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Offline kweekalot  
#1 Posted : 15 July 2012 22:12:36(UTC)
kweekalot

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Hi all,

Together With my oldest son (11 years) I start building our new 1950s layout.

Yesterday I used my heavy duty belt sander for the removal of paint, grass, glue and ballast etc. from our previous C-track layout. And even with a vacuum cleaner attached for dust extraction, it was still a very dusty job. But it was worth the effort. We have now a nice smooth clean surface for a fresh start.

We are living in a 1930 build house in the middle of the city with 8 very small rooms, so we don't have much space for a big layout. Our layout is only 270cm x 110cm. Nothing in compares with the big nice layouts that can be seen on the forum, like ´Baden Wurttemberg´ or ´Marklin Istanbul'.

We are going to use the 24 sleeper solid center rail track and 1950s Faller buildings and so on.

And my two sons like bridges and rams.
Our previous C-track layout was completely flat and my boys don't want that anymore.

I show some photo´s of the job we done today and yesterday ....

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Offline petestra  
#2 Posted : 15 July 2012 22:26:09(UTC)
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Great family project. Have fun and keep us posted with its progress. Cheers,PeterThumpUp Smile
Offline kweekalot  
#3 Posted : 15 July 2012 22:57:51(UTC)
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Thanks Peter, I will do that.
Offline CCS800KrokHunter3  
#4 Posted : 16 July 2012 02:41:50(UTC)
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Looks really great! ThumpUp

The multi-level work is excellent too...I like layouts that have trains going at different elevations.

I'm looking forward to seeing future photos...

Paul
Offline Ian555  
#5 Posted : 16 July 2012 05:25:56(UTC)
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Hi Marco,

Looks like you've got plenty of track to get you started.

Looking forward to your progress. ThumpUp

Great that your sons are involved in the new layout build with you.

Ian.

Offline kweekalot  
#6 Posted : 16 July 2012 07:46:17(UTC)
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Paul and Ian, thanks a lot.

My wife and youngest son (10 years) are on a family visit tour for 4 weeks in the tropics 7500 kilometers away. I staid home this time, so I can lay a new floor in our house and do some other in home renovations.
But now with my wife away, I have got also plenty of time for our modelrailroad renovation !
BigGrin
Offline hennabm  
#7 Posted : 16 July 2012 09:46:01(UTC)
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Hi Marco

Can't wait to see the progress. Please post photos as you go along. BigGrin

Mike
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Offline kweekalot  
#8 Posted : 16 July 2012 21:36:04(UTC)
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Hi All
I make some progress today and build about 2 meter ramp, it took me 3 hours.
My fretsaw is my best friend these days.

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Offline Ian555  
#9 Posted : 17 July 2012 05:40:51(UTC)
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Hi Marco,

Good looking progress. ThumpUp

Ian.

Offline kweekalot  
#10 Posted : 17 July 2012 07:08:35(UTC)
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Thanks Ian!
Offline intruder  
#11 Posted : 17 July 2012 07:43:38(UTC)
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Very good, Marco.

Keep us posted!
Best regards Svein, Norway
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Offline Joe Meiring  
#12 Posted : 17 July 2012 13:43:52(UTC)
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Looking god Marco!...2.7 x 1.1 is "big enough"...you can do a lot on that, i also only have about 2.85 x 1.2, and it keeps me very busy!!
Keep the pics coming
Joe
Offline kweekalot  
#13 Posted : 17 July 2012 13:53:36(UTC)
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Dear Svein and Joe,

Thanks a lot for the support!! ThumpUp

Marco
Offline steventrain  
#14 Posted : 17 July 2012 13:59:47(UTC)
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Very good process, Keep posted!
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Offline kweekalot  
#15 Posted : 23 July 2012 13:42:11(UTC)
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Thanks Steven & Hi all,

I worked last night and this morning a few hours on my new 1950 "Bahnhof Schönblick" layout.
The ramps are finished now......Pffffff.

Marco

(As you see on the pictures I'm also busy renovating the (1932) doors to the garden of our train room).
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Offline Ian555  
#16 Posted : 23 July 2012 14:11:53(UTC)
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Hi Marco,

Very good progress. ThumpUp

Ian.

