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St. Nicholas runs
2nd December 2017, Brno

We had a white St. Nicholas party after long time but existing record from 2010 year wasn´t exceeded. The heavy snow fell on Thursday already and frosty weather during Friday kept snow to Saturday. But frost put all switches out of operation so we had to use portable generator and heat gun for their defrosting. We won in the end and the track was quite passable before lunch. The trains returned from loop "V Aleji" considering the building of the new bridge before station Amphitheatre. Some trains drove to the station Amphitheatre by back side of the park and returned to the main station. A lot of visitors came at our park railway despite the frozen weather. You can see detailed reportage in the section Photo gallery/2017/St. Nicholas runs.

(photo © Tomas Randysek)

(photo © Tomas Randysek)

(photo © Tomas Randysek)

(photo © Tomas Randysek)

(photo © Tomas Randysek)

(photo © Tomas Randysek)



21th steam indoor meeting
3rd - 5th November 2017, Friedrichshafen

Svět se neustále mění a vyvíjí. A platí to také o tom modelářském. Echtdampf Hallentreffen má za sebou již druhé stěhování v rámci spolkové země Bádensko-Württembersko. Když jsme se ho účastnili poprvé, probíhal vždy na začátku ledna v okresním městě Sinsheim. Zde se mimo jiné nachází technické a dopravní muzeum s kinem IMAX 3D, které stojí za to určitě navštívít. Od roku 2010 se parní sraz přestěhoval do města Karlsruhe, které pro nás leží o 60 km dál. Za poslední roky jsme zaznamenávali postupný úbytek jak vystavovatelů, tak i návštěvníků. Výraznější změna pak nastala v roce 2016, kdy se parní sraz přestěhoval k Bodamskému jezeru a to do města Friedrichshafen. Rozhodovalo se právě mezi Friedrichshafenem a Kolínem nad Rýnem a naštěstí pro nás zvítězil bližší "Fridrichův přístav". Také se posunul termín konání mezinárodního srazu na začátek listopadu a Echtdampf Hallentreffen se navíc ještě spojil s modelářským veletrhem Faszination Modellbau. V loňském roce jsme se této akce nezúčastnili. Nový termín pro nás nebyl zrovna ideální a také jsme si chtěli počkat na ohlasy a názory z prvního ročníku. A po letošní návštěvě jsme byli mile překvapeni. Podrobnější reportáž o naší návštěvě Friedrichshafenu najdete v oddíle Photo gallery/2017/21th steam indoor meeting.

(photo © Tomas Randysek)

(photo © Tomas Randysek)

(photo © Tomas Randysek)

(photo © Tomas Randysek)

(photo © Tomas Randysek)

(photo © Tomas Randysek)



Trips to the Eastern Europe
September and Octomer 2017, Romania and Ukraine

Naši dva členové, jmenovitě Lukáš Tuček a Filip Novotný, navštívili v září a říjnu 2017 Rumunsko a Ukrajinu, aby si zblízka prohlédli tamní městskou hromadnou dopravu. Podrobnější reportáž najdete v oddíle Photo gallery/2017/Trips to the Eastern Europe.

(foto © Lukas Tucek)

(foto © Filip Novotny)

(foto © Lukas Tucek)

(foto © Lukas Tucek)

(foto © Lukas Tucek)

(foto © Lukas Tucek)



Tutto Vapore 2017
8th and 9th July 2017, Gemona del Friuli

Již třetím rokem jsme navštívili italskou Gemonu, abychom se zúčastnili tamního parního srazu Tutto Vapore. Na cestu jsme vyrazili jako obvykle v pátek ráno a zhruba kolem třetí hodiny jsme dorazili do Gemony. Vykládku nám zhatil prudký liják, který se přihnal od Kaninských Alp v okamžiku našeho příjezdu. A tak jsme následující hodinku strávili s italskými přáteli u doutníku. Vykládka probíhala opět bez použití zvedací techniky, pokud tedy nepočítáme naše ruce. Plošina by se zde určitě hodila. Ubytování jsme také neměnili a hotel malý hotýlek Pittini nám poskytl nocleh na dvě nadcházející noci. Složení výjezdního týmu a vozového parku se také nezměnilo (vlastně děvčata jsme letos nechali doma). V některých věcech jsme zkrátka konzervativní. Počasí bylo opět luxusní, teplota se pohybovala něco málo nad 30 stupni. V sobotu přes noc vydatně napršelo, ale v neděli ráno byla obloha opět azurová. Zkrátka pohoda. Podrobnější reportáž o naší návštěvě Tutto Vapore najdete v oddíle Photo gallery/2017/Tutto Vapore 2017.

(photo © Tomas Randysek)

(photo © Tomas Randysek)

(photo © Tomas Randysek)

(photo © Tomas Randysek)

(photo © Tomas Randysek)

(foto © Jiri Polak)



Locomotive Henschel
9th June 2017, Zbysov

Přátelé z Muzea průmyslových železnic ve Zbýšově pořádali 9. června 2017 slavnostní roll out nově zrekonstruované lokomotivy Henschel z roku 1913. A tak jsme využili pozvání a přišli se na první veřejné roztopení a jízdu s cestujícími podívat. Rekonstrukce lokomotivy začala už v roce 2013, přesně 100 let od její výroby. Fotografie z rekonstrukce si můžete prohlédnout zde. Oproti poslední návštěvě, která proběhla v roce 2015, jsme se letos projeli po úzkorozchodné šestistovce až do Zastávky u Brna. Hoši ze Zbýšova položili koleje až k tamnímu vlakovému nádraží. Jsou prostě šikovní a pracovití ve všech směrech. Podrobnější reportáž o naší návštěvě muzea ve Zbýšově najdete v oddíle Photo gallery/2017/Locomotive Henschel.

