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Offline MKOpSeattle  
#1 Posted : 05 January 2019 08:31:32(UTC)
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Does anyone know the dates for this event in Goppingen?

Thank you.

T
Offline mark1409  
#2 Posted : 05 January 2019 08:37:30(UTC)
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13 / 15 - 09 -2019
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Offline Bigdaddynz  
#3 Posted : 05 January 2019 11:06:51(UTC)
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Flights and accommodation are all booked!
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Offline jonas_sthlm  
#4 Posted : 05 January 2019 11:28:37(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: mark1409 Go to Quoted Post
13 / 15 - 09 -2019


Where did you find that information? Cool
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#5 Posted : 05 January 2019 14:06:30(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: jonas_sthlm Go to Quoted Post
Originally Posted by: mark1409 Go to Quoted Post
13 / 15 - 09 -2019


Where did you find that information? Cool


https://www.maerklin.de/...service/veranstaltungen/

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Offline TEEWolf  
#6 Posted : 06 January 2019 00:03:37(UTC)
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Shall we repeat @kiwiAlans trick from 2017?

https://www.marklin-user...-Tage-and-IMA-2017/page3

see post # 101 and followings.
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Offline cookee_nz  
#7 Posted : 13 April 2019 08:25:10(UTC)
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Looks like there's a few Kiwi's coming across for this event, I was uncertain until this weekend but my lovely wife has now confirmed.

Would be nice for a chance to meet fellow M-U members who may also be there?

We are coming via the UK and spending some time there before crossing over via the Chunnel. Hopefully Brexit will not implode in the meantime!

Who else is attending?

Cheers

Cookee
Cookee
Wellington
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Offline QQQ1970  
#8 Posted : 13 April 2019 15:34:44(UTC)
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My wife and I from Canada. Flights and lodging booked 2 months ago.
Offline jvuye  
#9 Posted : 13 April 2019 20:36:41(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: TEEWolf Go to Quoted Post
Shall we repeat @kiwiAlans trick from 2017?

https://www.marklin-user...-Tage-and-IMA-2017/page3

see post # 101 and followings.


yes.
I should be there.
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Offline TEEWolf  
#10 Posted : 13 April 2019 21:21:12(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: MKOpSeattle Go to Quoted Post
Does anyone know the dates for this event in Goppingen?

Thank you.

T


Now online at Märklin's website.

https://www.maerklin.de/...ma-and-10-maerklin-days/
CS 3 is a controller system from Märklin - not a central station.
Offline MKOpSeattle  
#11 Posted : 13 April 2019 21:29:18(UTC)
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My friend and I will be there. We're leaving our wives at home.BigGrin BigGrin

T
Offline TEEWolf  
#12 Posted : 13 April 2019 21:30:01(UTC)
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"News at one sight"
(Neues auf einen Blick)

from Märklin. Only available via their German website. Of course, only in German.Cursing

https://www.maerklin.de/...e/kundenservice/updates/

But about IMA days nothing mentioned.Laugh
Seems to be its own webpage is enough for Märklin.Blink

https://www.maerklin.de/...ma-and-10-maerklin-days/

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Offline QQQ1970  
#13 Posted : 16 April 2019 01:18:59(UTC)
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Does anyone who speaks German know where can I find websites for nostalgic train rides while I am in Germany? I often see people post videos on nostalgic train rides, but I have no idea how to find nostalgic train ride schedule. Any help is appreciated.
Offline TEEWolf  
#14 Posted : 16 April 2019 02:20:38(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: QQQ1970 Go to Quoted Post
Does anyone who speaks German know where can I find websites for nostalgic train rides while I am in Germany? I often see people post videos on nostalgic train rides, but I have no idea how to find nostalgic train ride schedule. Any help is appreciated.


Do you understand a little bit German? Most of the websites are not in English available. Also these nostalgic train rides are not every weekend and you have to book a long time in advance. Finally it has to be around the IMA days 13th to 15th of September.

