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Fair trade MODELLER returned at Brno´s exhibition grounds together fair trades ITEA BRNO, FORCHILD and FISHING from 10th to 13th March 2011. Society of the Moravian Park Railways recieved invitation to participation in the side events with its mobile yard for large scale steam and battery locomotives.

We met at storage on Wednesday afternoon, we loaded tracks and then we went on the exhibition grounds into exhibition hall G1. We built mobile yard to evening in eight people. The mobile yard was designed as single-track with central five-track station (three passable tracks + two dead-end tracks for locomotives heating) and with two returnable loops. Total lenght was about 250 metres.


The station.
(photo © Tomas Randysek)

A view into right loop.
(photo © Tomas Randysek)

A left loop.
(photo © Tomas Randysek)

A part of assembly team.
(photo © Tomas Randysek)

Movement of the battery
locomotive.
(photo © Tomas Randysek)


Driveability testing on the assembled yard.
(photo © Tomas Randysek)

The yard was declared as qualified for subsequent four-days operation. We arranged an advertising hoardings on Thursday morning and we ready for the first passenger invasion. Morning operation provided battery locomotives every day and they operated all day on Thursady because there were just a few people.

An advertising hoardings.
(photo © Tomas Randysek)


We started operation every day with battery locomotives every day.
(photo © Tomas Randysek)

The greatest passenger invasion was on Saturday. All trains ran fully loaded from early morning and number of passengers was permanently growing.

Fully loaded train drawn by battery locomotive AEG.
(photo © Tomas Randysek)


Preparation of steam locomotive SOLINGEN for operation.
(photo © Tomas Randysek)


Steam locomotive SOLINGEN.
(photo © Tomas Randysek)


Steam locomotives KRZENOWIC and SOLINGEN at the station.
(photo © Tomas Randysek)


On the line.
(photo © Tomas Randysek)

We tried to couple eight waggons to steam locomotive and we were curious if it cope with this load. And steam locomotive coped with it. And it would able some waggon in addition. There is a real train on the pictures. The line was ideally straight, but line proportion at the Olympia park is substantially different.

Loading test.
(photo © Tomas Randysek)

Uhlir´s family went to help us with their steam locomotive GROMIT.

Preparation of GROMIT
to operation.
(photo © Tomas Randysek)

GROMIT on the line.
(photo © Tomas Randysek)


SOLINGEN.
(photo © Tomas Randysek)

SOLINGEN.
(photo © Tomas Randysek)

SOLINGEN.
(photo © Tomas Randysek)

SOLINGEN.
(photo © Tomas Randysek)

KRZENOWIC.
(photo © Tomas Randysek)

KRZENOWIC.
(photo © Tomas Randysek)

SOLINGEN.
(photo © T. Randysek)

KRZENOWIC.
(photo © T. Randysek)

KRZENOWIC.
(photo © Tomas Randysek)

KRZENOWIC.
(photo © Tomas Randysek)

SOLINGEN.
(photo © Tomas Randysek)


The station is surrounded by visitors.
(photo © Tomas Randysek)


Ticket collectors were swamped with work ...
(photo © Tomas Randysek)


Battery locomotives finished every operation day.
(photo © Tomas Randysek)


Prototype of light signal with axle counter from workshop of Pavel Uhlir.
(photo © Tomas Randysek)


"The racing mammoth" from depot Vinohrady with girl´s operation.
(photo © Tomas Randysek)


"The small hardworking" from depot Straznice with engine driver Jenda.
(photo © Tomas Randysek)


Visitors looked at steam locomotives.
Standard questions "There are really steam engines?" were enough.
(photo © Tomas Randysek)


A pew waggons fully loaded by children´s passengers.
(photo © Tomas Randysek)


(photo © Tomas Randysek)

(photo © Tomas Randysek)

(photo © Tomas Randysek)

(photo © Tomas Randysek)

(photo © Tomas Randysek)

(photo © Tomas Randysek)

(photo © Tomas Randysek)

(photo © Tomas Randysek)

(photo © Tomas Randysek)


Participation in the trade fair Modeller 2011 was pleasant variegation of the winter break when is not very opportunity for run with large scale locomotives. Moving of large models and yard assembly is time-consuming, but with more helpers is work more cheerful.
Thank you all members of society which procured assembly of mobile yard and operation of models. Thank you all visitors which came to ride on trains and they supported our society activity. And we are looking forward to our first operating weekend at Park Railway Olympia, which will take place on Saturday 30th April and Sunday 1st May.