(photo © Tomas Randysek)

(photo © Tomas Randysek)

(photo © Tomas Randysek)

(photo © Tomas Randysek)

(photo © Tomas Randysek)

(photo © Tomas Randysek)



6th Steam Olympia
3rd - 4th June 2017, Brno

Šestý ročník mezinárodního setkání železničních modelů velkých měřítek, parních strojů a strojků, stabilních strojů a historických autobusů probíhal o víkendu 3. a 4. června 2017. Jako vždy jsme začali s předběžnou přípravou již v zimních měsících. Strhující finiš pak probíhal od pátečního rána před akcí samotnou. Mnoho účastníků přijíždí již v pátek po obědě. Privilegium mají Elizabeth a Graham, kteří u nás většinou končí svoji letní okružní jízdu Evropou a přijíždějí do Brna již týden před akcí. Letos jsme pro ně, vzhledem k lednové operaci Elizabetky, žádný program nechystali a Coolingovi tak celý týden věnovali relaxaci před náročným víkendem. Vždy nám v pátek pomáhají s přípravou, za což jim samozřejmě patří velký dík. I když horké počasí, které většinou panuje, pro ně není zcela ideální. Určitě by dali přednost tomu typicky anglickému. Ačkoli jsme si mysleli, že na maximum přihlášených modelářů jsme se dostali již loni, tak letošní ročník opět trhal rekordy. Počet účastníků atakoval hranici dvouset a areál nádraží opravdu "praskal ve švech". Všechny volné koleje v rotundě a ve vozovém depu byly zaplněny hostujícími modely, využili jsme i část skladiště před nádražím. Později příchozí byli nuceni odstavovat své modely na kolejích přednádraží. Můžeme blahořečit počasí, které nám od začátku pořádání parního srazu opravdu přeje. Nedovedu si představit, kam bychom naskládali těch 200 účastníků, kdyby nám celý víkend mělo pršet, jak se to už několikrát na podobných akcích stalo. Podrobnější reportáž o 6. Parní Olympii najdete v oddíle Photo gallery/2017/6th Steam Olympia.

(photo © Tomas Randysek)

(photo © Tomas Randysek)

(photo © Tomas Randysek)

(photo © Tomas Randysek)

(photo © Tomas Randysek)

(photo © Tomas Randysek)



Steam day
23th April 2017, Strasshof

V nedalekém Strasshofu an der Nordbahn probíhal v neděli 23. dubna Oldtimer festival spojený s parním dnem v tamní výtopně. Přijali jsme tedy nabídku Ericha Leichnera, jestli bychom nezpestřili provoz na tamní dráze. Vždyť naše poslední návštěva se datuje do roku 2009. To jsme ale ještě neměli svoji parkovou dráhu a tak byla spousta volných víkendů. Naložili jsme tedy tři parní, jednu bateriovou lokomotivu, pár lavicových vagonů a hurá na výlet. Neděle byla slunečná, ale od rána foukal poměrně silný a studený vítr, takže venku moc příjemně nebylo. Ale já osobně jsem byl spokojen, neboť jsem si po dlouhé době a zase na dlouhou dobu zajezdil na Křenovicích. Za pár dní nám startujeme nová sezóna a opět mi začne víkendový kolotoč v zázemí naší dráhy. Dalším provozním strojem byla místní sedmičková pára MÖlm, kterou jste mohli vidět na loňské Parní Olympii a uvidíte ji i letos. Podrobnější reportáž o naší návštěve Strasshofu najdete v oddíle Photo gallery/2017/Steam day.

(photo © Tomas Randysek)

(photo © Tomas Randysek)

(photo © Tomas Randysek)

(photo © Tomas Randysek)

(photo © Tomas Randysek)

(photo © Tomas Randysek)




Go by steamer by the Labe
11th August 2016, Hradec Kralove

Již dlouhou dobu jsme měli pozvání od Zdeňka Balského z Hradce Králové, který je majitelem a kapitánem parníku Královna Eliška. Jedná se o malý parníček se zadním kolesem, krerý je schopen pojmout až 25 lidí. A tak jsme se jako klub domluvili na projížďku 11. srpna 2016. Zdeněk nám doporučil, že nejkrásnější je plavba navečer, kdy se na zpáteční cestě pluje kolem rozsvíceného nábřeží. Většina z nás však vyrazila do Hradce již ráno, jelikož jsme se zde chtěli trochu porozhlédnout a podívat se na Bílou věž. Ubytovali jsme se v hotelu Grand, což je kousek od nábřeží i náměstí. Oběd jsme si na doporučení paní recepční dali v restauraci Šatlava - prostředí příjemné, jídla výborná a vkusně upravená a to i včetně poledního menu - lze jen doporučit. Po pozdním obědě jsme navštívili Bílou věž, odkud byla skvělá vyhlídka na Hradec a jeho okolí, potom jsme zavítali do prodejny domácí čokolády, prošli jsme se centrem města, zastavili se ještě na kafčo a pak honem do hotelu, vzít občerstvení na loď a teplé oblečení na večer, protože odplutí bylo stanoveno na šestou hodinu. Podrobnější reportáž o naší jízdě po Labi najdete v oddíle Photo gallery/2016/Go by steamer by the Labe.

