on your BR 23. Enjoyed the video.
Offline franciscohg  
#24 Posted : 02 May 2012 22:25:13(UTC)
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Ok, plenty of work to be done yet, but the TT is working!!

tt1

tt2

and no Kimball, im not sickBigGrin i work at the hospital...thanks for caring about it!
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Offline Johnvr  
#25 Posted : 03 May 2012 15:05:25(UTC)
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The reversing loops and upper level is what makes these types of layouts so interesting to play.

Regards,BigGrin
John
Offline franciscohg  
#26 Posted : 27 August 2012 18:04:17(UTC)
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Hi everybody, coming back with that BR23 project of mine, when i started the restoration i put an old loksounf mfx on it, and it works great, but i wanted smoke so i fitted a seuthe unit on the loco, the result........decoder burned out, so when i bought recently the new loksound 4.0 i decided to gave up on smoke, till yesterday..........i had a spare micro relay, so i decided to give the smoke unit a chance, i have tested it and it was still working, so i did all the wiring to feed him trough the relay......it works great!!, take a look:

BR 23 with smoke


BTW, i also mounted a unit on my old 3048....a new loksound will be on its way soon i think...BigGrin

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Offline petestra  
#27 Posted : 27 August 2012 18:44:51(UTC)
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Great work, Francisco. It's like it was made to have it! Cheers,PeterThumpUp Smile
Offline steventrain  
#28 Posted : 27 August 2012 18:48:08(UTC)
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Great video.ThumpUp
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Offline Webmaster  
#29 Posted : 27 August 2012 20:03:53(UTC)
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Excellent, Francisco...

I really like how much the BR23 "smokes"...
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Offline Bigdaddynz  
#30 Posted : 27 August 2012 22:12:04(UTC)
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Looks great Francisco! Nice job with the Br23.

I also love your layout - lots of action in a small space!
Offline franciscohg  
#31 Posted : 28 August 2012 21:54:20(UTC)
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Hi, thanks for your replies, Juhan, i love too the way that she smokes........in the three old locos that i have putted smoke units, feed directly from the tracks trough a relay, the amount of smoke is that big, it makes me think of doing the same thing in the factory equipped ones.....
Well, also today arrived some non-marklin stuffCrying .....but they go well with my BR53 in winter camo............






The railgun needs a little bit of weight, also it cant do R1 curves, but due to catenary masts....

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Offline franciscohg  
#32 Posted : 01 September 2012 03:25:38(UTC)
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Hi, it has been a long time since the idea of modifying the layout was in my mind, specially since the extension for the turntable was made.
So, at last, today surgery begans.....jua, jua, jua ( evil laughter ) BigGrin

Here you can see the aprox final position of the ramp and bridges, have to adjust the machine house yet, but i think it will be some of it under the track....no big deal....

bedroom

The ramp itself will be completely done again, at last bridges will be horizontal...

bed12

At last, best of all, a third track will be added to the station. it will be the longest one, allowing me to stop my longer passenger sets on it.

bed14
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Offline river6109  
#33 Posted : 01 September 2012 03:32:46(UTC)
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Francisco,

Its getting bigger and better.

John

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Offline Superlampster  
#34 Posted : 01 September 2012 05:11:56(UTC)
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Hi, what are those tanks riding in front of your br53 ?

Regards Henrik
Offline Johnvr  
#35 Posted : 01 September 2012 06:10:18(UTC)
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Superb video of the BR23.
You have a wonderful layout with reversing loops and station areas, a crane for loading wagons, uncoupler tracks, turntable, etc so much to play with ...

Regards,BigGrin
John
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Offline franciscohg  
#36 Posted : 01 September 2012 21:57:41(UTC)
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Hi Henrik, those cars, 2 on the front and i have putted two others in the tail of the train, are part of a Liliput set of a scout train from WWII.
They are nice models.
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Offline Ian555  
#37 Posted : 02 September 2012 05:43:48(UTC)
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Hi Francisco,

Great progress. ThumpUp

Ian.

Offline franciscohg  
#38 Posted : 04 September 2012 03:31:51(UTC)
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OK, modifications are almost complete now, the track is laid, i have now just to wire the turnouts. So, the firts testrun, who is going to make it?
Of course my 28506 Rheingold, one of my most beloved sets, it was a long time dream when i have got it about 8 years ago, the S 3/6 is running great with the new 5 pole engine + lokpilot, and it is a very well tester for the track laying process since the cars derails very easily when this is not well done, so, after some minor adjustments, here it is, my Rheingold doing the first testrun of the modified layout.





