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Offline GlennM  
#1 Posted : 28 June 2018 13:20:56(UTC)
GlennM

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This is the Fifth Edition (Fourth update) of the List - update includes a few updates and one dead link corrected. Please feel free to send me new links


Firstly I hope this post has been made in the right sub-section of the Forum, but as it relates to all things required to build a layout I think it should go here. If the Admins think this is useful please feel free to make it a sticky.

A lot of this Forum is devoted to the locomotives and rolling stock that form the bulk of our collections and over which we can get very excited and passionate, but what next, you have now purchased some locos and rolling stock and want to build a layout, what do you need, and what products are available in the marketplace, what choices do you have. Some manufacturers are more well known that others, but hidden away and often unknown are other manufacturers who make interesting products and may make that specific item that you seek for your layout.

Over the years I have developed a small list of lost of companies who make Layout / Landscaping items, some have come from posts on this Forum or Stummi, others I have found whilst search and exploring the internet, and I though it might be useful to have a thread solely devoted to these items so that new comers to the hobby and experienced layout builders looking to modify or refresh their layout have a resource they can use to look for that right item, or try something new.

This list does not include the numerous Ebay suppliers (and there are some good Chinese suppliers of trees, lights, people and cars) maybe some of these can be added later, and the list mostly focuses on manufacturers rather than retailers of the products. The first version of this list heavily references my interests which are; European layout in HO scale; and so this list focuses on items that could be used to build such a layout. I am aware that there are other manufacturers making products for N gauge and Z gauge and many making items for US themed layouts which are not reflected in this initial list. Likewise I have identified a section for Turnout motors but since I have no involvement with such items yet it is blank and needs Forum members to add to this section.

I hope that other Forum members will add to this list and fill in the blanks, and add any other new and interesting manufactures over time, I will try and update this list from time to time so I hope it will provide a useful resource for all Forum members.

Finally, many items over the years have been in production for limited periods of time, or companies may have ceased trading or been purchased by others, but these older items can often be found on Ebay and other auction sites




Large Scale Manufacturers

These companies produce a wide range of products for the construction of a layout, producing combinations of plastic and/or laser-cut models, catenary, bridges, viaducts, tunnel portals, walls, landscaping products, lights, people, vehicles, electrical control equipment/decoders, backgrounds, paints, and the like.

Faller - https://www.faller.de

Kibri - https://viessmann-modell.com/

Noch - https://www.noch.com/

Vollmer - https://viessmann-modell.com/

Auhagen - https://auhagen.de/

Viessmann - https://viessmann-modell.com/

Busch - https://www.busch-model.info/

Sommerfeldt - https://www.sommerfeldt.de/de/

Pola – Purchased by Faller and ceased as an independent model brand, but many items still appear on Ebay & Auctions



Train Manufacturers who also produce landscaping items

Over the years various train manufacturers have also issued kits, buildings, vehicles, people, lights, catenery and the like, under their own brand (sometimes these items have been manufactured by third parties but sold under the brand)

Märklin - http://www.maerklin.de/

Trix - https://www.trixtrains.com/

Heljan - http://www.heljan.dk/shop/frontpage.html

Roco - https://www.roco.cc/en/news/catalogs/index.html

Eheim – Became Brawa but many items still appear on Ebay & Auctions

Brawa – https://www.brawa.de/en/home/

Piko - https://www.piko.de

Lima – Now part of Hornby - https://www.hornby.com/uk-en/shop/brands/lima-h0-1-87.html

A.C.M.E. – http://www.acmetreni.it/index.php/en/

Bachmann - Mostly kits etc in 1:76 scale - https://www.bachmann.co.uk/

Dapol - Mostly kits and people in 1:76 scale - https://www.dapol.co.uk/

Walthers - Various kist made under own name and Cornstone (mentioned below) - https://www.walthers.com/



Independent Model Companies

(Includes plastic kits, resin kits, laser cut kits, etc)

Peco Model Railway Products - https://www.peco-uk.com

Joswood -https://lasercut-shop.de/epages/22270.sf/en_GB/?ObjectPath=/Shops/22270/Categories/Joswood_GmbH

Artitec Models - http://www.artitec.nl

Holzmann Brazilian Models http://www.holzmann.net.br/

WIAD - I understand now defunct but kits appear on Ebay and at auctions

Vau-Pe - I understand now defunct but kits appear on Ebay and at auctions

Atlas Kits - I understand now defunct but kits appear on Ebay and at auctions

Vero Model - I understand now defunct but kits appear on Ebay and at auctions

Airfix (mostly 1:76 scale) – https://www.airfix.com/uk-en/

Cornerstone kits – Part of Walthers - https://www.walthers.com/

Model Power Kits – Not sure if still in production - No website

Artmaster Models – https://www.das-kantoor.de/

Art & Web - http://www.art-and-web.ch/blog/category/produkte/

AHM Minikits – I understand now defunct but kits appear on Ebay and at auctions

Karton Modell Bau - https://www.kartonmodellbau.de/epages/63481486.sf/de_DE/?ObjectPath=/Shops/63481486/Products/104337

Mehubu Lasertech models - http://mehbu-lasertechnik.de/

Schreiber Bogen - http://www.schreiber-bogen.com/

Modellbahnzubehoer - https://www.mbz-modellbahnzubehoer.de

Stadt Im Model - https://www.stadtimmodell.de

Metcalfe Models - https://www.metcalfemodels.com/

Tyco kits – Not sure if still in production - No website - but appear on Ebay and at auctions

Pikestuff - https://rixproducts.com/product-category/pikestuff-ho/

Plastruct - https://plastruct.com/

Fos Scale Models (mostly US) - https://fosscalemodels.com/t/ho-scale-kits

Fides – Holzbausatz – No website not sure if company still active

Spieth Brass Models – Company no longer active, but appear on Ebay and at auctions

Pre-cast models - Modelbauluft http://www.modellbauluft.de/English-Part/Product-list-HO/product-list-ho.html