(photo © Tomas Randysek)

(photo © Tomas Randysek)

(photo © Jiri Polak)

(photo © Tomas Randysek)

(photo © Tomas Randysek)

(photo © Tomas Randysek)



Tutto Vapore 2016
23th and 24th July 2016, Gemona del Friuli

Rok uběhl jako voda a opět jsme se vydali na cestu do Itálie, na Tutto Vapore 2016 do Gemony del Friuli. Tentokrát se výprava rozrostla o naše drahé polovičky, kterým jsme slíbili výlet do Benátek. A tak jsme naložili parní Solingen, červenou bateriovou AEG, foťáky, pivo a Becherovku pro naše přátele a hurá na jih. Přes Vídeň jsme kolem poledne projeli bez problémů a s dvěma zastávkami jsme byli již v pět hodin ubytovaní a kolem šesté večer jsme vykládali lokomotivy a vagony do místního depa. Podrobnější reportáž o naší návštěvě Gemony najdete v oddíle Photo gallery/2016/Tutto Vapore 2016.

(photo © Jiri Polak)

(photo © Jiri Polak)

(photo © Jiri Polak)

(photo © Jiri Polak)

(photo © Tomas Randysek)

(photo © Tomas Randysek)



5th Steam Olympia
4th and 5th June 2016, Brno

Již pátý ročník Parní Olympie je za námi. A byl to ročník tak trochu jubilejní, ale také pořádně hektický. Seznam přihlášených účastníků překonal všechny dosavadní ročníky, zejména v počtu parních a bateriových lokomotiv na parkové dráze. Zúčatnili se Vám i nám již známí modeláři, ale mnoho modelářů k nám letos zavítalo poprvé. Také seznam zúčastněných zemí se opět trochu rozrostl a tak tak nám stačily držáky na vlajky. Což nás ovšem nesmírně těší, jelikož to svědčí o tom, že se naše parková dráha a celá Parní Olympia postupně dostává do podvědomí široké modelářské komunity. Kromě modelářů z České republiky se zúčastnili zástupci z Anglie, Itálie, Chorvatska, Německa, Polska, Rakouska, Slovinska a Švýcarska. Takže opravdu nepřeberné množství rozličných modelů všech měřítek. Podrobnější reportáž o 5. Parní Olympii najdete v oddíle Photo gallery/2016/5th Steam Olympia.

(photo © Tomas Randysek)

(photo © Tomas Randysek)

(photo © Tomas Randysek)

(photo © Tomas Randysek)

(photo © Tomas Randysek)

(photo © Tomas Randysek)



Excursion to the North Moravia
25th May 2016, Ostrava

Tak jsme si po delší době dopřáli výlet. Tentokrát jsme se vydali z Brna až na moravský sever do kdysi černého srdce republiky - do Ostravy. Hlavně jsme však chtěli manželům Coolingovým zpestřit jejich čtrnáctidenní pobyt v Brně a vzít je na místa, která by měla být Grahamovi známá. Býval totiž v Anglii důlním inženýrem. Jirka tedy domluvil exkurzi do dolu Michal v části Ostrava - Michálkovice a následně i prohlídku bývalých Vítkovických železáren v Dolní oblasti Vítkovic. A tak jsme ve středu 25. května 2016 vyrazili časně ráno z Brna, abychom byli před desátou na místě. Protože pro cestování autem po našich dálnicích je v posledních letech nutné počítat se značnou časovou rezervou. Podrobnější reportáž o naší návštěvě Ostravska najdete v oddíle Photo gallery/2016/Excursion to the North Moravia.

(photo © Tomas Randysek)

(photo © Tomas Randysek)

(photo © Tomas Randysek)

(photo © Tomas Randysek)

(photo © Tomas Randysek)

(photo © Tomas Randysek)



20th steam indoor meeting
8th - 10th January 2016, Karlsruhe

This year´s international steam meeting Echtdampf-Hallentreffen was anniversary - already the twentieth. Our club participated in the same squad as the past years. Three full loaded cars drove out of Brno and one car of Prague. Exhibit new tram in scale 1:8 was our original intention but Jenda and his colleague didn´t manage this tram but unfinished model would decorated our stand too. So we took Bohous steam locomotive and Pavel took their small green battery locomotive finally. You can see a reportage from our visit Karlsruhe and 20th steam indoor meeting in the section Photo gallery/2016/20th steam indoor meeting.

(photo © Tomas Randysek)

(photo © Tomas Randysek)

(photo © Roman Siler)

(photo © Tomas Randysek)

(photo © Lukas Randysek)

(photo © Jiri Polak)




Tutto Vapore 2015
18. a 19. července 2015, Gemona del Friuli

Ferrovia Willy je parková dráha, která se nachází na severu Itálie ve městě Gemona del Friuli na úpatí Kaninských Alp. Dráha samotná se nachází v malém parku za hotelem Willy, který mimo jiné poskytuje také ubytování pro zúčastněné modeláře. Letošní plánovaná jarní návštěva nám bohužel nevyšla a tak jsme se vydali na jejich letní parní sraz Tutto Vapore 2015. Podrobnější reportáž o naší návštěvě Gemony najdete v oddíle Fotogalerie/Rok 2015/Tutto Vapore 2015.


