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#1 goodman

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Posted 29 April 2018 - 05:12 AM

Hello!
Some people, ask me, and I decided to share my collection of trains.
All started many years ago with this kit:

 

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Then, I had other locomotives, wagons and rails. When I grew up all this was stuck.

In 2009 I find a forum for rail modeling. For over half a year I have been reading

the various topics in the forum and I learned a lot of interesting things.
So, my passion for trains came back again.

There are 3 important criteria:

1. Size:
Railway modeling or train modeling is a hobby,
whereby rail transport systems are recreated in scale models of varying sizes.
Models may include both rolling stock (locomotives, wagons, cars),
route, signaling, buildings, streets, greenery, etc.

There are a few scales: HO, TT, N, Z The most popular is HO - 1:87
 
https://en.wikipedia...scale_standards

2. Epoch: It shows the historical affiliation.
1835-1920 - Epoch 1
1920-1945 - Epoch 2
1945-1968 - Epoch 3
1968-1994 - Epoch 4
1994-2010 - Epoch 5
2011 to the present day - Epoch 6

3. Administration: It shows the geographical affiliation. (to which country it belongs)

DB - Germany
FS - Italy
SNCF - France
NS - The Netherlands
BDZ - Bulgaria
and other....

Here's a link to the Rail Modeling site:
http://www.railwaypassion.com/?cid=3

The headlines are in English and Bulgarian. The forum is only for my country,

so the language is Bulgarian and you will not be able to read anything from there.
But you can watch it if you want.
To be continued.
 

 



#2 Fatdog

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Posted 29 April 2018 - 03:37 PM

Very interesting!  Post more pictures of your collection when you can.  I used to have a basic layout on a big sheet of plywood when I was a kid.  There were hopes of making it into something great - with mountains, streams, bridges, etc.  Sadly, I never did see my vision realized, but I've always had a special place in my heart for toy trains.

 

Not too far from me, there is a group of people keeping larger scale hobby trains alive.  They have huge tracks within a city park where kids and adults can ride the trains for free - donations are accepted though.

 

https://www.midsouthlivesteamers.com/

 



#3 JVC Floyd

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Posted 29 April 2018 - 03:40 PM

that mini steam locomotive is f****** awesome.

#4 ford93

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Posted 30 April 2018 - 05:07 PM

I think trains are so much fun!!



#5 Lasonic TRC-920

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Posted 01 May 2018 - 03:54 AM

I'm a HUGE train fan. I brought 3 trains sets with me to Italy. 

 

A Marklin Z scale

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A Bachmann N scale

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and my dad's O scale (no pics)

 

 



#6 metalhandbag

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Posted 01 May 2018 - 06:43 AM

Some cool looking trains .

#7 goodman

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Posted 01 May 2018 - 07:44 AM

Very interesting!  Post more pictures of your collection when you can.  I used to have a basic layout on a big sheet of plywood when I was a kid.  There were hopes of making it into something great - with mountains, streams, bridges, etc.  Sadly, I never did see my vision realized, but I've always had a special place in my heart for toy trains.

 

Thank you all.
After reading a lot of topics in the forum, I decided to make a model train layout.

This is the scheme of the project:

Attached File  piko 3.jpg   46.03K   4 downloads

The work began in the autumn of 2009.
There were many problems to solve.
Forum members helped me with tips and ideas.
One year later, in the autumn of 2010, the model train layout was almost ready.
Here are the stages of work:
1. making the base of wood.
2. laying the track.
3. laying cables and connecting the entire system.
4. making platforms.
5. installation of the buildings, sold separate, only need to be assembled.
6. laying the grass, sell on sheets and stick to the base.
7. ballasting the rails with a special small ballast and sticking it.

8. making roads.
9. landscaping with trees and pine trees, sold separate.
10. making hills and mountains.

Here is a short video of 3 minutes, which shows my job for 1 year.



To be continued.



#8 Fatdog

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Posted 01 May 2018 - 10:54 AM

Awesome work, goodman!  I can't wait to see more.  :yes: :cool:



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Posted 01 May 2018 - 07:55 PM

I am not surprised to meet another modeller here! Personally, I am into plastic jets modeling (as those who visit S2G forum know because I cannot stop bragging about it) but the general idea is the same. You spend months restoring or building a piece and then spend hours begging your family to take a look/listen :-)
And this is why we r here!!