Langley Models - http://www.langleymodels.co.uk/

Frenchman River Model Works - http://frenchmanriver.com/

Seaport Model Works - http://seaportmodelworks.com/about_us.php

Bearcomarine - http://www.bearcomarine.com/resin.htm

Rusty Rail - http://rustyrail.com/HOMarineBoatsandPartsPage.htm

Brikho (limited range) - http://www.brikho.com/

American Model Builders Inc - Mostly US structures - http://www.laserkit.com/laserkit.htm

RS / Dr.Rudolf Spitaler - 1950s wooden-cardboard H0 models still available on Ebay, auctions and the like

Creglinger/August Flor - 1950s wooden-cardboard H0 models still available on Ebay, auctions and the like

Preh - 1950s wooden-cardboard H0 models still available on Ebay, auctions and the like

87 Train - http://87train.eu/en/

MAFEN - http://www.mafen.eu/?lang=en

Weinert Modellbau - https://weinert-modellbau.de/

Igra Model - http://igramodel.cz/cs/

Cites Miniatures - http://www.cites-miniatures.com/

Dynimo Kits - http://www.dynimo.be/

Noupré Kits - No website information or information on whether the company still active - Can Forum members advise?

Paul Bellon Kits - No website information or information on whether the company still active - Can Forum members advise?

Matho Models - Mostly 1:32 scale but 1:87 planned - http://www.mathomodels.com

Industrial Model Shop - Various Industrial modeling bits & bobs - http://industrialmodelshop.com/

Alkem Scale Models - http://alkemscalemodels.biz/ and there specialist steel model kits - http://alkemscalemodels.biz/steel-mill-details/

Rusty Stumps - https://www.rustystumps.com/

Vampisol (including innovative stone free building system) - http://www.vampisol.de

Luetke Modellbahn - https://www.luetke-modellbahn.de/

Kölner Modell Manufaktur - https://www.koelner-modell-manufaktur.de/impressum.htm

Factory Models 3D - https://factorymodels3d.com/en/



Independent Companies making Bridges

Hack Brucken - https://www.hack-bruecken.de/

Walthers (again) - Make some interesting bridges (swing and bascule) , that could be adapted to European layouts - www.walthers.com

Luetke Modellbahn - https://www.luetke-modellbahn.de/




Independent Companies making Freight Loads


Ladegter Bauer - http://xn--ladegter-bauer-ksb.de/shop/gx2/

Chooch Enterprises - http://www.choochenterprises.com/

CCLaser - No website yet, available through Walthers producing laser cut wooden loads

American Model Builders Inc - Freight loads - http://www.laserkit.com/laserkit.htm

Protoloads - http://www.protoloads.com/

Duha - Have made loads for Märklin - https://www.duha-modely.cz/

YD Models - (loads and other useful MRR items - see post 22 below) - http://www.ydmodels.com/catalog/index.php?cPath=41&osCsid=64cd87a7fe73bb6b154178b1bdeab427




Independent Companies making Modelling Components


Plastruct - https://plastruct.com/

Evergreen - https://evergreenscalemodels.com

Aero Naut - http://www.aero-naut.de

L’Octant - http://www.octantenligne.comhttp://www.octantenligne.com

Grandt Line - https://www.grandtline.com/

Steel Mill Modelers Supply - various piping and steel mill components - No website Facebook only - https://www.facebook.com/steelmodelerssupply/

Micromark - https://www.micromark.com/

Albion Alloys - http://www.albionhobbies.com/

Aero-Naut (mostly for aircraft and boat modelling but lots of timber items) - http://www.aero-naut.de/produkte/werkmaterialien/



Independent Companies making People

Preiser - https://www.preiserfiguren.de/ and https://www.preiser-figuren.de/

Noch - https://www.noch.com/

Merten - No website yet but available from various suppliers and Ebay



Independent Companies making Vehicles

Wiking - https://www.wiking.de/en/sortiment.html

Schuco - http://www.schuco.de/en/models/

Herpa - https://www.herpa.de/

Oxford Diecast – www.oxforddiecast.co.uk

Brekina – http://brekina.de/

Rietze Automobile - https://www.rietze-shop.de

Wespe Models - https://www.wespemodels.com

Roco Minitanks - https://www.minitank.net/en/home/index.html

BUB – Closed in 1960’s so now defunct but items appear on Ebay and at auctions. See this fan site: http://www.bubmania.de

AMW Automodelle - http://www.automodelle.com

Albedo – I understand now defunct but items appear on Ebay and at auctions

BUC – No website but I own a 1:87 scale buses

RIE - No website but I own a 1:87 scale buses

EKO - I understand now defunct but items appear on Ebay and at auctions, see information on brand at this fan page
- http://www.87thscale.info/eko.htm

Ziss Modell also known as Euro-Modell & R.W. Modell & Wittek Modell & Mini-Auto - I understand now defunct but items appear on Ebay and at auctions and second hand sales

Norscot Scale Models – 1:87 catapillar models - http://www.norscot-models.com

Siku 1:87 Range - https://www.siku.de/en/sortiment/

Lemke - http://www.lemkecollection.de

Autocraft - No website yet

Hummer / Hümmer / Huemmer – German company that makes 1:87(ish) scale promotional models in Germany can be found on Ebay – no sales through Website - https://huemmer-werbung.de/werbeartikel/

Revell - Vehicle kits - https://www.revell.com/index.php

Y-Modelle - http://www.y-modelle.de/

EPM Productions - https://www.epm-productions.com/actualites-des-nouveautes-autos/

Igra Model - http://igramodel.cz/cs/



Companies making moving car systems

Faller Car System - https://www.faller.de

Faller AMS – Slot Car System – Not made anymore but widely available on Ebay and auction sites

Faller also make a couple of remote control 1:87 scale models for use on MRR layouts

Brima Road System - https://www.modellanlagenbau.de/eigene-produkte/brs-brima-road-system/

Techno Innov (used at Mini World Lyon display) - http://en.techno-innov.fr/technique-car-system/

Interesting web article of Minatur Wonderland Car System - https://www.miniatur-wunderland.com/discover-wunderland/technologies/others/hints-tricks/model-building/carsystem/

I am also going to include Magnorail although they do not make moving cars their system can be sued to move cars [see this video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PytWrYI4hOI] - https://www.magnorail.com/en