(photo © Tomas Randysek)

(photo © Tomas Randysek)

(photo © Tomas Randysek)

(photo © Tomas Randysek)

(photo © Tomas Randysek)

(photo © Tomas Randysek)



4. Parní Olympia
6. a 7. června 2015, Brno

První červnový víkend je na naší parkové dráze již tradičně vyhrazen mezinárodnímu srazu modelářů a nebylo tomu jinak ani letos. Největším lákadlem jsou bezesporu velké funkční parní stroje. Mezi stálice patří již od prvního ročníku parní válec Mamut a parní nákladní automobil Sentinel. Nováčky byly letos parní stříkačka dobrovolných hasičů z Kvítkovic, která byla přítomna pouze v neděli, ale její čtyři proudnice chrlily kubíky vody jako při opravdovém zásahu a švýcarská parní lokomobila Hansueli Yetiho Gassmanna. Podrobnější reportáž o 4. Parní Olympii najdete v oddíle Fotogalerie/Rok 2015/4. Parní Olympia.


(photo © Tomas Randysek)

(photo © Tomas Randysek)

(photo © Tomas Randysek)

(photo © Tomas Randysek)

(photo © Tomas Randysek)

(photo © Tomas Randysek)



MPŽ
15. května 2015, Zbýšov

Muzeum průmyslových železnic ve Zbýšově zahájilo svoji letošní sezónu v pátek 15. května, kdy uspořádalo něco jako den otevřených dveří pro pozvané hosty. A tak jsme využili pozvánky a vydali se do areálu dolu Jindřich II. Podrobnější reportáž o naší návštěvě najdete v oddíle Fotogalerie/Rok 2015/MPŽ.


(photo © Tomas Randysek)

(photo © Tomas Randysek)

(photo © Tomas Randysek)

(photo © Tomas Randysek)

(photo © Tomas Randysek)

(photo © Tomas Randysek)



FORCHILD 2015
5th - 8th March 2015, Brno

Yearly trade fair FORCHILD 2015 took place at Brno exhibition grounds at the begining of March. We got an invitation to take part at side events "Models in the movement" after year breather. This was a light spring excercise after this year winter and before forthcoming operation season of the park railway. You can see a reportage in the section Photo gallery/2015/FORCHILD 2015.


(photo © Tomas Randysek)

(photo © Tomas Randysek)

(photo © Tomas Randysek)

(photo © Tomas Randysek)

(photo © Tomas Randysek)

(photo © Roman Siler)



19th steam indoor meeting
9th - 11th January 2015, Karlsruhe

We brought our locomotive TU 47.002 in Karlsruhe this year. It was a worthy representative our park railway among others exhibitors. We presented the second yard Park railway Olympia and oncoming 4th Steam Olympia 2015. We rode with a small steam locomotives on there module yard. You can see a reportage from our visit Karlsruhe and 20th steam indoor meeting in the section Photo gallery/2015/19th steam indoor meeting.


(photo © Tomas Randysek)

(photo © Tomas Randysek)

(photo © Tomas Randysek)

(photo © Tomas Randysek)

(photo © Jiri Polak)

(photo © Tomas Randysek)




Road trip around Brno
8th November 2014, Drasov and Pejskov

Operation season 2014, which filled us all weekends from May till October, is successfully over with. And there is a time for visit another similar places. We didn´t have to go far, because there are a railway enthusiasts near Brno. Our expedition numbered 11 members. You can see a detailed reportage in the section Photo gallery/2014/Road trip around Brno.


(photo © Tomas Randysek)

(photo © Tomas Randysek)

(photo © Tomas Randysek)

(photo © Tomas Randysek)

(photo © Tomas Randysek)

(photo © Tomas Randysek)



10th anniversary of the open park railway in Graz
13th and 14th September 2014, Graz

The first September weekends at the Graz park railway were dedicated to 10th anniversary of the open their railway in the park of the Provincial nervous clinic. We participated of the second weekend. If the weather was look with favour on us in the past, we chose it in interest this time. There was a low pressure area above all central Europe from Thursday and flows of the water fell almost constantly. It was raining in Brno, it was raining by journey, it was raining in Graz, it was raining simply everywhere. You can see a detailed reportage from the showery Graz in the section Photo gallery/2014/10th anniversary of the open park railway in Graz.


(photo © Tomas Randysek)

(photo © Jiri Polak)

(photo © Tomas Randysek)

(photo © Tomas Randysek)

(photo © Tomas Randysek)

(photo © Tomas Randysek)



Hurray holidays! 2014
27th June 2014, Brno

Radio Petrov and Medial Agency organize every year, at the end of the school year, safety - playful afternoon for children Hurray holidays! There is a pleasant full stop after past school year and start two months of the summer holidays. Given our cooperation with radio Petrov we participated in the wealthy side events. You can see a detailed reportage from Hurray holidays! in the section Photo gallery/2014/Hurray holidays! 2014.


(photo © Tomas Randysek)

(photo © Tomas Randysek)

(photo © Tomas Randysek)



3rd Steam Olympia
7th - 8th June 2014, Brno

Already third year of the international meeting of the steam locomotive models, functional steam engines and historical buses took place in the area of park railway Olympia and attached car park at weekend on 7th - 8th June 2014. Visitors could see 55 models and big engines including the standard gauge steam locomotive, steam bicycle and steamroller CKD. A detailed reportage is in the section Photo gallery/2014/3rd Steam Olympia.


