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Offline kweekalot  
#101 Posted : 06 October 2012 16:50:41(UTC)
kweekalot

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Hi Ian,

Faller AMS = Faller Auto Motor Sport = Faller H0 slotcars.
In the Faller program from 1962 - 1985.
Photo is from the cover of Faller catalog 1964-65.

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Offline Ian555  
#102 Posted : 06 October 2012 18:03:57(UTC)
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Hi Marco,

Thanks, another school day.Smile ThumpUp

Ian.

Offline kweekalot  
#103 Posted : 13 October 2012 18:49:20(UTC)
kweekalot

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Hi All,

Today I build with my boys a Faller AMS test course on our layout, and we had a lot of fun doing this.
Even on our small layout (270 x 110 cm) is space for a small AMS course.
Here are todays pictures and a video.

Marco

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Offline hennabm  
#104 Posted : 13 October 2012 20:33:14(UTC)
hennabm

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Hi Marco

Great pictures and video.ThumpUp

Is the video a special one for the UK and ex colonies with the vehicles driving on the leftLOL
I take it the rest of the world saw another video with the cars on the other side of the roadLOL

What a speed they go without falling off.OhMyGod Were they at their fastest or could they go even more?

Mike
1957 - 1985 era
What's digital?
Offline petestra  
#105 Posted : 13 October 2012 23:32:40(UTC)
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Great photos of a wonderful family time together, including kitty in the box!

I love the Faller road set too.

Cheers,PeterThumpUp ThumpUp ThumpUp

Smile
Offline Ian555  
#106 Posted : 14 October 2012 09:12:51(UTC)
Ian555

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Hi Marco,

Great photo's and enjoyed watching the video. ThumpUp

Ian.

Offline kweekalot  
#107 Posted : 14 October 2012 17:23:11(UTC)
kweekalot

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Hi Mike,
Thanks !! ThumpUp
Yes, a special UK movie, and yes, it was almost at full speed, probably 90% full throttle.
I have the idea that the sliders produce more sparks on DC then on AC.
And I have driven the cars on a DC Fleischmann transformer for an hour or so. (Not any more).
The sliders were so dirty, also due the "DC sparks", that only at high speed the cars continues riding, at lower speed they stop often due to bad contact.

Marco
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Offline kweekalot  
#108 Posted : 14 October 2012 17:26:40(UTC)
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Hi Peter & Hi Ian,

Thanks for liking it ! ThumpUp
I told my boys too.

Marco
Offline Mats P  
#109 Posted : 16 October 2012 18:47:15(UTC)
Mats P

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Hi Marco

Nice to see the Faller AMS on your layout. Beware since it´s very easy to get addicted to the cars. I didn´t have any AMS five years ago today I have more than 120 cars and a lot of other AMS-stuff.

Keep up the good work!

/Mats
Offline kweekalot  
#110 Posted : 18 October 2012 05:19:09(UTC)
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Hi Mats,

Thanks !
Yes I have already noticed that all the lovely AMS stuff is very addictive, almost more than Marklin.

Marco
Offline Alsterstreek  
#111 Posted : 18 October 2012 22:41:33(UTC)
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How many V200s do you have? Watching the video, I spotted a second one off the rails...
Gr. - Ak

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Offline kweekalot  
#112 Posted : 19 October 2012 05:34:06(UTC)
kweekalot

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Hi Ak,

Thanks for watching our video.
We have two 3021, the first version from 1957 and the last version from 2010 (30210).
The last one is digital, I also put a sound decoder in it, but the last few months we only ride analog.

Offline Ian555  
#113 Posted : 19 October 2012 06:28:12(UTC)
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Hi Marco,

Watch and don't sit those V200's together, you'll have 3 or 4 of them before you know it. Smile ThumpUp

Ian.

