Invitation to a Train Enthusiasts Weekend
From 14.06. to 16.06.2019
We would like to use the weekend to assemble a large, common and interactive train layout, for long and short trains can be driven sensibly. On the other hand, the shunting operation in and out of branch routes enhances the operational sequence.
LEGO fans from everywhere could contributing their modules. Anyone can take part, as long as the segments meet the requirements listed below. A prior registration is necessary to enable us to plan the layout of the railway. Any kind of modules with e.g. train stations, connection tracks or just regular tracks, landscapes etc are welcome.
We have gained the opportunity to use the Historic Tram Depot Schkeuditz as fitting venue to assemble our modules. It’s not just its history that makes the old depot a fitting location, but also its size. The available hall area is about 1000 m2 and well lit by skylights.
The event will be open to the public during the weekend. Aside from spectating the traffic on the main installation, visitors will also be able to see single exhibits with models or segments that couldn’t be integrated.
We will be contributing multiple segments to combine with yours for a large installation with diverse train routes.
Modules that fit our specifications would be appreciated, but are not necessary.
The detailed methods of construction and basic requirements of our modules will be published during the next few weeks.
Maybe it will be helpful for construction your own parts of landscapes and train route.
However, segments built with other designs also can be utilized. It will be possible to combine all.
The main routes of the common layout will consist of 9V tracks, operated with the classic speed regulators.
Multiple electrically separated routes are planned, to allow for power supply for the individual modules and to enable the simultaneous operation of multiple trains. We’re planning to use block sections.
Non-electrified tracks can, depending on the available amount, be used for connection tracks or individual routes, maybe to a factory or as an independent route. The same applies to 12V tracks. Differing types of tracks could also be connected via train stations.
Every module of the collaborative layout will require at least one track with possible connections to other modules, ideally on multiple sides. Exceptions are welcome, but need to be agreed upon on an individual basis.
However, the final layout can only be determined after all participants have registered.
Individual modules and installations.
Any model related to trains is welcome and can be displayed on additional tables.
Participants can register with their name and a short model/modular description until Sunday, 31.03.2019 at . We reserve the right of admission.
To allow for the best possible planning we require specific information from you. After initial registration we will send you a form for the specifics of your modules. Please fill it with all the information about your contributions and send it back to us.