Offline petestra  
#17 Posted : 23 July 2012 15:15:13(UTC)
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A very Profi job! Cheers,PeterBigGrin ThumpUp
Offline steventrain  
#18 Posted : 23 July 2012 20:52:13(UTC)
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Very good process, Keep up the good work.
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Offline kweekalot  
#19 Posted : 23 July 2012 20:58:43(UTC)
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Ian, Peter and Stephen,

Thanks !

Marco
Offline kweekalot  
#20 Posted : 24 July 2012 15:39:46(UTC)
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Hi all,

Although it was official "empty wallet day" yesterday, I bought a decent transformer to give our new 1950 'Schönblick' layout some proper current, and this trafo arrives today by post.

This super sweet '280A SUPER' trafo is first mentioned in the Marklin catalog of 1949, and is so incredibly beautiful and well built.

Yes, I admit it, I'm in love with this 280A trafo.
The control knob runs very smoothly, and by pushing it down the direction of the loco changes.

I think it fits perfectly well with my 1947-53 solid centre rail tracks.

As you can see on the photos me and my son Stefan lay the tracks on our layout last evening.
But first some photos of our new 280A SUPER.

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Offline kweekalot  
#21 Posted : 24 July 2012 15:51:04(UTC)
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Offline Ian555  
#22 Posted : 24 July 2012 16:40:54(UTC)
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Hi Marco,

Great looking Transformer, and good to see the track laid on your layout. ThumpUp

Ian.

Offline petestra  
#23 Posted : 24 July 2012 16:55:00(UTC)
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Nice photos, Marco. Your Trafo is older than mine from the mid 60s. Nice layout. PeterThumpUp Smile
Offline kweekalot  
#24 Posted : 25 July 2012 07:47:40(UTC)
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Ian and Peter, Thanks you!
Some moro photots I made yesterday....
(As you see 95% of the track pieces looks brand new although it is produced 1947-1953 ).

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Offline Ian555  
#25 Posted : 25 July 2012 08:09:10(UTC)
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Hi Marco,

Great progress. ThumpUp

Ian.

Offline kweekalot  
#26 Posted : 26 July 2012 19:23:39(UTC)
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Thank you, Ian !!

Today we built the first piece of stone wall at one of the ramps on our layout.
We use Faller cardboard and white glue.
This Faller cardboard is not cheap, but looks nice and is easy to handle.
I chose a cardboard design that has the typical 1950s looks and charm that I know from 1950s and 1960s Faller, TRIX and Marklin magazines.
The cardboard is H0, but I think it is totally out of scale, but I like it.

I also thoroughly cleaned the in and outside of two turnouts, and fixed the lamps of it.
There was 60 years old dust and dirt in it.
Tomorrow I have to do two more.

Marco

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Offline hennabm  
#27 Posted : 26 July 2012 20:08:12(UTC)
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Hi Marco

An excellent jobThumpUp

I too have used the Faller card but different designs. It is very good.. I am paying about £1.70 per card.

Mike
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Offline Chris6382chris  
#28 Posted : 27 July 2012 01:44:10(UTC)
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Marco:

Layout looks great. Really nice track plan and great work on the construction. Can you tell me more about the Electric Passenger Train (looks like two cars). I haven't seen that set before.

Again, great work. Also great to see your son enjoying the hobby also.

Chris
Offline Ian555  
#29 Posted : 27 July 2012 05:25:22(UTC)
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Hi Marco,

Good work on the turnouts. ThumpUp

Ian.

Offline kweekalot  
#30 Posted : 27 July 2012 07:48:02(UTC)
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Thanks Mike !

In the Marklin Store I pay € 1,95 for this Faller card, in the two other modelrailway shops in my hometown the price is € 1.59. I think that is a little expensive because the size is only 25 x 12,5cm.
I also tried Vollmer card, same price and size, but the Faller card is more flexible and much more easier to bend. But don't get me wrong, I'm a big Vollmer Fan.

