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S.M.P.D. team at 19th Echtdampf Hallentreffen.
(photo © Tomas Randysek)


We got an offer from Messe Sinsheim which is the organizer of the steam meeting of larger exhibition area further to our last year´s premiere. But how reasonably fill this place and properly promote our park railway? The answer was quick - our new locomotive TU transport to Karlsruhe. Preparations for transport started as early last year during the summer. Because transport this five hundred "manikin" with lenght over three metres on the route seven hundred kilometres is relatively difficult. The first question ran: "What does locomotive transport in?" Fortunately Roman bought a new bigger company transport car. And lenght of the freight space be just right for our locomotive. And the second question followed immediately: "What use for loading, transport and unloadig?" So Jura had think about this problem over a cigar and he came up with a special construction with carriage and with one track field. This construction will use for loading, transport and exhibition too.
Loading of the locomotive took place on Wednesday afternoon and it took over two hours. We had to load locomotive at the first and then we had to fasten it in car against damage. Reserve soft foams and filtres was suitable for us. Journey took place without problems, unloading and transport to the stand too. We carried our small steam locomotives Regner too because we pleased to ride with them during slow winter time.


Loading of the locomotive took place on Wednesday afternoon:

Our special construction
with carriage.
(photo © Roman Siler)

TU 47.002 is ready.
(photo © Roman Siler)

On the hydraulic platform.
(photo © Roman Siler)

Transfer to construction.
(photo © Roman Siler)

Transfer to construction.
(photo © Roman Siler)

Securing of the locomotive.
(photo © Roman Siler)


Journey took place without problems, unloading and transport to the stand too:

Securing of the locomotive.
(photo © Martin Siler)

"Let´s go carefully!"
(photo © Martin Siler)

Terminal station - TU is parked
at our stand.
(photo © Martin Siler)


Everything is ready.
(photo © Tomas Randysek)

The main exhibit at our stand.
(photo © Lukas Randysek)

Visitors.
(photo © Martin Siler)


This year´s 19th Echtdampf Hallentreffen was concentrated into halls No. 3 (yard 5"/7" and locomobiles) and No. 4 (all remaining things) this time, which had an influence on transport organization. Entrance into exhibition grounds was strictly forbidden except for Thursday afternoon and Sunday early evening. A big guarded car park next to exhibition grounds was reserved for exhibitors. Both big yards were without changes compared to last year. Yard 5"/7" was placed along the walls, yard 5" was placed inside and it was a bit more longer than last years. All circle was running through hall three times there and three times back. The time of ride was excellent.
Well all remaining things including our stand and IIm scale yard was placed in hall No. 4. But exhibitors were a bit more less than last year, above all commercial which have to pay for hired space. As for shopping material and tools for modellers you can choose heart's content. So we went gradually to stands RC Machines, Wabeco, Donau Elektronik, Knupfer, MVD and the others. Various measuring instruments, milling tools, modelling screws and profiles are suits always. And some professional literature time to time - apropos Eisenbahn Journal published next publication about RhB last year.

General view into hall No. 4.
(photo © Tomas Randysek)


Our rolling-stock didn´t considerably change from our last visit in Karlsruhe. Family Duda and Uhlir absented due to workload so German visitors could see our following locomotives - steam tram Henriette, lumberjack locomotives Climax and Shay, steam passenger car Triebwagen, steam locomotives U 37.002, 99 4701, Emma, Petrov a RhB 11.
The yard was arranged by another way, primarily shape itself has gone through numerous changes and terminal stations were place somewhere else. Our club was assigned three tracks at the terminal station A.

Plan of the module yard 2015.

Plan of the module yard last year.


