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ExeterChris



Location : Exeter

PostSubject: Saying hello - Iscatalbahn - a work in progress   Sat Aug 20, 2011 1:01 pm

Saying hello with my work in progress, although whenever I see images from the Linz Gadstadt line I wonder if I should give it all up.

Mixture of new and mostly second hand and what I like, so it's set in that corner where Austria / Switzerland / Germany meet.
Not sure about the title yet although Thomasdorf (given I live in St Thomas) is going to be one of the stations.
And trying to squeeze a quart out of a pint in view of the small garden size.

Blog at http://patiorails.blogspot.com/ - mixture of my learning curve and discovery, clips of purchases and odd real railway bits of interest.
Probably old hat to most of you.

For all sorts of reasons I can't see any (semi) permanent track going down until Spring 2012 although I think we are back to the original plan of going around the garden rather than being confined to the patio.

Chris



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clive_t



Location : Portsmouth, England

PostSubject: Re: Saying hello - Iscatalbahn - a work in progress   Sat Aug 20, 2011 1:12 pm

Chris, a very warm welcome.

A nice blog, showing a very interesting line in prospect! Just keep posting pics of whatever you get up to Cool

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mikeyh



Location : Dordogne France

PostSubject: Re: Saying hello - Iscatalbahn - a work in progress   Sat Aug 20, 2011 2:42 pm

!!!!!yes welcome to the Forum. any particular reason for the name Iscatalbahn?
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Carl Hibbs
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Location : Haute Normandie - visitors welcome

PostSubject: Re: Saying hello - Iscatalbahn - a work in progress   Sat Aug 20, 2011 2:57 pm

Welcome Chris. Everyone has to start somewhere and it's always a priviledge to be in at the start of someone's project.

You could have just set your railway in a little corner where France meets Switzerland too... Wink

Exeter St Thomas is a fine place that I remember from my youth visiting relatives who lived not far from the station.
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Paulus



Location : The Netherlands

PostSubject: Re: Saying hello - Iscatalbahn - a work in progress   Sat Aug 20, 2011 5:40 pm

Hello Chris! Welcome!
I love that grey resprayed Stainz! Keep us posted on your work on the railway.

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ExeterChris



Location : Exeter

PostSubject: Re: Saying hello - Iscatalbahn - a work in progress   Sun Aug 28, 2011 8:28 pm

Thanks to everyone for the warm welcome.

Last Sunday was good weather so following the example of someone I saw here, I put some track down to see how it would look. This weekend has been much more rainy. Update the blog - some train stuff, some Zillertal related.

The Grey Stainz isn't mine: it came second hand from Back to Bay 6 and will utlimately get the paint scrubbed off it again and a respray, although I have now got another second hand stainz to play around with as well.

If there was more LGB French stuff (and available second hand at reasonable prices) then I could easily have gone for France/Switzerland after a trip on the Chemins de fer de Provence. However, Germany/Austria/Switzerland it is.

Where we are in St Thomas, then we can sometimes hear the Steam excursions toot-toot as they approach St Thomas Station, or the chuff-chuff as the work up steam coming out of St David's where they sometimes re-coal and re-water.

Couple of other postings now about sounds in the Tips/Tricks and periphal projects if anyone would like to throw their two-pence in.


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Paul Stainz Holt



Location : North Wales

PostSubject: Re: Saying hello - Iscatalbahn - a work in progress   Sun Aug 28, 2011 8:39 pm

Go for it Chris. Very Happy
The grey Stainz looks very good indeed.

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ExeterChris



Location : Exeter

PostSubject: Re: Saying hello - Iscatalbahn - a work in progress   Sun Aug 28, 2011 8:52 pm

Iscatalbahn

Inspired by the Steyrtalbahn, Murtalbahn and Zillertal. Tal (as I'm sure you all know) is valley in German, often linked with a river. The old Celtic name for the Exe is Isca and Isca has become linked with Exeter as a name, although Isca is only the generic name for river. Hence Iscatalbahn (which I think sounds better than Exetalbahn).

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ExeterChris



Location : Exeter

PostSubject: Re: Saying hello - Iscatalbahn - a work in progress   Sun May 20, 2012 4:50 pm

Before this forum disappears into the ether, (not just yet. admin...) then as a way of saying thanks for the inspiration and wisdom found within its pages - which as a beginner I will miss, especially as I am now embarking on the next phase then I thought I would post an update to remind people of progress on the Iscatalbahn.

The blog - http://patiorails.blogspot.com/ - continues with its irregular updates.

The piece de resistance so far is the first day run round with the (imitation steam) - its on the blog but the direct video is also here - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WG7yt8vd9-A

So long and thanks for all the info...

Chris

Plans for the future -
~The interconnected double oval circuit with stations and sidings....
~Level off the track so the decking can be on the bits of concrete - this is going to mean concrete between the different sections.
~convert an Engineers box car - bit of cut and shut and then out with the spray can (as someone said elsewhere, the first cut is always the hardest but I've a couple of cheapies of ebay to play with),
~Glaze the windows and put seats (and engineer) into a PIKO Caboose. The open view in through the cupola just screams "toy/model" at the moment.
~Double head a train - we know have the technology - 2X chipped Stainz, 1x handcontroller and magic box of tricks.
~Have enough track and options down so that multiple people can enjoy (i.e. play with the locos) the railway at the same time.
~Make my first piece of rolling stock - I've got an IP Engineering, Ezee cut visitors wagon cut to represent transport for the miners or forestry workers to the appropriate part of the layout.
~And possibly to show why I'm here - my best Ebay purchase to date (and the most expensive) is the LGB Red Corpet Louvet (yet to be chipped and given smoke...) alhtough I have a real soft spot for the little blue Austrian 4 wheel dining car.

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French Chuffed



Location : Droitwich UK

PostSubject: Re: Saying hello - Iscatalbahn - a work in progress   Mon May 21, 2012 4:37 pm

Hi Thanks for the update i have noted your Blogspot page
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k&nwlr



Location : Alsace, France

PostSubject: Re: Saying hello - Iscatalbahn - a work in progress   Mon Mar 04, 2013 8:54 pm

Hi, nice blogspot. Like the way that you update regularly. This might be a good idea for kandnwlr on Youtube, i.e. "me".
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