Marco

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Offline kweekalot  
#31 Posted : 27 July 2012 08:21:34(UTC)
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Thanks Chris !!

I have got two sons, 10 and 11 years old, the oldest Stefan is crazy about trains and the other not so much.
My daughter (22) thinks that model trains are stupid. She is still angry that I took here as a little girl many times for many hours to modelrailway shops.

The green passenger train is an electric railcar with the (nick)name 'hondekop' (dog's head), also known as 'Mat 54'. The protoytpe was very populair in the 1950-1970s in Holland.
The model is PIKO 57320 AC version and is running great.

http://www.piko.de/produ...;child_id=4&id=57320

40 years ago I had a red Trix Express 'dog's head', that was also great.
I think Marklin never made one.

marco
Offline kweekalot  
#32 Posted : 27 July 2012 08:35:55(UTC)
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Hi Ian,

Thank you !


Marco
Offline Ian555  
#33 Posted : 27 July 2012 09:09:32(UTC)
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Hi Marco,

On my diorama's I use a lot of the Noch products.

Ian.

Offline hennabm  
#34 Posted : 27 July 2012 10:18:56(UTC)
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Hi Marco

I'm more a Faller man myself.BigGrin Most of my products of buildings and scenic are from Faller.

I do have some Vollmer buildings and find them equally as good but my heart was won over many years ago as a child as Faller was more readily available.Blushing

Looking goodThumpUp

Mike
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Offline RayF  
#35 Posted : 27 July 2012 11:24:20(UTC)
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Great work, Marco!

Nice to see that you're looking after the insides of the track mechanisms as well as decorating the scenery
Ray

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Offline Alsterstreek  
#36 Posted : 27 July 2012 15:10:31(UTC)
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Nice Dutch dogbone (layout)!
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Offline Chris6382chris  
#37 Posted : 27 July 2012 17:35:52(UTC)
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Thanks Chris !!

I have got two sons, 10 and 11 years old, the oldest Stefan is crazy about trains and the other not so much.
My daughter (22) thinks that model trains are stupid. She is still angry that I took here as a little girl many times for many hours to modelrailway shops.

The green passenger train is an electric railcar with the (nick)name 'hondekop' (dog's head), also known as 'Mat 54'. The protoytpe was very populair in the 1950-1970s in Holland.
The model is PIKO 57320 AC version and is running great.

http://www.piko.de/produ...;child_id=4&id=57320

40 years ago I had a red Trix Express 'dog's head', that was also great.
I think Marklin never made one.

marco


Well that is how it seems to work with kids and trains, some like them and some could care less. I have 4 brothers and one sister and I was the lucky recipient of my Grandfathers set of Lionel Trains as a kid because no one else in my family had any interest. I am glad Stefan likes them. He will learn a lot and have memories that will last him his whole life.

Chris

P.S. thanks for the info on the Railcar set, it really looks interesting.
Offline kweekalot  
#38 Posted : 28 July 2012 07:29:49(UTC)
kweekalot

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Ian, Mike, Ray, Alterstreek, Chris,

Thanks a lot !!

I'm not a Noch man (the Noch figures looks strange if you are used to the Merten and Preiser figures).
For me it is Faller, Vollmer, Kibri and Pola.
But I think Faller has done and achieved the most for our hobby, with there Fallar magazines and books and so on. And FAller have made more different buildings and stuff than other brands.

And I think that if you as a child have not come into contact with model trains, you later as an adult also not start with it.
And as a child you can learn a lot as a modelrailroader.
It was my first experience with things like current, sawing, hammering, precision work, paint, glue, tools, planing, building ........
A lot of people can't do those things, they probably had no model trains in there childhood.

Marco

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Offline kweekalot  
#39 Posted : 29 July 2012 12:12:31(UTC)
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Hi all,

I made 3 short movies of our V200 with sound, Dog's head railcar and me and Stefan having fun with the T790.

Marco



Offline foumaro  
#40 Posted : 29 July 2012 12:39:11(UTC)
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Great classics,congratulations.
Offline petestra  
#41 Posted : 29 July 2012 14:03:24(UTC)
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Very nice videos, Marco. Now I only need a whistle and a paddle too! Laugh Peter
Offline Ian555  
#42 Posted : 29 July 2012 14:22:41(UTC)
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Hi Marco,

Great video's ThumpUp

Ian.

