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Team of the S.M.P.D.
(photo © Tomas Randysek)


The last year passed so quickly, Christmas holidays more faster and than we found our feet after New Year's Day the time for our trip to Karlsruhe came. Yearly Echtdampf-hallentreffen is the Mecca for all steam funs and this indoor meeting lures many exhibitors and visitors from across Europe. Our team numbered 13 participants and it included three novices too. Very warm weather was really unusual for January increased our travelling peace during long trip to Karlsruhe. Temperature 16°C was after our arrival. We had accomodation in the hotel Radisson Blue as every year. This hotel is located about ten minutes from the exhibiton grounds and it offer interesting discount for participating modellers and exhibitors including pleasant environment with a solid breakfast. Our young boys look forward to customary steak for dinner but not only they. The older age-groups then discuss about experiences of the last day on the most visited room No. 442 with relatively younger wines up to the long night time.



Stand of the our S.M.P.D. Society

We had small stand this year where we represented our Park railway Olympia Brno. We placed into stand as much small things about our operation and development of the park railway. If you could take all TU locomotive we couldn´t even turn aroud in stand probably. So bogie from TU locomotive and new 5" locomotive of Honza Filko dominated stand. Honza finished this locomotive all last month. We hanged up map of the park railway and some photos on walls. Video and presentation on tablets completed operating atmosphere. Roman German-speaking took charge of the promoter. He enchanted not only men´s interested person with her German language. Familiar and unfamiliar faces from other clubs, modellers and lay public visited us. We could be difficult to comprehend for some, which saw us for the first time - such an extensive park railway to the east of Germany. But we explained all infos about our park railway and we invited all interested persons to visit us in Brno. We will try to get our Steam Olympia to international meeting as Echtdampf-hallentreffen in a future.


General view to our stand.
(photo © Tomas Randysek)

Honza´s T 211.
(photo © Tomas Randysek)

One hundred bogie from TU
all but torn down desk.
(photo © Tomas Randysek)

Coach bogies.
(photo © Tomas Randysek)

Map of the park railway.
(photo © Tomas Randysek)

Photos from operation.
(photo © Tomas Randysek)

Photos from operation.
(photo © Tomas Randysek)

Visitors.
(photo © Tomas Randysek)

Visitors.
(photo © Tomas Randysek)

Visitors.
(photo © Jiri Sajbrt)

Visitors.
(photo © Jiri Polak)

Branko and Miha came to bolster us.
(photo © Jiri Sajbrt, Jiri Polak)

Also our friends droped in for a chat and they tasted our medicament.
(photo © Tomas Randysek jun.)

This day will probably hard.
(photo © Jiri Polak)



We represent at IIm yard too

We went with our small steam locomotives too. Some of them went last time at Museum night on May. The main G scale yard has gone through numerous change compared to last year which contributed to smooth traffic. All participating models were concentrated at four siding stations and so no models didn´t drive out from siding track on the line which very restrict traffic in the years past. All stations had one common entrance and departure track which served for pulling away. All switches were controlled electronically by pushes situated near them without problems all weekend. There were two stations and two passing points witch contributed to smooth traffic too. We had a great ride and we hope that organizers preserved this system next year too. The modules with buildings and trees create nice sceneries for photography.


Plan of the yard has gone through numerous change.

Part our rolling-stock.
(photo © Jiri Sajbrt)

"Which model will we heating?"
(photo © Jiri Sajbrt)

Our siding station.
(photo © Tomas Randysek)

Model preparing before run.
(photo © Tomas Randysek)

The locomotive "Petrov" is getting ready for run.
(photo © Tomas Randysek)

Oil draining after run.
(photo © Jiri Polak)

The locomotive "Petrov" on the line.
(photo © Martin Siler)

The locomotive 99 4701 on the line.
(photo © Martin Siler)

Steam tramway "Henriette" during passage of the stop.
(photo © Tomas Randysek)


"Henriette" at the siding station:

(photo © Jiri Sajbrt)

(photo © Martin Siler)

(photo © Martin Siler)


Lumberjack "Shay" on the line.
(photo © Jiri Sajbrt)

Jura enraged his "Climax" and he traced around some rounds with its.
(photo © Jiri Sajbrt)

"Petrov"
(photo © Tomas Randysek jun.)

