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Offline Timnomads  
#1 Posted : 01 October 2020 14:52:34(UTC)
Timnomads

Switzerland   
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Location: Grandvaux - Lausanne - Switzerland
Hi All

Next year I am moving to Madeira BigGrin and would like to know if Marklin is active there or any fellow Marklin enthusiasts.

Tim
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Offline Henrik Schütz  
#2 Posted : 11 October 2020 10:59:58(UTC)
Henrik Schütz

Sweden   
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Location: Stockholms Lan, Stockholm
No Idea, never been there, but I am going in a few years, I'll send you a message then.

Greetings from Stockholm, Sweden.

Henrik Schütz
Offline Timnomads  
#3 Posted : 11 October 2020 11:59:15(UTC)
Timnomads

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Originally Posted by: Henrik Schütz Go to Quoted Post
No Idea, never been there, but I am going in a few years, I'll send you a message then.

Greetings from Stockholm, Sweden.

Henrik Schütz


Hi Henrik

Great BigGrin BigGrin , I hope to see you there. , Are you moving there or just visiting?

Tim
Offline Henrik Schütz  
#4 Posted : 12 October 2020 22:40:14(UTC)
Henrik Schütz

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Location: Stockholms Lan, Stockholm
Just Visiting!

Henrik
Offline cookee_nz  
#5 Posted : 13 October 2020 06:02:25(UTC)
cookee_nz

New Zealand   
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Location: Paremata, Wellington
Interesting bit of history here that might interest you.

https://www.madeiraislan.../madeira-island-news-29/

Pity they abandoned plans to restore the Rack-railway itself.
Cookee
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Offline Michael4  
#6 Posted : 13 October 2020 09:52:34(UTC)
Michael4

United Kingdom   
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Location: England, South Coast
I remember the airport as being quite scary...but at least it doesn't have traffic crossing the runway like a certain rock...
Offline mbarreto  
#7 Posted : 13 October 2020 10:34:10(UTC)
mbarreto

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Originally Posted by: Michael4 Go to Quoted Post
I remember the airport as being quite scary...but at least it doesn't have traffic crossing the runway like a certain rock...


Some decades ago, it was really dangerous, but now it is not anymore after it was extended and improved a lot.


Mostly Märklin H0.


Offline Bogenschütze  
#8 Posted : 13 October 2020 16:09:17(UTC)
Bogenschütze

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Location: England, Chichester
Originally Posted by: mbarreto Go to Quoted Post
Originally Posted by: Michael4 Go to Quoted Post
I remember the airport as being quite scary...but at least it doesn't have traffic crossing the runway like a certain rock...


Some decades ago, it was really dangerous, but now it is not anymore after it was extended and improved a lot.




About 30 years ago my wife's parents took a holiday on Madeira. The flight from the UK was direct to Funchal but on the return journey, because of the short runway, the aircraft only took on enough fuel to reach the Portuguese mainland (Faro I think). There it refuelled and completed the last leg back to the UK. The current extended runway must have improved the service tremendously.
"The train set I never had as a child."
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Offline mbarreto  
#9 Posted : 13 October 2020 18:05:52(UTC)
mbarreto

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Originally Posted by: Bogenschütze Go to Quoted Post
Originally Posted by: mbarreto Go to Quoted Post
Originally Posted by: Michael4 Go to Quoted Post
I remember the airport as being quite scary...but at least it doesn't have traffic crossing the runway like a certain rock...


Some decades ago, it was really dangerous, but now it is not anymore after it was extended and improved a lot.




About 30 years ago my wife's parents took a holiday on Madeira. The flight from the UK was direct to Funchal but on the return journey, because of the short runway, the aircraft only took on enough fuel to reach the Portuguese mainland (Faro I think). There it refuelled and completed the last leg back to the UK. The current extended runway must have improved the service tremendously.



The runaway was extended from the original 1600 meters to 2781 meters: https://madeira.best/gui...t/madeira-island-airport


Mostly Märklin H0.


Offline mvd71  
#10 Posted : 14 October 2020 09:54:42(UTC)
mvd71

New Zealand   
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Location: Auckland,
Can’t be any worse then going into Wellington on a good day
Offline dominator  
#11 Posted : 14 October 2020 11:12:02(UTC)
dominator

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Posts: 895
Location: Kerikeri
You ought to try it in a strong northerly. That's exciting.
Northland. NZ REMEMBER 0228 for ä
Offline kiwiAlan  
#12 Posted : 15 October 2020 00:00:50(UTC)
kiwiAlan

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Originally Posted by: dominator Go to Quoted Post
You ought to try it in a strong northerly. That's exciting.


I remember the very first time I flew into Wgton, it was a good strong Northerly, and I was in a Fokker Friendship which was crabbing into the wind. I could see the airport runway out the window until the last moment when the pilot pulled the aircraft straight to touch down ... Scared Woot
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Offline cookee_nz  
#13 Posted : 15 October 2020 07:34:57(UTC)
cookee_nz

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Originally Posted by: mvd71 Go to Quoted Post
Can’t be any worse then going into Wellington on a good day


Only pussies fly into Wellington on a good day, arriving in a howling southerly or nor'wester builds resilience !! (and appreciation for being on solid ground) LOL
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Offline Alsterstreek  
#14 Posted : 15 October 2020 07:47:28(UTC)
Alsterstreek

Portugal   
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Location: Southwesternmost
Uh, you young people cannot take it anymore. Back to Portugal: You should try the Azores archipelago during a winter gale. Approaching the São Miguel runway one stormy Christmas night, our A320 pilot decided to take off again immediately after touching the ground. Instead of attempting another landing, he decided to divert us to Lisbon, one and a half flight hours away on the continent.
Offline mvd71  
#15 Posted : 15 October 2020 09:33:33(UTC)
mvd71

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Location: Auckland,
Originally Posted by: cookee_nz Go to Quoted Post
Originally Posted by: mvd71 Go to Quoted Post
Can’t be any worse then going into Wellington on a good day


Only pussies fly into Wellington on a good day, arriving in a howling southerly or nor'wester builds resilience !! (and appreciation for being on solid ground) LOL


Those of us who actually do fly into Wellington mean it’s rough when we say a “good day”
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