#10 goodman

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Posted 02 May 2018 - 01:21 AM

Here is many pictures of my model train layout. Size is 220 x 110 cm.

 

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59 - My Layout - 01 by ivosn

 

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59 - My Layout - 02 by ivosn

 

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59 - My Layout - 03 by ivosn

 

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59 - My Layout - 04 by ivosn

 

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59 - My Layout - 05 by ivosn

 

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59 - My Layout - 06 by ivosn

 

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59 - My Layout - 07 by ivosn

 

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59 - My Layout - 08 by ivosn

 

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59 - My Layout - 09 by ivosn

 

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59 - My Layout - 10 by ivosn

 

To be continued.

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#11 Lasonic TRC-920

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Posted 02 May 2018 - 10:21 AM

Here is many pictures of my model train layout. Size is 220 x 110 cm.

 

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59 - My Layout - 01 by ivosn

 

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59 - My Layout - 02 by ivosn

 

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59 - My Layout - 03 by ivosn

 

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59 - My Layout - 04 by ivosn

 

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59 - My Layout - 05 by ivosn

 

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59 - My Layout - 06 by ivosn

 

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59 - My Layout - 07 by ivosn

 

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59 - My Layout - 08 by ivosn

 

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59 - My Layout - 09 by ivosn

 

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59 - My Layout - 10 by ivosn

 

To be continued.

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Is this HO?

 

I am not surprised to meet another modeller here! Personally, I am into plastic jets modeling (as those who visit S2G forum know because I cannot stop bragging about it) but the general idea is the same. You spend months restoring or building a piece and then spend hours begging your family to take a look/listen :-)
And this is why we r here!!

 

Oh, that takes me back. Loved building Jets as a kid!



#12 Jorge

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Posted 02 May 2018 - 01:10 PM

Awesome!!!

#13 JVC Floyd

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Posted 02 May 2018 - 08:01 PM

Awesome !.
I been building models me whole life , I mostly have bad ass star ships, battle star Galactica, ww2 battle ships, Lamborghini's , ocean liners, aircraft carrier's.

Oh and I have a big ass SR-71 Blackbird and some other one I can't remember the name of.

Some of my Star Trek models include the original Enterprise the enterprise-d the Reliant the defiant.

#14 Lasonic TRC-920

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Posted 03 May 2018 - 03:38 PM

Here is a video I made of the Naples Train museum

 



#15 goodman

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Posted 04 May 2018 - 08:13 AM

Here is some pictures of my collection, HO scale:

 

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27 - Train Set - 1 by ivosn

 

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27 - Train Set - 2 by ivosn

 

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27 - Train Set - 3 by ivosn

 

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27 - Train Set - 4 by ivosn

 

To be continued.

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#16 goodman

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Posted 06 May 2018 - 01:05 AM

Here is many pictures of my model train layout in the evening:

 

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32 - Maketa night -001 by ivosn

 

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32 - Maketa night -002 by ivosn

 

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32 - Maketa night -003 by ivosn

 

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32 - Maketa night -004 by ivosn

 

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32 - Maketa night -005 by ivosn

 

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32 - Maketa night -006 by ivosn

 

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32 - Maketa night -007 by ivosn

 

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32 - Maketa night -008 by ivosn

 

To be continued.

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#17 T-STER

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Posted 06 May 2018 - 05:10 AM

I love the evening shots, makes it feel alive. Beautiful thanks for sharing



#18 Fatdog

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Posted 06 May 2018 - 07:00 AM

You even have working streetlights!  You put a lot of love into your train layout for sure.  Beautiful!  :cool: :hooray:



#19 goodman

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Posted 07 May 2018 - 02:26 AM

Thanks guys. Maybe its time to see some videos:

 

 

 

 

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#20 MyOhMy

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Posted 07 May 2018 - 08:33 AM

I know almost nothing of model railways but find the topic really interesting.  I used to make little cardboard houses with gardens from cornflake boxes when I was very young but, way before this (probably in the 1950's) I was allowed to watch a complete - and large - model railway set-up with 'grown-ups'.  I have never remembered where this was but I was so impressed I never forgot, even the smell of oils, lubricants or something of this nature has never left me - how strange is that?



