Welcome to the forum   
Welcome Guest! To enable all features please Login or Register.

Notification

Icon
Error

70 Pages«<686970
Share
Options
View
Go to last post in this topic Go to first unread post in this topic
Offline Ian555  
#3451 Posted : 02 September 2012 05:27:13(UTC)
Ian555

Scotland   
Joined: 04/06/2009(UTC)
Posts: 19,199
Location: Scotland
Hi Stephen,

Thanks. ThumpUp

Ian.

Edited by user 05 November 2013 08:18:24(UTC)  | Reason: Add more info.

Offline Ian555  
#3452 Posted : 17 September 2013 19:42:05(UTC)
Ian555

Scotland   
Joined: 04/06/2009(UTC)
Posts: 19,199
Location: Scotland
Originally Posted by: Ian555 Go to Quoted Post
Hi all,

I awoke this morning to a lot of noise and activity outside. I went through to the kitchen, couldn't find the kettle, turned on the radio but there was a lot of background interference and they were playing some old songs.

I went outside to find the neighbours already standing in the street. I noticed a group of 4 or 5 boys playing, only one of them had a old black bike. They were wearing lederhosen and had no shoes on. One of the boys had his proud possesion outside, a toy train.
I walked over and asked if I could have a look. He excitedly showed me it, a clockwork tinplate train with Märklin stamped on it.

One of the neighbours was reading a paper, the date was 23rd January 1941.

I asked what was happening and was told, they had heard that Oberstleutnant Adolf Galland was going to fly past Freiburg in his Messerschmitt Bf109f-2 on his way to another daring mission shooting down British Spitfires and Hurricanes.

The droning got louder and then you could see the fighter plane, and just as quickly it was gone.

But the noise was getting louder, becoming more of a deep growl.


Suddenly, I was awake, eyes open, the first thing I saw was the flat screen on the bedroom wall.

I got up and looked out the bedroom windows, my son Paul had started the Firebird and was reversing it out the garage.
I thought, those new race cylinder heads have added some grunt to that big block chevy.

Standing there, I realised just how much life had changed......

Ian.


UserPostedImage

Uploaded with ImageShack.us


UserPostedImage

Uploaded with ImageShack.us


UserPostedImage

Uploaded with ImageShack.us


UserPostedImage

Uploaded with ImageShack.us




Hi all,

A couple of years ago I used to tell one or two little stories on BW, this is one of my favourites.

Might start again...Smile

Ian.



thanks 2 users liked this useful post by Ian555
Offline Ian555  
#3453 Posted : 05 November 2013 08:17:00(UTC)
Ian555

Scotland   
Joined: 04/06/2009(UTC)
Posts: 19,199
Location: Scotland
Originally Posted by: Ian555 Go to Quoted Post
Hi all,

Märklin-Users 10th anniversary wagon having it's first run on the layout...and doesn't it do well. ThumpUp

Ian.






Hi all,

Well, does your Märklin time pass quickly.

I was fitting my anniversary Marklin-Users wagons into the display cabinets and thought the last couple of years sure passed quickly.

We became Grandparents...twice over, built "Märklin House" and started the new layout(s).

And met some new friends through the forum...ThumpUp

Not a bad couple of Märklin years....how was yours???

Ian.


UserPostedImage

Uploaded with ImageShack.us


UserPostedImage

Uploaded with ImageShack.us


UserPostedImage

Uploaded with ImageShack.us

....
thanks 3 users liked this useful post by Ian555
Offline franciscohg  
#3454 Posted : 05 November 2013 09:59:28(UTC)
franciscohg

Chile   
Joined: 10/07/2002(UTC)
Posts: 2,651
Location: Patagonia
Surely they do!!!!!!
And i have enjoyed very much your pictures of the process, since the beggining of the construction of your new Maerklin HouseThumpUp
here, also the time flies!! It seems it was yesterday when my 39013 arrived for my birthday 2 years ago, making such a big emotion after many years of having my trains aside!!!! Layout is stationary, in fact, last week i have begin the disassembling process.....So mainly it has beenn a time to grow up my collection, getting some long time dreamed models, and many others that appears on the road....
Cheers
UserPostedImage German trains era I-II, era depends on the mood, mostly Maerklin but i can be heretic if needed XD
Offline GlennM  
#3455 Posted : 05 November 2013 13:31:38(UTC)
GlennM

United Kingdom   
Joined: 09/05/2011(UTC)
Posts: 1,773
Location: Somewhere Near Manchester, England
Ian,

The last two years have simply flown by, and none more so than when enjoying a bit of Marklin time. The last trip up to BW the two days seemed to last five minutes, and so it leads me to believe that we need to work two days per week and have a 5 day week-end BigGrin BigGrin BigGrin

But I echo your sentiments, it has been fun, to enjoy our Marklin UK get together's up and down the country, meet new friends, and add exciting new items to our collections, as well as to spend time watching our prize items running on our layouts.