I made a quick search and found one steamer trip from Karlsruhe to Baiersbronn, where is a local station party. See the website first and then tell me, if it might be suitable for you and you need further support. This trip is on Sunday 15th, 2019.
It means, you have to leave Goeppingen the night before to Karlsruhe, stay there overnight and then take the nostalgic train on Sunday morning 9:00 o'clock. Roundtrip shall be 26 € plus 5€ for reservation. If you do a donation say by about 100 € you may drive on the steamer loco but you have to shovel coal.BigGrin Ask for it by reservation.
The advantage is the very scenic routing (see 2nd link) through the Murgtal right into the black forrest to Baiersbronn with a further transfer possibility to Freudenstadt. I think even the Murgtal is well known here at this community.

http://www.uef-dampf.de/...286-2019-09-15-ettlingen

http://www.uef-dampf.de/...dex.php/uebersichtskarte


I just remembered the Bayerisches Eisnebahnmusem and they have a website in English as well.

https://en.wikipedia.org.../Bavarian_Railway_Museum

https://www.bayerisches-...nmuseum.de/index.php/en/

I remember in 2017 they had their own historic train from Nördlingen to Göppingen for the IMA days and vv. Perhaps they attend in 2019 again. I do not know it. Perhaps you find anything about it while studing their website or a follow up at Märklins IMA website.
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Offline fstrobel  
#15 Posted : 16 April 2019 03:22:36(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: QQQ1970 Go to Quoted Post
Does anyone who speaks German know where can I find websites for nostalgic train rides while I am in Germany? I often see people post videos on nostalgic train rides, but I have no idea how to find nostalgic train ride schedule. Any help is appreciated.


If you are planning on trying to get some rides in while being in Germany for the Marklin festival, the "Ulmer Eisenbahnfreunde" might be of interest because the city if Ulm is not too far from Goeppingen: UEF

You can search for "Nostalgie" or "Nostalgiefahren", "Dampfzug" or "Dampflok". If you have specific dates in mind, let me know and I can do some research for you.
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Offline hennabm  
#16 Posted : 17 April 2019 08:32:02(UTC)
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Offline IanC  
#17 Posted : 17 April 2019 11:28:17(UTC)
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Me too. We should all gather on Platform 4 @ 4 on the Saturday again and take photos. Last time it was like herding cats!

IanC
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Offline IanC  
#18 Posted : 17 April 2019 11:55:49(UTC)
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Nostalgic train rides? In the Goppingen / Stuttgart area there are many: Schwabische Alb Bahn is my personal favourite, start at Munsingen.
Schwabische Waldbahn is not far from Goppingen, UEF as previously mentioned is at Ulm, the Hollentalbahn is a little further away in the Black Forest.
Stuttgart has a tramway museum worth a visit.
The Talesbahn runs from Nurtingen to Neuffen.
zrt.ch are doing a 3 day event to Marklin tage from Switzerland.
SVG Museum at Horb is certainly worth a look if you are in the area, with a flea market the Saturday before the Marklin days. SVG usually run a special train from Stuttgart to Goppingen for the Marklin Tage. Pay on the train.
Steam trips operate from Goppingen Station throughout the Marklin days, for example up the Geislingen Steige and back.

Hope that helps.

IanC
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Offline Bigdaddynz  
#19 Posted : 17 April 2019 12:17:10(UTC)
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The dates for the IMA are also listed on page 6 of the German version of the Marklin Magazine 02/2019.

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Offline jerdenberg  
#20 Posted : 17 April 2019 13:59:00(UTC)
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For those inclined to hike (in easy, though hilly terrain), there is an enjoyable walk from Geislingen an der Steige to Amstetten, with a marvellous view on the Steige from an outcropping about halfway. In 2013 we went to Geislingen by train, walked to Amstetten, and took a train back.

In addition to the view from the outcropping, on the platform in Amstetten we saw a helper engine decouple and return to Geislingen. A last bonus was an E94 with a Silberling passing through the station in Geislingen while we waited for our connecting train.