(photo © Jiri Polak)

(photo © Jiri Polak)

(photo © Tomas Randysek)

(photo © Tomas Randysek)

(photo © Jiri Polak)

(photo © Tomas Randysek)



Brno museum night
17th May 2014, Brno

Anniversary 10th Museum night took place in Brno on 17th May 2014. Our team accounted of the mobile yard with small steam locomotives. The attendance was relatively high despite the cold and rainy weather. You can see a detailed reportage from the Brno museum night in the section Photo gallery/2014/Brno museum night.


(photo © Tomas Randysek)

(photo © Tomas Randysek)

(photo © Tomas Randysek)



18th steam indoor meeting
10th - 12th January 2014, Karlsruhe

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. 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. You can see more detailed reportage in the section Photo gallery/2014/Karlsruhe 2014.


(foto © Tomas Randysek)

(foto © Tomas Randysek)

(foto © Tomas Randysek)

(foto © Jiri Polak)

(foto © Tomas Randysek)

(foto © Jiri Sajbrt)




St. Nicholas run
7th December 2013, Brno

It is snowing heavily, it is snowing heavily, white snow is falling ... we can sing several times during morning. Snowfalls changed with cloudless skies, but finally snow melted. We could have to enjoy snowy St. Nicholas atmosphere. We had prepare a St. Nicholas gift packages for good children, but for disobedient children too. So all children took packages with delicacies and a small piece of coal, because parents their parents did not unequivocal opinion if children were good all year. You can see all reportage in the section Photo gallery/2013/St. Nicholas run.


(photo © Tomas Randysek)

(photo © Tomas Randysek)

(photo © Tomas Randysek)



Montanmuseum
6th September 2013, Graz

We had prearranged our visit in Montanmuseum. This complex of the undeground tunnels with an interesting mining equipment from all Europe is situated in the centre under the Schloßberg hill. We could took a ride mining train, took a walk a part of the tunnels and viewed really interesting exhibits thanks to Roman, which knows Mr Günther Hoffmann from the time when he was employed in the Technical museum Brno. Mr Günther Hoffmann provided for us an informations about formation and history of the museum. You can see detailed reportage of our visit in the section Photo gallery/2013/Montanmuseum Graz.


(photo © Tomas Randysek)

(photo © Tomas Randysek)

(photo © Tomas Randysek)

(photo © Tomas Randysek)

(photo © Tomas Randysek)

(photo © Tomas Randysek)



Tramway museum
6th September 2013, Graz

We visited the local tramway museum during our stay in Graz, which is situated in quiet peripheral Graz area called Mariatrost. There is a local basilica above the museum. The museum is placed in spaces of the tramway yard at terminal station of the former Mariatrost electric line. You can use the tram line No. 1 for travel into Mariatrost, which run through main station and big traffic junction in the Jakominiplatz square. You can see detailed reportage of our visit in the section Photo gallery/2013/Tramway Museum Graz.


(photo © Tomas Randysek)

(photo © Tomas Randysek)

(photo © Tomas Randysek)

(photo © Tomas Randysek)

(photo © Tomas Randysek)

(photo © Tomas Randysek)



Herbstfest
6th - 8th September 2013, Graz

We accepted invitation of the Dampfbahnclub from Graz to the traditional Herbstfest so autumn celebration, after our two-year break. All three Swiss-Moravian steam locos (Solingen, Ponava and Krzenowic) three bench coaches and one good wagon went to Herbstfest. We have a small hotel accomodation about ten minutes on foot from park railway. And Indian summer came into Graz too and we enjoyed nice sunny and hot autumn weekend. You can see detailed reportage of our visit in the section Photo gallery/2013/Herbstfest.


(photo © Tomas Randysek)

(photo © Tomas Randysek)

(photo © Tomas Randysek)

(photo © Tomas Randysek)

(photo © Tomas Randysek)

(photo © Tomas Randysek)



2nd Steam Olympia
8th and 9th June 2013, Brno

Already the second year of the international steam meeting with updated name 2nd Steam Olympia 2013 is over with. We hung approved last year scenario - operation at our park railway with domestic and foreign attendance added side events on attached parking place. There were 21 steam, 13 battery and 3 motor engines on Park Railway Olympia. So our offer was really varied this year. 65.000 visitors visited us during weekend. This was the second largest attendance after fireworks Ignis Brunensis. The weather was very kindly for us this year. The storms ran around but they avoided us fortunately. You can see detailed reportage about 2nd Steam Olympia in the section Photo gallery/2013/2nd Steam Olympia.


(photo © Tomas Randysek)

(photo © Tomas Randysek)

(photo © Tomas Randysek)

(photo © Tomas Randysek)

(photo © Tomas Randysek)

(photo © Tomas Randysek)



Brno museum night
18th May 2013, Brno

We participated at Brno museum night this year after one year pause. It is a little demanding for us because we have our main activity at park Railway Olympia every weekend. But this is a short distance from one outskirts of Brno to second outskirts luckily. The first group left Park railway with our mobile yard after lunch. It had to assembled this yard till six p.m. when Museum night starts. The second group provided operation at Park railway till end of operating day and then it moved to Technical museum too. You can see more detailed reportage of our participation in the section Photo gallery/2013/Brno museum night.