Here is to the next year, with more meetings, more new friends, more Forum banter, and of course more Marklin.

BR

Glenn
Don't look back, your not heading that way.
thanks 1 user liked this useful post by GlennM
Offline Ian555  
#3456 Posted : 05 November 2013 15:48:35(UTC)
Ian555

Scotland   
Joined: 04/06/2009(UTC)
Posts: 19,199
Location: Scotland
Hi Francisco,

Are you moving house or building a new layout???

Ian.

Offline Ian555  
#3457 Posted : 05 November 2013 15:53:20(UTC)
Ian555

Scotland   
Joined: 04/06/2009(UTC)
Posts: 19,199
Location: Scotland
Hi Glenn,

I've been on a 7 day weekend for 10... nearly 11 years now Smile , and yet still the time passes quickly.

See you on the 23rd at Falkirk.

Ian.

Offline franciscohg  
#3458 Posted : 05 November 2013 18:22:33(UTC)
franciscohg

Chile   
Joined: 10/07/2002(UTC)
Posts: 2,651
Location: Patagonia
Hello Ian, i am not moving, just thinking in a new design in the same place, but also evaluating to use other spaces in the house for the trains.
The layout in my bedroom was a need to run the trains, build as a kind of provisional one, that growed more and get more permanent, but very limited in operations, also i have there big troubles with dust from the bed and such that cumulates very quickly on the rails...
So....perhaps a little family living room where now is the PC, PS3 and such things can hold a more functional layout, and of course that means that all that playground area for the kids will have to move to my bedroom.
And the other options is a more big apartment originally conceived for visitors but now is working as warehouse, that of course will need a bigger investment on time to clean it up and money to change the floor and repaint it and so and so.....but i would have 25 m2 to play.....not bad!!!!!BigGrin
I have to think and think......
UserPostedImage German trains era I-II, era depends on the mood, mostly Maerklin but i can be heretic if needed XD
Offline Ian555  
#3459 Posted : 06 November 2013 07:36:37(UTC)
Ian555

Scotland   
Joined: 04/06/2009(UTC)
Posts: 19,199
Location: Scotland
Hi Francisco,

Looking forward to photo's of your new layout, once you have decided on the location....25m2 sounds good.Smile

All the best.

Ian.
Offline GlennM  
#3460 Posted : 07 November 2013 10:32:20(UTC)
GlennM

United Kingdom   
Joined: 09/05/2011(UTC)
Posts: 1,773
Location: Somewhere Near Manchester, England
Originally Posted by: Ian555 Go to Quoted Post
Hi Glenn,

I've been on a 7 day weekend for 10... nearly 11 years now Smile , and yet still the time passes quickly.

See you on the 23rd at Falkirk.

Ian.



Ian,

Shall we meet at the show like last time?

BR

Glenn


EDIT: Ian please ignore this question, as I have now seen the post in Marklin Club UK to meet at the show.
Don't look back, your not heading that way.
Offline Ian555  
#3461 Posted : 02 June 2014 16:27:14(UTC)
Ian555

Scotland   
Joined: 04/06/2009(UTC)
Posts: 19,199
Location: Scotland
Hi Eddie,

Thanks very much.....here's another 30 odd pages to look at.....Smile

There's also BW Part 1 and BW part 3 to keep you going.

Those threads are all of my old layout I had in my Log Cabin.

All the best.

Ian.

...my first layout was on a 1500mm by 900mm table top.

Edited by user 02 June 2014 18:17:39(UTC)  | Reason: Add more info.

