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Offline DV  
#1 Posted : 05 January 2011 22:41:51(UTC)
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It seems that there are a lot of bananas ripening through the forum at different trees, so I thought why not get them all under the one branch.

So, if you have, buy, acquire, find, grab, steal (if you have no scruples) or just love banana wagons, why not post them here. Doesn't matter what scale or what age, just peel them right inLOL

Pictures, youtubes, stories, layouts, even jokes, anything to do with bananas come to this topic.

Ian, since you are B1, maybe you could start off. My banana wagons are packedBigGrin away at the moment, but come the weekend, I'll get them out and take a few piccies in banana type settingsCool

Come one, come all...... Romans, friends and countrymen lend me your bananas.......and so forthFlapper

All the best from B2Tongue (now if I could only find a picture of B1 and B2 from Bananas in Pyjamas to post hereBlink )
Dusan V
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Offline ac jacko  
#2 Posted : 05 January 2011 23:30:29(UTC)
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Here you go Ian and Dusan (B1 and B2)

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Offline kimballthurlow  
#3 Posted : 06 January 2011 07:31:49(UTC)
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Yes, I think banana vans deserve their own topic. After all, they have featured in Marklin's line-up for many years.

I have only ONE banana van, so here is my contribution, a car from Marklin's 47904 set. A bit unusual. If you look at the Marklin website, the car is advertised without a brakeman's cab.

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regards
Kimball
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Offline Ian555  
#4 Posted : 06 January 2011 07:49:50(UTC)
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Hi Dusan and fellow Banana fans,

Yes, I think it's a great idea, to keep us all in the one place, for our own safety, and for the sake of others.

Right, here's a couple of photo's from Set 4876, very nicely detailed vans complete with sliding doors, for easy loading of your bunch of banana's.

B1

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Offline Ian555  
#5 Posted : 06 January 2011 07:54:59(UTC)
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Hi Dale,

Great photo, that's just how I look, but I always thought Dusan was taller than me.

Can you make us both look bigger.

B1.
Offline Ian555  
#6 Posted : 06 January 2011 07:59:13(UTC)
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Hi Kimball,

You have peeled back a cracker. Smile

But, I always think, one banana wagon looks very lonely.

B1.
Offline Ian555  
#7 Posted : 06 January 2011 08:02:54(UTC)
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Hi Banana fans,

Here's some wagons out playing.

B1.

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Offline Ranjit  
#8 Posted : 06 January 2011 08:25:07(UTC)
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Hi All,

I have not yet gone "bananas". Thank you very much.

Cheers,
Ranjit
"If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need" - Marcus Tullius Cicero
"Nothing is as powerful as an idea whose time has come" - Victor Marie Hugo
Offline Ian555  
#9 Posted : 06 January 2011 08:29:49(UTC)
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Hi Ranjit,

But, now you have opened the box and peeled back the cover, the seed is planted. Smile

B1.
Offline Ranjit  
#10 Posted : 06 January 2011 08:33:53(UTC)
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Hehehe...

Cheers,
Ranjit
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"Nothing is as powerful as an idea whose time has come" - Victor Marie Hugo
Offline Ian555  
#11 Posted : 06 January 2011 08:55:14(UTC)
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Hi Banana fans,

Stephen provided great information on the different 4509 vans available.

Unfortunately, I don't know how to post it over here in this topic.

Maybe, some fellow banana fans could help out.

You will find it at Baden-Wurttemberg part 2, page 8 and post number 792.

Thanks.

B1.
Offline nevw  
#12 Posted : 06 January 2011 09:10:57(UTC)
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Here it is.
NN

steventrain wrote:
Ian555 wrote:
Hi Stephen,

I had noticed that 2 wagons did have darker colour on the roofs.

Do you know what year of wagons that would be?

Ian.



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The two early version no.3 and 4 of 10 wagons was 1952-1954. The one no.5 was 1955-1957.

Rest of the seven wagons from 1958 to 1975.

See link here
banana wagons link


Edited by user 06 January 2011 09:41:45(UTC)  | Reason: Not specified

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Junior member of the Banana Club, a reformist and an old Goat with a Bad memory, loafing around
Offline RayF  
#13 Posted : 06 January 2011 09:23:08(UTC)
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I only have one for now. Here's a couple of photos:

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Ray

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Offline Ian555  
#14 Posted : 06 January 2011 09:23:33(UTC)
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Hi Nev,

Thankyou very much. ThumpUp

I reckon that entitles you to FOOL membership of the Banana club.