Cheers
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Offline Ian555  
#39 Posted : 04 September 2012 07:35:27(UTC)
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Hi Francisco,

Enjoyed watching the video. ThumpUp

Ian.

Offline RayF  
#40 Posted : 04 September 2012 11:13:26(UTC)
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Thanks for sharing that with us, Francisco! It's good to see your great looking Rheingold train making its way around the layout! ThumpUp
Ray

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Offline steventrain  
#41 Posted : 04 September 2012 14:03:17(UTC)
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Good video.ThumpUp
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Offline hennabm  
#42 Posted : 04 September 2012 20:35:02(UTC)
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Hi Francisco

great video ThumpUp

Mike
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Offline franciscohg  
#43 Posted : 11 September 2012 23:56:31(UTC)
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hi, today a couple of trains arrived, now i can run my berlin-hamburg express. they are the sets 43258 and 43259. today i have pulled them with a PR S10, a more suitable loco is on my
wish list..

while trying to get both sets i have found that 43258 is easy to get, while 43259 is far harder to find, why do you think that happens? i think that similar numbers of each one must have been made.

regards

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Offline RayF  
#44 Posted : 12 September 2012 13:34:37(UTC)
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Great looking train, Francisco! ThumpUp

I have similar coaches which I got individually. I usually pull them with either my streamlined red Br03.10 or my Br18.1 with the Olympic rings.

Ray

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Offline franciscohg  
#45 Posted : 12 September 2012 15:14:13(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: RayF Go to Quoted Post
Great looking train, Francisco! ThumpUp

I have similar coaches which I got individually. I usually pull them with either my streamlined red Br03.10 or my Br18.1 with the Olympic rings.



hi Ray, precisely the Br03.10 is the one that is waiting for the payday (next week) to begin her journey to this remote lands where i live...
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Offline Ian555  
#46 Posted : 12 September 2012 15:45:56(UTC)
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Hi Francisco,

Enjoyed watching your latest video.ThumpUp

Ian.

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Offline franciscohg  
#47 Posted : 25 September 2012 00:12:43(UTC)
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Hi, today i finally get on the mood to search and find my tripod, so i have played a little with my camera, here a little picture of my T18, and Tristan on the background

t18
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Offline franciscohg  
#48 Posted : 25 September 2012 00:24:48(UTC)
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My BR42 on the turntable

br42
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Offline franciscohg  
#49 Posted : 25 September 2012 00:42:23(UTC)
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My BR01 150

br01
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Offline Ian555  
#50 Posted : 25 September 2012 10:10:27(UTC)
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Hi Francisco,

Great photo's. ThumpUp

Ian.

Offline franciscohg  
#51 Posted : 01 October 2012 21:46:24(UTC)
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Hi everybody, two new ladies have arrived today........

A prussian P8, item 37031

p8


and another prussian, G8.1, item 37551

g8.1
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Offline Marklin in Oz  
#52 Posted : 02 October 2012 02:31:09(UTC)
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Lovely ladies indeed.
-Fred
Offline kariosls37  
#53 Posted : 02 October 2012 04:47:16(UTC)
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And those ladies look very good in greenThumpUp
Offline Ian555  
#54 Posted : 02 October 2012 05:13:00(UTC)
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Hi Francisco,

Very nice Loco's. ThumpUp

Ian.

Offline foumaro  
#55 Posted : 02 October 2012 07:33:16(UTC)
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Perfect both of them.Love LOL
Offline steventrain  
#56 Posted : 02 October 2012 14:21:16(UTC)
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Lovely pair.ThumpUp
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Offline kweekalot  
#57 Posted : 02 October 2012 16:52:57(UTC)
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Hi Francisco,
Love Love
Very lovely loco's !!

Marco
Offline franciscohg  
#58 Posted : 03 October 2012 20:25:53(UTC)
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Thanks for your comments!!
They really look good in the green/black livery, much better than with the black one, IMHO.
The G8.1 is a great runner, waiting for some cars to come to see the full pulling power.
The P8 runs good too. but she has some problems to do the ramp with 5 compartment wagons, also some problems with R1 curves, she needs at least 510mm according to the catalog, but is ok, also i had a spare smoke unit so, she is smoking fine now.
Regards
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Offline H0  
#59 Posted : 03 October 2012 21:05:35(UTC)
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Hi!
Originally Posted by: franciscohg Go to Quoted Post
she needs at least 510mm according to the catalog
That's the minimum radius with piston rod protection tubes (actually only 500 mm given in the instructions leaflets), without those tubes the minimum radius is 360 mm. But the new pr P 8 is not really a strong puller and sensitive to abrupt changes in gradient.

