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Title: Kleine Züge in der großen Welt - wee trains big on tour
Post by: Junker Jörg on August 06, 2017, 10:38:11
Ab und zu kann ich meine Züge auf anderen Gartenbahnanlagen ausführen. Hier ein paar Eindrücke vom Fahrtag bei einem Gartenbahner, der mal eben einen geschätzten halben Kilometer Gleis im Garten versenkt hat, auf dem ca. zwanzig Zuggarnituren pc-gesteuert fahren (während nochmal rund 20 Loks auf Abstellgleisen bereitstehen...  :o).

Every once in a while my trains are allowed a day off to stroll real garden train layouts. Yesterday we met at a mate's providing about half a mile of tracks and some 20 trains ready to run, another 20 engines waiting on sidings... Some impressions of a real great day off. I had my railbus "Schweineschnäuzchen", a self built DRG VT 149 with me.

(https://abload.de/img/41fahrtagwrzburg20171psb0.jpg)
Neben so einer großen V200 schaut der Ameisenbär ja ziemlich klein aus, ...

Next to a V200 Diesel my railbus's looking very small. But a wee change of surroundings can make a big difference:
(https://abload.de/img/42fahrtagwrzburg2017ndsen.jpg)
...aber es gab auch Triebwagen, die ähnlich groß waren.

(https://abload.de/img/43fahrtagwrzburg2017d7sra.jpg)
Ein Haltepunkt am Rande...

Just a stop and a really big station.
(https://abload.de/img/44fahrtagwrzburg20177ys99.jpg)
...und ein etwas größerer Bahnhof.

(https://abload.de/img/45fahrtagwrzburg2017y1s1w.jpg)
Auf freier Strecke...

Some impressions on the line and next to a Spreewaldbahn steam enging pulling some Reichsbahn Abteilwagen (I've no idea how they're called in proper English, maybe some natives can help?).
(https://abload.de/img/46fahrtagwrzburg2017phs53.jpg)
...und neben einem Personenzug der Spreewaldbahn.

(https://abload.de/img/47fahrtagwrzburg2017d6sb7.jpg)
Nochmal zu Besuch...

(https://abload.de/img/48fahrtagwrzburg2017uzss4.jpg)
...an einem Haltepunkt...

(https://abload.de/img/49fahrtagwrzburg201785sjm.jpg)
...und in einem etwas größeren Bahnhof.

Again a stop and a station followed by some impressions besides the tracks.

(https://abload.de/img/50fahrtagwrzburg2017lrs4q.jpg)
Vorbei an Bortzeithüttla...

(https://abload.de/img/51fahrtagwrzburg2017t3sfu.jpg)
...und Wegkreuz,...

(https://abload.de/img/52fahrtagwrzburg2017o4sr0.jpg)
...schnell noch mal vor die tiefstehende Abendsonne geknört,...

Led by the setting sun it's time to go home...

(https://abload.de/img/53fahrtagwrzburg2017g4sp6.jpg)
...bevor's zurück nach Hause ging.

jj:
Title: Re: Kleine Züge in der großen Welt - wee trains big on tour
Post by: Marco_4124 on August 06, 2017, 10:45:50
Great pictures, perfect trains and a beautiful layout  :wave:
Title: Re: Kleine Züge in der großen Welt - wee trains big on tour
Post by: playmofire on August 06, 2017, 11:03:45
Marco says it all, and an Abteilwagen is called a compartment coach over here and the LGB 3050s are a favourite of mine, I have four of them.
Title: Re: Kleine Züge in der großen Welt - wee trains big on tour
Post by: Junker Jörg on August 07, 2017, 01:49:33
Compartment coaches then, cheers.

LGB 3050s are a favourite of mine, I have four of them.

Wish my favourites where only them...  8}. There's a couple of LGB Trains (engines and coaches/trucks) I'd like to have... Well, let's see what time and christmas may bring...  ::).

Wenn's bloß diese Waggons wären...  8-). Es gibt ein paar LGB Züge, die mir gefallen würden. Mal sehen, was die Zeit und das Christkind so bringen werden...  :).

jj:
Title: Re: Kleine Züge in der großen Welt - wee trains big on tour
Post by: playmofire on August 07, 2017, 07:41:19
Compartment coaches then, cheers.

Wish my favourites where only them...  8}. There's a couple of LGB Trains (engines and coaches/trucks) I'd like to have... Well, let's see what time and christmas may bring...  ::).

