Thanks P playmofire It is just a standard LGB automatic uncoupler with the motor removed and an LGB manual switch in its place.Great photos, Dave, and good use of Playmobil .
In the fourth photo, is that some sort of manual uncoupler? I have a couple of pieces of track with a manual uncouple like so:
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But I've never seen a piece similar to the one in your photo. Is it a Dave creation?
Looking at those PM figures I reckon a small repaint could lift their fidelity to a large degree.Thanks Gizzy. In theory the Playmobil beer drinker is Bavarian but looks Swiss to me:
Traditional family - 6395 - PLAYMOBIL® United Kingdom
The hiker is from this set:
Hiking Family - 6536 - PLAYMOBIL® United Kingdom
Ah you have forgotten this thread.Thanks JonD. I didn't think I'd ever see "Playmobil" and "fidelity" in the same sentence!
I have no pretence with regard to realistic scenery on my indoor layouts. The odd building, signals and other trackside furniture is as far as it goes. I greatly admire those that do that sort of thing and the results of their work but it's not for me. With this in mind football-headed stiff limbed miniature figures work very well! My only concession to reality has been to paint the blue policeman uniform black to make it look more like a railway official.
Yes I do regret selling that. One day when I have done my shed extension I will have more space to do one justice.Looks good, Dave - plenty of operational challenge in a small space.
Now, if only you had hung onto the RhB ABe4/4, it would have simplified operations....
Thanks Madman I do like to keep it small and manageable as I am very prone to ripping it all up and starting again!Breezing through your thread, I would like to compliment you on your work. Simple is certainly more manageable. I will keep that in mind as I build my "O" gauge Lionel post-war type layout in my attic in the not too distant future.
Since I also have a good sized collection of LGB trains, I am working on a design to include some of them on the indoor layout.