Steige

Steige

Steige

Steige

Steige

Jeroen
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Offline DaveCowl  
#21 Posted : 05 June 2019 05:14:55(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: jerdenberg Go to Quoted Post
For those inclined to hike (in easy, though hilly terrain), there is an enjoyable walk from Geislingen an der Steige to Amstetten, with a marvellous view on the Steige from an outcropping about halfway. In 2013 we went to Geislingen by train, walked to Amstetten, and took a train back.

In addition to the view from the outcropping, on the platform in Amstetten we saw a helper engine decouple and return to Geislingen. A last bonus was an E94 with a Silberling passing through the station in Geislingen while we waited for our connecting train.

Jeroen


Hi Jeroen,

Do you have information on the hiking trail? Looking on Google Maps, the trails don't seem to follow the railway and/or don't seem to fully connect.

It would be great to find a proper trail map.

In other news I have booked my flights and plan to do Meiningen for the first weekend and Treff on the second BigGrin

Cheers! DAve.
Offline DaveCowl  
#22 Posted : 05 June 2019 05:26:48(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: cookee_nz Go to Quoted Post
Looks like there's a few Kiwi's coming across for this event, I was uncertain until this weekend but my lovely wife has now confirmed.

Would be nice for a chance to meet fellow M-U members who may also be there?

We are coming via the UK and spending some time there before crossing over via the Chunnel. Hopefully Brexit will not implode in the meantime!

Who else is attending?

Cheers

Cookee


I am going though it has been 23 years since I lived in NZ Laugh

Cheers! DAve.
Offline cookee_nz  
#23 Posted : 05 June 2019 13:07:44(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: DaveCowl Go to Quoted Post
Originally Posted by: cookee_nz Go to Quoted Post
Looks like there's a few Kiwi's coming across for this event, I was uncertain until this weekend but my lovely wife has now confirmed.

Would be nice for a chance to meet fellow M-U members who may also be there?

We are coming via the UK and spending some time there before crossing over via the Chunnel. Hopefully Brexit will not implode in the meantime!

Who else is attending?

Cheers

Cookee


I am going though it has been 23 years since I lived in NZ Laugh

Cheers! DAve.


Once a Kiwi.....
Cookee
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Offline TEEWolf  
#24 Posted : 05 June 2019 15:49:37(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: DaveCowl Go to Quoted Post
Originally Posted by: jerdenberg Go to Quoted Post
For those inclined to hike (in easy, though hilly terrain), there is an enjoyable walk from Geislingen an der Steige to Amstetten, with a marvellous view on the Steige from an outcropping about halfway. In 2013 we went to Geislingen by train, walked to Amstetten, and took a train back.

In addition to the view from the outcropping, on the platform in Amstetten we saw a helper engine decouple and return to Geislingen. A last bonus was an E94 with a Silberling passing through the station in Geislingen while we waited for our connecting train.

Jeroen


Hi Jeroen,

Do you have information on the hiking trail? Looking on Google Maps, the trails don't seem to follow the railway and/or don't seem to fully connect.

It would be great to find a proper trail map.

In other news I have booked my flights and plan to do Meiningen for the first weekend and Treff on the second BigGrin

Cheers! DAve.


If you go from Meiningen to Goeppingen make a little detour to Neumarkt and see the Dampflokmuseum there. Highly recommendable.

https://www.dampflokmuse...e/startseite/?no_cache=1

Then go to Nuernberg (on your way to Goeppingen) see the DB museum there. In Nuernberg you find the original S 2/6 steamer.

https://www.dbmuseum.de/museum_de

From Nuernberg you may go via Stuttgart to Goeppingen or you go via Noerdlingen (all transportation by train) and see the Museum there. Normally a part of their locos are in Goeppingen as well. As far as I know they even offer a special train ride from Noerdlingen to Goeppingen for the IMA days.

