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Offline midwestbls  
#1 Posted : 15 February 2021 01:24:58(UTC)
midwestbls

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I have the Marklin 4121 "Shell Exhibition Car" that was a gift from a friend in Germany and I'd like to find an ERA-appropriate consist of cars to run with it. Any ideas/suggestions?



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Offline H0  
#2 Posted : 15 February 2021 10:05:07(UTC)
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Exhibition cars usually stand at a train station to be visited by people. Usually there are several exhibition cars.
They move from town to town, usually hauled by some back-up loco from the loco depot.

If this is a one-car exhibition, then maybe make it a one-car exhibition train. Or add other exhibits - maybe some automobiles.
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Offline auntmartha  
#3 Posted : 15 February 2021 11:50:48(UTC)
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I would think that these cars were either given a designated lok for transport or would be shunted to an ordinary freight train or perhaps on a "Überführungsfahrt" where loks and coaches were transfered back or forth to where they are needed.
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Offline Nigel Packer  
#4 Posted : 15 February 2021 23:59:49(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: midwestbls Go to Quoted Post
I have the Marklin 4121 "Shell Exhibition Car" that was a gift from a friend in Germany and I'd like to find an ERA-appropriate consist of cars to run with it. Any ideas/suggestions?

- Bill



You could look out for a 4290 set. It has six Shell exhibition coaches.

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Offline midwestbls  
#5 Posted : 18 February 2021 22:47:52(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: auntmartha Go to Quoted Post
I would think that these cars were either given a designated lok for transport or would be shunted to an ordinary freight train or perhaps on a "Überführungsfahrt" where loks and coaches were transfered back or forth to where they are needed.


Thanks for the ideas! I like this idea of featuring it as an attachment to other "transfer trip" cars - by itself or other consists of my own design!

The other Shell exhibition set is not of interest to me, but I did want to use this car. It may just get it's own special lok ... I seem to have more of those than I need!

- Bill
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Offline midwestbls  
#6 Posted : 18 February 2021 23:02:11(UTC)
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auntmartha, you write in your signature: ...... Meanwhile, aunt Martha, having taken a tramp in the woods,
is lying in a ditch at the edge of town .........................

Would that be a grøftekant?! (Throwback to Gnags, "Simpel Sang"!!! I lived in Sorø, Denmark for a year 1980-81.)

- Bill
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#7 Posted : 18 February 2021 23:09:45(UTC)
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