Wenn's bloß diese Waggons wären...  8-). Es gibt ein paar LGB Züge, die mir gefallen würden. Mal sehen, was die Zeit und das Christkind so bringen werden...  :).

jj:

I take it your wife is following this thread.   :)
Title: Re: Kleine Züge in der großen Welt - wee trains big on tour
Post by: Junker Jörg on August 08, 2017, 16:04:19
I take it your wife is following this thread.   :)
Wish she would - if only there was a chance of her buying me a christmas present at an LGB-shop. But realistically spoken let's hope she doesn't not to let her see what that might lead to...  8}.

Schön wär's, sofern sie sich zum Weihnachtseinkauf inspirieren ließ. Aber da ich eher fürchte, sie könnte sehen, was noch passieren könnte, ist's wohl besser, sie liest hier nicht mit  ::).

jj:
Title: Re: Kleine Züge in der großen Welt - wee trains big on tour
Post by: playmofire on August 08, 2017, 22:16:30
Wish she would - if only there was a chance of her buying me a christmas present at an LGB-shop. But realistically spoken let's hope she doesn't not to let her see what that might lead to...  8}.

Schön wär's, sofern sie sich zum Weihnachtseinkauf inspirieren ließ. Aber da ich eher fürchte, sie könnte sehen, was noch passieren könnte, ist's wohl besser, sie liest hier nicht mit  ::).

jj:

Wise words, Stefan.
Title: Re: Kleine Züge in der großen Welt - wee trains big on tour
Post by: Junker Jörg on August 19, 2017, 07:36:02
Ach ja, völlig vergessen: Ich hab ja auch noch ein Filmchen von dem Tag - (KLICK) (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IyJwrGdjysM) - klick for pics in motion.

(https://i.ytimg.com/vi/IyJwrGdjysM/hqdefault.jpg?sqp=-oaymwEWCMQBEG5IWvKriqkDCQgBFQAAiEIYAQ==&rs=AOn4CLB8berriA8luwuH1qImqofFtdSHiQ) (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IyJwrGdjysM).

jj:
Title: Re: Kleine Züge in der großen Welt - wee trains big on tour
Post by: Junker Jörg on August 29, 2017, 07:26:07
Wir waren nochmal unterwegs.

Another day out in the green. This time the latest (more likely last) Playmobil engine was allowed a run on free land tracks pulling a pair of LGB flat beds. Starting at a station right by overtaking another train waiting it passed a wee village and its church before...

Gestern durften zwei Loks und ein Personenzug in Nürnberg in das natürliche Habitat der Gartenbahnen eintauchen. Viel Spaß mit den ersten Eindrücken.

Den Anfang...
(https://abload.de/img/2017n01sjbpp.jpg)
...durfte die "Kleine Gelbe" machen. Aus logistischen Gründen mit zwei LGB-Waggons.

(https://abload.de/img/2017n02seb89.jpg)
Bahnhofsausfahrt

(https://abload.de/img/2017n03mblw4.jpg)
Zugüberholung

(https://abload.de/img/2017n04btxrj.jpg)
Vorbei am Dorf,...

(https://abload.de/img/2017n053xanm.jpg)
...über die Brücke (so was Schickes hatten meine Züge bei mir nie)...

Across a nice bridge - something I was never able to provide my trains at home with  :-[ -  and past the yards the train enters its final destination where from it returns. All pics taken at a mates layout in Nuremberg during a gardenbahners'-meeting last Saturday. It's good to have friends who do own open air layouts when one can't afford his own one...  8}.

(https://abload.de/img/2017n068iahd.jpg)
...und schließlich vorbei am BW...

(https://abload.de/img/2017n0709y1p.jpg)
...bis zur Einfahrt im Zielbahnhof.

(https://abload.de/img/2017n08mtzlr.jpg)
Und für die Photographen...

(https://abload.de/img/2017n09c8z2u.jpg)
...ging's dann auch wieder zurück.

jj:
Title: Re: Kleine Züge in der großen Welt - wee trains big on tour
Post by: playmofire on August 29, 2017, 07:41:49
Another set of great pictures, Stefan.  Thank you for sharing.#

It's a shame Playmobil have abandoned the train theme.  Surely, Playmobil and LGB/Marklin could have come up with a join package of some sort?
Title: Re: Kleine Züge in der großen Welt - wee trains big on tour
Post by: Tiermann on August 29, 2017, 13:48:13
Great photos, and a wonderful looking layout to spend time on.

Title: Re: Kleine Züge in der großen Welt - wee trains big on tour
Post by: Junker Jörg on August 30, 2017, 07:47:21
It's a shame Playmobil have abandoned the train theme.  Surely, Playmobil and LGB/Marklin could have come up with a join package of some sort?

