Toy Fair 2017 Pictures – Part 6 (Fleischmann and Roco)

Fleischmann and Roco stand at the Toy Fair 2017.

Fleischmann and Roco stand at the Toy Fair 2017.

The best layout award goes to Fleischmann and Roco this year. Their stand had a very long and shallow layout. Beautifully constructed, with two different scenes on each side and with a large double helix at one end to store trains.

Fleischmann and Roco demonstration layout at the Fair.

Fleischmann and Roco demonstration layout at the Fair.

Fleischmann and Roco demonstration layout at the Fair.

Fleischmann and Roco demonstration layout at the Fair.

Fleischmann and Roco demonstration layout at the Fair.

Fleischmann and Roco demonstration layout at the Fair.

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Amazing tall and long arched bridge with a slight climbing incline

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View in the other direction

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Roco’s Swiss Re460 “Lavaux” pulls a set of IC cars. Available in DCC Sound as Roco 73647, and in 3-Rail as Roco 78396

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The helix was not visible from the layout side. It allows trains to enter, and the get stored on the double tracks while climbing or descending to the different level for the other side of the layout.

The helix was not visible from the layout side. It allows trains to enter, and the get stored on the double tracks while climbing or descending to the different level for the other side of the layout.

The other side of the layout showed a different scene.

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A BR 114 Electric Locomotive pulls a set of double decker cars. The BR 114 is available as Roco 73324, with DCC sound as Roco 73325 and in AC 3-rail under Roco 79325

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Great application of different style trees. Pine trees are grouped together, and different hues of green make the hill a perfect backdrop.

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The slight curved track in the station area is a bit more tricky to plan and lay, but it adds an amazing dynamic to the area. Also notice the small passenger bridge in the foreground. It breaks the sight lines and makes the layout more interesting.

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Perfect use of a small tunnel to again break the sight lines and make the layout more interesting

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Toy Fair 2017 Pictures – Part 5 (food)

We get a lot of requests to show all the food we eat or see! So that you know we don’t just talk trains:

Faller always has the best foods and snacks for their customers at the Toy Fair.

Faller always has the best foods and snacks for their customers at the Toy Fair!

Wiener Schnitzel has to be on the menu when you go to Germany.

Wiener Schnitzel has to be on the menu when you go to Germany.

Schnitzel with ham and cheese

Schnitzel with ham and cheese

It is not all fried foods, we also have green stuff. Just as a side dish.

It is not all fried foods, we also have green stuff. Just as a side dish.

Another side salad

Another side salad, they gave us two baby forks to eat it. Slow is the way to go.

Bratwurst with Sauerkraut

Bratwurst with Sauerkraut and bread

I love breakfast in Europe. Typically a rich variety of breads and rolls, all of them fresh from the bakery that morning. If we can get European trains and cars, and Starbux can imitate their coffees, why can’t we bake the same bread? Granted, this Euro bread does not stay fresh for 7 weeks like my Mrs. Bairds bread, but still…

Breakfast meats

Breakfast meats

They also bring you a small pot of coffee right to your table, so you can pour your own cup.

Breakfast with fresh rolls, coffee and fresh juice

Breakfast with fresh rolls, coffee and fresh juice

The breakfast area in our hotel

The breakfast area in our hotel. In the foreground you see the soft boiled eggs , they keep them warm in sand!

But it wasn’t all standard German Fare:

Grilled Salmon, mashed potatoes with spring onion, curry sauce and prawns

Grilled Salmon, mashed potatoes with spring onion, curry sauce and prawns

Fried slip soles with white wine sauce, peeled grapes and prawns

Fried slip soles with white wine sauce, peeled grapes and prawns

Loempia, essentially an eggroll on steroids, filled with bean sprouts, ham, egg, leeks and whatever else they think off.

Loempia, essentially an eggroll on steroids, filled with bean sprouts, ham, egg, leeks and whatever else they think off.

Toy Fair 2017 Pictures – part 3 (Marklin)

The Marklin large displays were loaded with new items. The Marklin/Trix/LGB stand was as usual the largest at the show. I missed the large Marklin layout. This year they used the display area again to show of the new CS3’s, in combination with locomotives on test stands.

