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Online Ian555  
#251 Posted : 13 May 2012 09:08:52(UTC)
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Hi Mike,

There will be no time to run some trains with all this discussions going on. LOL

Ian.

Offline steventrain  
#252 Posted : 13 May 2012 09:26:34(UTC)
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look great, Are you bring them to Marklin UK open day 2013?
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Offline hennabm  
#253 Posted : 13 May 2012 09:28:49(UTC)
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Hi Ian

oh I'm sure we will find time for some running.Cool

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Offline hennabm  
#254 Posted : 13 May 2012 09:34:25(UTC)
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Hi Steven

Tell me more - when and where?Confused

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Offline steventrain  
#255 Posted : 13 May 2012 09:41:42(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: hennabm Go to Quoted Post
Hi Steven

Tell me more - when and where?Confused

Mike


see here http://www.marklin-users...-Club-UK.aspx#post336845

Is that a exhibition or club meeting? The Marklin open day mean exhibition etc?
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Offline hennabm  
#256 Posted : 13 May 2012 10:02:00(UTC)
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Hi Steven

so sorry, my head wasn't engaged.Blushing

the 2013 meeting is to be held on my layout at my house. That is what my deadline is - to have it all ready for July next year, and all will be welcome ThumpUp

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Online Ian555  
#257 Posted : 13 May 2012 11:00:39(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: hennabm Go to Quoted Post
Hi Ian

oh I'm sure we will find time for some running.Cool

Mike



Hi Mike,

Smile

Ian.

Offline petestra  
#258 Posted : 13 May 2012 13:54:34(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: hennabm Go to Quoted Post
Hi Pete

ThanksThumpUp

One bratty with mustard coming right up LOL Mit Tee oder kaffee bitte?

Mike

PS The FD is feeling much better today.BigGrin


Thanks,Mike. I drink Canadian Whiskey. PeterThumpUp

ps - glad the Mrs. is feeling better. It's Mother's Day here in the states. Is it in the UK too?
Offline hennabm  
#259 Posted : 13 May 2012 15:36:32(UTC)
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Hi Peter

Whisky I think you will find it spelt LOL LOL LOL A Glen Farclas 105 for you perhaps?

We had Mothering Sunday back in March some time.

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Online Ian555  
#260 Posted : 14 May 2012 11:01:45(UTC)
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Hi Mike,

Have you thought about how you intend to transport the layout.

Ian.

Offline hennabm  
#261 Posted : 14 May 2012 12:14:25(UTC)
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Hi Ian

at the moment my thoughts are to hire a van as and when required.

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Online Ian555  
#262 Posted : 14 May 2012 12:26:30(UTC)
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Hi Mike,

Will you need to build some type of framework, so the sections of layout can be transported above each other, or a really big van. Smile

Ian.

Offline BrandonVA  
#263 Posted : 14 May 2012 14:46:37(UTC)
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Mike - you're moving at hurricane speed! I like it. I especially like the hedge rows and the layout of the "industrial" section where the 7051 crane lives.

-Brandon
Offline hennabm  
#264 Posted : 14 May 2012 16:50:57(UTC)
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Hi Ian

I think a normal Transit single wheeler will do it, so long a sthe load bed is just over 6ft long and over 4'4 high. The large modules can then stand on their sides and be secured and the two 2ft modules can site on the floor between them.
To help this I am thinking of securing screw in eyes on the framework underside to assist in securing them safely.

I will need to measure a van to make sure though.

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Offline hennabm  
#265 Posted : 14 May 2012 16:54:41(UTC)
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Hi Brandon

Thanks. ThumpUp

I started the scenics on the large module back in late February so I| don't think I'm moving just that quick.

The hedgerows are stock Faller items and the industrial area I particularly like as well. I can't wait until the 7051 is wired in and I have secured a few tacks/nails in loads for it to lift on and off wagons.

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Online Ian555  
#266 Posted : 14 May 2012 16:56:56(UTC)
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Hi Mike,

Remember, you're used to travelling in a BMW, when was the last time you travelled in the back of a van, it's all rock and roll.Smile

Ian.

Offline BrandonVA  
#267 Posted : 14 May 2012 17:29:09(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: hennabm Go to Quoted Post
Hi Brandon

Thanks. ThumpUp

I started the scenics on the large module back in late February so I| don't think I'm moving just that quick.

The hedgerows are stock Faller items and the industrial area I particularly like as well. I can't wait until the 7051 is wired in and I have secured a few tacks/nails in loads for it to lift on and off wagons.

Mike


Mike,

I'm making a control box for the 7051 on my layout using toggle switches. I find the old Marklin blue boxes bind easily, makes it hard to push the buttons. The aim is to make it easier for my kids to "drive" the crane. You may not be interested, but I will have some pictures in a few days once the toggles arrive from eBay.