Ich habe erst die Tage erfahren, daß es früher persönliche Freundschaften zwischen LGB und Playmobil auf Chefebene gab (beide Firmen lagen ja nicht weit voneinander entfernt - die eine links von Nürnberg, die andere rechts). Vermutlich war das damals auch der Grund für die erste Zusammenarbeit der beiden Firmen in Sachen Eisenbahn.

Just a few days ago I got to know there used to be personal friendships between LGB's and Playmobil's leading chiefs long ago as both companies used to be settled not too far away from each other (one on Nurembergs left the other on the right). Quite likely that's the reason for that old partnership.

jj:
Title: Re: Kleine Züge in der großen Welt - wee trains big on tour
Post by: Marco_4124 on August 31, 2017, 12:19:20
Just a few days ago I got to know there used to be personal friendships between LGB's and Playmobil's leading chiefs long ago as both companies used to be settled not too far away from each other (one on Nurembergs left the other on the right). Quite likely that's the reason for that old partnership.
jj:

I have once proposed to remove the production from Playmobil trains to LGB into their ToyTrain series.
Title: Re: Kleine Züge in der großen Welt - wee trains big on tour
Post by: playmofire on August 31, 2017, 13:38:00
Follow this link

http://lgbyarner.blogspot.co.uk/search?updated-max=2013-07-10T14:02:00-07:00&max-results=7&start=7&by-date=false

and scroll down to the bottom of the page to The Deal with Playmobil
Title: Re: Kleine Züge in der großen Welt - wee trains big on tour
Post by: Junker Jörg on September 01, 2017, 11:37:17
Interessante Lektüre, danke - quite interesting to read, cheers!

jj:
Title: Re: Kleine Züge in der großen Welt - wee trains big on tour
Post by: Junker Jörg on November 29, 2017, 05:38:18
Hobberla, schon lang nix mehr hier geschrieben. Wir (= meine Züge und ich) waren mal wieder unterwegs. Diesmal ein Modellbahntag hier in der Nachbarstadt. Mein Gartenbahnstammtisch hatte eine Riesenanlage aufgebaut, auf der auch anderthalb Playmobilzüge fuhren.

Oops, no news here for too ong a time! We (= my tranis and me) took part in a model-railway-show which took place in our area. My Gartenbahnstammtisch put up a huge layout I was able to run my trains on.

(http://abload.de/img/2017f08yms89.jpg)
Güterzug mit Diesellok - goods train pulled by a Diesel-engine.

(http://abload.de/img/2017f03nckj0.jpg)
Personenzug (LGB) mit Playmobillok - passenger train: Playmobil tank engine pulling LGB coaches.

jj:
Title: Re: Kleine Züge in der großen Welt - wee trains big on tour
Post by: Junker Jörg on November 29, 2017, 08:15:30
Natürlich gab's dort nicht nur schöne, große Züge, sondern auch etwas kleinere, noppigere...
- apart from great big trains some smaller, more "knobly" ones were displayed also...

(http://abload.de/img/2017f125xjjq.jpg)
Hier wurden für mich Kindheitserinnerungen wach, die hatte ich früher auch. I used to have those when at child age.

(http://abload.de/img/2017f13z6keg.jpg)
Doch inzwischen gibt's von den Dänen sogar richtig schicke Loks und Triebwagen.

(http://abload.de/img/2017f143tjvj.jpg)
But today those Scandinaviens provide some really awesome engines and railbusses too.

(http://abload.de/img/2017f153xkko.jpg)
Die beiden Lokschuppen schauen auch ned schlecht aus!

(http://abload.de/img/2017f16d1jwq.jpg)
Those two engine sheds do look quite good as well!

Und dann gab's noch einiges aus Blech zu bestaunen:
(http://abload.de/img/2017f20gmklq.jpg)
(http://abload.de/img/2017f21vrj21.jpg)
(http://abload.de/img/2017f22e1kx5.jpg)
(http://abload.de/img/2017f23o0krm.jpg)
(http://abload.de/img/2017f24iuj64.jpg)
Tiny tins at display.

jj:
Title: Re: Kleine Züge in der großen Welt - wee trains big on tour
Post by: playmofire on November 29, 2017, 08:48:24
An excellent show, Stefan, thanks for sharing with us.

Are the photos after the L*g* what we call O gauge?
Title: Re: Kleine Züge in der großen Welt - wee trains big on tour
Post by: Tiermann on November 29, 2017, 12:48:56
Great looking show!