https://www.bayerisches-...nmuseum.de/index.php/de/



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Offline TEEWolf  
#25 Posted : 05 June 2019 15:54:40(UTC)
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CS 3 is a controller system from Märklin - not a central station.
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Offline TEEWolf  
#26 Posted : 05 June 2019 17:28:35(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: DaveCowl Go to Quoted Post
Originally Posted by: jerdenberg Go to Quoted Post
For those inclined to hike (in easy, though hilly terrain), there is an enjoyable walk from Geislingen an der Steige to Amstetten, with a marvellous view on the Steige from an outcropping about halfway. In 2013 we went to Geislingen by train, walked to Amstetten, and took a train back.

In addition to the view from the outcropping, on the platform in Amstetten we saw a helper engine decouple and return to Geislingen. A last bonus was an E94 with a Silberling passing through the station in Geislingen while we waited for our connecting train.

Jeroen


Hi Jeroen,

Do you have information on the hiking trail? Looking on Google Maps, the trails don't seem to follow the railway and/or don't seem to fully connect.

It would be great to find a proper trail map.

In other news I have booked my flights and plan to do Meiningen for the first weekend and Treff on the second BigGrin

Cheers! DAve.


https://alpenkarte.eu/wa...ngen%20an%20der%20Steige

Zoom the map up or down. The little black lines (solid ore dashed are hiking ways).

https://de-de.topographi...eislingen-an-der-Steige/

Have a fun relaxed hiking.
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Offline DaveCowl  
#27 Posted : 06 June 2019 01:36:12(UTC)
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Super - thanks!

It is interesting how Google and this map differ so much...

Cheers! Dave.
Offline jerdenberg  
#28 Posted : 06 June 2019 14:53:22(UTC)
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Hi Dave,

The [very enjoyable] walk we did was part of route 11 described in this guide. [We returned to Geislingen by train from Amstetten station.]

Jeroen
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Offline Brakeman  
#29 Posted : 24 August 2019 20:03:51(UTC)
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Me too. We should all gather on Platform 4 @ 4 on the Saturday again and take photos. Last time it was like herding cats!

IanC


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Offline Bigdaddynz  
#30 Posted : 25 August 2019 00:45:30(UTC)
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Get your name tags ready.


Good point! I've got a MMRC one somewhere.....
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Offline QQQ1970  
#31 Posted : 26 August 2019 17:16:20(UTC)
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Does anyone who speaks German know where can I find websites for nostalgic train rides while I am in Germany? I often see people post videos on nostalgic train rides, but I have no idea how to find nostalgic train ride schedule. Any help is appreciated.


So I'll be taking steam train Class 58 from Bietigheim-Bissingen to Goppingen return on September 14th. Here is the link:

UEF Karlsruhe Steam Train Ride

Cheers.

Sebastian
Offline kiwiAlan  
#32 Posted : 28 August 2019 16:59:35(UTC)
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When it comes to what to do when, I reckon the following has to be the order of events.

1. Go to factory to get factory tour wagon. Possibly have lunch in the factory canteen (don't know if they do this Friday, I have done it on Saturday before)

2. Be at Staufer Park by 3pm for the Herbst new Items show, and pick up IMA wagons at ticket tent.

3. Saturday Morning head to the station to see the Marklin advertising Loco as modelled by 39378, as it is only here for the morning.

4. Head to Staufer Park to finally buy entrance tickets (I reckon it should be possible to not need tickets on Friday, I have never needed them to get into the factory before), tour Staufer Park halls.

5. Head back to the Railway Station platform 4 for our 4@4 meet.

6. On Sunday go back to Staufer Park and see exhibits I have missed, go to Leonid Weiss depot, and maybe go to the hall where the LGB exhibition is.


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Offline TEEWolf  
#33 Posted : 28 August 2019 18:04:37(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: kiwiAlan Go to Quoted Post
When it comes to what to do when, I reckon the following has to be the order of events.