B1.


Is it possible to get the link to work also??

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Offline Ian555  
#15 Posted : 06 January 2011 09:26:00(UTC)
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Hi Ray,

It looks like you are trying to hide that van from us. Smile

B1.
Offline Markus Schild  
#16 Posted : 06 January 2011 09:38:31(UTC)
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Regards

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Offline RayF  
#17 Posted : 06 January 2011 09:40:44(UTC)
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Ian555 wrote:
Hi Ray,

It looks like you are trying to hide that van from us. Smile

B1.


BigGrin Those are the only photos I could find! BigGrin

I'll replace them with a couple of better photos when I can.
Ray

Mostly Marklin.Selection of different eras and European railways
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Offline nevw  
#18 Posted : 06 January 2011 09:46:54(UTC)
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Ian555 wrote:
Hi Nev,

Thankyou very much. ThumpUp

I reckon that entitles you to FULL membership of the Banana club.

B1.


Is it possible to get the link to work also??

DONE
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Offline Bigdaddynz  
#19 Posted : 06 January 2011 09:50:32(UTC)
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Nev has always been slightly bananas! OhMyGod


As for me, I have no bananas.
Offline nevw  
#20 Posted : 06 January 2011 10:02:53(UTC)
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Bigdaddynz wrote:
Nev has always been slightly bananas! OhMyGod


As for me, I have no bananas.


I resemble that. Looks like a personal attack. Must complain to the Webbie and Moderator.

RollEyes RollEyes LOL BigGrin BigGrin BigGrin
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Offline Ian555  
#21 Posted : 06 January 2011 10:10:14(UTC)
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Thanks Nev. ThumpUp

B1.
Offline river6109  
#22 Posted : 06 January 2011 10:29:51(UTC)
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Its funny,

I've just came across this topic and you wouldn't believe it, yesterday I went past this shop and it just caught my eye, banana carriages.

I went in and was absolutely surprised, they sold them off cheap, A$ 1.50 each
One of them, even was a limited edition.

They also had a suitable loco for it, so I just went bananas and bought the lot.

pictures will follow

John



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Offline Ian555  
#23 Posted : 06 January 2011 10:35:30(UTC)
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Hi John,

I have a sneaky banana feeling of what's coming.Smile

Since I've turned yellow, I'm a big boy now, I can take it.

B1.
Offline Bigdaddynz  
#24 Posted : 06 January 2011 10:36:41(UTC)
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nevw wrote:
I resemble that.



You said it.....Flapper
Offline river6109  
#25 Posted : 06 January 2011 10:46:39(UTC)
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Here are the pictures I've promised you all,

In time I will expand the banana collection.

They also have a label on it: Consumer and environmentally friendly.

I was realy happy with the detail.

John
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Offline Ranjit  
#26 Posted : 06 January 2011 10:56:21(UTC)
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Where are the pictures you promised us, John? I can't see any. You haven't gone "bananas", have you? Drool

Cheers,
Ranjit
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Offline DV  
#27 Posted : 06 January 2011 11:04:24(UTC)
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And so another Banana Republic is bornLove

B2
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Offline Ian555  
#28 Posted : 06 January 2011 11:05:26(UTC)
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Hi John,

Just because I'm going banana's, that doesn't make me stupid. Wink

Watch how you step, we are a slippery bunch.

B1.

Offline Ian555  
#29 Posted : 06 January 2011 11:09:07(UTC)
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B1 to B2,

I hold you responsible for this bunch of banana's.

Get them boxed up and railroaded out of here. Smile

B1.
Offline river6109  
#30 Posted : 06 January 2011 11:12:48(UTC)
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Oh I'm so sorry,

This is a view from the factory outlet

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here you can see it needs a heavy diesel loco to get these bananas as quickly to the Marklin-users.net forum


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Another view from the banana helicopter, the last of the banana carriages has a full sound system. (you get my drift)


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As mentioned before, I like the detail, the grain and special weathering


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Staying with details, this is the inside view of a banana carriage, wooden floor and insulated walls.