"Petrov"
(photo © Tomas Randysek jun.)

"Emma"
(photo © Tomas Randysek jun.)

99 4701
(photo © Martin Siler)

"Petrov"
(photo © Martin Siler)

"Heidi" from depot Kosikov.
(photo © Tomas Randysek)

Passage of station.
(photo © Tomas Randysek)

Jirka´s "U" loco lights the way.
(photo © Jiri Sajbrt)

Passage of station.
(photo © Tomas Randysek)

Passage of station.
(photo © Martin Siler)

Arrival at the station.
(photo © Martin Siler)


Locomotive "Shay" preparation.
(photo © Tomas Randysek)

Petr made a few drawts and notices - he will surprise us with a new locomotive next time.
(photo © Tomas Randysek)

Jirka with a smile.
(photo © Tomas Randysek)

"Attention, it can explode!"
(photo © Jiri Sajbrt)

"I cannot call one´s time
one´s own."
(photo © Jiri Sajbrt)

"How fast this locomotive go?"
(photo © Jiri Sajbrt)

"It is go again, ha-ha!"
(photo © Jiri Sajbrt)

Engine drive full of concentration.
(photo © Martin Siler)

"Drink to drivers health!"
(photo © Jiri Sajbrt)

"Jirka went like hell!"
(photo © Jiri Polak)

"It burn still?"
(photo © Martin Siler)

"You suck in at first ..."
(photo © Tomas Randysek)

"... and then you slowly deflate."
(photo © Tomas Randysek)


Cameramans and photographers was swamped.
Objectives focused as eager and shutter releases were clicking permanently:

(photo © Jiri Sajbrt)

(photo © Jiri Sajbrt)

(photo © Jiri Polak)

(photo © Jiri Sajbrt)

(photo © Jiri Sajbrt)

(photo © Jiri Sajbrt)

(photo © Martin Siler)

(photo © Martin Siler)



Interesting models were to be seen on the other stations:

(photo © Jiri Sajbrt)

(photo © Jiri Sajbrt)

(photo © Jiri Sajbrt)

Oil refueling.
(photo © Jiri Sajbrt)

Occasional service is necessary.
(photo © Jiri Sajbrt)


A few photos from our yard:

(photo © Tomas Randysek)

(photo © Tomas Randysek)

(photo © Martin Siler)

(photo © Jiri Sajbrt)

(photo © Jiri Sajbrt)

(photo © Jiri Sajbrt)

(photo © Martin Siler)



Also next yard offered interesting models. There was lively traffic too:

(photo © Tomas Randysek)

(photo © Tomas Randysek)

(photo © Tomas Randysek)

(photo © Tomas Randysek)

(photo © Tomas Randysek)

(photo © Jiri Sajbrt)

(photo © Jiri Sajbrt)

(photo © Jiri Sajbrt)

(photo © Jiri Sajbrt)

(photo © Jiri Sajbrt)



Aster Europa yard:

(photo © Jiri Sajbrt)

(photo © Jiri Sajbrtk)

(photo © Tomas Randysek)

(photo © Tomas Randysek)

(photo © Jiri Sajbrt)



Regner company participated in this exhibition despite recent death of Mr Manfred and it presented some news in range of products. We wish to them so they occupy big segment on market of the small steam engines:

(photo © Tomas Randysek)

(photo © Jiri Sajbrt)

(photo © Tomas Randysek)

(photo © Tomas Randysek)

(photo © Jiri Sajbrt)



Steam on 0 yard.
(photo © Martin Siler)



New module of the steam rackrail was not completed but it looked interestingly.
This railway overcame two metres difference in height at ten metres lenght:

(photo © Martin Siler)

(photo © Jiri Sajbrt)

(photo © Jiri Sajbrt)

(photo © Martin Siler)

(photo © Martin Siler)

(photo © Martin Siler)



There were many models and exhibits, some are as perennial star some were exhibited for the first time. Every from us tried to catch atmosphere in the hall No. 1 by our cameras. You can see our results:

(photo © Jiri Polak)

(photo © Jiri Polak)

(photo © Jiri Sajbrt)

(photo © Jiri Sajbrt)

(photo © Jiri Sajbrt)

(photo © Jiri Sajbrt)

(photo © Jiri Sajbrt)

(photo © Jiri Sajbrt)

(photo © Jiri Polak)

(photo © Jiri Polak)

(photo © Jiri Polak)

(photo © Jiri Polak)

(photo © Jiri Polak)



Producers of big locomotive models Zimermann and Balson exhibite yearly.
Do you know which stand is which?