1. Go to factory to get factory tour wagon. Possibly have lunch in the factory canteen (don't know if they do this Friday, I have done it on Saturday before)

2. Be at Staufer Park by 3pm for the Herbst new Items show, and pick up IMA wagons at ticket tent.

3. Saturday Morning head to the station to see the Marklin advertising Loco as modelled by 39378, as it is only here for the morning.

4. Head to Staufer Park to finally buy entrance tickets (I reckon it should be possible to not need tickets on Friday, I have never needed them to get into the factory before), tour Staufer Park halls.

5. Head back to the Railway Station platform 4 for our 4@4 meet.

6. On Sunday go back to Staufer Park and see exhibits I have missed, go to Leonid Weiss depot, and maybe go to the hall where the LGB exhibition is.



7. Do not forget your Maerklin Insider Club card.

You get a discount of 2 € on the daily admittance fee. Pay the entrance ticket at the Staufer Park. Maerklin promises a small welcome gift - but only at the Staufer Park.

It says daily admittance fee for the IMA days. But I do not know, if they charge the fee really every day. Indeed, I remember to show the entrance ticket only at the Staufer Park and the EWS Arena (LGB area!) - or my memory deceives me.
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Offline kiwiAlan  
#34 Posted : 28 August 2019 22:15:02(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: TEEWolf Go to Quoted Post
Originally Posted by: kiwiAlan Go to Quoted Post
When it comes to what to do when, I reckon the following has to be the order of events.

1. Go to factory to get factory tour wagon. Possibly have lunch in the factory canteen (don't know if they do this Friday, I have done it on Saturday before)

2. Be at Staufer Park by 3pm for the Herbst new Items show, and pick up IMA wagons at ticket tent.

3. Saturday Morning head to the station to see the Marklin advertising Loco as modelled by 39378, as it is only here for the morning.

4. Head to Staufer Park to finally buy entrance tickets (I reckon it should be possible to not need tickets on Friday, I have never needed them to get into the factory before), tour Staufer Park halls.

5. Head back to the Railway Station platform 4 for our 4@4 meet.

6. On Sunday go back to Staufer Park and see exhibits I have missed, go to Leonid Weiss depot, and maybe go to the hall where the LGB exhibition is.



7. Do not forget your Maerklin Insider Club card.

You get a discount of 2 € on the daily admittance fee. Pay the entrance ticket at the Staufer Park. Maerklin promises a small welcome gift - but only at the Staufer Park.

It says daily admittance fee for the IMA days. But I do not know, if they charge the fee really every day. Indeed, I remember to show the entrance ticket only at the Staufer Park and the EWS Arena (LGB area!) - or my memory deceives me.


Last time I had to get multiple day passes, one for each day, they didn't have a three day pass.

The Insider gift is on a special Insider area on the Marklin stand which is insode the main hall at Staufer Park.

I wasn't forgetting my cards, they live in my wallet BigGrin BigGrin BigGrin


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Offline QQQ1970  
#35 Posted : 29 August 2019 20:56:41(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: kiwiAlan Go to Quoted Post
When it comes to what to do when, I reckon the following has to be the order of events.

1. Go to factory to get factory tour wagon. Possibly have lunch in the factory canteen (don't know if they do this Friday, I have done it on Saturday before)

2. Be at Staufer Park by 3pm for the Herbst new Items show, and pick up IMA wagons at ticket tent.

3. Saturday Morning head to the station to see the Marklin advertising Loco as modelled by 39378, as it is only here for the morning.

4. Head to Staufer Park to finally buy entrance tickets (I reckon it should be possible to not need tickets on Friday, I have never needed them to get into the factory before), tour Staufer Park halls.

5. Head back to the Railway Station platform 4 for our 4@4 meet.

6. On Sunday go back to Staufer Park and see exhibits I have missed, go to Leonid Weiss depot, and maybe go to the hall where the LGB exhibition is.