Independent Companies making 1:87 Locomotive models (for static display)


Revell – https://www.revell.com/index.php

ITALERI - https://www.italeri.com/

Est Modeles - http://www.est-modeles.com/



Independent Companies making Landscaping Products

Heki - https://katalog.heki-kittler.de/

Woodland Scenics – https://woodlandscenics.woodlandscenics.com/

MiniNatur - https://www.mininatur.de/en/

Anita Décor - https://www.anitadecor.nl

Green-Scene - http://www.green-scenes.co.uk

Microrama - http://microrama.eu/

Scenery Express - http://www.sceneryexpress.com/Silflor-Mats/products/1042/

Model Scene – www.model-scene.com

Grass Tech USA - http://www.grasstechusa.com/StaticGrass

Terrain Genesis - https://www.terraingenesis.com/shop/silflor-autumn-brown-savannah-grass-mat/

Javis Scenic Mats - http://www.newmodellersshop.co.uk/scenic_mats.htm

Joefix Studios - http://www.joefix-studio.be

Skale Scenics - Part of Hornby / Bachmann

DOW Scenics - Trees - https://www.debrisofwar.com/trees--scenery.html

Polak Scenics - https://polakscenics.uk

War World Scenics – https://www.wwscenics.com/

Hobby King - https://hobbyking.com/en_us/cars/trains/scenery.html?___store=en_us

Martin Welberg Scenic Studios - http://www.martinwelberg.nl/ (On Facebook here: https://www.facebook.com/martinwelbergscenicstudios/) And products available from stores Modelbahnshop Lippe or Xtrain24, NL Bentink Modelspoor, BE miaa.be..



Independent Companies making Track Ballast systems

Merkur - https://www.merkur-styroplast.de/

Tillig Styrostone - https://www.tillig.com/eng/H0_Modellbahnen_STYROSTONE.html

Woodland Scenics Trackbed - https://woodlandscenics.woodlandscenics.com/show/category/TrackBed

ASOA - https://www.asoa.de/spurh0.htm?fbclid=IwAR1oGedT-PvslL6RYcgrsM6BZWx7qnhgIpJu1ZXLdFcRq8GwIHWYEi20Gqw



Tram Track Systems

Tillig Tram Track Systems - https://www.tillig.com/eng/Strassenbahngleis.html



Baseboard manufacturers

White Rose Modelworks – www.whiterosemodelworks.co.uk

Grainge and Hodder - http://www.graingeandhodder.co.uk/store/c1/Featured_Products.html

Harry Maynard Model Baseboards - http://hmbaseboards.co.uk/



Independent Layout Builders

For those in a hurry and deep pockets there are companies who will build a complete layout for you, or finish it to a given stage.

Brima Modellanlagenbau - https://www.modellanlagenbau.de/



Modelling Moulds

Modellbaushop Joachim - http://www.modellbaushop-joachim.de/

Langmesser Modellwelt - https://www.langmesser-modellwelt.de/

Linka model casting system http://www.linkaonline.co.uk/ and http://www.linkaworld.com/index.htm

Hirst Arts Fantasy Architecture Inc. - http://www.hirstarts.com



3D Printing

Shapeways – www.shapeways.com



MRR Tools

Fohrmann tools - https://www.fohrmann.com/de/katalog

Micromark Tools - https://www.micromark.com/

Proses tools - https://proses.com/prestashop/

Modelmaker - Part of Bachmann - https://www.bachmann.co.uk/product-category/modelmaker/

Games Workshop / Citadel tools - Tools, paints, painting stuff - https://www.games-workshop.com/en-GB/Painting-Modelling?N=3815391097+2174078724&Nr=AND%28sku.siteId%3AGB_gw%2Cproduct.locale%3Aen_GB_gw%29&Nrs=collection%28%29%2Frecord%5Bproduct.startDate+%3C%3D+1530885660000+and+product.endDate+%3E%3D+1530885660000%5D

Kreg 90° Corner clamp for module building or layout frame building [see video here] - https://www.amazon.co.uk/KREG%C2%AE-90%C2%B0-Corner-Clamp-Automaxx%C2%AE/dp/B07CZLRXB3


Magnetic Systems for Model Building

Faller Magnetic Clamps 170681 - https://www.faller.de/gb/en/Products/Model-layout-construction/Utilities/Rite-Way-Angle-set-sid10078.html

Prose 'Snap & Glue' Magnetic Clamps (PROSES PPR-SS-05) - https://proses.com/prestashop/tools-for-modelers/74-45-degree-snap-glue-set-square-8680979260678.html

Micromark Magnetic Gluing jig Square - https://www.micromark.com/Magnetic-Gluing-Jig-10-1-4-Inch-Square

Micromark Magnetic Gluing Jig Long & Narrow - https://www.micromark.com/MAGNETIC-GLUING-JIG-6-X-24

Not magnetic but great for holding model components under construction - 1. 2. 3. Blocks - https://www.mscdirect.com/product/details/56451149


Independent Companies making Backgrounds

Jowi backgrounds - http://modellbahn-hintergrund.com/



MRR Decals

Modelbahndecals - http://www.modellbahndecals.de/index.php

Microscale Decals - http://www.microscale.com

Forum Thread on copies of Faller (and other kits) Decals for reprinting - https://www.marklin-user...er-Decal-Bank#post460438

Continental Modeller Article on Home Made Decals: Continental Modeller - October 2015 - Article on Home Made Decals.pdf (3,248kb) downloaded 58 time(s).



