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Offline michelvr  
#1 Posted : 14 April 2019 16:13:49(UTC)
michelvr

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Good morning fellow Marklin-users.net members and friends,

Summer is coming and so is my hosting of another Marklin-user.net get together.

This is my open invitation to you for another Marklin-users.net get together at my house in Barrie Ontario on;

June 15.2019. From 12:00 to 16:00 🕓 12 to 4 PM.

BBQ lunch & guaranteed great time to follow!

Please let me know your availability. If the date doesn't work we can change it!

Please PM or post.

Thank you.

Michel
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Offline Crazy Harry  
#2 Posted : 14 April 2019 23:31:58(UTC)
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Hi Michel,

That date works for me. Looking forward to seeing your layout progress and catching up with the "local" Marklin fans.

Thanks,

Harold.
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Offline QQQ1970  
#3 Posted : 15 April 2019 00:10:24(UTC)
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I plan to join. What shall we bring?

Sebastian
Offline michelvr  
#4 Posted : 15 April 2019 01:37:19(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: QQQ1970 Go to Quoted Post
I plan to join. What shall we bring?

Sebastian


Hello Sebastian,

Wonderful, I’ll update this thread with more information as time goes by.

No need to bring but if you really want to bring something my suggestion would be to bring that poor running pesky locomotive so we can give it a workout on my layout.

Michel
Offline michelvr  
#5 Posted : 16 April 2019 18:44:54(UTC)
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Sure signs of cabin fever here in Ontario, Canada 🇨🇦 as I have five members attending and it's only been a couple of day notice on the forum!

This is going to be a great get together, the more the merrier!

This is an open invitation so please don't hesitate in contacting me.

Michel


Offline QQQ1970  
#6 Posted : 16 April 2019 20:42:30(UTC)
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Is your layout analog or digital?
Offline michelvr  
#7 Posted : 16 April 2019 22:39:42(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: QQQ1970 Go to Quoted Post
Is your layout analog or digital?


Hello Sebastian,

My layout is digital and controlled by the ESU ECoS.

Regards,

Michel
Offline QQQ1970  
#8 Posted : 19 April 2019 03:11:24(UTC)
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Just a thought: while we may not know each other, most if not all from GTA area likely know Mike at Westend trains or Randy at John's hobbies. Wonder if it is a good idea to invite them to the gathering.

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Offline michelvr  
#9 Posted : 15 May 2019 03:52:29(UTC)
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One month to go until the Ontario Marklin-users.net get together on Saturday June 15,2019 please have your tickets ready!Cool

For those attending please PM or email me so that I can give you my address and contact information.

As mentioned this my open invitation to you for another Marklin-users.net get together at my house in Barrie Ontario on;

June 15.2019. From 12:00 to 16:00 🕓 12 to 4 PM.

BBQ lunch & guaranteed great time to follow!

If you would like to bring a locomotive or train to run on the layout please feel free to do so. If you have any question please post a reply or pm/email me, as I will be watching the forum.

Michel
Offline QQQ1970  
#10 Posted : 15 May 2019 04:03:49(UTC)
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PM sent
Offline jcrtrains  
#11 Posted : 15 May 2019 04:13:52(UTC)
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I will be there. Looking forward to it. I’ll also be making a pit stop at the Hosta Shop down the street.
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Offline Crazy Harry  
#12 Posted : 16 May 2019 02:35:53(UTC)
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Hi Michel,

I'll be there. Still have your address and contact info.

Harold.
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Offline kiwiAlan  
#13 Posted : 16 May 2019 17:15:38(UTC)
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Is there any way we can organise a skype contact with Ians meeting in Scotland the same weekend?
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Offline michelvr  
#14 Posted : 16 May 2019 22:20:34(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: kiwiAlan Go to Quoted Post
Is there any way we can organise a skype contact with Ians meeting in Scotland the same weekend?


Now that's a fantastic idea! Time difference would be five hours, very interesting...........

