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Model Railroad

Fri May 12, 2006 11:51 pm

The Lego thread made me think of another toy I had when I was little. Stuffed in the attic at my mom's, is a Märklin starterkit.

Anybody else play with this?
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RE: Model Railroad

Fri May 12, 2006 11:55 pm

Quoting KaiGywer (Thread starter):
Anybody else play with this?

Nope, your mom wouldn't let me and you wouldn't share.  Wink
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RE: Model Railroad

Fri May 12, 2006 11:55 pm

Quoting KaiGywer (Thread starter):
Anybody else play with this?

I asked you mom but she wouldn't let me, said she couldn't be bothered to go up in the attic to get it


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RE: Model Railroad

Sat May 13, 2006 12:04 am

Quoting YooYoo (Reply 1):
Nope, your mom wouldn't let me and you wouldn't share.



Quoting Willo (Reply 2):
I asked you mom but she wouldn't let me, said she couldn't be bothered to go up in the attic to get it

Haha, comedians  Wink

OK, anybody play with model trains LIKE it, not mine  Smile (Damn right, I won't share)
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Sat May 13, 2006 12:06 am

I had a fairly sizeable model railroad in an upstairs room . . . HO scale. A hodge podge of locomotives, cars, buildings, etc. That was 35 years ago (+/-). I remember the room was rather large and the railroad took up the entire room.

Since my Father was in the railroad business (along with Gramps) it seemed only natural.
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RE: Model Railroad

Sat May 13, 2006 12:11 am

Seriously, i did have a train set but it was a Lego set. It was given to me from a relative in Germany and started my love for Lego.

I still have it and...here it goes....

It's in my mom's attic !!

I think i still have a metal engine in my collection as well. It supposedly was a collectible way back then, i wonder what i could get for it now ?
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RE: Model Railroad

Sat May 13, 2006 12:14 am

Quoting ANCFlyer (Reply 4):
I had a fairly sizeable model railroad in an upstairs room

Me too but in the garage, Santa Fe and Illinois Central. Still have my Lionel sets too. One is from 1947.
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Sat May 13, 2006 12:18 am

When I was a lad, my Dad had a sizeable shed in the garden that was bought specifically for his model railway. Sadly, although the trackwork was completed and we ran trains, he became seriously ill and never did got to finish the scenery and buildings. When he died and we moved, the railway was dismantled and the shed was taken apart to come with us. The rolling stock is still is my mothers loft and I intend to reclaim it (and the enormous Scalextric layout) one day soon.
 
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Sat May 13, 2006 3:03 am

No but if I win the lottery that'll be one of the first things I buy. I'd love a really big layout, with curves to scale and trains that go "into the distance" but I suspect it will always be a dream.

Until then I make do with a virtual railway on my PC. How sad is that?  embarrassed 
 
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RE: Model Railroad

Sat May 13, 2006 3:07 am

Quoting David L (Reply 8):
Until then I make do with a virtual railway on my PC

Speaking of. How does MS Train Simulator work? Can't be the most exciting thing in the world, it's not like Flight Sim where you can fly wherever you want. Unless there are other aspects to it I don't know?
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RE: Model Railroad

Sat May 13, 2006 3:16 am

Quoting KaiGywer (Reply 9):
How does MS Train Simulator work? Can't be the most exciting thing in the world, it's not like Flight Sim where you can fly wherever you want.

Ah, I didn't mean MS Train Simulator... but I have that, too! It is limited in that respect but it doesn't do a bad job. There are add-on routes but obviously only a tiny proportion of what really exists. It makes a change.

The one I meant is called Virtual Railroad, I think. I haven't looked at it for a while... since I got my first PMDG aircraft, actually! You build your own landscape then place your track and stations, roads, rivers, lakes, bridges, buildings, etc. Then you can plonk a locomotive and some carriages on it and control it the way you would a model railway.

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Sat May 13, 2006 4:12 am

Quoting KaiGywer (Thread starter):
Stuffed in the attic at my mom's, is a Märklin starterkit.

You bet. We had that large flake board that we would put up on trestles (if that is the word) and build our little railroad "landscape" on it. Houses, cars, people, animals, you name it... in fact the first true major purchase I made in my life was this:



a retro set of "Rheingold" cars, bought a steam loco along with it. It had LED table lamps, complete interiors and delicate deco on the outside... now it's stored in the attic.
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RE: Model Railroad

Sat May 13, 2006 5:10 am

I did, and I still do! Big grin I just love them..

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RE: Model Railroad

Sat May 13, 2006 6:17 am

Quoting KaiGywer (Thread starter):
Anybody else play with this?

It's not play! We prefer to call it "Prototype Railroading".

As a collector of Lionel trains, I get a lot of crap about my "toy trains" as the Lionel's are not perfect scale models. "Prototype" railroaders are fanatics about detail and authenticity.

My Lionel collection goes back to 1959 and their value outweighs any deficiencies in scale or detail.

Where's L-188 in this thread?
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RE: Model Railroad

Sat May 13, 2006 6:47 am

Quoting ANCFlyer (Reply 4):
I had a fairly sizeable model railroad in an upstairs room

Which your grandfather no doubt derailed.  Wink
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RE: Model Railroad

Sat May 13, 2006 6:51 am

Quoting CastleIsland (Reply 14):
Which your grandfather no doubt derailed

You're being kind using "derailed". It's more like "levitated".  Smile
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RE: Model Railroad

Sat May 13, 2006 6:59 am

Quoting KevinL1011 (Reply 15):
You're being kind using "derailed". It's more like "levitated".

Reminds me of... Maglev Trip Report (Not For 56k Victims!) (by Aloges Mar 27 2006 in Non Aviation)  Wink
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Sat May 13, 2006 7:09 am

Quoting Aloges (Reply 16):
Reminds me of...

Shameless self-promotion. Excellent!  Wink
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Sat May 13, 2006 7:15 am

Quoting CastleIsland (Reply 17):
Shameless self-promotion. Excellent!

thought you might like it  duck 
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RE: Model Railroad

Sat May 13, 2006 7:35 am

Yeap, for about 7 or 8 years now I have been into model railways and am a member of my local club here in Plymouth. Sadly I don't have the room to put up my own layout, but at the clubrooms we have several test tracks which allow me to run full length HST's and decent sized block freight trains.

The club also has three exhibition layouts which are taken around the country, some having appeared at the Warley National Model Railway Exhibition at the NEC in Birmingham, anyone who reads the UK Model Railway press may know the names;

Seawall N Gauge model of the Dawlish Sea Wall in Devon.
Friary New OO Gauge interpretation of a new station in Plymouth.
Great Snoring OO Gauge model set in East Anglia.(might not have appeared in the mags yet).

I have a couple of layouts; a 3ft x 12ft end to end OO depot layout which is awaiting the electronics to be finished before it goes to another exhibition and an ultra small 6ft by 1ft 009 layout based on a Dartmoor quarry, this has yet to be finished though and is still cluttering up my bedroom much to the annoyance of everybody else in the house. Stock wise all of the 009 is either scratch build or kit built, but my collection is pretty small of this gauge. Most of my stock is 00, I have about 70 locomotives, just about all of them post privatisation Diesels such as classes 08, 09, 31, 37, 47, 56, 57, 58, 60, 66, 67, 158, 159 and 170.

Its a great hobby to have, but can get highly addictive!

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