Moulding Materials and Compounds

Alumlite - https://www.alumilite.com/

Europacrafts - http://www.europacrafts.com

Castings - https://www.miniaturemolds.com

Bergswerk Modell - https://www.bergswerk-modell.de/



Useful Decoders, Lights and misc electronic stuff

Train Tech - http://www.train-tech.com/

Decoder stuff - http://www.luessi.ch/

Magnorail (moving cyclists and boats) - https://www.magnorail.com/en

LEDRise - LED Reseller - https://www.ledrise.eu/

SB Modellbau - Motor kits - https://www.sb-modellbau.com/


Turnout Motors

(Members please recommend)

Viessmann (motors ref: 4554/4558 recommended in this Forum) - https://viessmann-modell.com/



Great Sources of Landscaping Tips

Websites and YouTube sites which offer great practical advice on building landscaping items and weathering your layout

Marklin of Sweden (Forum member Martin Tärnrot) - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCPeZXHh52SuCYjnDtHgl9sA

The Cabin layout (Forum member Dale Schultz) has lots of layout tips - this one for grape vines - http://cabin-layout.blogspot.com/2018/02/making-grape-vines.html

Adventures in Minature - Tips, decals, etc - http://www.floodland.nl/aim/index_en.htm

A site with lots of information on scratchbuilding - https://djstrains.com/

A simple guide to German signalling - http://www.sh1.org/eisenbahn/shhp.htm



Download and Print Printable Buildings and Scenes

Scale Scenes - Mostly 1:76 and UK stuff - https://scalescenes.com/



Printable Plans for Containers and Vehicle Trailers and the like - Pay


DigComDesigns - https://www.digcomdesigns.net



Printable plans for containers - Free

I often think the price for containers is high and I came across these printable plans some time ago, please feel free to download them

HO Containers - HO Containers.pdf (2,743kb) downloaded 17 time(s).



Print your own Brickwork on home printer for free

Paperbrick - http://paperbrick.co.uk/index.php?action=home Sadly looks like due to a lack of funding this site may have ceased



Useful MRR layout accessories (such as vacuum cars track cleaners, etc)

Lux Modellbau - https://www.lux-modellbau.de/cms/front_content.php?idcat=57

Kleinspoor - Dutch based company making some interesting items and kits - http://www.kleinspoor.nl/

Linea Models - I am including this company as they make some wonderful brass models of track maintenance equipment including the Euros 2,300 track laying machine that I saw on display in Eurospoor 2013 (see minute 3:06, of this Youtube vid - Track Maintenance Exhibition Layout @ Eurospoor 2013 ) - http://www.lineamodel.it/modelli%20in%20ottone%20scala%20h0.htm


Trackplans


A link by Forum member ShannonN to numerous Marklin Trackplan books - https://www.marklin-users.net/forum/posts/t39698-PDF-dl-of-lots-of-old-Marlin-track-plans-from-Marklin-Track-plan-books



Best Regards

PS: Please let me know if any of the links do not work.

Edited by user 13 September 2019 10:22:50(UTC)  | Reason: Not specified

Don't look back, your not heading that way.
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Offline Ian555  
#2 Posted : 28 June 2018 14:13:23(UTC)
Ian555

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Hi Glenn,

Now that's some list, if you can't build a layout from that lot, there's no hope for you...

Great work in putting the list together.

Ian.
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Offline GlennM  
#3 Posted : 28 June 2018 14:16:46(UTC)
GlennM

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Originally Posted by: Ian555 Go to Quoted Post
Hi Glenn,

Now that's some list, if you can't build a layout from that lot, there's no hope for you...

Great work in putting the list together.

Ian.


Thanks Ian ThumpUp ThumpUp

I have been sitting out in the glorious sunshine putting this list together so it's been fun and I have got quite a nice tan as a result BigGrin BigGrin
Don't look back, your not heading that way.
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Offline kiwiAlan  
#4 Posted : 28 June 2018 15:33:54(UTC)
kiwiAlan

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Originally Posted by: GlennM Go to Quoted Post
Originally Posted by: Ian555 Go to Quoted Post
Hi Glenn,

Now that's some list, if you can't build a layout from that lot, there's no hope for you...

Great work in putting the list together.

Ian.


Thanks Ian ThumpUp ThumpUp

I have been sitting out in the glorious sunshine putting this list together so it's been fun and I have got quite a nice tan as a result BigGrin BigGrin


So you haven't been swallowed by the fire then ...

Note that Merker figures are now owned by Preiser. They still produce a handful of new items each year at Nurnberg, but I don't know if they are re-issues of previous items of their own or Preiser, or if they are totally new items.

There are a number of other manufacturers of wagon loads, at least one that you don't list is used by marklin for wagon loads. I'll have to look at some items when I get home to check who it is.

Haven't checked through your list of vehicles, but have you checked you have all the manufacturers supplying Porsche cars for the 45051 through 45058 70 years of Porsche wagons due from Marklin this year (announce din Summer NI). The vehicle on the 45051 is a manufacturer I don't recall hearing of, and isn't in your list, but I can't remember who it is Blushing. I think you have all the others, but worth checking.

Offline Minok  
#5 Posted : 28 June 2018 22:26:50(UTC)
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Nice job.

I think https://www.preiser-figuren.de/ is a site maintained by a model shop, and not the official Preiser website, but for finding figures, its the best there is given Preiser's own site is a bit lacking.

Is https://www.artitecshop.com (Aritec) on the list? They make model accessories and freight loads from resin. (figures buildings scenery etc).

http://www.protoloads.com/ (Protoloads) makes some interesting wagon load content.


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Offline GlennM  
#6 Posted : 29 June 2018 12:18:09(UTC)
GlennM

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Originally Posted by: kiwiAlan Go to Quoted Post
Originally Posted by: GlennM Go to Quoted Post
Originally Posted by: Ian555 Go to Quoted Post
Hi Glenn,

Now that's some list, if you can't build a layout from that lot, there's no hope for you...

Great work in putting the list together.

Ian.


Thanks Ian ThumpUp ThumpUp

I have been sitting out in the glorious sunshine putting this list together so it's been fun and I have got quite a nice tan as a result BigGrin BigGrin


So you haven't been swallowed by the fire then ...

Note that Merker figures are now owned by Preiser. They still produce a handful of new items each year at Nurnberg, but I don't know if they are re-issues of previous items of their own or Preiser, or if they are totally new items.

There are a number of other manufacturers of wagon loads, at least one that you don't list is used by marklin for wagon loads. I'll have to look at some items when I get home to check who it is.

Haven't checked through your list of vehicles, but have you checked you have all the manufacturers supplying Porsche cars for the 45051 through 45058 70 years of Porsche wagons due from Marklin this year (announce din Summer NI). The vehicle on the 45051 is a manufacturer I don't recall hearing of, and isn't in your list, but I can't remember who it is Blushing. I think you have all the others, but worth checking.



