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Offline hennabm  
#1 Posted : 03 May 2012 14:04:06(UTC)
hennabm

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Hi all

I remember looking at a posting on this forum a while back that had a link to a catalogue or track plan with lots of pictures of a layout on it.

From what I remember there were a number of photos of a man and children with a layout and in the centre pages it went across both. Some were colour and other B&W. The book was landscape style.
Judging by the clothes I would say it was from the 50/60s era.

I have looked at the Spanish site on both catalogue and track plans and can't find it in any of those. I have also used the search function on here and that doesn't throw up what I was looking for either.

Can anyone help me from going insane as I'm sure I remember seeing it on here somewhereConfusedConfused Confused Confused Confused

thanks

Mike - I think I am LOL

Edited by user 03 May 2012 17:58:30(UTC)  | Reason: Not specified

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Offline Iamnotthecrazyone  
#2 Posted : 03 May 2012 14:19:02(UTC)
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I don't think it'll be the layouts books. 1)Do you recall which trains were running? Was it landscaped? If so, mountains, water, or mainly flat with buildings and industrial buildings?
Offline steventrain  
#3 Posted : 03 May 2012 14:21:41(UTC)
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Large Marklinist 3- Rails Layout with CS2/MS2/Boosters/C-track/favorites Electric class E03/BR103, E18/E118, E94, Crocodiles/Steam BR01, BR03, BR05, BR23, BR44, BR50, Big Boy.
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Offline hennabm  
#4 Posted : 03 May 2012 15:29:01(UTC)
hennabm

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Hi Ian

yes it was landscaped and on the right it had the 7051 crane against several sidings. These sat slightly above the level of the main ovals.

There were buildings and scenery but I can't remember any more than taht really.

Sorry

Mike
1957 - 1985 era
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Offline hennabm  
#5 Posted : 03 May 2012 15:43:31(UTC)
hennabm

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Hi Stephen

Yes that is the site I have looked at. Although your link has highlighted a couple more brochures I hadn't seen before

Thanks
Mike
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Offline Ian555  
#6 Posted : 03 May 2012 17:40:04(UTC)
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Hi Mike,

If it's any help, I can't remember either. Smile

Ian.

Offline hennabm  
#7 Posted : 03 May 2012 17:57:34(UTC)
hennabm

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Hi Ian

Age doesn't come alone I'm afraid.....LOL

Thanks anyway.ThumpUp

Mike

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Offline Ian555  
#8 Posted : 03 May 2012 20:29:00(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: hennabm Go to Quoted Post
Hi Ian

Age doesn't come alone I'm afraid.....LOL

Thanks anyway.ThumpUp

Mike




Hi Mike,

Time waits for no man. Smile

Ian.

Offline CCS800KrokHunter3  
#9 Posted : 03 May 2012 20:44:01(UTC)
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The Marklin catalogs from 1947 - 1955 (around) were landscape style and I believe the 1951 catalog has a layout in the center that spans 2 pages. Was it one o these Marklin catalogs? They often feature images of adults and kids playing with the toys. On the back cover there are pictures of children playing with an erector set.

Paul
Offline hennabm  
#10 Posted : 03 May 2012 20:50:56(UTC)
hennabm

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Hi Paul

I've just had another look at the 1951 catalogue and yes it does have a centrefold layout but not the one I was thinking of. Sad
My memory tells me that the layout was about half the size of that one in the 51 brochure.
Also there were more photos of the layout rather than line drawings as per 51 book.

Thanks for trying.ThumpUp

Mike
1957 - 1985 era
What's digital?
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Offline hennabm  
#11 Posted : 03 May 2012 20:57:10(UTC)
hennabm

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Hi Ian


tick tock tick tock LOL Scared

Mike
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Offline Bigdaddynz  
#12 Posted : 03 May 2012 22:11:51(UTC)
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How about the trackplan in the 1971 catalog?


Also, check the layout in the 1970 catalog.

Offline Iamnotthecrazyone  
#13 Posted : 03 May 2012 23:08:08(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: hennabm Go to Quoted Post
Hi Ian

yes it was landscaped and on the right it had the 7051 crane against several sidings. These sat slightly above the level of the main ovals.

There were buildings and scenery but I can't remember any more than taht really.

Sorry

Mike


I do wonder whether you are mixing up some of the memories. This description takes me back to my first pick which is the 1970 catalogue.
Offline hennabm  
#14 Posted : 03 May 2012 23:28:30(UTC)
hennabm

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Hi Ian and BDNZ

yeaaaaah - well done chaps - the 1970 brochure was the one I was thinking of. ThumpUp ThumpUp ThumpUp ThumpUp ThumpUp ThumpUp ThumpUp ThumpUp


3 things you lose as you get older;

your hair; your memory and ...............................your hairLOL LOL LOL LOL

Thanks again for all your help.

Mike
1957 - 1985 era
What's digital?
Offline Bigdaddynz  
#15 Posted : 04 May 2012 09:27:43(UTC)
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So we all know what we are talking about, here's a picture and trackplan for the layout in question.
Bigdaddynz attached the following image(s):
Marklin 1970 Catalog-1.jpg
Marklin 1970 Catalog-2.jpg
Offline hennabm  
#16 Posted : 04 May 2012 12:27:10(UTC)
hennabm

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Hi BDNZ

exactly.

Many thanksThumpUp ThumpUp ThumpUp

Mike
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Offline Bigdaddynz  
#17 Posted : 04 May 2012 12:48:35(UTC)
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I remember many hours as a child sitting by the fire and studying this very layout, wishing I could make something like it.
Offline Webmaster  
#18 Posted : 05 May 2012 23:21:59(UTC)
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I actually built a cheapskate version of it, not having all parts as eg curved turnouts... But it looked somewhat similar in overall design...

I kind of miss these "sample layouts" in more modern catalogs... They do give some inspiration..


But of course, nowadays everything must be "model perfect" and some of the playing joy has actually been lost along the way...
Juhan - "Webmaster", at your service...
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