Offline Ian555  
#3462 Posted : 16 October 2014 06:12:30(UTC)
Ian555

Scotland   
Joined: 04/06/2009(UTC)
Posts: 19,199
Location: Scotland
Hi all,

It sure does...Smile

Ian.


thanks 1 user liked this useful post by Ian555
Offline petestra  
#3463 Posted : 16 October 2014 13:14:53(UTC)
petestra

United States   
Joined: 26/07/2009(UTC)
Posts: 4,574
Location: washington,dc
Yes, everything goes too quickly. People ask me. "Aren't you bored being retired?". No way. The days fly by way too fast! Peter Crying
Offline Ian555  
#3464 Posted : 16 October 2014 14:19:56(UTC)
Ian555

Scotland   
Joined: 04/06/2009(UTC)
Posts: 19,199
Location: Scotland
Hi Peter,

Same here, our oldest grandson Max just turned 2, Logan is nearly 18 months, and another one due in March, getting like a Play School here.....Smile

In between that I need to work out a block system for controlling 4 trains on the one circle....Confused

Hope all is well on your side of the pond.

Ian.

thanks 1 user liked this useful post by Ian555
Offline pab  
#3465 Posted : 16 October 2014 14:31:11(UTC)
pab

Netherlands   
Joined: 03/11/2007(UTC)
Posts: 2,489
Originally Posted by: petestra Go to Quoted Post
Yes, everything goes too quickly. People ask me. "Aren't you bored being retired?". No way. The days fly by way too fast! Peter Crying


Well, never bored since I retired. Too much to do, so little time BigGrin

thanks 1 user liked this useful post by pab
Offline MikeR  
#3466 Posted : 16 October 2014 15:44:22(UTC)
MikeR

South Africa   
Joined: 26/08/2012(UTC)
Posts: 220
Location: Johannesburg
Originally Posted by: pab Go to Quoted Post
Originally Posted by: petestra Go to Quoted Post
Yes, everything goes too quickly. People ask me. "Aren't you bored being retired?". No way. The days fly by way too fast! Peter Crying


Well, never bored since I retired. Too much to do, so little time BigGrin



Agreed. I have been retired for a year and I am loving it. Only problem is I have not been able to spend enough time in my train room on my layout. So much else to do with ageing parents and 9 ½ grandchildren.
Mike

Digital - C track with CS2 and Railroad&Co TrainController; feedback using LocoIO via a Locobuffer
Analog - M track with solid centre rail (after C track layout is complete)
Collect all Eras - especially Crocodiles
Member of the Marklin Modellers' Group Johannesburg
thanks 2 users liked this useful post by MikeR
Offline petestra  
#3467 Posted : 16 October 2014 17:14:46(UTC)
petestra

United States   
Joined: 26/07/2009(UTC)
Posts: 4,574
Location: washington,dc
Originally Posted by: Ian555 Go to Quoted Post
Hi Peter,

Same here, our oldest grandson Max just turned 2, Logan is nearly 18 months, and another one due in March, getting like a Play School here.....Smile

In between that I need to work out a block system for controlling 4 trains on the one circle....Confused

Hope all is well on your side of the pond.

Ian.



Great news, Ian. You'll have lots of little engine drivers soon. Don't forget a nice Scotch every day around 3 in the afternoon. It's great heart medicine! Wink

Have fun planning, Ian. I know people say my layout is over-signaled but I just love those lights even though it cuts the sounds off on the digital Loks.

I still like to run lots of trains and I think my block system is pretty good. If I were starting from the beginning I would want to use the reed switches with

the magnets. Cheers,Peter ThumpUp Smile
Offline Ian555  
#3468 Posted : 16 October 2014 17:22:14(UTC)
Ian555

Scotland   
Joined: 04/06/2009(UTC)
Posts: 19,199
Location: Scotland
Hi Peter,

If I was starting from the beginning, I would have asked for a push bike that Xmas....

LOL

Ian.
thanks 3 users liked this useful post by Ian555
Offline RayF  
#3469 Posted : 17 October 2014 13:40:57(UTC)
RayF

Gibraltar   
Joined: 14/03/2005(UTC)
Posts: 12,760
Location: Gibraltar, Europe
I never get enough Marklin time....ThumbDown

Too many distractions, like work, family, sleeping....
Ray

Mostly Marklin.Selection of different eras and European railways
Small C track layout, control by MS2, 100+ trains but run 4-5 at a time.
thanks 3 users liked this useful post by RayF
Users browsing this topic
OceanSpiders 2.0
70 Pages«<686970
Forum Jump  
You cannot post new topics in this forum.
You cannot reply to topics in this forum.
You cannot delete your posts in this forum.
You cannot edit your posts in this forum.
You cannot create polls in this forum.
You cannot vote in polls in this forum.

Powered by YAF.NET | YAF.NET © 2003-2015, Yet Another Forum.NET
This page was generated in 1.516 seconds.