A part of our rolling-stock.
(photo © Tomas Randysek)

Lumberjack locomotive "Shay".
(photo © Tomas Randysek)

U 37.002 when passing grove.
(photo © Lukas Randysek)


Steam tram HENRIETTE:

(photo © Tomas Randysek)

(photo © Tomas Randysek)

(photo © Lukas Randysek)

(photo © Lukas Randysek)

(photo © Lukas Randysek)

(photo © Lukas Randysek)


Steam locomotive EMMA:

(photo © Lukas Randysek)

(photo © Tomas Randysek)

(photo © Tomas Randysek)

(photo © Tomas Randysek)


Steam passenger car TRIEBWAGEN:

(photo © Tomas Randysek)

(photo © Tomas Randysek)

(photo © Tomas Randysek)

(photo © Lukas Randysek)

(photo © Tomas Randysek)

(photo © Tomas Randysek)

(photo © Martin Siler)


CLIMAX:

(photo © Tomas Randysek)

(photo © Tomas Randysek)

(photo © Tomas Randysek)

(photo © Tomas Randysek)

(photo © Tomas Randysek)

(photo © Lukas Randysek)


PETROV:

(photo © Martin Siler)

(photo © Tomas Randysek)

(photo © Tomas Randysek)

(photo © Tomas Randysek)

(photo © Lukas Randysek)

(photo © Lukas Randysek)

(photo © Lukas Randysek)

(photo © Lukas Randysek)

(photo © Lukas Randysek)

(photo © Lukas Randysek)

(photo © Tomas Randysek)

(photo © Lukas Randysek)

(photo © Lukas Randysek)

(photo © Lukas Randysek)

(photo © Martin Siler)


(photo © Martin Siler)


Steam engines operation require on the module yard relatively considerable attention and concentration. Particuraly during water refueling on the line you must pay attention for other passing models. Most of modellers use unforced breaks, when another model stop before him. A man have to watch operation behind him. Many modellers set model in motion very fast and the you cannot break. An accident is in the world. One of participating modeller derailed my three passenger cars and he braked my new stuck figures on the boarding platform.

(photo © Tomas Randysek)

(photo © Tomas Randysek)

(photo © Tomas Randysek)

(photo © Lukas Randysek)

Our fan Jeff Tomecek from Maryland came to see us this year. Jeff is owner several models from Aster company. Strict rules of the airlines didn´t allow to him bring some of his models. So he tried one of our Regner locomotive at least:

(photo © Tomas Randysek)

(photo © Tomas Randysek)

Neither other modellers didn´t stay behind and they chased their locomotives on rails:

(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)


Other models on the module yard:

(photo © Tomas Randysek)

(photo © Tomas Randysek)

(photo © Tomas Randysek)

(photo © Lukas Randysek)

(photo © Lukas Randysek)

(photo © Lukas Randysek)

(photo © Tomas Randysek)

(photo © Tomas Randysek)

(photo © Tomas Randysek)

(photo © Tomas Randysek)

(photo © Tomas Randysek)

(photo © Tomas Randysek)

(photo © Tomas Randysek)

(photo © Lukas Randysek)

(photo © Lukas Randysek)

(photo © Lukas Randysek)


Established models and last novelty - model of the steam rack railway locomotive George
were to be seen on the stand of company Regner:

Stand of company Regner.
(photo © Tomas Randysek)

Steam rack railway from Rigi Bahn.
(photo © Tomas Randysek)

Steam rack railway from Rigi Bahn.
(photo © Tomas Randysek)

Last novelty of company Regner - model of the steam rack railway George.
(photo © Tomas Randysek)


Model of the tram line in English town stockport in scale 1:16 was to be seen first last year.
Girl´s operation was new this year:

(photo © Tomas Randysek)

(photo © Tomas Randysek)

(photo © Tomas Randysek)

(photo © Tomas Randysek)

(photo © Tomas Randysek)

(photo © Tomas Randysek)

(photo © Tomas Randysek)

(photo © Tomas Randysek)


Interesting models in scale 1:11,3 were powered only by compressed air unfortunately:

Model of the first German
locomotive "Adler" from 1835.
(photo © Tomas Randysek)

Model of the Cuban locomotive
"La Junta" from 1842.
(photo © Tomas Randysek)

Model of the first Richard
Trevithick locomotive from 1803.
(photo © Tomas Randysek)

Model of the steam locomotive
from Marc Seguin from 1829.
(photo © Tomas Randysek)

Model of the mobile mill house.
(photo © Tomas Randysek)


