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European Railways / Ouch, ICE train vs car
« on: March 28, 2022, 09:51:58 PM »
Ice train vs car, we can all imagine who came off second best.
Lady following the instructions of the GPS turned onto the rails.
Couldn't go forward or backward any more and got out.
The ICE train applied emergency brakes 60 meters before the car.
Fortunately the train did not derail.
250 passengers had to wait a while.

Train Shows, Events / Cape Model & Toy club 2022
« on: March 02, 2022, 10:04:49 AM »
Hi all,

just booked and paid for my tables.  :thumb:
Lets hope its going to be a good meeting again.
See you all there.

Model Train Media / Z scale with some awesome extras.
« on: December 23, 2021, 02:46:17 PM »
Z scale is tiny, normally you only see trains running around, but nothing else
can really move.
Well here is a Z scale layout with a car system bus that drives on the roads!
But what's even more awesome is the coach with a video camera. Yes in Z scale.
It's in German, but I think the pictures tell enough of a story.

Train Shows, Events / Cape Model & Toy club
« on: November 15, 2021, 12:41:29 PM »
Looks like it will be happening this year.  :thumb:
11th December at Theo Marais Park Milnerton.
Hope to see some of you there.
For some reason I can't get the flyer to download properly so
can't post it here.
Entrance is now R. 10.00 and a few other new rules and regulations.
Starts at 10:00 Am this time. So come early, but not to early.  :)

North America / Track gauges in America.
« on: October 02, 2021, 03:28:17 PM »
Hi everybody,
just found this very interesting video.
Who knew that the US had different gauges on their rail network originally.
They changed 11500 miles of track in only 36 hours.  :eek:
This you tube channel is fascinating.

Model Train Media / Walt Disney
« on: September 26, 2021, 10:20:27 PM »
Hi all,
who knew that Walt Disney himself was a model railroader.
Just found this on you tube.
Enjoy.  :thumb:

Other Prototypes / Strange train designs
« on: August 30, 2021, 10:40:38 PM »
Hi all,
just found this rather interesting video.
Engineers in the past certainly had some interesting ideas.
Some worked quite well, others not so much.
Certainly a few interesting scratch building projects.  ;D

Other Prototypes / New maglev trains in the land of the rising sun.
« on: August 18, 2021, 03:56:20 PM »
Hi there,
another very interesting video buy the same channel that I posted
in the New York Central Station thread.
Japan and China are really investing in their rail infrastructure with good
results for their economies.

North America / Grand Central New York.
« on: August 11, 2021, 01:45:23 PM »
Interesting video on the current construction of the
new under ground system in New York.
Interesting costs as well.  :eek:
Have a look at some of the other videos on this you tube channel.
Very interesting, also some are train related.

General Discussion / Steam loco tenders doubling as fish tanks.
« on: July 29, 2021, 10:38:18 PM »
Just stumbled across this video.  :eek:

Seriously I don't know how true this is.
But you never know.
Interesting video.
Enjoy.  :thumb:

Model Train Media / The story behind a famous photo.
« on: March 16, 2021, 06:53:10 PM »
Hi everybody,
I think we have all seen that photo of a steam loco hanging from the railway station with the
front of the loco in the street.
Well here is the story.

Wall of Remembrance / trainmaster aka Hans Beat Schweizer
« on: January 10, 2021, 12:07:44 PM »
It is with a sad heart that I post this.
We have lost our friend and G scale modeler Hans Beat
to covid 19 on the 3/1/2021
Our condolences to his mother and family both in Switzerland and here in Cape Town.
Rest in Peace my friend.
18/10/1948 - 3/1/2021


N Scale / N scale cars made from paper
« on: January 02, 2021, 12:52:09 PM »
Hi N scalers,

just found this enjoyable video of N scale cars built from paper.
The writing is in German, but the video is very interesting.
Certainly good for ideas.

Other Prototypes / Overhead power
« on: November 30, 2020, 10:04:49 PM »
Hi everybody.
Hi voltages and big amps can cause quite a spectacle.
I guess dirty overhead line don't help either.

N Scale / Dynamic steam in N scale
« on: September 17, 2020, 05:11:46 PM »
Hi N scalers,
yes dynamic steam in N scale, also steam from the cylinders.
Just found a link to this video on another site and have to share it here.
I also love the illuminated wheel service lights.  :thumb:

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