Offline Alsterstreek  
#114 Posted : 19 October 2012 07:56:22(UTC)
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So they do multiply, don't they? That was always my suspicion.
Gr. - Ak LOL

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Offline Marklin in Oz  
#115 Posted : 19 October 2012 08:52:16(UTC)
Marklin in Oz

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Good stuff!

I've been thinking about incorporating AMS (Or something similar) on to my layout. My speed question has already been answered, but I'm curious what the turn radius for two curves, like the ones that go around the gas station, is. I was also wondering if this was one AMS set you used, or a combination of sets.

Keep it coming! BigGrin
-Fred
Offline kweekalot  
#116 Posted : 19 October 2012 10:01:41(UTC)
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Hi Fred,

Thanks for your interest in the AMS ! ThumpUp

A complete circle of those curves is 31 cm, so quite small .
There are even tighter turns, such as the hair pin curve.

I could almost make my AMS test course with box 4001, but I needed to borrow 1 straight track element from box 4000.
Set 4000 contains 10 track elements and set 4001 13 elements.
By the way, loose AMS track elements are cheap, about € 0.70 - € 1,00 each.

This picture is page 14 of Faller catalog 1970.


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Offline kweekalot  
#117 Posted : 23 October 2012 12:57:43(UTC)
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Hi All,

I bought last Saturday on the Eurospoor fair some stuff for our layout: 4 light bulbs, 20 sockets and 5 lovely Faller and Vollmer houses/ buildings.
The houses were € 0.50 each, the bulbs too, and the sockets € 0,20. So all not to expensive.
Two houses need a tiny easy repair.

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Offline petestra  
#118 Posted : 23 October 2012 13:01:20(UTC)
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Nice purchases, Marco. They will look great on your layout!

PeterThumpUp Smile
Offline Ian555  
#119 Posted : 23 October 2012 14:47:59(UTC)
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Hi Marco,

They look great. ThumpUp

I think I have the 2 houses...somewhere.

Ian.

Offline kweekalot  
#120 Posted : 23 October 2012 14:51:22(UTC)
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Hi Peter & Hi Ian,

Thanks !!
Now I can say that I go to the church regularly. BigGrin

Marco
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Offline hennabm  
#121 Posted : 23 October 2012 16:46:42(UTC)
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Hi Marco

Well done on the prices.ThumpUp On ebay.de and uk the prices are far greater than 0,50cThumbDown

I have one of those above and have incorporated it into my layout.ThumpUp

Mike
1957 - 1985 era
What's digital?
Offline Marklin in Oz  
#122 Posted : 25 October 2012 10:46:43(UTC)
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Thank you for the information about AMS Marco. It's only an idea I'm toying with at this point, but I have a hunch I could make something work out.

Thanks again.
-Fred
Offline kweekalot  
#123 Posted : 10 November 2012 19:36:57(UTC)
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Hi All,

At the Eurospoor Fair (3 weeks ago) I bought a lovely NS 1600 loco for my son Stefan.

Today I purchased at our local MRR shop set 43505, with 5 Dutch ICL coaches that match this NS 1600 loco.
And I can tell you ... Stefan was super happy with his new set !

Long wagons normally hit the lanterns on our 3600 type points so I removed the lanterns, but the ICL coaches seems just go by without hitting them.

I think the 43505 set is bit too expensive but I was told that only 200 sets were made and only for the Dutch market.
I'm not sure if this is true. (An edition of 500 or 1000 sounds more realistic to me).


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Offline Joe Meiring  
#124 Posted : 10 November 2012 20:44:27(UTC)
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Super looking coaches!!....SO NICE
Joe
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Offline Iamnotthecrazyone  
#125 Posted : 10 November 2012 20:46:38(UTC)
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Very nice, it is always interesting seeing vintage style layouts.
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Offline Ian555  
#126 Posted : 10 November 2012 21:52:33(UTC)
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Hi Marco,

Very nice coach Set..ThumpUp

Ian.



