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 Posted: Mon Nov 6th, 2017 07:25 pm
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Kurt Ubl
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Hello to all, after a long time reading this forum I want to join and to introduce myself.
So I`m 71 Years I want to go to the past at first. As most of young boys in Germany you have a Maerklin layout so have I.
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But a lot of Years later DC caught me in form of a N scale gift from my old friend Helmut. Then my wife forced me to build a work car with opening doors she meant it should be working to be prototypical.
This was the rule with all following models! What is with the doors, what is with the trucks, are they equalised? Nothing was right when it don`t function like the original. Doors open, real gas windows, sliding windows and so on. Sometimes it was a pain for me to saw 0.3mm cuts in 1x1mm wood straps to make a sliding window for a locomotive or an opening door in front of the cab. Over the Years there were many dead ends.
The most important change was the 100 year set from LGB, I bought two sets and the first action was to change the Stainz to an american locomotive. New cab, glass windows, sliding side windows, opening front doors with windows, tender with 4 axle trucks and most important two rubber tires.
This 2-4-0  loco was able to pull 16 cars of my homemade american boxcars, cattle cars, pickle cars, tank cars, hoppers, high side gondolas, low side gondolas, flatcars and caboose with metal trucks and wheels on a straight track and the whole consist of cars rolled over a pencil on one side of the track without derailing.
Then came command control but this is a theme my friend Helmut can explain better. The ups and downs were very interesting but the control of trains today were forced of the inventions he made in the beginning of these possibilities. Remember: The beginning was a simple garage opening system!
So I am closing for today. More with text and pictures soon.
There`s a prototype for everything
Yours Kurt

Now I have got the goal, the other pictures are in the gallery, have to find out how to insert.

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Last edited on Mon Nov 6th, 2017 07:46 pm by Kurt Ubl



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 Posted: Mon Nov 6th, 2017 08:40 pm
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Hi Kurt :wave:



WELCOME ! to Freerails !!



I have the photos you sent in. :thumb:

Very nice. :)



Posting from your 'Freerails Members Gallery' is very easy, once you understand how. L:

There are instructions on this, in the Photo Posting Forum.

Helmut knows how the Members Gallery works of course as well. :brill:



Kurt has some great photos of his railroading. :bg:

Can't wait !



:moose:



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 Posted: Mon Nov 6th, 2017 09:04 pm
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Hi again Kurt :wave:



You could of course, start a new Thread for some of your photos. :cool:



It looks like you might have quite a few from your garden railroad, for example.

Perhaps Posting them in the 'Large Scale' Forum could be good.

The Thread could have the railroads name as it's tittle then as well.



Just a thought. L:



By all means Post HERE as well !



:)



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 Posted: Tue Nov 7th, 2017 12:21 am
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Hello all, thank you for the warm welcome.
I had a layout on the terrasse of my house here on Tenerife but two severe storms in the past disturbed most of it. so I put all in moving boxes waiting for better days. In the time we were living here we got 5 grandchildren who are waiting for us to come back to Germany. I build two layouts for the boys an sent them to their home but was not able to finish them there. They have moved too. I have a lot of pictures and I hope many of you get some inspiration from my scratch building in the last years since 1982. Will post them in the gallery an in Large Scale.
Kurt



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 Posted: Tue Nov 7th, 2017 12:41 am
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Dein Englisch ist besser als mein Deutsch.
Willkommen!
Haben Sie gebaut irgendwelche Lokomotiven oder Eisenbahn-Ausrüstung noch?
Wir erwarten eines Tages Fotos von Ihrem Modell Züge.



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 Posted: Tue Nov 7th, 2017 03:15 pm
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Hello Lee B
I will give my best, long time ago I was only 1 week in Hereford to improve my English but thanks for the compliment. I think German is a lot harder to learn. I will post in Large Scale or scratch building, stay tuned.



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 Posted: Tue Nov 7th, 2017 10:16 pm
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:wave:     Welcome Kurt to this wonderful forum,there are vast amounts of information and photos to help people with the hobby.If you need to know an answer to a problem just ask on the forum ,someone will know the answer and help you .We love to see plenty of photos of your layout and of what you are building.I like your avatar photo ........Once again ,Welcome.:2t:.......................Peter



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 Posted: Wed Nov 8th, 2017 12:54 am
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Hello Kurt, and

WELCOME!

Hope that you enjoy the forum.

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