(photo © Tomas Randysek)

(photo © Tomas Randysek)

(photo © Tomas Randysek)

(photo © Tomas Randysek)

(photo © Tomas Randysek)

(photo © Tomas Randysek)



Industrial Railways Museum
17th May 2013, Zbysov

Robert Dujka, one of the founders of the Industrial Railways Museum which operate narrow-gauge line from Zbysov to Babice u Rosic and rescuing old narrow-gauge locomotives and cars, invited us at unofficial open of the season 2013. The museum is situated in area of the former mine Jindrich II on the edge of the small tow Zbysov. There is a former terminal station of the local railway, which collected coal from surrounding mines to station Zastavka u Brna (once Segen Gottes or God's blessing). You can see more detailed reportage from our visit in the section Photo gallery/2013/MPZ.


(foto © Robert Dujka)

(photo © Tomas Randysek)

(photo © Tomas Randysek)

(photo © Tomas Randysek)

(photo © Tomas Randysek)

(photo © Tomas Randysek)



ForChild
7th - 10th March 2013, Brno

We invited to attendance at side events of the trade fair ForChild this year too. We realized basic circle with a two side tracks and with crossing of lines in the middle. So all operation managed two battery locomotives AEG. You can see more detailed reportage from our attendance in the section Photo gallery/2013/ForChild 2013.


(photo © Tomas Randysek)

(photo © Tomas Randysek)

(photo © Tomas Randysek)

(photo © Tomas Randysek)

(photo © Tomas Randysek jun.)

(photo © Tomas Randysek)



17th steam indoor meeting
11th - 13th January 2013, Karlsruhe

We take part in steam indoor meeting in Karlsruhe as usual in early year and this year was not exception. So we packed up our small steam locomotives, a few cars and some tools and hurray take to the road. Altogether strong reduction of our yard was a significant change compared to last year but it was a nice variegation for our club members during long winter. We presented our park railway and 2nd Steam Olympia too. You can see more detailed reportage in the section Photo gallery/2013/Karlsruhe 2013.


(photo © Tomas Randysek)

(photo © Tomas Randysek)

(photo © Tomas Randysek)

(photo © Martin Siler)

(photo © Tomas Randysek)

(photo © Tomas Randysek)




St. Nicholas run
Sunday 5th December 2010, Brno

The last action of S.M.P.D. in 2010 was St. Nicholas run at the our park railway. So we were looking forward to St. Nicholas and first snow when St. Martin left it at home. But we were looking forward uselessly. It was freezing weather on Saturday morning without snow unfortunately. You can see all reportage in the section Photo gallery/St. Nicholas run 2012.


(foto © Tomas Randysek)

(foto © Tomas Randysek)

(foto © Tomas Randysek)

(foto © Tomas Randysek)

(foto © Tomas Randysek)

(foto © Tomas Randysek)



S.M.P.D. meeting of the members
Saturday 27th October 2012, Brno

The first meeting of members our club was scheduled for the last operating weekend, or more precisely on Saturday 27th Ocrober. Why did not close a season in comfort our club room, why did not a sit-down for a while together, why did not have a chat? We are met in great numbers, totaly twenty members. Absent persons were regularly excused. Roman Siler, president of the club, evaluted last season and he outlined next season. The second Steam Olympiad will the main event of the next season of course. The boys processed detailed statistic of all locomotives, which operated in 2012. Jirka Polak acquainted us about news at park railway Swiss Vapeur Parc. Pavel Uhlir informed us about exhibition ModelHobby 2012, which he presented "G scale" steam locomotives alongside his family and Jirka Kut. We watched a short presentations from our last visits of RhB, Graz and Balson´s company yard after collective dinner. The boys finished pleasantly spent evening by run by the first this year´s snowfall.


(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 © Tomas Randysek)



Visit to the Balson company
Friday 26th October 2012, Stein am Rhein

The Swiss company Balson gave an open day under the style "Probefahrt" on Friday 26th October and Saturday 27th October. The family business is one of the best-known producer of locomotives, cars and accessories for park railway. Mr Charles Ball junior is an owner of this company and he took over company after his father. He is following in father´s footsteps and it looks successfully. Only our club has three battery locomotives AEG which company Balson made. Mr Ball rightly understood that we are an potential customer for a big steam locomotive of his company. He offered us to try to drive these locomotives and we gladly accepted the invitation. You can see detailed reportage in the section Photo gallery/Visit to the Balson company.


(foto © Tomas Randysek)

(foto © Tomas Randysek)

(foto © Tomas Randysek)

(foto © Tomas Randysek)

(foto © Jiri Sajbrt)

(foto © Tomas Randysek)

(foto © Tomas Randysek)

(foto © Tomas Randysek)

(foto © Tomas Randysek)



ModelHobby
27th - 30th September 2012, PVA Praha - Letnany

Already 21th exhibition for modellers ModelHobby 2012 came since 27th until 30th September at exhibition grounds PVA Letnany. Pavel Uhlir and his family represented our club because they are a shorter way from Vinohrady to Letnany. And Jirka Kut helped them too. You can see detailed reportage in the section Photo gallery/ModelHobby 2012.


(foto © Uhlirs)

(foto © Uhlirs)

(foto © Uhlirs)

(foto © Uhlirs)

(foto © Uhlirs)

(foto © Uhlirs)



1st Steam Olympiad
2nd - 3rd June 2012, Brno

The Olympia park main station was opened at the first time for the general public on Saturday 2nd July 2012. None national anthems, none speeches. We raised country´s colours of the all participating countries including our, Moravian. Final preparations were under way from early morning. Shunting in depot, shunting in the main station, heating of the steam locomotives in the round-house. Small sleepy railway station at the local line changed for the big busy main station with real operation. Working trains with water and coal for steam locomotives arranged at entry tracks, shunting of the passenger carriages for commercial trains ran in the main station. Operators beat up and down, tickets, souvenirs and steam beer were preparing in the ticket office. You can see detailed reportage in the section Photo gallery/1st Steam Olympiad 2012.