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Offline hennabm  
#127 Posted : 10 November 2012 22:30:37(UTC)
hennabm

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Hi Marco

A nice consistThumpUp

Mike
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What's digital?
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Offline petestra  
#128 Posted : 10 November 2012 23:33:58(UTC)
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Great set, Marco. ThumpUp ThumpUp ThumpUp

Smile Peter
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Offline kweekalot  
#129 Posted : 11 November 2012 11:14:47(UTC)
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Hi Joe, Hi Iamnotthecrazyone, Hi Ian, Hi Mike and Hi Peter,
Thanks for your reply !! ThumpUp
I also show you 3 pictures of last week of one of the rare occasions when my daughter (22) plays with our layout.

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Offline Ian555  
#130 Posted : 11 November 2012 11:39:20(UTC)
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Hi Marco,

It's a family affair, great photo's..ThumpUp

Ian.

Offline steventrain  
#131 Posted : 11 November 2012 11:59:45(UTC)
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Excellent, Marco.ThumpUp
Largest marklinist Layout with Centrail station 2/Mobile station 2/60174 boosters/C-Tracks/K-Tracks/Favorites class BR01, BR23, BR50/Insider Club membership since 2004.
Offline kweekalot  
#132 Posted : 12 November 2012 17:44:44(UTC)
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Hi Ian and Hi Stephen,

Thanks !! ThumpUp

Marco
Offline CCS800KrokHunter3  
#133 Posted : 12 November 2012 18:17:00(UTC)
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Looks really great, Marco!

The layout is coming along very nicely and quickly, too. Be sure to leave some room for a few Marklin HO wagons that I will send over in a few weeks BigGrin

Paul
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Offline Alsterstreek  
#134 Posted : 13 November 2012 20:41:40(UTC)
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Looks like your son´s train is rushing to Den Haag CS?
De groeten - Ak Flapper

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Offline kweekalot  
#135 Posted : 13 November 2012 21:06:17(UTC)
kweekalot

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Hi Ak,
I see you know my hometown and you can speak some Dutch ?! That is great ! ThumpUp
Yes, in my hometown we have two mainstations: Den Haag CS and Den Haag HS and a few smaller stations such as Den Haag Moerwijk, Den Haag Mariahoeven, Den Haag Laan NOI... I live very close to HS and Moerwijk
So...if you are around in the neighborhood, you can always visit me !

De groeten
Marco
Offline Alsterstreek  
#136 Posted : 14 November 2012 20:58:37(UTC)
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PM sent.
Gr. - Ak

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Offline Mark5  
#137 Posted : 15 November 2012 16:32:23(UTC)
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Hallo Marco,

Your 5 Dutch ICL coaches that match the NS 1600 loco look fantastic! Echt cool! Thanks for sharing the photos. Now you might consider some catenary aka bovenleidingen on the set??
Nice to see your daughter looking at the trains... she sure looks like a dutch blondie... and looks like my cousin too!
You can tell her my four girls like to play with trains too... (though they are bit younger, but who knows in Holland they may be distant cousins!)

Many thanks again for the contact to Andre and Lisbeth and for asking for me at the shop.
Very helpful people and my locomotives arrived safely and very well packaged.

I told them what Kevin has said before, have them packaged as if the postmen would play football with the package.
They put one smaller box inside a bigger box, all lined with styro peanuts.
Plus an extra car and lamppost added as a freebie.

Dank je wel!
Vrede!

Mark
Interested in history of DB, DR and FS from about 1955 to 1965
Fan of signals and catenary; stations and yards. Is there anything else?

Offline kweekalot  
#138 Posted : 15 November 2012 17:01:31(UTC)
kweekalot

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Hi Mark,
Thank you for your kind post. ThumpUp
Good to hear that your purchase has arrived !! Think it was a hard long travel from Haarlem to your place...about 6000 kilometers over the North Atlantic and so on. Please show us some pictures on the forum.
About the Antique shop of Andre en Liesbeth.. I like it if can be helpful to members, that's what it is all about in our lovely M-users community here ! BigGrin

Marco
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