Offline Chris6382chris  
#43 Posted : 29 July 2012 15:13:53(UTC)
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Great Videos, really nice layout, everything looks really good, smooth elevation changes and nice track plan. Make sure you save the one with the whistle and paddle for your son for later when he is 18, he will get a kick out of it.
Offline kweekalot  
#44 Posted : 30 July 2012 07:53:30(UTC)
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Foumaro, Peter, Ian, Chris,

Thank you !!

I promised my wife to do a new floor in our house while she is on a 4 week vacation.
And she's about a week back home, so I now have a floor job to do, and can't do much on our layout the coming week.

Marco
Offline utkan  
#45 Posted : 30 July 2012 10:07:26(UTC)
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Offline kweekalot  
#46 Posted : 30 July 2012 11:58:15(UTC)
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Hi Mehmet,

Thank you.
It is an honor to see you in my topic !! ThumpUp

Marco
Offline steventrain  
#47 Posted : 30 July 2012 14:21:23(UTC)
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Excellent video, Marco.

What brand make is the railcar?
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Offline kweekalot  
#48 Posted : 30 July 2012 14:49:16(UTC)
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Hi Stephen,

Thanks !!

The green electric railcar is PIKO 57320 (AC version), known as The Dog's head or Mat 54.
The protoytpe is Dutch and was (is) very populair in the 1950-1990s in Holland.

http://www.piko.de/produ...;child_id=4&id=57320

Marco
Offline steventrain  
#49 Posted : 30 July 2012 14:54:34(UTC)
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Thanks for the reply.

I like your railcar, Marco.ThumpUp
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Offline kweekalot  
#50 Posted : 07 August 2012 20:44:54(UTC)
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Hi all,

Today my wife and youngest son Rick came back of their 4 weeks holiday and family visit in Suriname. When Rick left our home 4 weeks ago, the layout was flat and C-track, so it is the first time that Rick saw our new 3600 track layout. I promised him to build a layout with ramps. And it is approved. And my wife is also very happy because I made a new floor in the house while they were away. I love to see that my kids have fun riding Marklin trains.


Offline petestra  
#51 Posted : 07 August 2012 21:57:20(UTC)
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Very nice video, Marco. You are a good father too. When you get a chance read the NMR category Cats at posting number #42 on page 1. Your kitty is so cute! Cheers, PeterThumpUp Smile
Offline kweekalot  
#52 Posted : 18 August 2012 16:57:58(UTC)
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Thanks Peter !!
Offline kweekalot  
#53 Posted : 18 August 2012 17:00:08(UTC)
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Most of us know the old red metal 00 Marklin bridges.
Personally I like the old red Trix and Kibri bridges even better.
It would be fun to make wooden red Kibri replica bridges, also with the same profile and so on.

But today I made a very simple variant of it, that I’m going to use on our layout.

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Offline Ian555  
#54 Posted : 18 August 2012 17:38:07(UTC)
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Hi Marco,

Looks good. ThumpUp

Ian.

Offline kweekalot  
#55 Posted : 20 August 2012 04:58:57(UTC)
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Thanks Ian !!

Last night me and my fretsaw made some more bridges....

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Offline RayF  
#56 Posted : 20 August 2012 07:29:34(UTC)
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Nice bridges, Marco! ThumpUp

Looks just right on your classic layout!
Ray

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Offline hennabm  
#57 Posted : 20 August 2012 07:47:48(UTC)
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Hi Marco

Excellent work.ThumpUp

Are you going to have catenary on your layout and if so will you be having it across your bridges?

Mike
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Offline Ian555  
#58 Posted : 20 August 2012 08:09:20(UTC)
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Hi Marco,

I noticed the bridge sections are the same length as the track, so the track joints are in line with the bridge joints, maybe a little overlap would make the track more secure......

Are you left handed, of course you are, you are holding the camara in your right hand.

Ian.