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Posted 08 May 2018 - 04:41 PM

Oh my,very nice Tyco Lionel set ups I believe!! I had quite a set up like this when I was like 14-15.
Loved them. But...... when I was real young we had the real trains!!!! The 3 track big boys with steam out of the engine and massive transformers and you could smell the electronics arcing!! Ah yes the good old days!! Those engines weighed about 29lbs.back then!!๐Ÿ˜ฎ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Ž

BTW whereโ€™s Roman our real train conductor?!๐Ÿ˜ฎ๐Ÿ˜Ž

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Posted 09 May 2018 - 01:03 AM



The 3 track big boys with steam out of the engine and massive transformers and you could smell the electronics arcing!!

 

Yeah, the same thing... Here is 2 PIKO FZ1 powerful transformers special for model train layout:

 

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42 - 2 FZ1 - 02 by ivosn

 

My model train layout is 100% analog, no digital components.

The control of the railway arows is done with these white buttons, like the piano:

 

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42 - 2 FZ1 - 03 by ivosn

 

More info soon...

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#23 goodman

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Posted 16 May 2018 - 03:06 AM

Here is some pictures from my model train layout:

 

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61 - Old Piko - 003 by ivosn

 

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61 - Old Piko - 004 by ivosn

 

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61 - Old Piko - 006 by ivosn

 

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61 - Old Piko - 007 by ivosn

 

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61 - Old Piko - 009 by ivosn

 

 

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#24 Fatdog

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Posted 16 May 2018 - 06:45 AM

:thumbsup: :thumbsup: :cool:



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Posted 23 May 2018 - 08:34 AM



Thatโ€™s totally cool!!! Very nice set-up!!๐Ÿ˜Ž


The 3 track big boys with steam out of the engine and massive transformers and you could smell the electronics arcing!!


Yeah, the same thing... Here is 2 PIKO FZ1 powerful transformers special for model train layout:

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42 - 2 FZ1 - 02
by ivosn

My model train layout is 100% analog, no digital components.
The control of the railway arows is done with these white buttons, like the piano:

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42 - 2 FZ1 - 03
by ivosn

More info soon...
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#26 goodman

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Posted 24 May 2018 - 02:49 AM

This transformers looks fresh now, after cleaning and repainting:

 

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42 - 2 FZ1 - 06 by ivosn

 

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Posted 18 October 2018 - 12:57 AM

New fire train set in my collection:

 

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63 - Piko Set 57153 - 03 by ivosn

 

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64 - Roco 56240 - 02 by ivosn

 

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65 - Fire Train Set - 01 by ivosn

 

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65 - Fire Train Set - 02 by ivosn

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Posted 21 October 2018 - 01:42 AM

Great to see there are model railroad fans here. There are many huge model railroad clubs in Northern California where I live that run Z scale up to Garden scale. One even runs cable driven cars. I don't model much personally because I get to drive trains daily. I'm a freight engineer with BNSF. My run goes from Port of Oakland to Bakersfield about 330 miles. My loads mostly consist of containers unloaded from ships usually inbound from China. We transport everything you could possibly think of and some things you would never want to know about. Controlling a real locomotive is beyond description. Definitely a fun job...who wouldn't want to play with life sized trains for a living?

#29 Lasonic TRC-920

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Posted 23 October 2018 - 04:55 AM

Great to see there are model railroad fans here. There are many huge model railroad clubs in Northern California where I live that run Z scale up to Garden scale. One even runs cable driven cars. I don't model much personally because I get to drive trains daily. I'm a freight engineer with BNSF. My run goes from Port of Oakland to Bakersfield about 330 miles. My loads mostly consist of containers unloaded from ships usually inbound from China. We transport everything you could possibly think of and some things you would never want to know about. Controlling a real locomotive is beyond description. Definitely a fun job...who wouldn't want to play with life sized trains for a living?

 

Model railroad scale 1:1  :thumbsup:



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Posted 11 November 2019 - 10:26 AM

One year later, little update - new train set in my collection:

 

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73 - Roco Repair Train - 01 by ivosn

 

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73 - Roco Repair Train - 02 by ivosn

 

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73 - Roco Repair Train - 03 by ivosn

 

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73 - Roco Repair Train - 04 by ivosn

 

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73 - Roco Repair Train - 05 by ivosn

 

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