I like those Prussian steamers - but I normally buy black/red in era III livery.
Regards
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Offline RayF  
#60 Posted : 03 October 2012 21:38:55(UTC)
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Beautiful locos, Francisco! ThumpUp

I have the P8 in those colours, but it's the old tooling. There's no comparison. Yours is much nicer! (Even if the pulling power is reduced...)
Ray

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Offline franciscohg  
#61 Posted : 03 October 2012 22:44:55(UTC)
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Well, i couldn´t wait for the freight sets to arrive, so i grab some museum wagons and others and test the pulling power of the G8.1, i was more than satisfied, just great!


Also i remember a little one that was in her box for a long time ago, a BR80 030, digitized with a 60760 kit, she was always a nice puller

br80



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#62 Posted : 23 October 2012 16:08:03(UTC)
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Hi everybody, with the summer coming on quicklyand days getting longer there has not been much time for trains with a lot of work to do in the garden and plenty of outdoors to do around here, but today has arrived a proper loco to pull my recently bought Hamburg-Berlin express, at the end it was the streamlined BR05, item 37050, a very nice loco that runs very well on my ols M track...


Regards

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#63 Posted : 25 October 2012 18:09:22(UTC)
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Hi, even the repairs on the 2681 PR S10 where succesful, i wasnt very happy with the loco.....so, recently i have found an auction with only a 2881 loco from the set, she arrives a couple of days ago and she is mint!!!!!!!
take a look

s10
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Offline Ian555  
#64 Posted : 25 October 2012 18:21:41(UTC)
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Hi Francisco,

Great looking Loco. ThumpUp

Ian.

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#65 Posted : 25 October 2012 18:26:13(UTC)
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And then i have decided to set up all my prussians in the yard

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#66 Posted : 25 October 2012 18:27:51(UTC)
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Thanks Ian, now i'm happy!!! BigGrin BigGrin
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Offline RayF  
#67 Posted : 25 October 2012 18:32:58(UTC)
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Nice collection of Prussian locos, Francisco! ThumpUp
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#68 Posted : 25 October 2012 18:35:46(UTC)
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Thanks RayBigGrin
Only three more left on my wish list for now......Crying
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Offline franciscohg  
#69 Posted : 22 December 2012 18:44:51(UTC)
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Hello, i think my 37938 will not make it fro xmas, she only arrived yesterday at Santiago, but the coaches for her, from a Fleischmann 1885 arrived yesterday, the loco also looks nice, but since she is analog i was not able to test it yet. Anyway i gave them a run pulled by a Fleischmann S6, with no problems at all, i just had to change the couplers for marklin ones since the Fleischmann ones sometimes hit the third rail in turnouts. Now im still waiting for that P10 to come.......i think i checked the mail site at least twice a day...Crying
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Offline Ian555  
#70 Posted : 23 December 2012 07:00:01(UTC)
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Hi Francisco,

Enjoyed watching the video. ThumpUp

Merry Christmas.

Ian.

Offline steventrain  
#71 Posted : 23 December 2012 12:56:49(UTC)
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Good video.
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Offline Joe Meiring  
#72 Posted : 23 December 2012 20:30:19(UTC)
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Such beautiful coaches Francisco - you must be so happy!
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#73 Posted : 23 December 2012 21:03:13(UTC)
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You will love the P10...I can assure you!
Great sampling of KPEV steamers!
Cheers and Merry Xmas!
Jacques Vuye aka Dr.Eisenbahn
Once a vandal, learning to be better and had great success!
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#74 Posted : 24 December 2012 01:34:26(UTC)
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Hi, yes, im very happy with the coaches indeed...........i the task of getting pickup shoes for them now, not easy really
But they are very well detailed and run very nice on the old M track.
The second loco is a Marklin T12 who arrives a couple of weeks ago
And Merry Xmas for all you and your families!

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#75 Posted : 24 December 2012 07:00:41(UTC)
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Hi!
Originally Posted by: franciscohg Go to Quoted Post
the task of getting pickup shoes for them now, not easy really
Very nice coaches. Does Fleischmann offer light sets for them?