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#59 Posted : 20 August 2012 19:27:08(UTC)
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Hi Ray, Mike and Ian,

Thanks for your respons !!
There is no catenary planned and I'm right handed.
Offline Marklin in Oz  
#60 Posted : 24 August 2012 10:44:36(UTC)
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Solid third rails? Mitropa passenger cars?

*Faint*

*Thud*

Outstanding! Looks like it's coming along nicely.
Drool
-Fred
Offline kweekalot  
#61 Posted : 24 August 2012 18:08:58(UTC)
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Hi Fred,

Thanks !!
There are many solid center rail enthusiasts here within the forum.

Marco
Offline Marklin in Oz  
#62 Posted : 25 August 2012 10:18:24(UTC)
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Hi Fred,

Thanks !!
There are many solid center rail enthusiasts here within the forum.

Marco


One of these days I'd like to re-do my layout with all brass third rail... one of these days...
Wink
-Fred
Offline Alsterstreek  
#63 Posted : 29 August 2012 11:46:30(UTC)
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Great bridges! ThumpUp

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Offline steventrain  
#64 Posted : 29 August 2012 19:58:34(UTC)
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Great video, What is the cat name?
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Offline kweekalot  
#65 Posted : 29 August 2012 20:11:53(UTC)
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Hi Fred, Alsterstreek and Stephen,

Thanks !!

Stephen, we have 5 cats, their names are: Joopie, Pip, Dropje, Ginger and Alien
The cat in the movie is Dropje, born april 2012, so he is still young and very naughty.

Marco
Offline kweekalot  
#66 Posted : 01 September 2012 16:38:06(UTC)
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Hi all,

I bought on Ebay another train cap for my sons.
This one looks much nicer (and more ‘official’ ) than the previous cheap cap.
We received the cap today, and we all had great fun with our layout and new train cap.
My sons had their friend Tim visiting and it was Tim's first experience with model trains.

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Offline petestra  
#67 Posted : 01 September 2012 21:20:43(UTC)
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Great hat and photos, Marco. It brings back wonderful memories of childhood. The kids
are having such fun, you can see. Cheers,PeterThumpUp Smile
Offline Ian555  
#68 Posted : 02 September 2012 05:51:24(UTC)
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Hi Marco,

Thanks for the photo's. ThumpUp

Ian.

Offline kweekalot  
#69 Posted : 02 September 2012 09:16:08(UTC)
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Thanks Peter and thank you Ian !
Sometimes I tell people that I build the layout for my sons and their friends, but actually ....well. you know. BigGrin

I bought a lovely nostalgic looking Faller villa, looks like a typical 1955- 1965 Faller house, with the also typical nostalgia curtains and so on.
It arrived a few days ago.

But the groudplate says B-215 Blink Confused.

And B-215 was also the famous Faller Cafe-Gasstation that was in the 1961-1979 Faller program.
So I think my new B-215 Villa must be produced later than 1979 ?? Confused

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Offline FMS  
#70 Posted : 02 September 2012 10:00:00(UTC)
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Nice job!
Regards
FMS
Offline kweekalot  
#71 Posted : 04 September 2012 19:45:45(UTC)
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Hi All,

Today I finished all the ramps on the left site on my layout.
Both sides of the ramps are now covered with the Faller 552/N card, as shown in picture 1 and 2.

I also want to tell you about my friend Olli !!
I met Olli on a German Forum.

Olli build his ramp covers quite differently and in pre war style, with bendable wood. Drool
He uses old school Kibri colors. Love
I love Olli’s work, and find his layout very inspiring.
I have his permission to show his work here in my topic...picture 3, 4, 5 and 6.

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Offline kweekalot  
#72 Posted : 04 September 2012 19:53:15(UTC)
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Or see my friend Olli's work here: Olli''s German Topic "Noch' ne kompacte Altanlage"
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Offline Ian555  
#73 Posted : 05 September 2012 06:27:55(UTC)
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Hi Marco,

Thanks for the link, some very nice work. ThumpUp

Ian.

Offline Tower  
#74 Posted : 05 September 2012 06:44:54(UTC)
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Nice Work Marco!