(photo © Jan Sajbrt)

(photo © Jan Sajbrt)

(photo © Jan Sajbrt)

(photo © Tomas Randysek)

(photo © Tomas Randysek)

(photo © Tomas Randysek)



16th steam indoor meeting
13th - 15th January 2012, Karlsruhe

After last year participation with small steam locomotives we went to Karlsruhe with this same models this year too. Total eighteen models represented Society of the Moravian Park Railways on 16th international steam meeting. Halls No. 1 and No. 2 were available for modelers and visitors same as the last year. There were small scales, stationary steam engines, ship models and exhibition stands in the hall No. 1, but it seemed us that exhibitions stands were less than last year. An economic recesion is on the strong German marketplace. If the exhibition grounds wants to collect participation fees from next year so participation will be even smaller. We heard this information, too. Locomotives and trains of the different scales circled on the two separated yards in the hall No. 2. You can see detailed reportage in the section Photo gallery/Karlsruhe 2012.


(photo © Tomas Randysek)

(photo © Tomas Randysek)

(photo © Tomas Randysek)

(photo © Jiri Sajbrt)

(photo © Tomas Randysek)

(photo © Tomas Randysek)




"Christmas runs" on the New town hall Brno
23th December 2011, Brno

We got an invitation from deputies of statutory town Brno to attendance on Christmas 2011 side events. The weather was very favourable, so favourable with respect to season. Although was drizzling from the morning and our fingers went numb with cold. The steam locomotive was in operation according to the plan. Two battery locomotives AEG were ready for morning and evening operation and for trains strengthening. We put a simple oval with two side tracks. You can see detailed reportage runs in the section Photo gallery/Christmas runs 2011.


(photo © Tomas Randysek)

(photo © Jan Palan)

(photo © Tomas Randysek)

(photo © Tomas Randysek)

(photo © Tomas Randysek)

(photo © Tomas Randysek)



Herbstfest 2011
10th and 11th September 2011, Graz

Dampfbahnclub in Graz or Styrsky Hradec organized already traditional autumn Herbstfest. But you can call it as summer celebration given weekend tropical weather. We did not visit Graz last year, becouse we was very busy, so we visited it this year. Three steam locomotives and one battery locomotive with a pew and freight cars represented S.M.P.D. Society. Because we like somtimes ride at another park railway, we like sometimes meet colleagues-modellers, we like sometimes talk about steam models and we like sometimes watch a new models. And we need to acquire new contacts for our society database because start of regulation operation in Olympia coming soon. We want to organize an international meetings of modellers. Visitors of our park railway like to feast one´s eyes on still unknown models. You can see detailed reportage of our visit Graz in the section Photo gallery/Herbstfest 2011.


(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)



Brno´s museum night
14th May 2011, Technical museum Brno

The year passed as a water and we caught in the whirl of Brno´s museum night. Is arising a new tradition? This is very well, if yet, because we must respect traditions. Most locos had a break from last action in Karlsruhe and we heated properly them.
Interest of visitors was really great. Queue in front of the museum was long and it was late into the night. But weather hold the balance always and it influence attendance. The weather was changeable this Saturday. Can we came from warehouse into museum, it was rain heavily. Patron of museum held his proverbial hand and the rain has stopped before opening the museum. You can see detailed reportage in the section Photo gallery/Brno´s museum night 2011.


(photo © Pavel Uhlir)

(photo © Tomas Randysek)

(photo © Pavel Uhlir)

(photo © Pavel Uhlir)

(photo © Tomas Randysek)

(photo © Tomas Randysek)

(photo © Tomas Randysek)

(photo © Tomas Randysek)

(photo © Tomas Randysek)



Modeller 2011
10th - 13th March 2011, BVV Brno

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. 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. 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. You can see detailed reportage from Modeller 2011 in the section Photo gallery/Modeller 2011.


(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)



15th steam indoor meeting
14th - 16th January 2011, Karlsruhe

Variety is the spice of life so we presented only small steam locomotives on this year steam meeting in Karlsruhe. Our tour provided 17 participants mostly members of S.M.P.D. Society. New steam locomotives of serie Betty, which members of S.M.P.D. Society own, met on steam meeting in Karlsruhe. Jura Sajbrt brought a new model of lumberjack locomotive Climax in scale 1:28 with one. Highlight our attendance was real loading test of our steam locomotives. You can see detailed reportage in the section Photo gallery/15th steam indoor meeting Karlsruhe.


(photo © Tomas Randysek)

(photo © Pavel Uhlir)

(photo © Tomas Randysek)

(photo © Tomas Randysek)

(photo © Tomas Randysek)

(photo © Tomas Randysek)

(photo © Tomas Randysek)

(photo © Tomas Randysek)

(photo © Tomas Randysek)




St. Nicholas run
Sunday 5th December 2010, Brno

The last action of S.M.P.D. in 2010 was St. Nicholas run at the our park railway. Mrs Winter showed us her dominion from curtain of the November already. A great deal of snow and temperature deep under the zero point. A global warming stays away meanwhile. You can see detailed reportage in the section Photo gallery/St. Nicholas run 2010.