(photo © Jiri Sajbrt)

(photo © Martin Siler)

(photo © Martin Siler)

(photo © Jiri Sajbrt)


The other producers kept up with the Joneses:

(photo © Jiri Sajbrt)

(photo © Jiri Sajbrt)

(photo © Martin Siler)

(photo © Jiri Sajbrt)

(photo © Martin Siler)

(photo © Jiri Sajbrt)


Ship´s modellers exhibited nice models too:

(photo © Tomas Randysek)

(photo © Tomas Randysek)

(photo © Tomas Randysek)

(photo © Tomas Randysek)

(photo © Tomas Randysek)

(photo © Jiri Sajbrt)

(photo © Jiri Sajbrt)

(photo © Jiri Sajbrt)

(photo © Jiri Sajbrt)


Italian modellers showed various modelf of tractors with function internal combustion engines.
Particularly model of the Caterpillar Holt 75 from 1917 in scale 1:7 was really good.
Author this model, Mr Alessandro Ambrosi, can be justly proud of his work:

(photo © Tomas Randysek)

(photo © Tomas Randysek)

(photo © Tomas Randysek)

(photo © Jiri Sajbrt)

(photo © Jiri Sajbrt)

(photo © Jiri Sajbrt)

(photo © Jiri Sajbrt)

(photo © Martin Siler)

(photo © Martin Siler)

(photo © Martin Siler)

(photo © Martin Siler)

(photo © Martin Siler)

(photo © Martin Siler)


Others and other stationary machines of various types made an exhibition of visitors.
From big portable generators to miniature machines at one cent coin:

(photo © Jiri Sajbrt)

(photo © Jiri Sajbrt)

(photo © Jiri Sajbrt)

(photo © Jiri Sajbrt)

(photo © Tomas Randysek)

(photo © Tomas Randysek)

(photo © Tomas Randysek)

(photo © Tomas Randysek)

(photo © Jiri Sajbrt)

(photo © Jiri Sajbrt)

(photo © Jiri Sajbrt)

(photo © Jiri Sajbrt)

(photo © Jiri Sajbrt)

(photo © Jiri Sajbrt)

(photo © Jiri Sajbrt)

(photo © Jiri Sajbrt)

(photo © Jiri Sajbrt)

(photo © Jiri Sajbrt)

(photo © Martin Siler)


Nice model of the tram line in English Stockport in scale 1:16 brought Mr Greg Mardsen. System of function pulleys and to the last detail made models with a sprung bogies and sprung motors were fascinating. And Mr Mardsen drives trams in tram museum in Crich occasionally. We visited this museum during out trip on the Isle of Man and we maybe met him:

(photo © Tomas Randysek)

(photo © Tomas Randysek)

(photo © Tomas Randysek)

(photo © Tomas Randysek)

(photo © Tomas Randysek)

(photo © Tomas Randysek)



Under the influence of steam

Hall No. 2 was 5" and 7" yard tangle as always. There were less models than last year, the traffic was smooth. Czech representant missed this year, but we met familiar faces absolutely everywhere. You can stopped for a while and relished this atmosphere of steam, smoke and oil. There went locomotives of various types, separately or with log trains, locomobiles intertwined between trains and many personnel nad visitors. Simply it was bedlam. You have to experience it.

View into hall No. 2.
(photo © Jiri Sajbrt)


Elizabeth and Graham provided their base for us and Honza can tried his locomotive in regular operation. Graham lent to him several waggons which Honza connected behind the locomotive and he went a few rounds. He enjoyed this driving.

(photo © Tomas Randysek)

(photo © Martin Siler)

(photo © Tomas Randysek jun.)

(photo © Tomas Randysek jun.)

(photo © Tomas Randysek jun.)

(photo © Tomas Randysek jun.)

