Bought six used freight wagons

 
 
 

ROCO | 1:87 GODSVOGN | HO FREIGHT CARRIAGE | H0 GÜTERWAGEN  | Foto: 0rvik

ROCO FREIGHT WAGON

 
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FLEISCHMANN | 1:87 GODSVOGN | HO FREIGHT CARRIAGE | H0 GÜTERWAGEN  | Foto: 0rvik

FLEISCHMANN SLIDING DOOR GODS CAR

 
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ARNOLD RAPIDO | 1:87 BILTRANSPORT | HO AUTO TRANSPORT CAR | H0 AUTO TRANSPORT WAGEN  | Foto: 0rvik

ARNOLD DOUBLE CAR TRANSPORT WAGON

 
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Every time I visiting Berlin I take visiting all the regular model railway shops. Last time I was in town I was broke as a church rat, but had yet to take a round trip to see if there was anything exciting. One day I ended up visiting Michael Dümchen, near the Zoologischer Garten, where they sell used model trains and other model railroad items. Much exciting to find, but with just over 20 € in my pocket, so it was 6 wagons to 3 € apiece. Not the prettiest, but decent to have as wagons on sidetracks and in the background.

 
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Model railroad on a festival for gay youths

Model railroad 1:87 no
FIRE AV MINE BESTE KOMPISER | BEST FRIENDS | BESTEN FREUNDE | Foto: 0rvik

MATES RELAXING WITH MODEL TRAINS IN THE SUN

 
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EN LITEN MODELLJERNBANE | A MINI MODEL RAILROAD | EINE MINI MODELLBAHNANLAGE | Foto: 0rvik

NOT EXACTLY WORLD’S LARGEST MODEL RAILWAY, BUT IT WORKS

 
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I constantly try to get more people to begin with model railways. It’s the perfect hobby for anyone with an interest in technology and gadgets, good concentration and patience, and creativity and imagination. I stand inside with all. But one can not deny that model trains glory days belong to the past – or? An increasingly technical development and attention to details has resulted in a new and growing interest for the railway in miniature. The hope must be that the youth of today are interested in activities outside the PC.

Begining with such a hobby as 30-year-old student at an elite school, made ​​most people more amused than to show interest when told about the model railroad hobby. Especially when you are a faggot, as it not goes into the most gay area of ​​interest (no, I do not mean as opposed to makeup and clothing). For most gay guys are ordinary boys, yet few people are interested in trains and model railroad, and technical toys. Fair enough, some buddies build and collect the Lego © Technic series.

The surprise was still great when I created a Model Railway Group on the site Gaysir (a kind of MySpace / Facebook for gay people), and the group had 100 members within two weeks. Norway is a small country! In other words, as it turned out quickly, I was not alone. And when I was thinking, I have gays friends who both work at the National Rail Administration, as metro and tram driver at # Router (Oslo public transport company), electrician at Mantena (railway workshop), and so on. And when I look at the Instagram of my queer friends, there’s a lot of trains, trams and metros.

In other words, I was struck by my own prejudices, which I had to disprove. Model Railway is a perfect hobby for all boys and men (yes, and women also)! And due to moving this summer I had to suddenly bring some of my model railroad equipment, when I was to hold a photo course for a week at a festival for 200 queer youths. When one of the female participants got ecstatic meeting me and showed her enthusiasm for my website about model railroads, so I had to unpack my model trains!

And suddenly I’m sitting there, on a deserted island in Østfold, with a bunch of buddies playing with model trains. Though not a big installation, it was fun to see the interest. There sat one architect, an upcoming fighter pilot, an upcoming composer, an upcoming psychiatric nurse and a primary school teacher and drove trains on a patio in the sun. Not only does it bring hope that prejudice is about to break down, but also that the hobby has a good future! One only need to spread the good word!

As I even call myself … an architect, photographer, cake monster, and gay model railway enthusiast with a car mania! ;)

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
 

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

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

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

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

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