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I thought it would be appropriate to show new comers and members who haven't got any banana carriages, here is a simple way of converting them from real into a model.

And the whole diorama was build on a breadboard # 3


More advise available if needed.

John





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Offline Ian555  
#31 Posted : 06 January 2011 11:28:15(UTC)
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Hi John,

Welcome to FOOL membership of the Banana club. ThumpUp Smile

B1.
Offline river6109  
#32 Posted : 06 January 2011 12:11:56(UTC)
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Ian555 wrote:
Hi John,

Welcome to FOOL membership of the Banana club. ThumpUp Smile

B1.


Ian,

that's right, you have to be one, to recognize one.LOL

By the way this is a Carnarvon banana train.

Don't worry about the Carnarvon orange wagon, it just came a long for a ride.

John
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Offline Ian555  
#33 Posted : 06 January 2011 12:59:21(UTC)
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Hi John,

A fine looking bunch of wagons, and one of them looked like an Insider model.

B1.
Offline RayF  
#34 Posted : 06 January 2011 14:24:03(UTC)
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Very clever John!

I sent you a message on my Blackberry.. I'm on the Orange network so I guess it'll work OK.

By the way, if you're using an Apple you won't see this...
Ray

Mostly Marklin.Selection of different eras and European railways
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Offline Ian555  
#35 Posted : 06 January 2011 16:08:21(UTC)
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Hi all,

After some careful considerations, I decided to sell that Lotus Carlton I was running about in, and go out and buy myself something much more suitable for the current situation I find myself in.

B1.

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Offline river6109  
#36 Posted : 06 January 2011 16:19:49(UTC)
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Ian555 wrote:
Hi John,

A fine looking bunch of wagons, and one of them looked like an Insider model.

B1.


Ian,


You've got a good eye.ThumpUp

Do you think the weathering looks authentic ?

John


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Offline river6109  
#37 Posted : 06 January 2011 16:26:45(UTC)
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RayPayas wrote:
Very clever John!

I sent you a message on my Blackberry.. I'm on the Orange network so I guess it'll work OK.

By the way, if you're using an Apple you won't see this...


Ray,

Mr. Macentosch agrees with you.ThumpUp

Which fibre lime are you on ? I've got squeezed out, heard it on the grapevine.LOL

John


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Offline river6109  
#38 Posted : 06 January 2011 16:29:09(UTC)
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Ian555 wrote:
Hi all,

After some careful considerations, I decided to sell that Lotus Carlton I was running about in, and go out and buy myself something much more suitable for the current situation I find myself in.

B1.

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Ian,

Is this Nev on the picture ?
Who ever it is, he looks like a banana bender.BigGrinand this is coming from a Sandgroper

John

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Offline river6109  
#39 Posted : 06 January 2011 16:32:09(UTC)
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Ian555 wrote:
Hi all,

After some careful considerations, I decided to sell that Lotus Carlton I was running about in, and go out and buy myself something much more suitable for the current situation I find myself in.

B1.

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Ian,

Couldn't your wife make some curtains, so you're not able to see the cold air.BigGrin
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Offline Ian555  
#40 Posted : 06 January 2011 16:32:34(UTC)
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Hi John,

I think it's still looking a little green around the edges.

B1.
Offline Ian555  
#41 Posted : 06 January 2011 16:36:21(UTC)
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Hi John,

No, that's not Nev, that's one of the local Bananagropers. Smile

B1.
Offline Purellum  
#42 Posted : 06 January 2011 20:24:38(UTC)
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Cool

My banana is bigger than yours LOL :

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Offline DV  
#43 Posted : 06 January 2011 20:45:36(UTC)
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Well I asked for it Cursing and now am getting it in bunchesLaugh

By the way no other fruit is accepted, we only use banana currency - as per John's wagons.

B2 to B1.....what you want me to ship bananas from Scotland to AustraliaBlink Confused .....is this like coals, sand and snowConfused Confused Confused Confused Confused.

A very confused B2
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Offline DV  
#44 Posted : 06 January 2011 20:50:50(UTC)
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Per,

it did say no matter what scale!