Leon

Offline Ian555  
#75 Posted : 05 September 2012 07:26:34(UTC)
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Hi Marco,

As per our PM, you could explain to Olli what my plans are with the 1935 to 39 track, and also the 1950's.

Here's a couple of photo's.

Ian.


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Offline kweekalot  
#76 Posted : 05 September 2012 07:37:13(UTC)
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Hi Ian,

Thank you !! ThumpUp
I invited Olli on our Marklin-users net.
It's good when he sees that we also have some pre war solid center rail enthusiasts and Old School nostalgia fans.

Marco

Offline kweekalot  
#77 Posted : 09 September 2012 11:32:10(UTC)
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Hi All,

I have painted twice the the front side of my home-made fretsawed bridges in a very light brown (almost white) color.
The wood sucks all this paint, so I have to paint it a third time.

I think the bridges look very realistic BigGrin and it's hard to distinguish my model bridges (1st and 2nd picture) and the real prototype bridges (4th picture) Laugh.

Marco


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Offline Danlake  
#78 Posted : 09 September 2012 12:45:04(UTC)
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Looks good MarcoThumpUp

Nice carpentry skills.

Brgds - Lasse
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Offline seatrains  
#79 Posted : 09 September 2012 17:47:44(UTC)
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Marco, looking good!ThumpUp Everytime I try to run my trains, I have a cat for a helperLOL
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Offline Alsterstreek  
#80 Posted : 10 September 2012 21:11:08(UTC)
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Lucky you! Our cats do not help, they sabotage. They eat signal posts and munch and tear apart loose cables. Mad
De groeten - Ak

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Offline petestra  
#81 Posted : 10 September 2012 21:58:36(UTC)
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Lucky you! Our cats do not help, they sabotage. They eat signal posts and munch and tear apart loose cables.Angry
De groeten - Ak


Hi, My two boy cats, Black Jack and Izzy, were bad boys a few years ago. BJ chewed the mast off of
one of my signals. I now cover them with small plastic bags (sandwich bags) when the layout is not in use. The thrill
for them is gone now (thanks to god) as they very rarely go for a walk on the layout nowadays.


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Offline Ian555  
#82 Posted : 11 September 2012 18:10:34(UTC)
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Hi Marco,

Great progress. ThumpUp

Ian.

Offline Jeremy Palmer  
#83 Posted : 11 September 2012 18:31:04(UTC)
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Excellent carpentry skills Marco and best of all you have young ones enjoying the layout, that is nice to see.

Jeremy.

ps. Received the PDF - many thanks. 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 kweekalot  
#84 Posted : 22 September 2012 18:57:24(UTC)
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Hi all,

In Germany they call my layout a “Spiel anlage” (Layout for playing) and that is indeed what it is.
This afternoon we played with six children with our layout: me, my two sons and 3 of their friends from our neighborhood.
And we all have great fun. On the pictures you see that nobody is wearing the train cap...that is because I’m wearing it.

Last week I have painted the “old Kibri style” bridge three times, and glued it on the layout.

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Offline utkan  
#85 Posted : 22 September 2012 19:09:45(UTC)
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Running trains....Kids playing with trains....What else can be better?BigGrin BigGrin

Thanks for the pictures,Marco......ThumpUp ThumpUp

Cheers,

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Offline kweekalot  
#86 Posted : 23 September 2012 06:42:25(UTC)
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Hi Mehmet,

Thanks !!

Marco
Offline steventrain  
#87 Posted : 23 September 2012 07:33:59(UTC)
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Look great.ThumpUp
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Offline petestra  
#88 Posted : 23 September 2012 10:19:20(UTC)
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Your work on the bridge turned out great, Marco. One can see that you all had quite
a fun time of it. Cheers,PeterThumpUp Smile
Offline kweekalot  
#89 Posted : 24 September 2012 09:20:00(UTC)
kweekalot

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An hour ago I discovered a leak from the upstairs neighbors just above my layout !!
AAargghh !!!!! Cursing

It drips pretty much. (Dirty bright brown water).
The 80 year old original ceiling in our trainroom is now also broken (large cracks). Cursing

The house above us has been empty for quit some time (years), but sometimes I hear some rumbling and someone walking.
I would not surprise me if there is an illegal indoor hemp plantation above me. In my neighborhood there are indoor Marijuana plantations discovered by the police on a daily basis. A friend is comming with a ladder so I can climb to the neighbors and see what's going on. And I'm going to remove some tracks and the two points now.

