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Hi!

I'm a new user here. I recently found this forum and found myself reading it day by day, then I decided to register here.
I live in Hungary (ssrrryy about my english
), I work for a telco company, my hobbies are trains, cars, and motorcycles. For now I have an 1979 Wartburg (ex-east german car), four Pannonias (hungarian 250ccm) and an east-german made MZ.
Also, I have three railcars, two for narrow gauge railways (760mm gauge) and one for normal gauge (1425mm). I bought two of them from the Hungarian State Railways few years ago, one of them acquired from a friend. I have a trailer so I can carry them to different rail lines.
I also work for a rail-related magazine, Vasút&Modell (Railway&modell), I maintain the website www.vasutandmodell.hu and I'm writing articles to the paper.
I post my rail-related activites to my blog, trainmodeller.freeblog.hu - it's only in hungarian but look for the photos
and I have a gallery with more than 10.000 photos for now at matiz.terep.hu.
I have a small H0 scale collection, and a small Märklin gauge 1 collection. There are a lot of photos about them in my gallery.

Feel free to contact me if you have any questions about hungarian railways, engines, etc..etc. I will try my best to answer.

That's it for now, hello to everyone!
 

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Hi Trainmodeller,

Welcome to MRF. You'll find nearly everything you want here, we are a pretty diversified bunch.

Being a Hungarian, we had a post relating to one of your steamers recently;

http://www.modelrailforum.com/forums/index...?showtopic=7642

I would very much be interested to have your opinion on it and also about your steamers. They look faboulus.

Your site seems packed, so I'll take my time going thru it.

Baykal
 

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Welcome to the MRF trainmodeller
You will find us a great bunch of people always happy to help in any way possible.
Hope you enjoy your time with us and don't forget to ask any questions you like as I'm sure someone on here will know the answer or know someone that does.

Happy modelling

Kind regards
Paul
 

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Hi!

The 424.287 is an oil-fired, hungarian steamer, made by MÁVAG works Budapest. The class 424 was the most common hungarian steam engine, and similar locos exported to other countries.
The first version didn't had any deflectors, there were some experiments with Witte deflectors but the one on this loco had the best results. It's sad, today there are only three operable 424 class remained here: 424.009 (coal), 424.247 and 424.287 (both oil fired).
The german class 52 was also in use at MÁV, named class 520.xxx. None of the remaining locos are operable. Currently I'm building a Trumpeter 1:35 kit with a Märklin wannentender as a MÁV class 520.
Photos of MÁV steamers available at my gallery, look for "Istvántelek" albums and "Vasúttörténeti Park" (Railway history park). Istvántelek is located in Budapest, it is the last place where steam engines overhauled and stored at winter. We visit the factory year-by-year (the next organised visit will be in march 2009).
For class 424, I created an album here: http://matiz.znet.hu/reszlet/ see the first album, I tried to photo every side and part for modelling purposes. The engines on the photos are 424.001 and 424.009 .
 

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Thanks for all the information,much appreciated. So the one operable in the film "Underworld" was infact a 424.

QUOTE (trainmodeller @ 4 Feb 2009, 09:29) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>Currently I'm building a Trumpeter 1:35 kit with a Märklin wannentender as a MÁV class 520.

Now, that is faboulous! Await to see the finished loco.


Here is mine;

http://www.modelrailforum.com/forums/index...mp;hl=Trumpeter

Baykal
 

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HI
 

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Hi there and welcome aboard.

I feel sure that you will be able to join in and supply us with some of those hard to discover answers.

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Hi trainmodeller and welcome to the MRF. There's certainly no need to apologise for your English which is excellent and 1000% better than my Hungarian.

I've had a quick look and your magazine web site and your blog but need to spend quite a bit more time going through them carefully. I like the pictures of your 'railway in the snow' and the loco you are building looks superb. Do I also understand correctly that you are 'modelling' in 1:1 scale and have full sized rail cars etc. or have I misunderstood ?

Look forward to going through your blog in detail and seeing some more of your work.
 

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Hi!

My railcars are so-called speeders or railway draisines used by Hungarian State Railways' workers in the 1960's-1970's. All of this machines were taken out of service since there are modern and more comfortable vehicles available. And, most of this draisines were scrapped. Only a few survived, displayed in front of railway stations or rusting at backyards of railway sheds. I was lucky to find two of these are for sale and I bought them.
The first one before I bought it:
http://matiz.terep.hu/20050413
I did all the metal and electrical works by myself, only the engine (a 250ccm two-stroke Pannonia) overhauled at a local engine restorer.
http://matiz.terep.hu/uzem - these are the photos after the work is done, all taken on the lines we used to ride it.
After a year of having my first speeder restored, a friend of mine offered a narrow gauge vehicle. He restored it a few years ago but newer had the chance to use it. Look here for photos: http://matiz.terep.hu/gv175 I felt lucky and trailered instantly the vehicle home. It only needed a fresh paint and some minor works and operating fine.
Another year passed and I had a call by a friend, a railway maintenance shop is closing and they sell most of the equipments, and there are speeders on their list....on the next day I was on the way for my third speeder: http://matiz.terep.hu/p377 Recently it is undergoing a full restoration and re-building: It will be converted from 1435mm gauge to 760mm gauge, I bought a new Honda 100ccm EURO2 four stroke quad engine, disc brakes, new headligts, etc..etc. I hope I will finish it for this summer.
So, by the time I have this three vehicle and a big backyard. I already have a very small Märklin gauge 1 layout outdoors, now I'm looking for a chance to buy used railway tracks from maintenance shops to build a very small (20-30m) 1:1 garden railway
Of course if this project starts there will be photos and other stuff on my blog site.
 

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Now those would make for interesting models!
 
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