I'm sure John's banana wagons must be using the c track as narrow gauge and therefore the scale of his train should be about a banana and half to the footTongue

B2
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Offline Jeremy Palmer  
#45 Posted : 06 January 2011 21:02:29(UTC)
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I hope Herr. Pluta isn't monitoring this site for possible new models. Looking at John's Banana Wagons they might be tempted into
a new variant of "Good Luck" Pig Loc from years agoThumbDown ThumbDown ThumbDown .

Of course they would sell more more Banana LocsThumpUp ThumpUp ThumpUp . Slippery subject.

J.

Jeremy.

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2). The early bird may get the worm, but it's the second rat that gets the cheese.
Offline Bigdaddynz  
#46 Posted : 06 January 2011 21:10:23(UTC)
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I'm just glad that there are no lemons in this topic, and all the banana models are worthy of the name.
Offline rschaffr  
#47 Posted : 06 January 2011 21:29:12(UTC)
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Here is my one and only.

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Edited by user 07 January 2011 03:55:00(UTC)  | Reason: Not specified

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Offline jvuye  
#48 Posted : 06 January 2011 22:46:05(UTC)
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Hi guys
Maybe not the "freshest", but this is how they used to be when I was a kid.
They don't grow them like this anymore...
Cheers

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Offline river6109  
#49 Posted : 07 January 2011 00:22:22(UTC)
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Jeremy Palmer wrote:
I hope Herr. Pluta isn't monitoring this site for possible new models. Looking at John's Banana Wagons they might be tempted into
a new variant of "Good Luck" Pig Loc from years agoThumbDown ThumbDown ThumbDown .

Of course they would sell more more Banana LocsThumpUp ThumpUp ThumpUp . Slippery subject.

J.



Jeremy,

Yes, I hope Mr. Pluta is monitoring this side, as B2 outlined the strict conditions, no other fruit is allowed, so Märklin may stop making the odd lemon.ThumbDown LOL

John

P.S.

Jacques has this banana wagon been restored ? looks like newThumpUp
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Offline river6109  
#50 Posted : 07 January 2011 00:55:13(UTC)
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B2 & B1,

This is the first topic since I've joined this banana group of lads and girls, I can say I've enjoyed watching the different carriages from different eras.

So I did what others do, sit back and relax with a glass of bordeaux and watch all the different bananas go by.


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After a few glasses, realizing not having any banana carriages myself, I was touched by this story and topic, I got a bit emotional

BigGrinAngry Blink Blushing Bored Confused Cool Crying Cursing Drool Flapper Glare Huh Laugh LOL Love Mad Mellow OhMyGod RollEyes Sad Scared Sneaky ThumbDown ThumpUp Tongue Unsure Woot Wink Wub

John
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Offline Jeremy Palmer  
#51 Posted : 07 January 2011 03:33:52(UTC)
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Bordeaux yet? No time for Penfolds Grange/Hermitage?

I am positively undone.

Jeremy.
Jeremy.

1). If at first you don't succeed, bungee jumping mightn't be for you.
2). The early bird may get the worm, but it's the second rat that gets the cheese.
Offline nevw  
#52 Posted : 07 January 2011 03:56:05(UTC)
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Jeremy Palmer wrote:
Bordeaux yet? No time for Penfolds Grange/Hermitage?

I am positively undone.

Jeremy.



Yes I agree,
In Australia and Drinking Cheap and Nasty French fermented Grape Juice when he lives no more than 10 K from Great Vineyards.

NN
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Offline jvuye  
#53 Posted : 07 January 2011 07:57:47(UTC)
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river6109 wrote:
Jacques has this banana wagon been restored ? looks like newThumpUp


Hi John
No restoration, it is original Märklin, except for the axles (original wheels were falling apart from Zinkpest)
In fact it is not perfect, there are small paint damages on the sides
The "perfect" roof is an original Märklin spare, not a repaint.
That roof in itself was a bit of luck: it was found in the 70's at a long time Märklin dealer in Brussels, untouched, in its original brownish silk paper wrapping...OhMyGod
Cheers
Jacques Vuye aka Dr.Eisenbahn
Once a vandal, learning to be better and had great success!
Offline Ian555  
#54 Posted : 07 January 2011 09:47:27(UTC)
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Hi Banana fans,

There are some very ripe vans out there, thanks for sharing. ThumpUp

B1.

