A TRIX Minitrix start sets was the beginning

11488 TRIX MINITRIX | STARSETT | START SET | STARTER SET | Foto: Märklin GmbH

11488 TRIX MINITRIX | STARSETT | START SET | STARTER SET | Foto: Märklin GmbH

MINITRIX 11488

 
Photo: Märklin GmbH

I realized that I was going to be living for a time with no room for a larger model railway, at least not a Märklin in HO scale. And then had to make a choice. I concluded that N-scale was the solution, and should one start from scratch, start sets is the best solution. So for well over a year ago I took a look at the start sets which was interesting in terms of locomotives, wagons, and the following equipment. I wanted a set from a modern era, digital, and preferably from a minitrix since I was already familiar with Märklin.

The choice was ultimately between the Swiss Starter Set Trix 11131 or the French set Trix 11488. I really fell in love with the SNCF locomotive, so it became french, but it was hard to find for sale since it was no longer produced. But then there appeared an auction website, with a new and unopened set and as the only bidder I got it for next to nothing compared to the retail price. Suddenly, I was a happy owner of an N-scale start sets. The only problem was that they did not ship to Norway.

But since it is a common problem when one buy something in mid europe, I had the solution ready. A German friend of mine had received shipments before, and gladly helped this time too. So it took over a year before I finally had gotten myself down and picked up the package. It is, after all, cheaper to buy flight tickets Oslo – Berlin – Oslo than it is to get the package sent to Norway including customs duties, brokerage fees, and VAT on c. clearance. At the same time, I had several items lying at his place.

I did not know that the box would be so large and was really too big for hand luggage, but any male security guard are being charmed by model trains, so it did not create an problem. It tingled when got home and unpacked the new train set. The feeling was clear, one had made ​​the right purchase! Although I have not ended with trains in 1:87 (HO scale), it’s the N-scale that I’m going to build next. And it must be said – it is amazing how detailed objects in 1:160 are. Impressive and fascinating!
 
 

11488 TRIX MINITRIX | BB 67000 | SOCIÉTÉ NATIONALE DES CHEMINS DE FER FRANCAIS | FRENCH STATE RAILWAYS | FRANZÖSISCHE EISENBAH | Foto: 0rvik
 

Photo: 0rvik

11488 TRIX MINITRIX | GODSVOGN | GÜTERWAGEN | FREIGHT WAGON | Foto: 0rvik
 

Photo: 0rvik

11488 TRIX MINITRIX | GODSVOGN | GÜTERWAGEN | FREIGHT WAGON | Foto: 0rvik
 

Photo: 0rvik

11488 TRIX MINITRIX | GODSVOGN | GÜTERWAGEN | FREIGHT WAGON | Foto: 0rvik
 

Photo: 0rvik

11488 TRIX MINITRIX | TANKVOGN | TANK WAGON | TANKWAGEN | Foto: 0rvik
 

Photo: 0rvik

New websites about model railways, model cars and building kits

1 WEBSITE BECOMES 6

 
Illustration: 0rvik

It was time for an update of the old website, and I wanted to separate between the two different scales, H0 and N, which I am building. Also, I have my great fascination for cars resulted in an extensive collection vehicles for model railroads, and thereof I wanted to create a website for all the cars, buses, and trailers in 1:87 and 1:160. I have further great interest in buildings and architecture, and since the collection of kits also increased, it was natural to create a website for those also.

Has also improved the website for the English- and German-speaking, so they can now browse the page in their own language. But it will be like before where English is written manually, and German is stripped translation from Google translate, as I do not speak the German language to well. The posts and images is slightly larger, and perhaps provide a better experience, and the website is customized for use on tablets. Will try to update them all regularly, but essentially it will be page about railroads in 1:87.

I will also create a separate page with an overview of the various Norwegian stores have different items in trains, cars and kits in the two scales. It’s also open for those wanting to advertise on the side. I will hereafter mention stores that either provide discounts, free shipping or other positive sercive, as it costs time and money to operate and update such hobby pages. Feedback from various retailers shows that they get increased traffic from my site, and that my linkage has positive effects for their stores.

I am no professional model railway enthusiast but I have a great interest in the hobby. I dreamed for years during childhood about model trains and got my first opportunity to begin with model train as I approached my 30s. In other words, just been doing it for a few years. Hope you like the new sites. Feel free to give me tips and feedback, and please write comments on the various items. Are you a model railroader and have your own blog or website, please contact me so we may be able to link to each other.

 
The old site: Modelljernbane.internettside.com (no longer updated)               Link to the new pages in the lower right corner!




      


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