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Offline 60904  
#1 Posted : 09 April 2012 12:41:51(UTC)
60904


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Hi there,

finally I have started to build the M Track layout in my holiday home. I used M track for a change and it is operated digitally. The track plan is more or less a copy from one of the layout books, although changed a little. The most important things are there: a crane, the turntable and the leval crossing. Nice to watch it all working fine after all the years in the box. No problem with turnout motors, no cracking of tracks. And the sound of the good old days.

Next time I go up here I have to bring bridges and 6083 decoders.

All the tracks are fixed on a layer of black carpet which I got for about 15.-€. Makes the train running much quieter than fixing the tracks on the wooden table.

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Greetings
Martin
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Offline Ian555  
#2 Posted : 09 April 2012 13:44:17(UTC)
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Hi Martin,

Very nice indeed. ThumpUp

What a great way to spend your holidays.Smile

Ian.

Offline utkan  
#3 Posted : 09 April 2012 15:48:27(UTC)
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I can hear the wonderful noise of M-Tracks even from here,Istanbul....LOL LOL
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Offline M-Trackman  
#4 Posted : 09 April 2012 17:29:46(UTC)
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That's great, I like it a lot! On which plan is yours based on?
Offline franciscohg  
#5 Posted : 09 April 2012 17:32:54(UTC)
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Really great!!! Congratulations!
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Offline Webmaster  
#6 Posted : 09 April 2012 17:38:08(UTC)
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And I can see a very rare wagon in one of the pics... ThumpUp
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Offline franciscohg  
#7 Posted : 09 April 2012 18:10:34(UTC)
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And I can see a very rare wagon in one of the pics... ThumpUp


Oh yes.....so sad that i have missed it, just for have been away for my trains.....shame on me :(
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Offline 60904  
#8 Posted : 09 April 2012 18:54:17(UTC)
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Yes, there is a very rare waggon, I wonder who gave it to me.....Blushing

Trackplans like this one are to be found in the old catalogues (1962/63) or in Trackplan for M Gleise or K Gleise, published in the 1970ties. I didn't have enough space to copy it exactly. You need about 4metres in length, I have only got 3.70metres here. Too sad.
Greetings
Martin
Offline Yumgui  
#9 Posted : 09 April 2012 19:16:13(UTC)
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Great ThumpUp

Originally Posted by: 60904 Go to Quoted Post
I have only got 3.70metres here.

I wish ^^ !

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Offline franciscohg  
#10 Posted : 09 April 2012 19:19:20(UTC)
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Great ThumpUp

Originally Posted by: 60904 Go to Quoted Post
I have only got 3.70metres here.

I wish ^^ !

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me Too......
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Offline steventrain  
#11 Posted : 09 April 2012 19:42:13(UTC)
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Great, Thanks for sharing the pictures.ThumpUp
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Offline Johnvr  
#12 Posted : 09 April 2012 20:05:24(UTC)
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Yes, an easy-to-play layout !

Regards,BigGrin
John
Offline petestra  
#13 Posted : 09 April 2012 20:23:49(UTC)
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Looks to be a real fun layout. Enjoy! PeterThumpUp
Offline 60904  
#14 Posted : 09 April 2012 21:28:48(UTC)
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And during my absense until summer trains will run once a day for 15 minutes, to keep the tracks clean and entertain the spiders and mice.
Greetings
Martin
Offline Ian555  
#15 Posted : 10 April 2012 05:49:35(UTC)
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Hi all,

I've been told you can find those rare wagons in Scotland as well.Wink Smile

Ian.

Offline 60904  
#16 Posted : 05 August 2012 18:38:52(UTC)
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Hi guys,

some progress this summer.


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Greetings
Martin
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Offline Ian555  
#17 Posted : 05 August 2012 18:47:31(UTC)
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Hi Martin,

Great progress, very nice engine shed and bridge sections. ThumpUp

Ian.