No not consumed in the bush fires yet. It is thankfully a good way from us, although we now have lots of aircraft overhead en route to Manchester as the normal landing pattern brings the aircraft in over Saddleworth which is on fire.

So Merten figures are now part of Preiser. Or is Merker a different brand?

The Porsche sets are being made mostly by the usual suspects with the odd one being Autocraft but I have been unable to find a website so if anyone can help???

If you find anymore wagon loads or others let me know and I can add them

BR
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Offline GlennM  
#7 Posted : 29 June 2018 12:23:25(UTC)
GlennM

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Nice job.

I think https://www.preiser-figuren.de/ is a site maintained by a model shop, and not the official Preiser website, but for finding figures, its the best there is given Preiser's own site is a bit lacking.

Is https://www.artitecshop.com (Aritec) on the list? They make model accessories and freight loads from resin. (figures buildings scenery etc).

http://www.protoloads.com/ (Protoloads) makes some interesting wagon load content.




Thanks

For Preiser I have added the correct website and kept the shop as I think they are useful references

Artitec is on the list but with the .NL website

Protoloads now added

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#8 Posted : 29 June 2018 13:33:39(UTC)
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This is a brilliant resource, Glenn. Thanks for taking the time and effort to produce it. Perhaps our wonderful Webmaster could make it a sticky?

For turnout motors can I suggest the addition of Viessmann 4554/4558. Not cheap but very reliable and with the bonus of positive feedback on point motor position.
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#9 Posted : 29 June 2018 13:38:48(UTC)
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This is a brilliant resource, Glenn. Thanks for taking the time and effort to produce it. Perhaps our wonderful Webmaster could make it a sticky?

For turnout motors can I suggest the addition of Viessmann 4554/4558. Not cheap but very reliable and with the bonus of positive feedback on point motor position.


Thanks Bob, I have added Viessmann turn out motors. Are these tortoise motors? I have see this term used often and wondered is this a make of motor or type of motor?

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#10 Posted : 29 June 2018 14:18:55(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: GlennM Go to Quoted Post
Originally Posted by: Robert Davies Go to Quoted Post
This is a brilliant resource, Glenn. Thanks for taking the time and effort to produce it. Perhaps our wonderful Webmaster could make it a sticky?

For turnout motors can I suggest the addition of Viessmann 4554/4558. Not cheap but very reliable and with the bonus of positive feedback on point motor position.


Thanks Bob, I have added Viessmann turn out motors. Are these tortoise motors? I have see this term used often and wondered is this a make of motor or type of motor?

BR

I am not sure exactly what a tortoise motor is but these are genuine 'above ground' motors (not for underneath the base board). Here is a picture of a 4554 -
4554.jpg
The operating arm fits into the oblong hole that you can see in the end.

As shown, this is for K-track but there is also a C-track version.

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#11 Posted : 29 June 2018 16:09:53(UTC)
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Tortoise appears to be a brand name
http://www.newmodellerss...tortoise_point_motor.htm
but I guess the name might be loosely applied to any slow motion accessory motor
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#12 Posted : 29 June 2018 17:08:31(UTC)
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Tortoise appears to be a brand name
http://www.newmodellerss...tortoise_point_motor.htm
but I guess the name might be loosely applied to any slow motion accessory motor
Jabez


Tortoise is a brand name, and while the name does seem to get applied to any slow motion point motor, there are significant differences.

Other slow motion motors which use a DC motor (I make the distinction because I understand there are some around with memory wire) as distinct from using R/C servos are Fulgarex and another very similar one whose name escapes me, but seems to come out of the same factory.
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#13 Posted : 29 June 2018 17:11:12(UTC)
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No not consumed in the bush fires yet. It is thankfully a good way from us, although we now have lots of aircraft overhead en route to Manchester as the normal landing pattern brings the aircraft in over Saddleworth which is on fire.

So Merten figures are now part of Preiser. Or is Merker a different brand?

The Porsche sets are being made mostly by the usual suspects with the odd one being Autocraft but I have been unable to find a website so if anyone can help???

If you find anymore wagon loads or others let me know and I can add them

BR


OK, glad to hear you are (currently at least) safe from the fire and smoke. Yes I did mean Merten for the figures, sorry for the bum steer.

I'll try and get to looking at wagon loads over the weekend. It's going to be too hot to mow lawns, whatever the missus says!
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#14 Posted : 29 June 2018 22:49:24(UTC)
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@Glenn, this list is great !ThumpUp ThumpUp ThumpUp

A few companies are missing:

RS / Dr.Rudolf Spitaler (1950s wooden-cardboard H0 models that can still be purchased at auctions and ebay, etcetera)
Creglinger/August Flor (1950s wooden-cardboard H0 models that can still be purchased at auctions and ebay, etcetera)
Preh (1950s wooden-cardboard H0 models that can still be purchased at auctions, ebay, etcetera)

Revell (Plastic kits in H0)
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#15 Posted : 30 June 2018 14:38:22(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: GlennM Go to Quoted Post
Originally Posted by: Ian555 Go to Quoted Post
Hi Glenn,

Now that's some list, if you can't build a layout from that lot, there's no hope for you...

Great work in putting the list together.

Ian.


Thanks Ian ThumpUp ThumpUp

I have been sitting out in the glorious sunshine putting this list together so it's been fun and I have got quite a nice tan as a result BigGrin BigGrin


So you haven't been swallowed by the fire then ...




Very sad to report that as of late yesterday there is now a wild fire burning out of control on the nearby local hills.

I took this picture from the local town this morning

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#16 Posted : 30 June 2018 14:40:36(UTC)
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I'll try and get to looking at wagon loads over the weekend. It's going to be too hot to mow lawns, whatever the missus says!