I heard you can do assembly work and buy the car you build during the factory tour. Is that true? Is it very crowded during that weekend?

Sebastian
Offline Bigdaddynz  
#36 Posted : 29 August 2019 21:11:33(UTC)
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I know Marklin hold clinics where you can do that because they were doing it with One Gauge Crocodiles. I don't know if that's an option at the IMA though.
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#37 Posted : 29 August 2019 22:59:39(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: QQQ1970 Go to Quoted Post

I heard you can do assembly work and buy the car you build during the factory tour. Is that true? Is it very crowded during that weekend?
Sebastian


Yes, although the term 'build' is pretty loosely used BigGrin

In the past they have had a range of three locos you can do the final assembly on, typically a DHG500, and a couple of mainline locos.

The factory supplies rolling chassis (presumably already fully tested), and then the customer (you) gets to fit the body and some detail parts that finish the assembly off. You then test it on a very short piece of track to ensure that it does work. I believe they all come with very basic mfx decoders, certainly the DHG500 loco does.

Certainly with getting one if it is a loco that suits your layout. The stand can be a bit crowded, but they have up to four being assembled at any one time, with a staff member looking over your shoulder. I bought a DGH500 last time, and am seriously thinking of getting another loco this year. I'll see what the other locos on offer are.

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whoops, I didn't read your question properly ... Blushing

No you don't build anything in the factory. You can buy a wagon that is only available on the factory tour - if they don't run out like they did last time. If you didn't get it on the Friday then you missed out. Someone badly misjudged how many they needed, or dealers went on the Friday and bought up large.

The locos I mention above are on the Marklin stand at Staufer Park.
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Offline QQQ1970  
#38 Posted : 30 August 2019 00:13:16(UTC)
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Thanks. You answer my question. I was a bit shocked when I first read people assemble 1 gauge crocodile. Who would pay $5,000 knowing it may be assembled by amateurs, unless the rule is you buy what you build...
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Offline TEEWolf  
#39 Posted : 30 August 2019 00:35:30(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: QQQ1970 Go to Quoted Post

I heard you can do assembly work and buy the car you build during the factory tour. Is that true? Is it very crowded during that weekend?

Sebastian


Well, I remember, when I did the factory magical mystery tour in 2015


Love Love Love

at these days Maerklin built the Insider Donald Duck Lufthansa Airport Express (Maerklin art #37779)

https://www.maerklin.de/...s/details/article/37779/

over all production steps. It starts with the melting and moulding of the zinc body. Step by step you see the product growing till it was finished and running at the quality control station at the end of the production plant tour.

Almost at the end of the very interesting tour was the sales point for the company tour toys. The special car AND the assembling station for the priorly bought loco components. With help of a friendly Maerklin worker (she assures that you get a perfectly assembled high quality loco) you assemble the parts of your new loco. This point was totally overcrowded. I skipped this station and went straight on to the quality control station. This was of much more interest to me and poorly attended by others.
CS 3 is a controller system from Märklin - not a central station.
Offline Bigdaddynz  
#40 Posted : 30 August 2019 05:57:22(UTC)
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Thanks. You answer my question. I was a bit shocked when I first read people assemble 1 gauge crocodile. Who would pay $5,000 knowing it may be assembled by amateurs, unless the rule is you buy what you build...


Yes, I think it cost 2500 euros and you got to keep the loco you assembled.
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#41 Posted : 06 September 2019 15:54:05(UTC)
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It seems there is going to be a second loco on the forecourt at the Marklineum during the IMA days.
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Offline TEEWolf  
#42 Posted : 06 September 2019 23:59:54(UTC)
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It seems there is going to be a second loco on the forecourt at the Marklineum during the IMA days.


Indeed and very interesting. Maerklin even is building special tracks at the EWS Arena to place the loco there.

