So You Think Playmobil Is Toylike And Not Worthy Of A Place On Your Line?

dunnyrail

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Aha autocorrect don't you just love it when Computers think they know better than you. Have a great trip to the ZB, one of the finest Ng Lines in Austria. Please post lots of pice when you get back!
JonD
 
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I'm also going on the Aachenseebahn narrow gauge rack railway. Yes I hope to get lots of pictures. I would like to visit the Pinzgauer Lokalbahn as well but there's only so much excitement a man can take, or boredom in the case of SWMBO.
 
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Send me a PM when you are in Tirol, maybe we can meet

Cool, that you like it, maybe I will post our railjet as well (and the ICE in purple for my daughter ...)

@Shunter ZillertalBahn:
No, this is the Kitbash of our railjet and the idea was more a OBB 2067 like http://trainstation.wikia.com/wiki/ÖBB_2067
regards from gSi-Berg
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dunnyrail

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After some recent posts on other threads I decided to get some other bits of Playmobil. I got the loco thanks to an add on here by Funandtrains, many thanks Steve. The Coaches came from PM Direct as did the Crane, nit exactly what I wanted but the price was so good I thought what the heck. A few pics of the Train on the line, enjoy them while you can there will be changes! Though I have to say they do make a very pretty train.
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The Coaches are sans detail whch has been put into the Red Boxes seen on the workbench to the left of the Crane till I get round to doing a major something with them.

The Crane is a little wonder for less than £30. Plus it is electrically operated by batteries and when fully put together will lift the Container. Only problem with the Longer Container is that it will only be able to load through the middle of base Left to Right in the picture, so not the best for loading onto Trains. The Shorter Containers will work much better going from a Truck to one side and rails running parallel IE from the front to the back in this picture..
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I have planned for it to fit somewhere in Gernrode, but exactly how remains to be seen.
JonD
 
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Why have you taken all the roof panels off the coaches? .... :think:

Oh wait - maybe to get the people out? .... :)
 
dunnyrail

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Why have you taken all the roof panels off the coaches? .... :think:

Oh wait - maybe to get the people out? .... :)
No they are all in the boxes came unmade so they will stay that way till the mods are done. Seats and the dark roof and side panels in the two boxes on my workbench pic. Only fitted the couplings on both ends.
JonD
 
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Very nice pictures :clap:, JonD, thank you
I confirm the crane is nice but not the best for loading onto Trains.
It should be wider ( at least the length of a container)
I sent a request to Santa Claus to get one and see if it could be improved
 
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I like it!
 
dunnyrail

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Very nice pictures :clap:, JonD, thank you
I confirm the crane is nice but not the best for loading onto Trains.
It should be wider ( at least the length of a container)
I sent a request to Santa Claus to get one and see if it could be improved
It does work for the Shorter Containers, 3 of which I recently gave to a friend with a PM Wagon. Must swop the larger one in the set for 2 of the shorter ones with him.
JonD
 
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I can also let you have a couple if you want them.
 
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dunnyrail

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I can also lt you have a couple if you want them.
Thanks I am still trying to get my head round the use if Containers for my East German 1981 theme. Though Containerisation was well in vouge around the rest of the world, I have not seen much evidence that the Selktalbahn indulged to any degree. But I am happy to be proved wrong.
JonD
 
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I came across them again yesterday, so if you would like them, just PM me your address.
 
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I've always admired the Playmobil panorama express. You've given me incentive to put together a set. I'll start searching Evilbay tonight.
 
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The Crane is a little wonder for less than £30. Plus it is electrically operated by batteries and when fully put together will lift the Container. Only problem with the Longer Container is that it will only be able to load through the middle of base Left to Right in the picture, so not the best for loading onto Trains. The Shorter Containers will work much better going from a Truck to one side and rails running parallel IE from the front to the back in this picture..

I have planned for it to fit somewhere in Gernrode, but exactly how remains to be seen.
JonD
I could loan you an LGB container to see if it will work with one of those?

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I will call you tomorrow morning....
 
dunnyrail

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Been a while since this thread had some life. Looking at some of the recent entries I stumbled across this 4- Years Of PM Vid, very interesting to show the many usable items that we should still be able to get our hands on if PM was not dumbed down and pretty much Trainless as it appears to be now. Rot started once the RC Trains started to appear, you will see if you watch the vid. Settle down with a nice cool beer and see what we are all missing.

 
JimmyB

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Having bought a couple of battery operated PM for the grandkids, they are quite nice, and the yellow diesel will pull my track cleaner without any issue or slipping even on the slopes, very use able.
 
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After some recent posts on other threads I decided to get some other bits of Playmobil. I got the loco thanks to an add on here by Funandtrains, many thanks Steve. The Coaches came from PM Direct as did the Crane, nit exactly what I wanted but the price was so good I thought what the heck. A few pics of the Train on the line, enjoy them while you can there will be changes! Though I have to say they do make a very pretty train.
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The Coaches are sans detail whch has been put into the Red Boxes seen on the workbench to the left of the Crane till I get round to doing a major something with them.

The Crane is a little wonder for less than £30. Plus it is electrically operated by batteries and when fully put together will lift the Container. Only problem with the Longer Container is that it will only be able to load through the middle of base Left to Right in the picture, so not the best for loading onto Trains. The Shorter Containers will work much better going from a Truck to one side and rails running parallel IE from the front to the back in this picture..
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I have planned for it to fit somewhere in Gernrode, but exactly how remains to be seen.
JonD

For a short time I did this. It was more trouble than it was worth however. I hadn't thought of making smaller containers. Then the crane could have been set at trackside.