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Offline Ian555  
#90 Posted : 24 September 2012 10:03:57(UTC)
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Hi Marco,

That's not good, does the ceiling crack run all the way over the room??, is that damp patches also around the crack.

Is the layout framework secured to the wall??

Ian.

Offline petestra  
#91 Posted : 24 September 2012 10:12:04(UTC)
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Hi Marco. Sorry about your home problem. I hope that none of the trains get damaged. I think that
it's best to put them in their boxes and cover the layout with a plastic cloth and then get to work.
It's always something to deal with, isn't it? Hope the work is not too costly.
PeterMellow
Offline kweekalot  
#92 Posted : 24 September 2012 11:02:25(UTC)
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...Does the ceiling crack run all the way over the room?? .....
Is the layout framework secured to the wall??


Yes, but the room is only 450 cm x 195cm, so the crack is 195 cm long (and the water is dripping out slowly on 2 places).
And Yes, the framework is secured to the wall.
In the past it was a flat layout with C-track and I made two joints so we could fold the layout to the wall.
But now some parts (such as the ramps and Kibri Style bridge) are to high to do that.

I have discovered a second much worse leak in the kitchen.
Again the ceiling badly damage, some small parts falling down now.
I find this a true horror, my house is build 1932 with some original ornaments on the ceiling.
We live on the ground floor, and the 2nd and 3rd floor is owned by other people
It is a very small house, with small rooms, intended for 1 or 2 persons. I have 2 of this ground floor houses next to each other.
First one, and a few years later I also bought the house of the neighbors so we had some more space for our 3 kids.
The place is worth nothing because it is in a kind of ghetto neighborhood.

The leak is caused by rainwater from the balcony of my upstairs neighbors, the water is dripping through their floor right inside my trainroom and kitchen.
Offline kweekalot  
#93 Posted : 24 September 2012 11:07:01(UTC)
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Hi Peter,

Thanks ! Some parts of the Layout are covered wit plastic now.

Marco
Offline kweekalot  
#94 Posted : 24 September 2012 11:34:56(UTC)
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A few pictures to clarify things ....
(Crack from wall to wall, ceiling kitchen, simple but effective joint...)

At 7 o'clock this morning everything was neat and just fine, but you should see now .....

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Offline Ian555  
#95 Posted : 24 September 2012 11:37:07(UTC)
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Hi Marco,

Is there a drainage pipe on the balcony, maybe blocked.

Ian.

Offline kweekalot  
#96 Posted : 24 September 2012 11:51:12(UTC)
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Hi Ian,

Yes, that was exactly the case !
15 - 20 cm rain water was build up on the floor of the balcony, and leak inside the home of my upstairs neighbors.
Fortunate the balcony has not collapsed under the weight of the water.

Marco
Offline Ian555  
#97 Posted : 24 September 2012 12:33:46(UTC)
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Hi Marco,

Some good news. ThumpUp

Ian.

Offline petestra  
#98 Posted : 24 September 2012 12:57:08(UTC)
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Nice going, Marco. You're lucky that you're a handy man. PeterThumpUp

ps- now back to the railway!
Offline kweekalot  
#99 Posted : 06 October 2012 16:27:41(UTC)
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Hi all,

It was original not planned, but even on my small layout is enough space for some lovely Faller AMS.
Last week I bought a lot of AMS from different sellers ...... but I'm still waiting on the Postman.
At this moment I have only 4 AMS track pieces.
Soon more AMS photo's.

Marco


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Offline Ian555  
#100 Posted : 06 October 2012 16:35:29(UTC)
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Hi Marco,

Can you explain for me.........Faller AMS.

Thanks. ThumpUp

Ian.

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