Munich to Melbourne

DEAG Aug 15, 2018

  1. DEAG

    DEAG New Member

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    Hi everyone.

    My name is Joe, I have been a model train enthusiast since my childhood with a break of some twenty years from around 1986 to 2006.

    I am modelling light rails and trams in87th and in meter gauge (H0m) with prototypes from all Germany but especially one from the lower rhine in Northrhine-Westphalia. Here's a link to some pictures of the prototype: Dürener Eisenbahn AG @ Flickr. The Dürener Eisenbahn AG is abbreviated DEAG. Hence the nick. I started buildng modules for that together with a friend when I was living back in Frankfurt. We are not building our prototype 1:1 but rather do what we like and try to make it look authentic. Kind of freelance prototyping.

    In addition I am running my 87th standard gauge trains (H0) on the carpet - or rather concrete as this is the garage flooring. Here, the prototypes to the models are from Bavaria, one are the trains called "Bavaria" that once connected Zurich and Munich on the main line, and the other is the branch line connecting Munich with the Tegernsee, i.e. the Tegernsee Bahn and the successor Bayerische Oberlandbahn.

    I am using the Roco Multimaus and it has always been enough for me. Shortly, I came across DCC++, JMRI, the Arduino and the Motor Shield. I am trying to set this up at the moment and face some problems. And thats why I am here - I need some advice on that.

    Further, I definitely would love to introduce my models and layout.

    Edit: I forgot to say that I have been living in Munich for 20 years and am now living in Melbourne since 2015. I consider myself an expat Munichicician (or so) but that is why the thread has this title. Anyway Melbourne is a great place to be. If you like tramways;-) Endofedit.

    Thanks for having me!

    Best

    Joe
     
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  2. HemiAdda2d

    HemiAdda2d Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    Joe,
    Welcome aboard! I spent a week in München in 2014, and it was a fantastic visit. I love that city! The Englisch Garten, museums, Hofbrauhaus, I could go on and on. I spent 2010-2015 living in Germany for work.
     
  3. Eagle2

    Eagle2 Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    Welcome aboard! I don't think you'll have any trouble finding people willing to offer input on all your electronic/computer questions. Fire away!
     
  4. Hytec

    Hytec TrainBoard Member

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    Hi Joe, welcome. Happy that you found us. Interesting coincidence, I have a large N-Scale (1:160) layout, but decided recently to experiment with an HO scale trolley layout with powered trolley wire and ground return track. I know nothing about Melbourne except that my son and family loved it when they were there in the late 1990's and early 2000's. Please share whatever you develop.
     
  5. BoxcabE50

    BoxcabE50 Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    Welcome to TrainBoard!
     
  6. fitz

    fitz Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    Welcome aboard, Joe. Thanks for the account of your history.
     
  7. DEAG

    DEAG New Member

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    Thanks for the nice welcome, everyone!

    Hank, yout trolley layout sounds interesting. Using the powered overhead wire and both tracks for return makes the thing electrically sound, if I can say so;-) I don't do that, in my layout the overhead wire ist just for decoration - I couldn't wait to drive my trolleys therefore didn't want to wait til the wire is in place;-))

    Best

    Joe
     
  8. WFOJeff

    WFOJeff TrainBoard Supporter

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    Welcome aboard Joe, nice introduction.
     
  9. r_i_straw

    r_i_straw Staff Member

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    Welcome aboard. Love to ride those Melbourne trams.
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