Offline 60904  
#18 Posted : 05 August 2012 20:06:22(UTC)
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Firth of Forth Bridge- not quite, the water is missing. I should go to Scotland again.
Greetings
Martin
Offline steventrain  
#19 Posted : 05 August 2012 20:32:46(UTC)
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Looking great, Martin.
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Offline kweekalot  
#20 Posted : 05 August 2012 20:38:09(UTC)
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Hi Martin,

Nice layout.
You have a bigger layout in your 2nd home / holiday house, than I have got in my house (110 x 270) !

Marco
Offline Johnvr  
#21 Posted : 05 August 2012 21:58:21(UTC)
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Martin,

Great layout !
This is how we grew up with M-Track and all of those bridges and curves and points.

Did you do your own decoder conversions to run your trains using your Central Station ?

Regards,BigGrin
John
Offline 60904  
#22 Posted : 06 August 2012 13:09:22(UTC)
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Hi John,
yes, I convert all my locos myself. I have been in digital since the very first moment it was delivered. That's what we all dreamt in 60ties- running trains where and whenever it is possible- no different Trafo sections anymore.

I do not understand people not converting the engines to digital, apart from really rare modells. Decoders are really cheap nowadays.
Greetings
Martin
Offline Ian555  
#23 Posted : 06 August 2012 13:53:25(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: 60904 Go to Quoted Post
Firth of Forth Bridge- not quite, the water is missing. I should go to Scotland again.




Hi Martin,

Smile ThumpUp

Ian.

Online RayF  
#24 Posted : 06 August 2012 13:56:49(UTC)
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Hi Martin, great progress! The bridges look nice, and of course you have to have a roundhouse with your turntable!

I noticed you swapped your 6021 for a CS2.

Ray

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Offline Jeremy Palmer  
#25 Posted : 06 August 2012 17:34:33(UTC)
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[Very nice way to help enjoy the holidays Martin - thanks for photos. I also missed the rare wagonBlushing Blushing

Jeremy.
Jeremy.

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Offline 60904  
#26 Posted : 07 August 2012 13:56:26(UTC)
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The 6021 is still there- CS2 was only a test. For some stupid reason it doesn't want to start anymore. It stopped starting last week, then it worked again but now it is comletely dead. Some bad soldering probaly.

So I have to send it back to Märklin.

The rare waggon is still on the tracks.

The best thing to use is the TAMS MC, especially with the PC. Really a good thing.
Greetings
Martin
Offline Renato  
#27 Posted : 07 August 2012 14:57:00(UTC)
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Hi Martin,

I like very much your nice layout.

I also would like to make a layout lik yours with the same railroad crossing, the turntable with one shed and the bridges.

Cheers

Renato

P.S.: how strange is life, I also am a teacher (of electrical topics).
Offline 60904  
#28 Posted : 07 August 2012 18:00:42(UTC)
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Good idea, start soon. You are only allowed to run Italian Märklin stock. E424 in 3 different colour schemes, 4063, 4550- and no replikas! Trains on this layout run daily at 8 p.m for 15minutes- even when I am not here. No trouble since January. The SNCF BB 12000 and SJ shunter 36337 have worded without any problems, after all that long timeno no noises from the gears or motor. I like that.

When I leave now I will start a 3003, 3048 and a Liliput 1245. Hope they will run fine when I come back.

Edited by user 07 August 2012 18:18:01(UTC)  | Reason: Not specified

Greetings
Martin
Offline intruder  
#29 Posted : 08 August 2012 21:34:57(UTC)
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Very nice, Martin!

Good idea to give the trains an automatic exercise every day. How long time until you are back to your holiday layout?
Best regards Svein, Norway
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Offline Loadmaster  
#30 Posted : 11 August 2012 03:30:24(UTC)
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What are your table demensions?

Rob
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Offline 60904  
#31 Posted : 11 August 2012 16:54:16(UTC)
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About 3,70m by 1.40m- too small. no, it is OK for the holiday. On a table like that you can do a lot more.

I will be back in December- but be careful the door handles are connected to 15000 Volts AC.Cool Directly from SJ.
Greetings
Martin
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