Offline Ranjit  
#55 Posted : 07 January 2011 09:51:49(UTC)
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Is it time for a salad? Unsure

Cheers,
Ranjit
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"Nothing is as powerful as an idea whose time has come" - Victor Marie Hugo
Offline hxmiesa  
#56 Posted : 07 January 2011 09:55:48(UTC)
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You might not beieve this, but among the ca. 200 waggons I have, there is not a single banana-one!
Best regards
Henrik Hoexbroe ("The Dane In Spain")
http://hoexbroe.tripod.com
Offline Ranjit  
#57 Posted : 07 January 2011 10:03:37(UTC)
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Maybe because, you have not gone "bananas" like me, Henrik! LOL

Cheers,
Ranjit
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Offline Ian555  
#58 Posted : 07 January 2011 10:17:32(UTC)
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Hi Henrik,

Well thats a good excuse to go and buy a bunch of them. Smile

B1.
Offline Ian555  
#59 Posted : 07 January 2011 10:21:55(UTC)
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Hi Ranjit,

If you hang around long enough, you will be cut down, slowly turning yellow.

The banana force is waiting for you...

B1.
Offline Unholz  
#60 Posted : 07 January 2011 11:24:52(UTC)
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Why do only wagons qualify for this thread? Crying Sad Otherwise, our SBB EMU nicknamed "Chiquita" might also join your bunch of bananas...

http://en.wikipedia.org/...16_Chiquita_improved.jpg
Offline nevw  
#61 Posted : 07 January 2011 11:28:22(UTC)
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anything goes. bring on the Swiss attack.

NN
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Offline Ian555  
#62 Posted : 08 January 2011 18:00:14(UTC)
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Hi all,

Another 4509 arrived by boat today.

Ian.
Offline Ian555  
#63 Posted : 09 January 2011 05:28:59(UTC)
Ian555

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Hi all,

My latest arrival.

B1.

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Offline Chris6382chris  
#64 Posted : 09 January 2011 05:36:01(UTC)
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Here is a shot of the two wagons I own.

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Chris
Offline nevw  
#65 Posted : 09 January 2011 07:36:59(UTC)
nevw

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Well I was Wrong I have 3 Banana Wagons:

2 yellow and One Brown. Now thats a bit different to what we have seen:

One sot of each of the Yellow Bananas and 2 of the ONE Brown one.
NN
nevw attached the following image(s):
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Offline Ian555  
#66 Posted : 09 January 2011 07:44:58(UTC)
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Hi Chris,

Any information on the van in the right of your photo.

B1.
Offline Ian555  
#67 Posted : 09 January 2011 07:49:58(UTC)
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Hi Nev,

Is the brown wagon for banana's that are out of date. Smile

Do you know where you got it...in a set?

B1.

Offline nevw  
#68 Posted : 09 January 2011 08:03:57(UTC)
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I cannot remember for sure where I got it BUT I may have the Box. I will have a look over the next few days.
NNBlushing .
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Offline Chris6382chris  
#69 Posted : 09 January 2011 15:51:28(UTC)
Chris6382chris

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Hi Ian. The van to the right was bought about 6 months ago at a local store near San Francisco for about $17, US. It didn't have a box for it at the shop so it ended up coming in random box. It doesn't have a number stamped on it anywhere either. It is a more recent model as the whole thing is plastic.

Nev:

Nice looking wagons.

Chris
Offline Ian555  
#70 Posted : 09 January 2011 16:51:56(UTC)
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Hi Chris,

Thanks for the help with the van, maybe another member can help us with a number.

B1.

Offline DV  
#71 Posted : 10 January 2011 03:31:33(UTC)
DV

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Banana Depot

managed to complete a diorama base on Sunday afternoon to stage some of my compliment of banana wagons - with a little help from an E-63 and E-60.

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Old banana style wagon with the figure painted on from Jaimaca

UserPostedImage

Decal style banana wagon from Jaimaca

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New style, but now from Ecuador

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E-60 with new style and one without any paint/decal, yet it is yellow - therefore does it qualify as a banana wagon?

UserPostedImage

And finally the full Banana Depot.

Pictures were taken outside by a Canon Ixus 90 on a tripod.

Ian if you are asking about Chris's banana wagon situated on the right, it looks to me like your basic fridge/beer wagon, but painted in the Jamaica style. They are most probably the old 44xx numbered and specially done for a certain year - could even possibly be a very early insider model.