Alan,

Yes anything you can find will be useful, loads, cars, kits anything. I would also be interested for anything you can add with respect to turnout motors and tortoise turnout motors, the more information or weblinks the better. ThumpUp ThumpUp ThumpUp
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#17 Posted : 30 June 2018 14:47:51(UTC)
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@Glenn, this list is great !ThumpUp ThumpUp ThumpUp

A few companies are missing:

RS / Dr.Rudolf Spitaler (1950s wooden-cardboard H0 models that can still be purchased at auctions and ebay, etcetera)
Creglinger/August Flor (1950s wooden-cardboard H0 models that can still be purchased at auctions and ebay, etcetera)
Preh (1950s wooden-cardboard H0 models that can still be purchased at auctions, ebay, etcetera)

Revell (Plastic kits in H0)


Thanks.

And thanks for your companies, they are now on the list ThumpUp ThumpUp

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#18 Posted : 30 June 2018 15:41:07(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: kiwiAlan Go to Quoted Post


I'll try and get to looking at wagon loads over the weekend. It's going to be too hot to mow lawns, whatever the missus says!


Alan,

Yes anything you can find will be useful, loads, cars, kits anything. I would also be interested for anything you can add with respect to turnout motors and tortoise turnout motors, the more information or weblinks the better. ThumpUp ThumpUp ThumpUp


That smoke looks like it is getting close ... hope you have asuitable cellar to put the Marklin into for safe keeping ... OhMyGod

Right, now on to the accessories, I found two loads from the Czechoslovakian manufacturer that Marklin seems to be using ...

20180630_121112.jpg
20180630_121125.jpg

The short load is from the 46059 wagon and the long one is from the 48638 Intermodellbau Dortmund 2018 wagon.

I think you have already listed Joswood (see my packing case purchases in the 'accessories' topic).

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#19 Posted : 01 July 2018 13:32:00(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: GlennM Go to Quoted Post
Originally Posted by: kiwiAlan Go to Quoted Post


I'll try and get to looking at wagon loads over the weekend. It's going to be too hot to mow lawns, whatever the missus says!


Alan,

Yes anything you can find will be useful, loads, cars, kits anything. I would also be interested for anything you can add with respect to turnout motors and tortoise turnout motors, the more information or weblinks the better. ThumpUp ThumpUp ThumpUp


That smoke looks like it is getting close ... hope you have asuitable cellar to put the Marklin into for safe keeping ... OhMyGod

Right, now on to the accessories, I found two loads from the Czechoslovakian manufacturer that Marklin seems to be using ...

I think you have already listed Joswood (see my packing case purchases in the 'accessories' topic).



Still a way off and it's got to cross the canal and a motorway before getting anywhere near us, so I think the basement will not be needed. I did find this little fella in our garden last night;

20180630_214942 small.jpg


I have added Duha to the list, looks like they produce quite a range of loads, and Joswood is already on the list ThumpUp

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#20 Posted : 01 July 2018 19:39:54(UTC)
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To the vehicles suppliers add a great source for German military vehicle kits - http://www.y-modelle.de/
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#21 Posted : 02 July 2018 19:41:59(UTC)
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To the vehicles suppliers add a great source for German military vehicle kits - http://www.y-modelle.de/


Added ThumpUp
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#22 Posted : 03 July 2018 09:46:25(UTC)
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Hi Glenn,
For some time I have purchased accessories from YD Models in France:
Here are the loads: (as an example the YDCH00504E at bottom of page is 4 x typical tarpaulin covered loads in resin).
YD model accessories
On page 2 are 1950s style containers.

They also do replacements for REE, Lima, Jouef, Hornby Acho etc. details including metal NEM coupler pockets, springs, roof vents, buffers, coach interiors etc. which have other applications.
A small range of vehicles, scenery and figures too.

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#23 Posted : 03 July 2018 23:00:30(UTC)
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Under vehicles its Hümmer or Huemmer, but not Hummer, which makes searching a whole lot easier.
Seems they are a manufacturer of promotional items, they make company promotional items for many brands, umbrellas, hats, etc, the usual assortment. The website ( https://huemmer-werbung.de/werbeartikel/ ) isn't usefull as the stuff you are looking for won't be 'sold' generally, as they are give-aways at events, and thus only found on the 2nd hand markets.
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#24 Posted : 04 July 2018 10:37:29(UTC)
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Hi Glenn,
For some time I have purchased accessories from YD Models in France:
Here are the loads: (as an example the YDCH00504E at bottom of page is 4 x typical tarpaulin covered loads in resin).
YD model accessories
On page 2 are 1950s style containers.

They also do replacements for REE, Lima, Jouef, Hornby Acho etc. details including metal NEM coupler pockets, springs, roof vents, buffers, coach interiors etc. which have other applications.
A small range of vehicles, scenery and figures too.

Kimball


Thanks Kimball, now added
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#25 Posted : 05 July 2018 14:48:22(UTC)
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Another couple of links from brochures I picked up in Dortmund ...

87 Train is a spanish company doing catenary and platform/goods accessories.

Mafen seems to be the host company for the one above, so is probably the only link needed, as they link to 87train and the N gauge equivalent on their web page. The Mafen brochure i picked up was for SBB signals, but there are also Renfe and other items on their product page. Worth a browse through.

Also has anyone done anything to make this a sticky topic (I keep coming to it from the "recent active discussions" list)? If not seems like it would be worth while to do so.

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#26 Posted : 06 July 2018 12:52:41(UTC)
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Another couple of links from brochures I picked up in Dortmund ...

87 Train is a spanish company doing catenary and platform/goods accessories.

Mafen seems to be the host company for the one above, so is probably the only link needed, as they link to 87train and the N gauge equivalent on their web page. The Mafen brochure i picked up was for SBB signals, but there are also Renfe and other items on their product page. Worth a browse through.

Also has anyone done anything to make this a sticky topic (I keep coming to it from the "recent active discussions" list)? If not seems like it would be worth while to do so.



Added

I think it has been made a sticky
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#27 Posted : 07 July 2018 13:18:51(UTC)
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#28 Posted : 09 July 2018 20:45:19(UTC)
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I'd nominate this post for pinning, if thats a thing we do.
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#29 Posted : 09 July 2018 22:28:00(UTC)
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I'd nominate this post for pinning, if thats a thing we do.


