Hallo from Germany

Jed Feb 10, 2020

  1. Jed

    Jed New Member

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    Hello, there,
    I started model railroading a very long time ago - back in the 1950s, with a Hornby gauge 0 clockwork trainset. Much later, I was given a Märklin gauge Z starter set, and got seriously into track layout and landscaping. Later still, my children were interested in Playmobil, and I started scratch-building accessories for that, including narrow-gauge locos and cars for the Faller Play-Train system.
    Now the kids are out of the house, I'd like to get the "Playmobil Narrow Gauge" going again. The tracks are gauge 0 (32mm) and the scale is roughly 1:22.5, so I'm depicting a 750mm narrow gauge. My main focus is on rolling-stock and trackside buildings.
    I hope I'll get some inspiration here, and perhaps be able to share some of my experience!
    Cheers,
    Jed
     
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  2. HemiAdda2d

    HemiAdda2d Staff Member

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    Welcome Jed! I spent 5 years in Germany, near Kaiserslautern. I remember well the Playmobil selection the toy stores had. My kids loved that stuff. There are many talented modelers here.
     
  3. Hytec

    Hytec TrainBoard Member

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    Hi Jed, welcome. Glad to have you on board. Not having heard of Playmobil, I found its website. Incorporating a narrow gauge system with Playmobil should give you complete freedom to do anything you wish in the world of whimsy. :cool: Looking forward to what you create, with photos of course.
     
  4. r_i_straw

    r_i_straw Staff Member

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    Welcome to Trainboard.
     
  5. BoxcabE50

    BoxcabE50 Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    Welcome to TrainBoard!
     
  6. BNSF FAN

    BNSF FAN TrainBoard Supporter

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    Welcome to TrainBoard Jed!
     
    Last edited: Feb 10, 2020
  7. fitz

    fitz Staff Member

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    Welcome aboard Trainboard, Jed.
     
  8. JimJ

    JimJ Staff Member

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    Welcome aboard! I spent 3 months in West Germany back in the summer of ‘79. Mostly near Geisen and Hanau. You’re going to enjoy this forum.
     
  9. Dogwood

    Dogwood TrainBoard Member

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    Welcome to TrainBoard! I'm from Germany too.
     
  10. gmorider

    gmorider TrainBoard Member

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    Welcome to TB!
     

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