B2
Dusan V
'I find your lack of faith (in Märklin) disturbing'
Offline Chris6382chris  
#72 Posted : 10 January 2011 04:22:14(UTC)
Chris6382chris

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MMRCSA:

Really nice photos. The wagons look great. And you are correct about it being a basic beer / fridge wagon, no doubt about that. On the underside of the wagon it says Marklin but it doesn't say "Made in Germany." I don't know if that narrows it down at all.

Chris
Offline Ian555  
#73 Posted : 10 January 2011 07:29:36(UTC)
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Hi B2,

I don't have any (yet) of the new Ecuador style of vans, but they look good.

Banana depot is looking really good. ThumpUp

B1.
Offline DV  
#74 Posted : 10 January 2011 10:06:36(UTC)
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Thanks Chris and Ian (B1)

The Banana depot is my 'breadboard'Laugh . I had a look to see what stuff I had left over from the modular and came up with a city backdrop. It's great fun and very theraputic in building a 'breadboard...errr..dioramaLOL .

As I said I took it outside and used my wife's dead rose bush and the plum tree as background. Worked rather well I thought.ThumpUp

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And if you look really carefully you can see the neighbours roof behind the city buildingsRollEyes

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Here's a few aerial shots of the dioramaThumpUp .


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Next weekend is the Brewery's turn for a 'breadboard', so that I can pose my beerwagonsBigGrin

B2
Dusan V
'I find your lack of faith (in Märklin) disturbing'
Offline Ian555  
#75 Posted : 10 January 2011 10:40:52(UTC)
Ian555

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Hi B2,

As if there is not enough confusion within this topic, I seem to be adding to it.

This is with regards to my "breadboard".Smile

How this came about was, I built my small diorama's on our kitchen breadboard.Wink

Now I have started building my "breadboard mk2", which I hope will give my diorama's a more elaborate setting.

So, once I have my "breadboard mk2" complete, then my diorama's will sit within it.

Does that make any banana sense. Smile

B1.
Offline Ian555  
#76 Posted : 10 January 2011 12:47:08(UTC)
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Hi banana fans,

Does anyone know the product number for the Ecuador banana wagon.

B1.

Offline steventrain  
#77 Posted : 10 January 2011 13:39:12(UTC)
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Nice pictures, Dusan.Smile
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Offline nevw  
#78 Posted : 10 January 2011 19:38:52(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: steventrain Go to Quoted Post
Nice pictures, Dusan.Smile

I agree with Stephen. Great Pictures.

NN
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Offline nevw  
#79 Posted : 10 January 2011 19:40:23(UTC)
nevw

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Originally Posted by: Ian555 Go to Quoted Post
Hi B2,

As if there is not enough confusion within this topic, I seem to be adding to it.

This is with regards to my "breadboard".Smile

How this came about was, I built my small diorama's on our kitchen breadboard.Wink

Now I have started building my "breadboard mk2", which I hope will give my diorama's a more elaborate setting.

So, once I have my "breadboard mk2" complete, then my diorama's will sit within it.

Does that make any banana sense. Smile

B1.

Will only make sense if it is bent like a Banana LOL RollEyes BigGrin
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Offline Ian555  
#80 Posted : 10 January 2011 20:15:44(UTC)
Ian555

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Hi Nev,

You're right, when was the last time you saw a "straight" banana. Smile

B1.

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Offline nevw  
#81 Posted : 10 January 2011 20:25:25(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: Ian555 Go to Quoted Post
Hi Nev,

You're right, when was the last time you saw a "straight" banana. Smile

Ian.



Not sure but must have seen on somewhere. BigGrin
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Offline Ian555  
#82 Posted : 10 January 2011 20:31:30(UTC)
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Hi Nev,

When you said "bent like a banana", was that a 5200 banana or a 3900 banana. Woot

B1.

Offline hennabm  
#83 Posted : 10 January 2011 20:33:44(UTC)
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I'll be straight with you (unlike the banana), I'm going to have to find a yellow van for the club. I'll probably be about B3225 by the time I find one.

Wait a moment - I've just checked my list and lo and behold I have a 4509 in a blue boxBigGrin BigGrin BigGrin BigGrin

Am I a fully paid up member of the banana club now?Love
I've just got to find it and take a piccy nowLaugh
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Offline nevw  
#84 Posted : 10 January 2011 20:39:01(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: Ian555 Go to Quoted Post
Hi Nev,

When you said "bent like a banana", was that a 5200 banana or a 3900 banana. Woot

B1.