(photo © Tomas Randysek jun.)

(photo © Tomas Randysek jun.)

(photo © Tomas Randysek jun.)

(photo © Martin Siler)

(photo © Tomas Randysek jun.)

(photo © Tomas Randysek jun.)



Graham helped Elizabeth with preparation her steam locomotive:

(photo © Tomas Randysek)

(photo © Tomas Randysek)

(photo © Jiri Polak)

(photo © Jiri Polak)

(photo © Jiri Polak)

"See you in Brno."
(photo © Jiri Polak)



Morning sunshine lighted turntable.
(photo © Tomas Randysek jun.)

English rolling-stock.
(photo © Martin Siler)

Working train.
(photo © Jiri Polak)

When a steam fly.
(photo © Tomas Randysek jun.)

With a piece of cord is better.
(photo © Tomas Randysek jun.)



(photo © Tomas Randysek jun.)

(photo © Tomas Randysek jun.)

(photo © Tomas Randysek jun.)

(photo © Tomas Randysek jun.)

(photo © Tomas Randysek jun.)

(photo © Tomas Randysek jun.)

(photo © Tomas Randysek jun.)

(photo © Tomas Randysek jun.)

(photo © Tomas Randysek jun.)

(photo © Tomas Randysek jun.)

(photo © Tomas Randysek jun.)

(photo © Tomas Randysek jun.)

(photo © Tomas Randysek jun.)

(photo © Tomas Randysek jun.)

(photo © Tomas Randysek jun.)

(photo © Tomas Randysek jun.)

(photo © Tomas Randysek jun.)

(photo © Tomas Randysek jun.)

(photo © Tomas Randysek jun.)

(photo © Tomas Randysek jun.)

(photo © Tomas Randysek jun.)

(photo © Tomas Randysek jun.)

(photo © Tomas Randysek jun.)

(photo © Jiri Sajbrt)

(photo © Jiri Sajbrt)

(photo © Jiri Sajbrt)

(photo © Jiri Sajbrt)

(photo © Jiri Sajbrt)

(photo © Jiri Sajbrt)

(photo © Jiri Sajbrt)

(photo © Jiri Sajbrt)

(photo © Jiri Sajbrt)

(photo © Jiri Sajbrt)

(photo © Jiri Sajbrt)

(photo © Jiri Sajbrt)

(photo © Jiri Sajbrt)

(photo © Jiri Sajbrt)

(photo © Jiri Sajbrt)

(photo © Jiri Sajbrt)

(photo © Jiri Sajbrt)

(photo © Jiri Sajbrt)

(photo © Jiri Sajbrt)



He manages traffic jam with smile.
(photo © Tomas Randysek jun.)

English beauty.
(photo © Jiri Sajbrt)

English beauty.
(photo © Jiri Sajbrt)

German 89 393.
(photo © Jiri Sajbrt)

German 64 100.
(photo © Jiri Sajbrt)

Ballast tamper.
(photo © Tomas Randysek jun.)

Motorcar with models.
(photo © Tomas Randysek jun.)

Detail of DB 103 132-7.
(photo © Tomas Randysek jun.)

English locomotives.
(photo © Jiri Sajbrt)

Nice performed models of passenger cars.
(photo © Jiri Sajbrt)



A few photos of locomobiles finally, which got together really very this year:

(photo © Martin Siler)

(photo © Jiri Sajbrt)

(photo © Jiri Sajbrt)

(photo © Jiri Sajbrt)

(photo © Jiri Sajbrt)

(photo © Jiri Sajbrt)

(photo © Jiri Sajbrt)

(photo © Jiri Sajbrt)

(photo © Tomas Randysek)

(photo © Tomas Randysek)

(photo © Jiri Sajbrt)

(photo © Jiri Sajbrt)

(photo © Jiri Sajbrt)

(photo © Jiri Sajbrt)

(photo © Jiri Sajbrt)


Nice pram in style.
(photo © Martin Siler)


Three days passed quickly and return time has come. It was nice, it was sufficiently.
But we look forward to next year everybody.
So see you next year at Echtdampf-hallentreffen!
Also dann auf Wiedersehen nächstes Jahr auf dem Echtdampf-hallentreffen!