(foto © Tomas Randysek)

(foto © Tomas Randysek)

(foto © Tomas Randysek)

(foto © Tomas Randysek)

(foto © Tomas Randysek)

(foto © Tomas Randysek)

(foto © Tomas Randysek)

(foto © Tomas Randysek)

(foto © Tomas Randysek)



Waterfront of steamlovers
Saturday 28th August 2010, Hradec Kralove

Part of the S.M.P.D. Society members participated in "Waterfront of steamlowers" in Hradec Kralove next week. Pavel Uhlir and his family brought their mobile yard and together with Karel and Lenka Duda and Jiri Polak represented our society. You can see detailed reportage in the section Photo gallery/Waterfront of steamlowers 2010.


(photo © Jiri Polak)

(photo © Jiri Polak)

(photo © Jiri Polak)

(photo © Jiri Polak)

(photo © Jiri Polak)

(photo © Jiri Polak)



Inauguration of the "Children Railway"
Saturday 21th August 2010, Hradec Kralove

Steamlowers in Hradec Kralove made one´s dream come true and they built 400 metres long "Children railway" with gauge 5"/7". The railway is placed on the 5th May square. Starting point is double-track station with two dead tracks, which can use for heating of locomotives and shunt of trains.
Society of the Moravian Park Railways was asked for cooperation with operation. Children railway is only on start and it has not extensive rolling-stock yet. We brought steam locomotives Krzenowic and Ponava with four bench cars. Bouth visiting steam locomotives and domestic locotractor worked all day. Radiant children smiles was a great reward for us. You can see detailed reportage in the section Photo gallery/Inauguration of the "Children Railway".


(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)



The constitutive meeting of the S.M.P.D.
Saturday 24th July 2010, Brno

The constitutive meeting of the S.M.P.D. was on Saturday 24th July 201o in Brno. The main purpose was elect authorities of the S.M.P.D. and agree the amount of membership fee. We met together 21, including 5 members expectants. A five members apologized for family and health reasons.

An aplication form filling.
(photo © Tomas Randysek)

There was good humour
in the lounge.
(photo © Jiri Polak)

The young members.
(photo © Tomas Randysek)

The preparatory committee.
(photo © Tomas Randysek jun.)

An aplication form filling.
(photo © Jiri Polak)

Women form the membership too.
(photo © Jiri Polak)

We bargain for their expressive
help.
(photo © Jiri Polak)


For committee were proposed and unanimously elected these members:
Roman Siler - chairman of the board
Jirí Sajbrt - vicechairman
Tomas Randysek - booking-clerk

For auditing commission were proposed and unanimously elected these members:
Jiri Kut - chairman of the auditing commission
Jiri Polak - vicechairman of the auditing commission
Tomas Marek - member of the auditing commission


The second part of the Saturday programme was an excursion by historical electric railcar No. 99, which was made in 1941. The Brno´s transport undertaking is operating this car to demonstration runs on the new historical transport line No. 10.
This excursion organized and the electric railcar drove Roman Siler. We started our sight-seeing tour in the tram depot Brno-Medlanky. We left the tram depot by back gate-way and we went up the Purkynova street on Veveri street. Regarding holiday reorganizing of city transport we continued back to reverse loop Komin. There we turned round and we continued to terminal loop Stary Liskovec through Pisarky and Mendel sqaure. We went from Stary Liskovec to terminal loop Brno-Lisen after a short technical rest through Renneska street and the main station. Our last drive was from terminal loop Brno-Lisen to tram depot Brno-Medlanky through the main station, Moravian sqaure and Lidicka street.

The tram depot Medlanky.
(photo © Tomas Randysek)

Roman is preparing for drive.
(photo © Tomas Randysek)

We are waiting for departure.
(photo © Jiri Polak)

The passengers.
(photo © Tomas Randysek)

The passengers.
(photo © Tomas Randysek)

We are driving out.
(photo © Tomas Randysek)

The switch-man.
(photo © Tomas Randysek)

A temporary tram terminal
in Veveri street.
(photo © Tomas Randysek)

A temporary tram terminal
in Veveri street.
(photo © Tomas Randysek)


The youngest participant was Julinka Zoubkova from Jindrichuv Hradec. She is 10 months and she got three-hour trip under control. She has a positive relation to track after her dad, probably.

(photo © Tomas Randysek)

(photo © Tomas Randysek)

(photo © Tomas Randysek)

(photo © Tomas Randysek)

(photo © Tomas Randysek)

(photo © Tomas Randysek)


A collective photo in Brno-Komin.
(photo © Tomas Randysek)

Martin shows us
how as work with
a switch rod.
(photo © Jiri Polak)

At the terminal loop Komin.
(photo © Tomas Randysek)

On the way from Komin to Stary Liskovec.
(photo © Jiri Polak)

A good humour in the tram.
Karel travels how retired corsair.
(photo © Tomas Randysek)

The special train at the terminal
loop Stary Liskovec.
(photo © Tomas Randysek)

A technical discussion.
(photo © Jiri Polak)

"Hey, old chap, don´t strike
onto this tram!"
(photo © Tomas Randysek)

At the terminal loop Lisen.
(photo © Tomas Randysek)

Back in the tram depot.
(photo © Tomas Randysek)

We returned in the depot with a great experiences early in the evening. We ran around Brno by the historical tram and we talked about technical and non technical questions.

We wish that an emergent membership of the Society of the Moravian Park Railways give this association the inceptive pulse and energy for next working. But this show the following days ...