I have an old Vollmer kit of some small boxes/crates that have a metal weight that go inside. I have noticed the crane can pick these up as well. I have no idea if this is still made. Vollmer 5242 appears to be similar, but I do not see the weights included.

-Brandon
Offline hennabm  
#268 Posted : 15 May 2012 19:30:04(UTC)
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Hi all

Just thought I would add a few more photos from last Saturday;

Taken from track side, the factory and DB regional building
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Damage done by the winter weather to the fence, has yet to be repaired.RollEyes

A BP tanker drives fuel down to the industrial area past the cottages and houses.
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A BR89 waits patiently for the green after leaving his low wagon for unloading
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A look from over Talheim towards the goods yard as a heating oil tanker is weighed before leaving the depot for the wheel repair shop heating tanks.
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Finally a look down on the Pension and the visiting Bundespost Transit and crew take a well earned rest and bier.Drool
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Mike

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Online Ian555  
#269 Posted : 15 May 2012 19:52:08(UTC)
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Hi Mike,

Very nicely done. ThumpUp

Ian.

Offline hennabm  
#270 Posted : 15 May 2012 19:57:04(UTC)
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Hi Ian

Thanks ThumpUp

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Offline petestra  
#271 Posted : 15 May 2012 21:12:25(UTC)
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Hi Mike, very nice photos. The last one of the inn is an old Faller kit. Mine looks so naturally weathered
compared to yours. I am not sure if it is still in the current Faller program.
PeterThumpUp Smile
Offline hennabm  
#272 Posted : 15 May 2012 21:39:59(UTC)
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Hi Peter

ThanksThumpUp

I did buy mine recently ready built.

When I looked at a UK supplier for Faller, the kit was still in the current line up.

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Offline DV  
#273 Posted : 15 May 2012 22:56:24(UTC)
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Mike,

here's a bit of usless information you can impress the rest of The Märklin UK Club.LOL BigGrin

Faller Talheim Station

t1


Did you know that in the real Talheim (in Germany) there is no railway station and that the closest that the rail line gets to Talheim is 1.6 km (1 mile) across from the Neckar River?

But, it is in Baden Württemberg, and that should gladden Ian's heartLaugh Laugh LOL BigGrinSmile

By the way, great looking layout, keep up the excellent workThumpUp ThumpUp ThumpUp and keep those pictures coming along, they are very enjoyable to look at.
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Offline nevw  
#274 Posted : 15 May 2012 23:31:32(UTC)
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Very nice work Mike. Looks great.
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Offline Bigdaddynz  
#275 Posted : 16 May 2012 01:21:51(UTC)
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Very nice work Mike. Looks great.



Ditto! ThumpUp
Online Ian555  
#276 Posted : 16 May 2012 07:09:12(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: DV Go to Quoted Post
Mike,

here's a bit of usless information you can impress the rest of The Märklin UK Club.LOL BigGrin

Faller Talheim Station

t1




But, it is in Baden Württemberg, and that should gladden Ian's heartLaugh Laugh LOL BigGrinSmile




Hi Mike,

Good connection. Smile

Ian.


Offline GlennM  
#277 Posted : 16 May 2012 12:13:35(UTC)
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Mike,

I am speechless.......................what outstanding progress you have made, the layout is looking great. It is only a couple of weeks since you were working on the frames outside. Do you do commissions, because maybe you could come and work on mine, it needs a boost.

Keep up the great work and please keep the pics coming.

Best Regards

Glenn
Offline hennabm  
#278 Posted : 16 May 2012 13:05:46(UTC)
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Hi Dusan

thanks for the info. I'm sure with the BW connection Ian will be please.BigGrin

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Offline hennabm  
#279 Posted : 16 May 2012 13:07:55(UTC)
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Hi Nev

Thanks ThumpUp

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Offline hennabm  
#280 Posted : 16 May 2012 13:09:35(UTC)
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Hi BDNZ

ThanksThumpUp

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Offline hennabm  
#281 Posted : 16 May 2012 13:11:14(UTC)
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Hi Ian

well, what a connection, purely by chance as well.BigGrin

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Offline hennabm  
#282 Posted : 16 May 2012 13:12:52(UTC)
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Hi Glenn

good to hear from you. ThanksThumpUp

Commissions will come later - once mine is finishedLOL

Mike

Are you going to the next BW meeting on the 26th May?
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Offline river6109  
#283 Posted : 16 May 2012 13:45:21(UTC)
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great stuff

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Offline hennabm  
#284 Posted : 16 May 2012 17:10:14(UTC)
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Hi John

ThanksThumpUp

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Offline GlennM  
#285 Posted : 18 May 2012 08:53:59(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: hennabm Go to Quoted Post
Hi Glenn

good to hear from you. ThanksThumpUp

Commissions will come later - once mine is finishedLOL

Mike

Are you going to the next BW meeting on the 26th May?




