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Re: Ferrovie dello Balconia (part 2)
« Reply #210 on: November 12, 2019, 10:01:44 »
In Balconia there is little to do at the moment, but nevertheless there was no sitting still. The transition rails have been completely rebuilt: the glue used did not work at all. So I had to sand everything down and use my tried and tested recipe: Bison two-component glue.

Meanwhile, Henk did not sit still and paid a working visit to Madurodam. He really enjoyed the railway company there, but normal gauge is a little too large for Balconia (Madurodam has a 1:25 scale train layout on 65 mm gauge).




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Re: Ferrovie dello Balconia (part 2)
« Reply #211 on: November 14, 2019, 07:06:53 »
Nice pictures you took! (By the way, I am curious, what's the origin of your railway name?)

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Re: Ferrovie dello Balconia (part 2)
« Reply #212 on: November 14, 2019, 18:06:51 »
Nice pictures you took! (By the way, I am curious, what's the origin of your railway name?)

"Ferrovie dello Balconia”

The "Ferrovie dello Balconia" is my little railway company that started in 2011 with a second hand LGB starter set. Since it is extended with second hand LGB and Playmobil locomotives and wagons, because new rolling stock is too expensive for me.
The little railway started on my balcony, hence the name "Ferrovie dello Balconia”, but now drives during the summer in the garden on my parents camping site. It is much loved by small, large and very large children  ;)
The layout is always temporary, because I can’t visit the camping site during the winter. I do own some buildings, these are made from wood or plastic and there are even some houses from Playmobil.
I designed my own logo that can be found on some locomotives and wagons. Also my cousin printed my logo on his 3D-printer.


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Re: Ferrovie dello Balconia (part 2)
« Reply #213 on: November 17, 2019, 11:05:13 »
I see, thanks for the detailed explanation! I was curious to know why you opted for an Italian-sounding name.  :)

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Re: Ferrovie dello Balconia (part 2)
« Reply #214 on: November 17, 2019, 23:31:30 »
The Italian name was just chosen because of the nice sound.

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Re: Ferrovie dello Balconia (part 2)
« Reply #215 on: April 13, 2020, 07:46:22 »
That working one and a half meters from each other is not really going to work with Henk and Ben of "klusbedrijf HENK".


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Re: Ferrovie dello Balconia (part 2)
« Reply #216 on: April 13, 2020, 07:53:06 »
:lol:
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Re: Ferrovie dello Balconia (part 2)
« Reply #217 on: April 13, 2020, 08:23:36 »
For Playmobil figures you must divide by 25.
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Re: Ferrovie dello Balconia (part 2)
« Reply #218 on: April 14, 2020, 07:51:18 »
Köstlich (=nice)!

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