Not really sure about Skype but I can FaceTime with my iPad if someone has an iPad or iPhone?

A few years ago I had a very pleasant FaceTime experience with Johnvr from Cape Town South Africa. We actually had a very wonderful conversation and the reception was very clear, it was as if John lived was next door..

Michel
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Offline michelvr  
#15 Posted : 28 May 2019 19:22:51(UTC)
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The date is fast approaching just in case you are new to this forum or missed my invitation on my previous post. This is an open invitation to all forum members who live near Barrie and the surrounding areas like Toronto, Ontario or even Canada if you're in my neck of the woods so to speak or if your love is model trains you're invited too!

As mentioned the plan is to meet on Saturday June 15, 2019 at 12:00 noon. Weather permitting a BBQ of great Canadian hamburgers will start the meet with refreshments. The meet is to get us together and discuss everything Märklin! One of the attractions is my new Marklin C track layout that is being built in my basement’s train room. Model trains is the theme from desires to building that model railroad of your dreams. Come learn all about the how too’s, assistance and advise in building a model railroad.

Have something to run bring it, something to swap or trade bring it and most of all take yourself out of the big city and see who your fellow marklin-users.net forum members are!

Please post or PM for address and information.

Hope to see your here!!

Regards, Michel
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Offline QQQ1970  
#16 Posted : 29 May 2019 19:59:19(UTC)
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Michel thanks for the update. What is the size of your layout and the length of the longest straight track sections?
Offline Crazy Harry  
#17 Posted : 30 May 2019 03:05:01(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: QQQ1970 Go to Quoted Post
Michel thanks for the update. What is the size of your layout and the length of the longest straight track sections?


Sebastian,

Michel's layout is quite large, see his other threads on tie layout build here:

Last Spike

Hamburg fits (see post 13 for dimensions)

Looking forward to seeing it myself and meeting new Ontario Marklinistas!

Cheers,

Harold.
Offline QQQ1970  
#18 Posted : 30 May 2019 03:55:19(UTC)
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Thanks. In short, no train is too long for this layout.
Offline michelvr  
#19 Posted : 30 May 2019 15:09:10(UTC)
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Hello Sebastian,

Posted below is a picture of the then just repainted room with no signs of my passions for model railroad.

Room size is 42’ X 12’ or 12.802 metres X 3.658 metres.





Offline QQQ1970  
#20 Posted : 01 June 2019 15:51:50(UTC)
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Does your new layout have scenery or tracks only at this point?
Offline michelvr  
#21 Posted : 01 June 2019 17:33:27(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: QQQ1970 Go to Quoted Post
Does your new layout have scenery or tracks only at this point?


No scenery as of yet but you can call my layout the Plywood Pacific, bare plywood ready for the artistic Dutch touch in me to do the landscaping!

Please note there are over +400 pieces of Marklin C track laid and screwed into place ready to roll the trains! Which I guarantee will highlight the advantages of what can be accomplished with Märklin's C track.

Please note that I will post new pictures after I have cleared the construction debris in the room. I still have two weeks and after the spit and polish I’ll showcase my endeavour on the forum. Until then, back to the basement!

Regards,

Michel



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Offline michelvr  
#22 Posted : 08 June 2019 15:13:25(UTC)
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Reminder one week to go for the Ontario Marklin users net get together on Saturday June 15 -2019. Barrie, Ontario is the place for further information post or pm. Thanks.

Michel
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Offline michelvr  
#23 Posted : 14 June 2019 14:35:56(UTC)
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We’re almost there only one more day for the Ontario Märklin-users-net get together. Tomorrow’s fast approaching and I can confirm 6 attendees for a total of 7 Märklin-user-net model train enthusiasts attending.

Last call for information and address if you would like to attend.

BigGrin

Michel
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Offline Crazy Harry  
#24 Posted : 14 June 2019 23:58:45(UTC)
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I'll be there, looking forward to it!

