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Postby 70'sdreamer » Mon Aug 01, 2011 8:45 pm

So this is my model railway, it was begun in 1967 by my dad, and it went on and on, larger and larger, all through the years. I'm not fixed on an era with the engines and trains. Most models are German, some are Swiss, Austrian, Italian, and a few Dansih, Swedish and others.

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My older son on controls - it's analogue

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A joinery... (and yes, it has my firm's name like it was named in the 70s, when my granddad and dad owned it ;) )

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Re: Old German railway

Postby Paul » Mon Aug 01, 2011 8:57 pm

Hi Stefan,
What guage are they?
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Re: Old German railway

Postby Paul » Mon Aug 01, 2011 8:59 pm

Paul wrote:Hi Stefan,
What guage are they?

NB, can you please get Sevi to run the British Railways ?! :)
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Postby 70'sdreamer » Mon Aug 01, 2011 9:05 pm

Paul wrote:Hi Stefan,
What guage are they?


It's Maerklin A.C., H0-scale (1 : 87)
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Re: Old German railway

Postby chill » Mon Aug 01, 2011 9:09 pm

Hi

superb posts and pictures.

To be honest it brought happy memories of the layout my dad had.

Really have to get some piccies of it on here.
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Re: Old German railway

Postby Paul » Mon Aug 01, 2011 9:13 pm

Hi Stefan the pics are absoluely brilliant :D

NB - on your introduction, I might just add another BJH thing ......! Sorry but you know I am totally sad ! :oops: :)
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Postby mike » Mon Aug 01, 2011 9:18 pm

Excellent model railway Stefan certainly deserves a K
How many loco's do you have :D :D

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Re: Old German railway

Postby Paul » Mon Aug 01, 2011 9:25 pm

I'm like a train that's jumping the track ...

Stefan will "clock" this one

1981 - Turn of the Tide etc
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Postby Mark » Mon Aug 01, 2011 10:24 pm

That's an awesome layout Stefan. I love the attention to detail. There is just so much going on. Have another K.
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Postby SkyFire » Tue Aug 02, 2011 1:43 am

Fantastic looking layout, I might be pinching some of the ideas on it for my own one. :)
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Postby casper » Tue Aug 02, 2011 1:59 am

Nice layout stefan,
many many hours of work put in to get the layout to that stage. you and your dad must have had hours of fun together building it. Detail is fantastic. :)
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Postby 70'sdreamer » Tue Aug 02, 2011 3:15 pm

Thank you so much, all! I'll upload some more detail pics these days.
My dad stopped working on the layout around 1979 I think, and I started in 1981 when I was 16. First thing I did was to install the overhead contact line (it's also Maerklin, a working one, so electric locomotives can drive with the pantographs), and the transfer table for electric and diesel locomotives.
After that the factory was built, together with more shunting tracks. At that time the area where the market is was a small airport, but I didn't like that, so I bought some frame houses, the airport was gone and the "city" became bigger...
At that time I also bought many figures from "Preiser" (I don't know if you have them in England, too), and atteched them at several places like the city, the factory and swimming lake (btw I have pics of the swimming lake but maybe if I post them I have to "censore" them - a part of the beach is a clothing optional area...).
The last years I didn't build anything anymore, but I dream of a turning platform in front of the factory area, for the steam engines. To build this, I would have to enlarge the layout on the front - there's some place (but no money at the moment) ;)
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Re: Old German railway

Postby 70'sdreamer » Tue Aug 02, 2011 3:23 pm

Oh, I forgot to mention that one of the last things was the background with the picture of these hills (I took them during a holiday in Switzerland), with the cable car ("Brawa", scale "N", because it's at the back wall of the room, to simulate it's far away). It was difficult to build it in after the overhead contact line, but the idea was born later... The houses back on that wall, and figures and cars on the parking place are also scale "N". The houses are only the front and a small piece of the roof and side walls, but I drilled a hole behind every house in the picture so I could build in lights.
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Re: Old German railway

Postby chill » Tue Aug 02, 2011 3:40 pm

Nice touch with the photo for the scale issue.
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Re: Old German railway

Postby 70'sdreamer » Tue Aug 02, 2011 4:14 pm

Here is a picture of that background I talked about:

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And a picture of the cable car staion on the hill. It's not the original "Brawa" station but a modified "Faller" house, scale "N":

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Re: Old German railway

Postby 70'sdreamer » Tue Aug 02, 2011 7:46 pm

mike wrote:Excellent model railway Stefan certainly deserves a K
How many loco's do you have :D :D

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There are:

- 63 steam engines (mostly Germans, a few French, Belgium, Swiss)
- 18 Diesel locos (Germans, one Danish)
- 6 Diesel railcars (mostly Germans, one Swiss/Netherlands)
- 62 Electric locos (Germans, Swiss, Austrian, Italian, Swedish)
- 4 Electric railcars (all Germans)
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Re: Old German railway

Postby Paul » Thu Aug 04, 2011 1:28 pm

Hi Stefan,
Do you make a lot of the accessories to go with the engines, buy them all, or do a mixture of both?
NB - you could always start another thread about the accessories, e.g. tunnels/mountains, buildings, & smaller things ! Hint Hint ! :) :) :)
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Re: Old German railway

Postby 70'sdreamer » Thu Aug 04, 2011 5:15 pm

Paul wrote:Hi Stefan,
Do you make a lot of the accessories to go with the engines, buy them all, or do a mixture of both?
NB - you could always start another thread about the accessories, e.g. tunnels/mountains, buildings, & smaller things ! Hint Hint ! :) :) :)


Depends... Many things are self-made, like the mountains and tunnels. Buildings are all kits from "Faller", "Vollmer" or "Kibri", some of them modificated. Many accessories are also self-made. Cars are finished models from "Herpa" and "Wiking", and kits from "Kibri", like the big crane on the factory - it was built by my brother.
Good idea to start a topic about the accessory and buildings.
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Re: Old German railway

Postby Paul » Thu Aug 04, 2011 5:21 pm

70'sdreamer wrote:
Paul wrote:Hi Stefan,
Do you make a lot of the accessories to go with the engines, buy them all, or do a mixture of both?
NB - you could always start another thread about the accessories, e.g. tunnels/mountains, buildings, & smaller things ! Hint Hint ! :) :) :)


Depends... Many things are self-made, like the mountains and tunnels. Buildings are all kits from "Faller", "Vollmer" or "Kibri", some of them modificated. Many accessories are also self-made. Cars are finished models from "Herpa" and "Wiking", and kits from "Kibri", like the big crane on the factory - it was built by my brother.
Good idea to start a topic about the accessory and buildings.

Cheers Stefan :)
Just waiting for the new thread, especially as it would be really nice to see how you all either make them from scratch or "mod" (modify) existing bits etc :D
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Postby Paul » Thu Aug 04, 2011 5:24 pm

Hi Stefan,
I forgot to ask, does Alan "The Mad Woolly Fan" like model railways as well as the real ones?
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