Several companies offer two-pole current conducting couplers (requires modification of the loco or a Märklin coach with pickup in the consist).
Regards
Tom
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#76 Posted : 24 December 2012 16:48:57(UTC)
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Hi Tom, yes, according to the set's data sheet Fleiscmann 1458 is the proper pickup shoe for the coaches, only one on ebay right now and doesnt ship to Chile, it seems that Reynauld's have them in stock, but, i have no information if the kit comes with ground springs or not, i think that could be not difficult to use marklin ones. As for the current conducting couplers i think i will search them, to use only one pickup shoe for the consist. And for lightning itself, ESU led strips can do the job.....
Regards
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#77 Posted : 28 December 2012 21:45:40(UTC)
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37938 is here! Really a great locomotive, i must admit i was a little worried since she wont register with the CS2 nor MS2 nor MS1, but at last it was just that the decoder was loose from the board......ufffffffffffff.
She runs great and pulls the Fleischmann KPEV consist nicely.

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Offline Ian555  
#78 Posted : 28 December 2012 22:44:18(UTC)
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Hi Francisco,

Wonderful looking Loco. ThumpUp

Ian.

Offline RayF  
#79 Posted : 29 December 2012 00:46:11(UTC)
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Lovely engine, Francisco! ThumpUp
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#80 Posted : 29 December 2012 01:22:06(UTC)
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Offline Danlake  
#81 Posted : 29 December 2012 04:23:16(UTC)
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Great layout and wondeful collection of locos Francisco!

You can play and sleep with the trains? Doesn't get much better than thatThumpUp

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Offline Andrey  
#82 Posted : 29 December 2012 05:19:23(UTC)
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Great P10, Francisco! Drool
I noted how large is the boiler, looks very powerful ThumpUp
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#83 Posted : 29 December 2012 06:13:07(UTC)
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Great collection of steamers !!

Regards,BigGrin
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#84 Posted : 29 December 2012 08:28:52(UTC)
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Lovely steam!
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#85 Posted : 29 December 2012 14:29:19(UTC)
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Have really enjoyed watching your video clips this morning! Please do post more as ya make em! M-track layouts are my favorite for sure. ThumpUp

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Offline franciscohg  
#86 Posted : 12 January 2013 16:29:59(UTC)
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Hi, some little things arrived in the past days, current conducting close couplers and some smoke generators, so i have mounted the couplers in some old sets equiped with the old CC couplers and fit a smoke generator on the 37938.

Firts the proof of fire for that wonderful loco, will she be able to pull the heavy Kaiser Wilhelm II set?


With the smoke unit fitted


And pulling down the Kaiser Wilhelm and the Rheingold sets, wich had become far more playable with the new couplers BigGrin


Regards
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Offline Christoffer  
#87 Posted : 12 January 2013 16:37:36(UTC)
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Hello Francisco

Very nice work with the videos and the smoke unit! looking forward to more updates ThumpUp ThumpUp

Christoffer
Offline Ian555  
#88 Posted : 12 January 2013 17:05:11(UTC)
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Hi Francisco,

Very nice Loco, thanks for the video's. ThumpUp

Ian.

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#89 Posted : 13 January 2013 04:00:45(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: franciscohg Go to Quoted Post
Hi, some little things arrived in the past days, current conducting close couplers and some smoke generators, so i have mounted the couplers in some old sets equiped with the old CC couplers and fit a smoke generator on the 37938.
Regards

Hey Francisco, thanks for showing the progress of all this. Its great to see it developing.
Did you get Marklin couplers? Or did you choose a different brand?

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Offline franciscohg  
#90 Posted : 13 January 2013 15:52:31(UTC)
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Hi, i have used they Marklin ones, get as spare parts, so they were also cheap...
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Offline franciscohg  
#91 Posted : 07 February 2013 21:58:09(UTC)
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Well, i was a little depressed with my dead CS2 ( she has arrived today at Goeppingen, lets see....Huh ) but i have finally finished the mountinf of the old signals and the braking module, they are on the wrong side of the track, to mount them on the right side would have meant to drill in the plywood and it was a too dirty task to do, i like to mount them below the base board, if i make scenery sometime it is easy to hide the solenoids, any way i made a couple of videos, with my BR23 and my son's ICE2.
Regards

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#92 Posted : 08 February 2013 01:13:10(UTC)
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Very enjoyable videos! The BR23 looks and sounds great. I also like the camoflaged BR24 I saw in the background. Very cool! ThumpUp

Bill
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