Mike,

I am not sure at this point. On 23rd our first bridge will be opened in Trinidad and I am expected to be there, only problem is it clashes with other commitments, and so we are still juggling issues. If I stay in UK I will try and be there, otherwise I won't.

Sorry to be so vague.

Best Regards,

Glenn
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#286 Posted : 18 May 2012 16:00:21(UTC)
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Hi Glenn

Trinidad or Scotland mmmmmmmmm let me think......LOL
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Online Ian555  
#287 Posted : 20 May 2012 05:21:39(UTC)
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Hi Glenn,

Yes, Mike's right, that is a difficult choice. Smile

Ian.

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#288 Posted : 22 May 2012 20:41:26(UTC)
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Hi all

finally the drought recedes so we can get outside again.LOL

So to planning the next module, having finished the scenics on the other two.

I had to think carefully on how to back measure the incline so it was level across the bridge. Much measuring went on and it was the old adage of measure twice and mark once. Thankfully I had the first small module to refer to as well for guidance.
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The only thing I'm not sure of is the platforms for the main Bayern Neustadt station. I bought some 48mm wide platforms thinking they were the right size for where I wanted them. Confused
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To me they look a little bit narrow so I thought about putting them between the other tracks. Confused

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They fit except for the ramps.
I have yet to raise them all by 6mm anyway to bring them into line with the coach steps. That may stop the ramps from fouling if I use them there.

What are the thoughts of the learned here? Whichever the platforms are fitted to then the remaining between space will be platform using balsa wood to fit.BigGrin

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The main station area.

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Offline petestra  
#289 Posted : 22 May 2012 21:01:06(UTC)
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Hi Mike, I have had these Faller platforms before and they are very nice but you are right. They did not
fit into my Mittelstadt station tracks either so I decided to make them from wood and then I just used the
accessories that came with them to use on the self-made platforms. I had them left over from past
layouts so I did not need to buy them for the current layout. The stairways really came in handy as an underpass
access to the Mittelstadt main station building. I do miss the canopies but I have the platform lights
now which really do light it all up at night times. Cheers,Peter Smile
Online Ian555  
#290 Posted : 23 May 2012 06:05:09(UTC)
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Hi Mike,

Looking good. ThumpUp

Ian.

Offline hennabm  
#291 Posted : 28 May 2012 18:49:28(UTC)
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Hi all

After the BW meeting on Saturday and the Monaco GP on Sunday, I still did manage to do a little more to the layout.

Firstly I trialled it in the place where it will run when at home. So because it was a very sunny day, the car was ejected from the garage and the M took over.
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Then it was to fit the incline from the bridge and ensure that it was correctly positioned before screwing temporarily before gluing.
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The first circle completed in track (3900BigGrin ) was trilalled with the 3034. Now this had given bother at the bW meeting by fast/slow running and on several runs it did on my layout. To me that pointed to the engine rather than the track. So off with the top, on with some electrical contact cleaner and then a drop of oil. Then it was left circling for 2hrs while I watched the GP Blushing
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Finally for the day I plotted the cateneray and encountered a problem at the Neustadt station on where to plant the postsConfused Blushing Seems like the platforms will have to be "adapted" to fit.Unsure RollEyes
I have checked and the canopies do just fit under the cross supportsWink
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Offline petestra  
#292 Posted : 28 May 2012 19:50:02(UTC)
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Very nice photos, Mike. The layout is looking really great! I'm glad to see the old Faller Lindental station.
I used to have it back in the 60s. Cheers,PeterThumpUp Smile
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#293 Posted : 28 May 2012 19:59:30(UTC)
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Looking great. Thanks for sharing the pictures. Your work is very clean and neat, I really like it.

Chris
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#294 Posted : 28 May 2012 20:47:50(UTC)
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Mike, looks like you are really throwing down the gauntlet at me BigGrin I shall have to get my skates on now to match this progress. Alan
Online Ian555  
#295 Posted : 29 May 2012 05:33:09(UTC)
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Hi Mike,

Great photo's of the layout. ThumpUp

Ian.

Offline Rinus  
#296 Posted : 29 May 2012 06:40:36(UTC)
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Great pictures Mike! I really like you gardens. I'll copy them if you don't mind! Wink

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Offline hennabm  
#297 Posted : 29 May 2012 11:30:21(UTC)
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Hi Peter

I've had the Lindental station since the late seventies. It has now had a name change to fit in the new layoutLaugh

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Offline hennabm  
#298 Posted : 29 May 2012 11:32:07(UTC)
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Hi Chris

Thanks ThumpUp

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Offline hennabm  
#299 Posted : 29 May 2012 11:33:58(UTC)
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Hi Alan

ThanksThumpUp

Remember I haven't got all the hills etc as you are wanting to create as I need to keep it simple for transportation sake.

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#300 Posted : 29 May 2012 11:35:43(UTC)
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Hi Ian

Thanks ThumpUp

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