It's already a "sticky", same thing with a different name - it shows fixed at the top of the topic... Smile
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#30 Posted : 12 July 2018 12:41:40(UTC)
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A couple of years ago there was a discussion on this Forum to try and build a database of transfer decals used in kits and the like so people could produce their own 'replacement' transfer decals in particular from redundant kits. I seem to recall member Kweekalot was also interested in this idea.

Does anyone know if this happened, and if so can someone give me a link to the relevant thread so I can include it here, I have performed a search but this was not too helpful.

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#31 Posted : 12 July 2018 22:37:24(UTC)
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Hello Glenn,

The decal bank is a sticky topic in the Faller section, see here: https://www.marklin-user...er-Decal-Bank#post460438

I have also tried to set up a decal bank on FAM, (see here: http://www.alte-modellbahnen.de/FallerDecals.htm) with the same result as here on M-U, almost no one but me scans their decals and add them to the decal archive.

Marco
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#32 Posted : 13 July 2018 09:57:07(UTC)
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Hello Glenn,

The decal bank is a sticky topic in the Faller section, see here: https://www.marklin-user...er-Decal-Bank#post460438

I have also tried to set up a decal bank on FAM, (see here: http://www.alte-modellbahnen.de/FallerDecals.htm) with the same result as here on M-U, almost no one but me scans their decals and add them to the decal archive.

Marco


Thanks Marco I knew you would reply.

I guess we can upload any kit decals to the above sticky I appreciate it is intended for Faller but I am sure no one will object to the odd Kibri and Vollmer decals being included, besides the way Viessmann are purchasing the independent kit makers they will soon all be one manufacturer anyway Woot Woot

I have quite a few kits that I have yet to scan and upload the decals for general use (well I have yet to build the kits) most are still sealed, but it is on my list of tasks to complete and so I will add them in time to the thread.

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#33 Posted : 14 December 2018 07:37:15(UTC)
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Anyone used products from hobbyking ?

As 1/2 price of grasses and trees etc and a very cheap but useable static grass applicator plus sell other gear

https://hobbyking.com/en...cars/trains/scenery.html

cheers









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#34 Posted : 31 December 2018 16:41:00(UTC)
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#35 Posted : 01 January 2019 22:11:36(UTC)
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Happy New Year Glen!

I was very happy to "stumble" upon your list today. I appreciate your efforts on everyone's behalf.

I did notice a favorite of mine that appears to be absent from your list:

Vampisol (www.vampisol.de) located in Hann Münden, Germany ... one of my favorite small cities located on my favorite historical rail line, the Dransfelder Ramp. They are a small manufacturer that produces unique HO and O scale models, many from the Nieder Saxon region. Besides buildings, bridges, tunnel portals and other roadside items, they also produce modelling materials including IMHO a very interesting new stone wall modelling system called "Stone Free".

The site is in German so when I'm lazy and don't want to put the effort into reading, I cheat and use Google translate ;-)

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#36 Posted : 02 January 2019 02:52:48(UTC)
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Happy New Year Glenn, and thanks for maintaining the useful list.

Oh by the way, Tillig also do a track underlay ready-ballasted. They call it Styrostone, it comes in both brown and grey colour.
Tillig supply this track bedding system for their HO-Elite tracks, and also for the Tillig TT gauge track.

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#37 Posted : 02 January 2019 14:00:21(UTC)
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Happy New Year Glen!

I was very happy to "stumble" upon your list today. I appreciate your efforts on everyone's behalf.

I did notice a favorite of mine that appears to be absent from your list:

Vampisol (www.vampisol.de) located in Hann Münden, Germany ... one of my favorite small cities located on my favorite historical rail line, the Dransfelder Ramp. They are a small manufacturer that produces unique HO and O scale models, many from the Nieder Saxon region. Besides buildings, bridges, tunnel portals and other roadside items, they also produce modelling materials including IMHO a very interesting new stone wall modelling system called "Stone Free".

The site is in German so when I'm lazy and don't want to put the effort into reading, I cheat and use Google translate ;-)

Regards,


Thanks for this Rob, looks like they make some interesting items, and I like the Stone Free stone wall system.

They are now added under the Independent company listing

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#38 Posted : 02 January 2019 14:13:32(UTC)
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Happy New Year Glenn, and thanks for maintaining the useful list.

Oh by the way, Tillig also do a track underlay ready-ballasted. They call it Styrostone, it comes in both brown and grey colour.
Tillig supply this track bedding system for their HO-Elite tracks, and also for the Tillig TT gauge track.

Kimball


Happy New year to you Kimball, I enjoyed putting this list together, and in doing so I was surprised just how many different manufacturers there are out there making MRR related items, and I am sure there is more to come. There are many Chinese suppliers on Ebay making people, cars, animals, trees, lights and fences etc, and I have tried a few and some of the stuff is actually quite good. Maybe I will try and do some photos of some items so people can judge for themselves as they can be a useful source for people working to a budget.

Thanks for the Tillig trackbed which I have now added, although I am sure there is another mainstream brand that I am missing..............

I have also added Tillig tram system as a new item as think this is a wonderful system for anyone looking to add a tram system

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#39 Posted : 02 January 2019 14:24:08(UTC)
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Anyone used products from hobbyking ?

As 1/2 price of grasses and trees etc and a very cheap but useable static grass applicator plus sell other gear

https://hobbyking.com/en...cars/trains/scenery.html

cheers



Sorry I have no experience of Hobby King, but I have added them under the list of companies supplying landscaping products and hopefully some will try them and offer some feedback.

By the way Forum readers, please feel free to offer feedback on any of the companies detailed on the list, in particular the small / newer companies so other Forum members can read your thought / comments
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#40 Posted : 02 January 2019 14:36:21(UTC)
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Forum Members I am trying to find out some information about the following kit;

43328128_1735674039892177_5239105256322760704_o.jpg


If I search Hornbach then I get a German DIY company.

If I follow the weblink http://www.aero-naut.de I get a modelling company that makes items for model planes and model boats but not buildings like this one.