One of the things I find really interesting is that O gauge in English (Pronounced like the letter - oh) is 0 in Germany pronounced Null (zero). That makes what we call HO (aitch-oh) halb null in German (half zero). The numerals are the original gauge names, we just alphabetized them in English for some reason, probably because we lost track of the fact they were supposed to be numbers.
Title: Re: Kleine Züge in der großen Welt - wee trains big on tour
Post by: Junker Jörg on November 29, 2017, 13:06:18
Ja, das ist 1:45 oder Spur 0. Und es stimmt, das ist interessant, daß wir in Deutschland die Zahl Null sprechen (zumindest die, die sich damit auskennen), während im Englischen Sprachraum der Buchstabe O genommen wird. Ich meine aber, da die beiden anderen großen Spuren 1 und 2 heißen, daß die Version mit der Null die ursprüngliche sein dürfte. Hier ein Filmchen der Ausstellung (KLICK) (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fwbj752s-og), bei dem ab Minute 9:27 diese Züge zu sehen sind (unsere Anlage ab ca. 14:12 - allerdings ohne meine Züge, da ich nur am Aufbautag dort sein konnte).

Yes, it's 1:45 or O gauge. And it really is interesting, that Germans use to say Zero gauge while English speakers would call it "Oh"-Gauge assuming a letter instead of a numeral. I daresay "Zero" would be the original name as the other two big gauges are labelled as 1 and 2, so clearly numbered, not "lettered". There is a film on youtube (click) (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fwbj752s-og) showing that trains from min 9:27 (and our layout from min 14:12 though without my trains as I only could go there to set our layout up but not to enjoy the running-the-trains-for-visitors-fun).

jj:
Title: Re: Kleine Züge in der großen Welt - wee trains big on tour
Post by: Junker Jörg on December 05, 2017, 23:59:09
Die Anlage bestand aus zwei Fahrstrecken, zwischen denen keine Verbindung bestand. Hier mal eine Rundfahrt auf der unteren Strecke. Eine Playmobildampflok mit LGB-Waggons (1x Johanniter, 4x Jubiläumszug 900-Jahre-Nürnberg.

(https://i.ytimg.com/vi/FuN2HhPgCWM/hqdefault.jpg?sqp=-oaymwEXCPYBEIoBSFryq4qpAwkIARUAAIhCGAE=&rs=AOn4CLDvEy6Y_RZ-RExUICWbmn_dGIX42Q) (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FuN2HhPgCWM&t=1s)
Klick (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FuN2HhPgCWM&t=1s)

Our layout provided two seperated tracks. Here's a short film showing a Playmobil tank engine pulling 5 LGB coaches (1x St John Ambulance, 4x Nuremberg jubilee train) on the Low Line.

jj:
Title: Re: Kleine Züge in der großen Welt - wee trains big on tour
Post by: playmofire on December 06, 2017, 04:00:17
The steam sound is very good and very well co-ordinated with the train's speed
Title: Re: Kleine Züge in der großen Welt - wee trains big on tour
Post by: Marco_4124 on December 06, 2017, 09:33:04
A white steam locomotive? Is it powered by natural gas?  :lol:
Title: Re: Kleine Züge in der großen Welt - wee trains big on tour
Post by: Junker Jörg on December 06, 2017, 14:18:51
Ist eine Geisterlok  :lol: - mit radsynchronem Klang dank SUSI.

Diesen Anstrich gab's nur für Photoaufnahmen, weil schwarz auf schwarz auf schwarz-weiß Photos nicht so gut rauskam. Der Abstrich war - soweit ich weiß - nicht einmal wasserfest. Und daß der Klang zur Geschwindigkeit paßt, macht der Dekoder. Ach so, Geisterloks gibt's echt. So heißen Loks, die auf Grund eines Fehlers oder Unfalls führerlos fahren oder rollen  8}.

Well, seems to be a ghost train. Matching sound thanks to SUSI.

This light grey coat of paint was used on new engines to take pics as black on black doesn't look too great on black and white pics. The paint used here is - if I'm not mistaken - not even waterproof. And it's the decoder that makes the sound match.

jj:
Title: Re: Kleine Züge in der großen Welt - wee trains big on tour
Post by: Marco_4124 on December 09, 2017, 20:08:03
Is that called "fotografieranstrich" ?
Title: Re: Kleine Züge in der großen Welt - wee trains big on tour
Post by: Junker Jörg on December 10, 2017, 01:31:31
Ja, richtig. Mußte ich jetzt allerdings auch erst nachsehen. Umgangssprachlich sagen wir nur "Photoanstrich" dazu :).

Exactly though I indeed had to loog that up to answer your question as usually it's just called "Photoanstrich".

jj:

P.S. Not to let things grow to easy: Wether you write "Photo" oder "Foto" doesn't matter. But it has to be a cap "F" for Fotografieranstrich as nouns in German always start with caps 8}.