But where is the loco from? It is from the Preßnitztalbahn. Read more about it here:

https://en.wikipedia.org...Pressnitz_Valley_Railway

https://www.pressnitztalbahn.de/

and some pictures

https://www.google.de/se...sxosKHfdEAOsQsAR6BAgJEAE

The valley of the river Preßnitz is near Chemnitz (Wolkenstein) and leads to the border of the Czech Republic.

Prior area of the Deutsche Reichsbahn (DDR).Smile
CS 3 is a controller system from Märklin - not a central station.
Offline Dgriman  
#43 Posted : 08 September 2019 20:18:38(UTC)
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Hello All,

This year I'll visit IMA 2019 (only Saturday and Sunday morning), we will be a team of about 20 persons from Greek Club - HMC (Hellenic Marklin Club), is there anyone who would like to meet at Stauferpark or at RR station ?

Our team schedule have early Saturday morning at Stauferpark and later at RR station for the BR101 (Mar-39378) and back to Stauferpark again !!!

Dimitris
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Offline TEEWolf  
#44 Posted : 08 September 2019 20:26:02(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: Dgriman Go to Quoted Post
Hello All,

This year I'll visit IMA 2019 (only Saturday and Sunday morning), we will be a team of about 20 persons from Greek Club - HMC (Hellenic Marklin Club), is there anyone who would like to meet at Stauferpark or at RR station ?

Our team schedule have early Saturday morning at Stauferpark and later at RR station for the BR101 (Mar-39378) and back to Stauferpark again !!!

Dimitris


did you read IanC post #17 in this tread?
4@4 - we did the same in 2017 already and had lots of fun.

OH, 4@4 means
at 4 p.m. (16:00 - on Saturday) we meet on platform 4 at the central (main) station BigGrin in Goeppingen.
CS 3 is a controller system from Märklin - not a central station.
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Offline Dgriman  
#45 Posted : 08 September 2019 20:30:24(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: TEEWolf Go to Quoted Post
Originally Posted by: Dgriman Go to Quoted Post
Hello All,

This year I'll visit IMA 2019 (only Saturday and Sunday morning), we will be a team of about 20 persons from Greek Club - HMC (Hellenic Marklin Club), is there anyone who would like to meet at Stauferpark or at RR station ?

Our team schedule have early Saturday morning at Stauferpark and later at RR station for the BR101 (Mar-39378) and back to Stauferpark again !!!

Dimitris


did you read IanC post #17 in this tread?
4@4 - we did the same in 2017 already and had lots of fun.

OH, 4@4 means
at 4 p.m. (16:00 - on Saturday) we meet on platform 4 at the central (main) station BigGrin in Goeppingen.


Oh, I didn't know that, this is great, and I'll do my best to meet you there !!!
Thanks for the info TEEWolf !!!ThumpUp

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Offline kiwiAlan  
#46 Posted : 08 September 2019 22:01:59(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: Dgriman Go to Quoted Post

Our team schedule have early Saturday morning at Stauferpark and later at RR station for the BR101 (Mar-39378) and back to Stauferpark again !!!

Dimitris


Are toy aware that this loco is at he station only on Saturday morning, so if you wish to see it I would make that your number 1 priority in the morning.

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Offline kiwiAlan  
#47 Posted : 08 September 2019 22:17:39(UTC)
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Right, off to bed for one more sleep before we start on our way to the IMA.

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Offline biswasg  
#48 Posted : 13 September 2019 04:19:21(UTC)
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Is there a luggage storage facility in Goppingen?
Gautam
Offline hvc  
#49 Posted : 13 September 2019 08:29:48(UTC)
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Hi all - I’ll be there 4@4! I’ve never met anyone from the forum in person before, but in case you spot me during the day I’m 200 cm tall and will be wearing a T-Shirt that says “I like trains” :-)
- Herman
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Offline Dreadnought  
#50 Posted : 14 September 2019 00:08:22(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: biswasg Go to Quoted Post
Is there a luggage storage facility in Goppingen?


There are lockers at the Marklineum at the factory. They are past the washrooms to the left
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