Most likely a 8000 Hamo banana, not Z gauge
NN RollEyes

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Offline Ian555  
#85 Posted : 10 January 2011 21:09:35(UTC)
Ian555

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Hi Mike,

This is a firm offer.

One photo for fool membership. Smile

B1.
Offline DV  
#86 Posted : 10 January 2011 21:52:11(UTC)
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Ian,

just checked the number on the box - 4414, but I believe there is a later model with a five digit number.

Let me investigate and I'll get back to you.

B2
Dusan V
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Offline DV  
#87 Posted : 10 January 2011 21:54:15(UTC)
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Many thanks Stephen and Nev.

By the way Nev, got the mail last night.ThumpUp
Dusan V
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Offline Ian555  
#88 Posted : 11 January 2011 12:58:25(UTC)
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Hi B2,

Thanks for the number. ThumpUp

I'll go check that out.

B1.
Offline Ian555  
#89 Posted : 12 January 2011 20:33:02(UTC)
Ian555

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Hi banana fan's,

Got 2 banana vans delivered today, photo's sooooooon.

Checked out the 4414 vans, got my eye on one this weekend. Smile

B1.

Offline dntower85  
#90 Posted : 12 January 2011 21:00:10(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: Ian555 Go to Quoted Post
Hi Nev,

You're right, when was the last time you saw a "straight" banana. Smile

B1.


No but I have heard of a "Second Banana"LOL
DT
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Offline Ian555  
#91 Posted : 13 January 2011 15:05:53(UTC)
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Hi brawsky.

Welcome to the forum. ThumpUp

B1.
Offline Ian555  
#92 Posted : 13 January 2011 15:10:24(UTC)
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Hi Darrin,

B1 is struggling to manage a "second banana", do you think I'm allripe.

B1.

Offline hennabm  
#93 Posted : 13 January 2011 19:52:07(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: Ian555 Go to Quoted Post
Hi Mike,

This is a firm offer.

One photo for fool membership. Smile

B1.


At last - after a ripe old search I find my banana wagon.RollEyes

Unfortunately it is not the best of pictures - perhaps it should have gone out with the trash and DrooperUnsure

Anyway - my picture for fool membership

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Offline Webmaster  
#94 Posted : 13 January 2011 21:03:33(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: Ian555 Go to Quoted Post
Hi brawsky.

Welcome to the forum. ThumpUp

B1.


No need to welcome known spammers... Wink
Member suspended...

Sometimes moderators go bananas and actually do preventive actions...LOL LOL

Edited by user 13 January 2011 21:08:41(UTC)  | Reason: Not specified

Juhan - "Webmaster", at your service...
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Offline Ian555  
#95 Posted : 13 January 2011 21:07:47(UTC)
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Hi Mike,

Looks good to me. ThumpUp

B1.



Offline Ian555  
#96 Posted : 13 January 2011 21:09:43(UTC)
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Hi Juhan,

Sorry....didn't know, too many banana's.Smile

B1.

Offline Webmaster  
#97 Posted : 13 January 2011 22:21:29(UTC)
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All new members are welcome, some are however not as welcome as the majority after investigation...RollEyes


Will have to find that old 60's banana wagon so I can join the club... Will probably go completely bananas looking for it... LOL LOL LOL
Juhan - "Webmaster", at your service...
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Offline Bigdaddynz  
#98 Posted : 13 January 2011 23:59:27(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: Webmaster Go to Quoted Post
Sometimes moderators go bananas and actually do preventive actions...LOL LOL



Well, it is the lot of a Moderator to have to get rid of the lemons.........even if it sends us pear shaped in the process! Woot Razz

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Offline river6109  
#99 Posted : 14 January 2011 00:17:28(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: Bigdaddynz Go to Quoted Post
Well, it is the lot of a Moderator to get have to get rid of the lemons.........even if it sends us pear shaped in the process! Woot Razz


This is a bit fruity coming from a KiwiBigGrin

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Offline mattj70  
#100 Posted : 15 January 2011 01:52:27(UTC)
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great pics! love the bananas!
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