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Nov. 9th and 10th, Eresing (Bavaria), Germany, 16th annual Model Railway Days

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martin67

Hi everybody,

 

this is for all, who are staying in Southern Germany in early November (or live there anyway). We will have our 16th annual Model Railway Days in 86922 Eresing (approx. 40kms west of Munich) on 9th and 10th of November 2019. 

 

-many nice layouts 

-a big swapmeet (train market)

-good bavarian food and beverages

-Free Entry!

 

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I'm one of the exhibitors (so whoever wants to check out who I am, please go ahead and come), showing my Italian layout "Valditaro" and the japanese MAGLEV "Linear Liner" on a running setup.

 

Martin

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cteno4

Sounds like fun! Please post some pictures of the event, always fun to see trains shows around the world!

 

what mag lev are you using?

 

jeff

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martin67

Hi Jeff,

 

it's the one that works like the "real thing" from Takara Tomy.

 

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It's the fourth year now that I bring this train to this show, and it turned out to be a big hit with both children and their parents. Children love the speed of the train and adults are very interrested, how this thing works.

 

Martin

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Yavianice

@martin67 Thank you for sharing! I will be able to go here! If your layout is N-Gauge and Analogue, I could even bring a train or two in case you are interested and let me (and the weather is good on that day because I have to walk from the station).

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martin67

Sounds good! You're from the area? Unfortunately my layout is HO (but analogue). From Geltendorf station it's a 30 minutes walk to the show, unfortunately we have no public transport or bus shuttle (bring your bicycle 😊...).

 

Martin

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cteno4

Martin,

 

thanks! The motion generator is not a linear induction, correct? I thought it was some wheels in the station that gave it momentum.

 

jeff

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Yavianice

I have no bike or bus. So I'll walk. Half an hour is no issue. I will go unless it's terrible weather. Not sure yet which day, but I assume you will be there both days?

 

And I don't have HO. But that doesn't matter.

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18 hours ago, cteno4 said:

Martin,

 

thanks! The motion generator is not a linear induction, correct? I thought it was some wheels in the station that gave it momentum.

 

jeff

 

The motion generator is a linear induction, indeed. The wheels in the station are only sort of a mechanical stopping-mechanism, as the train won't be able to stop once it runs. You can see two types of permanent magnets in the tracks, dots in the middle and long strips on each side. The strips keep the train above ground (hovering). The train itself has electric magnets in the bottom, which are switched on and off in a certain sequence. These and the permanent dots in the trackbed create the motion. The train has small wheels on each side to reduce resistance in the curves. 

 

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The wheels in the station are set back during the running session, so the train won't touch them. If you want to stop the train, you have to extend the wheels and the train will come to an immediate stop. This doesn't look very nice and it's rather noisy, too. Funny to see people twitch when it stops, saying things like "oh sh..." and other strange words 🙂

 

Cheers,

 

Martin

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16 hours ago, Yavianice said:

I have no bike or bus. So I'll walk. Half an hour is no issue. I will go unless it's terrible weather. Not sure yet which day, but I assume you will be there both days?

 

And I don't have HO. But that doesn't matter.

 

I'll be there both days, all day long, running my layouts. You can't miss me, unless I'm quickly off to get some food at lunchtime. And even then, I'm just around the corner in the adjacent restaurant. 

 

Martin

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cteno4

Ahh thanks Martin! That clears that up. The wheels were confusing and thought it was like the old hot wheels system that used wheels on the side to shoot the cars around the track. It is a fun system, jr central staff here in dc have one and take it to various events to push mag lev. I have my little $50 knockoff that’s like 3’x2’ we use for a display at some shows. Kids love it. It only has mag side rails on the inside so you can see the vertical float gap and slip a business card under it to show it flys over the card.

 

have fun at the show and post Picts!

 

cheer,

 

jeff

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martin67

A friend of mine took this video of my train two years ago. Just in case you wanna see it run  🤗

 

 

Cheerio,

 

Martin

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Just another four weeks to go! As a special surprise for our visitors I started to reactivate my little T-gauge layout, which I had built a couple of years ago. Will bring it to the show, too.

 

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Martin

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cteno4

Martin, that’s great! T is seen so seldomly.

 

we finally had to give up running T at shows as running our gen 1 and 2 mechs for many hours caused them to really muck up and requiring them to be totally stripped, cleaned and lubed after a day or two of running. For some reason they seemed do get dirtier faster with prolonged running than with shorter usual play sessions on overall run time. A few also would get warm after a couple of hours and would need to be swapped, others stayed cool the whole time. I use to use the spot temp laser meter on them as that was an indicator of them about to get stuttery. Track also gets dirtier faster and I think this is just from them getting warmer and lube oil just coming out more and that with carbon film from any arcing. I use to give the tracks a swipe after every 30-60 min and it would help everything last longer running well (luckily in a small T scale layout that takes like 30 seconds!).

 

it got a lot of eyeballs at shows, that’s for sure! We use to joke we should have one of those swing arm magnifying glasses over the layout! I’ve always wanted to do a little modular setup with T gauge, it lends itself to some really interesting modular stuff.

 

i finally got a bit tired cleaning motor units and have not done T at shows for a few years now, I have a gen 3 and 4 motor units that run much nicer with the new custom motors and gear boxes, but not yet tried them on longer runs. the new controller looks nice as well for better running.
 

I kind of put T aside when the US distributor passed away a few years back who was a good friend and lived nearby. It’s really is fun what you can do with it in a tiny space! One of our club members was making tiny desktop layouts for sale.
 

you are going to have quite a setup for the show!

 

cheers

 

jeff

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martin67

Hi Jeff,

 

bought my T-gauge stuff a couple of years ago (around 2011), there was the second generation of models just on the market. Although, I managed to get a 1st generation JR 103 trainset in orange Chuo Line colours, but this is not running properly.

 

Actually, even if I had my little layout on several train shows, I never tried long running sessions. I ran the trains only for 10 - 15 minutes, thes gave them a break. So, I never experienced dirty wheels and things like that until now. I didn't have confidence in those little motors to let them run for a long time.Despite this, one of my MU motor cars overheated and passed away.

 

The interrest in those tiny trains was enormous. The press stopped by and did an article, we did comparison pictures with coins and models of other scales and there were loads of people watching the running sessions. 

 

These days I'm working on the layout, as it used to be rather basic. This year it will look a little bit more prototypical, with trees and tiny people and animals. Looking forward to the show and the reaction of the visitors.

 

Martin

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cteno4

Martin,

 

very smart! I should have just run ours when folks stopped in for shorter periods.

 

usually was crap getting sucked up in the mechs and the tracks not the wheels getting dirty,

 

at some point with some time I’ll get our t gauge going again for shows as as you found they are really popular! I was always tempted to bring a swing arm magnifying loop to put over the layout! 
 

cheers

 

jeff

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martin67

Another three days....

 

Martin

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MichiK

Meh... I would have liked to come, but too much family in the way...

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martin67

Bring your family along, there's a lot to see (and to play with). My Maglev is usually run-by-kids, and the food is really good at "Alter Wirt". The best combo for a day out with the family.

 

Martin

 

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MichiK

Just the other day I've mentioned inconspiciously the maglev to my son - looks like we'll pay a visit tomorrow!

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