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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
Online Ian555  
#5 Posted : 16 July 2012 05:25:56(UTC)
Ian555

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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)
kweekalot

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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)
kweekalot

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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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Online 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)
kweekalot

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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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Online 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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Online 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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Online 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
Online 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
Online 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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#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)
kweekalot

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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
Online 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)
kweekalot

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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
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#45 Posted : 30 July 2012 10:07:26(UTC)
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Offline kweekalot  
#46 Posted : 30 July 2012 11:58:15(UTC)
kweekalot

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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.


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