Harold.
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Offline QQQ1970  
#25 Posted : 16 June 2019 06:16:12(UTC)
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Thanks Michel for hosting the event. Great host and I can visualize a great layout when it is complete. I have a great time. Look forward to seeing you all in not too distant future.

Sebastian
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Offline Crazy Harry  
#26 Posted : 16 June 2019 18:28:33(UTC)
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Thank you Michel and Susan for hosting a great event. It was fun to run some trains on your great new layout. Hopefully you will get a chance to run your own trains today!

Cheers,

Harold.

P.S.: Happy Father's Day!
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Offline LongHairedDavid  
#27 Posted : 16 June 2019 21:35:14(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: michelvr Go to Quoted Post
We’re almost there only one more day for the Ontario Märklin-users-net get together. Tomorrow’s fast approaching and I can confirm 6 attendees for a total of 7 Märklin-user-net model train enthusiasts attending.

Last call for information and address if you would like to attend.

BigGrin

Michel


Can we see a photo of the layout as used by the Ontario group?
Long Haired David
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Offline michelvr  
#28 Posted : 16 June 2019 22:32:15(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: LongHairedDavid Go to Quoted Post


Can we see a photo of the layout as used by the Ontario group?


You want to see a photo of the layout?

Since it's seldom that I have the room so clean how about more than one photo?

Please note I still have more work to do on the Hamburg station track plan.

Cheers, Michel

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Offline michelvr  
#29 Posted : 16 June 2019 22:47:16(UTC)
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Thanks to those that attended yesterday it was a great time!

Regards,

Michel

PS. Also a thanks to Juhan for creating the marklin-user.net forum if it wasn't for the forum we would never have met!
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Offline jcrtrains  
#30 Posted : 16 June 2019 23:39:21(UTC)
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Michel and Susan;

Thank you both for hosting. It was great to see the new layout and see the group. I look forward to seeing everyone at my place sometime in November.

Thank you
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Offline Thewolf  
#31 Posted : 17 June 2019 13:05:50(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: michelvr Go to Quoted Post
Originally Posted by: LongHairedDavid Go to Quoted Post


Can we see a photo of the layout as used by the Ontario group?


You want to see a photo of the layout?

Since it's seldom that I have the room so clean how about more than one photo?

Please note I still have more work to do on the Hamburg station track plan.

Cheers, Michel



Hi Michel Cool

You did a fantastic job with the wood framing.

Moreover, given the design of your room with its many corners that generate waste of space, you have managed to lay out a prodigious layout.

You have space on both sides and despite the relatively narrow width of your room, you have managed to use wide curves.

What sleepless nights, right? Hats off, man!!! Really you can be proud.

I hope Mike saw it.


Cheers

Serge
Project Laurentides-Neudstadt-CS2-Track C- Itrain-Digital
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Offline michelvr  
#32 Posted : 17 June 2019 14:47:01(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: Thewolf Go to Quoted Post


Hi Michel Cool

You did a fantastic job with the wood framing.

Moreover, given the design of your room with its many corners that generate waste of space, you have managed to lay out a prodigious layout.

You have space on both sides and despite the relatively narrow width of your room, you have managed to use wide curves.

What sleepless nights, right? Hats off, man!!! Really you can be proud.

I hope Mike saw it.


Cheers

Serge


Hello Serge,

Thanks for the kind words, it was actually a labour of love making this new layout. I also have to thank the designer of Anyrail for his very useful program to do the design of the track plan. Without Anyrail I would still be trying to figure out how to lay out the track plan.

Unfortunately Mike did not make it. Maybe one day he'll visit and see why I’ve been spending all my money at his store!BigGrin

Regards, have a nice day! Finally no rain in the forecast today, nice to know we both will have a sunny day for a change.
Offline rbw993  
#33 Posted : 19 June 2019 16:40:09(UTC)
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Awesome parade routes!
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