Marklin demonstration area

Marklin/Trix demonstration area at the entrance of the Train exhibit hall

Marklin Start-Up display

Marklin Start-Up display

Marklin My world display inside the large Marklin booth

Marklin My world display inside the large Marklin booth

Marklin My world display inside the large Marklin booth

Marklin My world display even shows us how to merchandise the assortment

My World Santa Fe

My World Santa Fe

Marklin Myworld Santa Fe

Marklin Myworld Santa Fe

Myworld IceMyWorld SteamFarm Building

Toy Fair 2017 Pictures – part 2 (Marklin)

Marklin 37871 Black Toy Fair Locomotive

Marklin 37871 Black Toy Fair Locomotive

Robel Marklin 39547 and BLS 39548

Robel Marklin 39547 and BLS 39548

Robel Marklin 39549 and below it the new railcar Marklin 37507

Robel Marklin 39549 and below it the new railcar Marklin 37507

Marklin 36290 Class 247 Siemens Vectron Diesel Locomotive

Marklin 36290 Class 247 Siemens Vectron Diesel Locomotive

Marklin 36291 Class 247 Vectron DE Diesel Locomotive

Marklin 36291 Class 247 Vectron DE Diesel Locomotive

Marklin 30390 Class E 10.12 Electric Locomotive (Retro)

Marklin 30390 Class E 10.12 Electric Locomotive (Retro) with matching tin-plate car set, Marklin 39225 Class 194 Heavy Freight Train Electric Locomotive in the foreground

Marklin Exclusiv MHI display at the Toy Fair 2017

Marklin Exclusiv MHI display at the Toy Fair 2017

Hamburg Sud car from Marklin 47689 set

Hamburg Sud car from Marklin 47689 set. In the background one of my favorite sets, the Marklin 45083 with two Marklin VW transporters.

Toy Fair 2017 Pictures – part 1 (Marklin 37603 Gold Plated TEE)

We start our Nuremberg Toy Fair 2017 with the most exclusive model and legend of the show. The Marklin 37603 TEE VT 11.5 Diesel Powered Rail Car Train 24-Karat Gold Plated (7-part train).

It is a highly limited model, as of right now still available for order at ajckids.

Marklin 37603 Gold TEE Display at the Toy Fair 2017

Marklin 37603 Gold TEE Display at the Toy Fair 2017

Marklin 37603 Gold TEE Display at the Toy Fair 2017

Marklin made a beautiful display for this amazing model

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True gold plated

Marklin 37603 TEE presentation case

An exclusive model as the Marklin 37603 TEE comes with an exclusive presentation case

Marklin 37603 detail

Marklin 37603 detail

Marklin Mobile Station 2 (Marklin 60653 and 60657)

I have a M-track with a digital 6030 control box.  I would like to upgrade to a Mobile Station 2.

A few questions, please?

The 60653 is now the old Mobile Station 2, right?

The Marklin 60653 is the Mobile Station 2. It indeed is being replaced by the Marklin 60657. But the only thing that changed is the color of the case! It was changed to black to match the new Central Station 3 that is released in the Fall of 2016.

I should wait for the 60657, right?  What else would I need, please, so that I can pre-order?  I expect i also need the Power pack 60113 and the 610718 cable (or equivalents)?

So you can pick between the Marklin 60653 and the 60657. They are both available now. You will also need a 60113 (grey) or 60116 (black). These connector boxes have the red and brown wire that connects to the track. They come with spade connectors for C-track. You would simply cut off the connectors, and put the mini plugs on them to connect them to your M-track. If you connect them to C-track, they connect directly to the track, thanks to the spade connectors.

Marklin 60113 Control Box

Marklin 60113 Control Box

Marklin Mobile Station, grey version

Marklin Mobile Station, grey version

If you use the old blue transformer, We (and Marklin) recommend upgrading to the power supply 66365.

66365 Swiched Power Supply

66365 Swiched Power Supply

Thanks for your help.  I love my Marklin, but there are not many Marklin fans in Houston to help me.

How to remove filler pieces on the Marklin 7286 turntable

How do I remove the filler pieces on the edge of the Marklin 7286 turntable? I want to replace them with extra track pieces, the Marklin 7287.

The Filler pieces are clipped in place with a little tab in the center. The slide off in an upwards motion.

Turn the turntable upside down, and stick a small screwdriver in the slot in the center. You can pry the tab, as seen in the picture. A cautious but firm push (down since the turntable is upside down), and the filler piece should slide off.

Marklin 7286 Turntable filler piece

Marklin 7286 Turntable filler piece

 

Marklin 74470 turnout lanterns

The Marklin 74470 turnout lanterns package contains enough parts for retrofitting 2 C-Track turnouts.

The turnout lanterns can be used on right, left or three-way turnouts. They can be used with a manual hand lever and/or with the 74491 electric turnout mechanism.

The lights for the lanterns are maintenance-free LEDs. You can see the LED’s in the picture below, mounted on the green circuit boards.

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Contents of the Marklin 74470

The clear plastic swivel plate gets mounted in the turnout. The clear plastic light diffuser, and the black plastic cap get pushed onto the square part that sticks out the top.

Marklin 74470 turnout lantern

Marklin 74470 turnout lantern

The LED with circuitboard clip into the black plastic frame, and make sure it clicks into place. Next you can screw it underneath the turnout. The light of the LED will light up the disc, which in turn will illuminate the post and thus the lantern.

For power Marklin recommends a maximum of 16 Volts AC. Brown and yellow plugs come with the package, and you should connect these to your lights circuit on your layout.