I am assuming the company used to make model kits but does so no longer, can anyone please confirm this or point me elsewhere where we can get a list of MRR related models

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#41 Posted : 02 January 2019 14:52:15(UTC)
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Forum Members I am trying to find out some information about the following kit;

43328128_1735674039892177_5239105256322760704_o.jpg


If I search Hornbach then I get a German DIY company.

If I follow the weblink http://www.aero-naut.de I get a modelling company that makes items for model planes and model boats but not buildings like this one.

I am assuming the company used to make model kits but does so no longer, can anyone please confirm this or point me elsewhere where we can get a list of MRR related models

Thanks


looks like the model was made for Hornbach, as searching for "Hornbach Modellbau Markt" produces this link at the top of the list. Not a bad price for the kit either.

I suspect it is laser cut, and many of the boat kits appear to be laser cut, which may be why they went to aero-naut to produce it.

The building does look like a DIY shop similar to B&Q in the UK.

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Offline GlennM  
#42 Posted : 02 January 2019 15:22:07(UTC)
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Ahhh good find Alan

As a promo item I will not add it to the list, but a good price (€39.99) for an item that could very easily be kitbashed into anything involving a large shed
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#43 Posted : 02 January 2019 15:28:25(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: kiwiAlan Go to Quoted Post

looks like the model was made for Hornbach, as searching for "Hornbach Modellbau Markt" produces this link at the top of the list. Not a bad price for the kit either.

I suspect it is laser cut, and many of the boat kits appear to be laser cut, which may be why they went to aero-naut to produce it.

The building does look like a DIY shop similar to B&Q in the UK.



Hmm, attempting to order one, but the only billing addresses they accept are in Germany and France. The web site also says that deliveries will only take place in Germany!

Rats, that would be a rather nice addition to a layout - It is listed as 1:87 - HO scale.

Also it seems the only physical store is in Munchengladbach.
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#44 Posted : 04 January 2019 20:27:52(UTC)
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With reference to the Magnorail system, I came across this interesting video of a sizable installation being used to move multiple vehicles, mostly cars. As this system does not require batteries nor expensive in vehicle installations, this may offer an alternative to some modellers


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#45 Posted : 04 January 2019 20:46:33(UTC)
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Everard Junction has done a great job on explaining the magnorail system, its installation and uses, its benefits and some limitations.
The ability to just use any scale vehicle and do nothing more than attache the guide sled to the bottom of it is a great benefit.

Running cars over a railroad crossing would be a massive challenge with the thing, but if your only trying to simulate city traffic without any traffic signals, stopping or yielding its a great solution.
Using it for a small amount of bicyclists that disappear under a bridge and then stop to come out minutes later would add a great new twist to a layout.

There's a youtube video sequence by an Australian bloke that has combined magnorail and faller-car systems to water craft on a lake traffic emulation.
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#46 Posted : 05 January 2019 06:45:27(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: GlennM Go to Quoted Post
With reference to the Magnorail system, I came across this interesting video of a sizable installation being used to move multiple vehicles, mostly cars. As this system does not require batteries nor expensive in vehicle installations, this may offer an alternative to some modellers


Thanks Glenn - an interesting system.

Some of the cars did seem to have square wheels !

Regards,

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#47 Posted : 05 January 2019 13:27:58(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: GlennM Go to Quoted Post
With reference to the Magnorail system, I came across this interesting video of a sizable installation being used to move multiple vehicles, mostly cars. As this system does not require batteries nor expensive in vehicle installations, this may offer an alternative to some modellers


Thanks Glenn - an interesting system.

Some of the cars did seem to have square wheels !

Regards,

PJ


I would agree, obviously British cars, I think British Leyland made a lot of cars with square wheels once upon a time LOL LOL LOL LOL
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#48 Posted : 05 January 2019 13:33:18(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: Minok Go to Quoted Post
Everard Junction has done a great job on explaining the magnorail system, its installation and uses, its benefits and some limitations.
The ability to just use any scale vehicle and do nothing more than attache the guide sled to the bottom of it is a great benefit.

Running cars over a railroad crossing would be a massive challenge with the thing, but if your only trying to simulate city traffic without any traffic signals, stopping or yielding its a great solution.
Using it for a small amount of bicyclists that disappear under a bridge and then stop to come out minutes later would add a great new twist to a layout.

There's a youtube video sequence by an Australian bloke that has combined magnorail and faller-car systems to water craft on a lake traffic emulation.


There are certainly restrictions with the system as you have mentioned. The cyclist idea is great and could easily be done, or a boat on a canal goes into a tunnel emerges later so as not to be too frequent.
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#49 Posted : 02 August 2019 17:12:24(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: kiwiAlan Go to Quoted Post
Originally Posted by: kiwiAlan Go to Quoted Post

looks like the model was made for Hornbach, as searching for "Hornbach Modellbau Markt" produces this link at the top of the list. Not a bad price for the kit either.

I suspect it is laser cut, and many of the boat kits appear to be laser cut, which may be why they went to aero-naut to produce it.

The building does look like a DIY shop similar to B&Q in the UK.



Hmm, attempting to order one, but the only billing addresses they accept are in Germany and France. The web site also says that deliveries will only take place in Germany!

Rats, that would be a rather nice addition to a layout - It is listed as 1:87 - HO scale.

Also it seems the only physical store is in Munchengladbach.


Hello Alan,

just found your post from January this year. Are you still looking for this Hornbach model?

https://www.ebay.de/itm/...t-50-Jahre-/401737692654

Here at ebay they say still have 4 available. Hornbach's website says it is sold out at Hornbach.

But aero-naut (the producer) even has dealers in GB. See here:

http://www.aero-naut.de/en/company/dealer-locator/

Perhaps one of them has a Hornbach DIY still available?

Best Regards

Wolfgang
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#50 Posted : 02 August 2019 17:37:44(UTC)
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I haven't seen - or maybe have missed, in which case apologies! - one manufacturer I discovered recently - Frateschi Trens Eletricos, of Brazil.
Apart from their trains (DC, very handsome), carriages and wagons they also have a small range of buildings, not over-expensive. I have purchased one, 1524 - Predio de apartamento (an apartment block) from an ebay shop dedicated to Frateschi products, including locos and rolling stock, but have barely looked at it yet.
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