Dioramas of factory halls with steam engines and generators.
(photo © Tomas Randysek)


A few snaps of the other stationary steam engines.
(photo © Tomas Randysek)


Dieter Phillip is pleased with real steam miniatures.
How about Uko Ješita with his miniatures on the castle Konopiste:

As time moved on.
And then what?
(photo © Jiri Polak)

Constituent elements.
(photo © Jiri Polak)

Last year novelty.
(photo © Jiri Polak)

Miniature steam boiler.
(photo © Jiri Polak)


Stand of company Balson AG from Swiss Stein:

Stand of company Balson.
(photo © Tomas Randysek)

WALDENBURG.
(photo © Lukas Randysek)

WALDENURG.
(photo © Lukas Randysek)

SBB A 3/5 serie 600.
(photo © Lukas Randysek)

RHEIN.
(photo © Lukas Randysek)



Model of locomotive STEINZ.
(photo © Lukas Randysek)

Model of locomotive V 36416.
(photo © Lukas Randysek)

Innovated version WDEF.
If you know each other?
(photo © Lukas Randysek)


Our English friends Elizabeth and Graham cooling bring a new model of the four-axle locomotive British Rail class 20 No. 20 165. I didn´t resist of Graham offer to try it as engine driver. The ride at the long 5" yard was excellent:

British Rail class 20.
(photo © Tomas Randysek)

British Rail class 20.
(photo © Tomas Randysek)

Prohlídka lokomotivy.
(photo © Martin Siler)

View into interior.
(photo © Tomas Randysek)

Instruction before ride.
(photo © Jiri Polak)

Instruction before ride.
(photo © Lukas Randysek)

I pull out to line.
(foto © Jiri Sajbrt)

"Don´t scrape it!"
(photo © Jiri Polak)

"I don´t know. You should lend
to him some older model maybe!"
(photo © Jiri Polak)


So I observed tradition, I offer you a detailed view of models in hall No. 3:

(photo © Tomas Randysek)

(photo © Tomas Randysek)

(foto © Jiri Sajbrt)

(photo © Tomas Randysek)

(photo © Tomas Randysek)

(photo © Tomas Randysek)

(photo © Tomas Randysek)

(photo © Tomas Randysek)

You can meet all sorts on rails in Karlsruhe.
(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)

(photo © Tomas Randysek)

(photo © Tomas Randysek)

(photo © Tomas Randysek)

(photo © Tomas Randysek)

(photo © Tomas Randysek)

(photo © Tomas Randysek)

(photo © Tomas Randysek)

(photo © Lukas Randysek)

(photo © Tomas Randysek)

(photo © Tomas Randysek)

(photo © Tomas Randysek)

(photo © Martin Siler)

(photo © Martin Siler)

(photo © Tomas Randysek)

(photo © Tomas Randysek)


At the timber railway reigned lively activity. You can see loading of logs
by using steam winch at the locomotive on the following pictures:

(photo © Tomas Randysek)

(photo © Tomas Randysek)

(photo © Tomas Randysek)

(photo © Tomas Randysek)

(photo © Tomas Randysek)

(photo © Tomas Randysek)

(photo © Tomas Randysek)


And some snaps of locomobiles even:

(photo © Lukas Randysek)

(photo © Lukas Randysek)

(photo © Tomas Randysek)

(photo © Tomas Randysek)

(photo © Tomas Randysek)

(photo © Tomas Randysek)


And we accepted Hansueli Gassmann alia Yeti invitation for his steam beer with plesure. Hansueli had girl friend from Tisnov and he picked up a lot of Czech words. His Czech "Hi, how are you? Do you like beer? Why not, it´s very good. And then?" sounded between omnipresent German language really magnificently. So we would like repay his hospitality at some following Steam Olympia.

(photo © Tomas Randysek)

(photo © Tomas Randysek)

(photo © Jiri Polak)


Time marches on inexorably in Karlsruhe too. Sunday evening came and time for pack arrived:

Departure for homeward!
(photo © Tomas Randysek)

Goodbye next year.
(photo © Tomas Randysek)