Faller Hit Train, Play Train and the like

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Faller Hit Train, Play Train and the like

Post by Winding Road » Wed Jan 10, 2024 1:28 pm

Having recently rediscovered my Faller Hit Train from my college days (50 years ago!) I am setting up a layout outside within my current Gauge 1 clockwork layout. I could find very little about it on the Forum and so am hoping to kick off a discussion about running, maintaining, repairing and finding spares for this unique toy model railway.
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Re: Faller Hit Train, Play Train and the like

Post by Andrew » Wed Jan 10, 2024 1:52 pm

Hello!

I've used quite a lot of the faller "E train" range over the years - the size is better suited to the 16mm/ft scale that many of us here model in. I've used various of the range's wagons modified and repainted to suit my needs, have tinkered with the steam and diesel locomotives, and had a rake of the lovely 4 wheel balcony carriages for a while. Only a repainted railcar still sees regular use, and it may be joined by another at some point - I really like them!

I rather like the wagons in your picture, I could imagine repainting and running some of those!

All the best,

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Re: Faller Hit Train, Play Train and the like

Post by Old Man Aaron » Mon Jan 22, 2024 3:26 pm

I'd heard of these, but never seen one until now. Yours seems very well-looked-after for it's age.
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Re: Faller Hit Train, Play Train and the like

Post by Winding Road » Tue Jan 23, 2024 4:22 pm

Old Man Aaron wrote: ↑Mon Jan 22, 2024 3:26 pm I'd heard of these, but never seen one until now. Yours seems very well-looked-after for it's age.
They are quite robust albeit common faults are losing the steam engine chimney and the fantasy coaches stovepipe chimneys.

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Re: Faller Hit Train, Play Train and the like

Post by FWLR » Fri May 24, 2024 9:14 am

:Bump

Hello Winding Road and Welcome... :welcomeconfetti Just read your thread sorry it's been over a year for me to welcome you. Not had the best time of it then.

Anyway have you been able to do anything with the Faller Hit Train yet. I hope you have had some success, if you have it would be great to see it in action, or even just some more photos. :thumbright:

Take care and stay safe.

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Post by dudeface » Tue Jun 04, 2024 9:11 pm

FWLR wrote: ↑Fri May 24, 2024 9:14 am sorry it's been over a year for me to welcome you. Not had the best time of it then.
It's been 5 months... :D
Miles-- Trains are fun. With the exception of track power. Argh!

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Re: Faller Hit Train, Play Train and the like

Post by FWLR » Wed Jun 05, 2024 5:23 am

dudeface wrote: ↑Tue Jun 04, 2024 9:11 pm
FWLR wrote: ↑Fri May 24, 2024 9:14 am sorry it's been over a year for me to welcome you. Not had the best time of it then.
It's been 5 months... :D
Hi Miles,

I was replying to Winding Road's post I think.... :lol :lol

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Re: Faller Hit Train, Play Train and the like

Post by Winding Road » Wed Jun 05, 2024 9:34 am

Thanks Rod, I have a modest Hit Train layout within my clockword Gauge One layout; I am also preparing an article for the TCS journal. Best wishes, Rick

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Re: Faller Hit Train, Play Train and the like

Post by drewzero1 » Wed Jun 05, 2024 1:27 pm

It finally connected in my head that Faller also make that car system for the smaller scales. I kept hearing about that and the railbus separately, and every time I heard it I wondered where I've heard that name before. :scratch:

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Re: Faller Hit Train, Play Train and the like

Post by dudeface » Mon Jun 24, 2024 12:12 am

FWLR wrote: ↑Wed Jun 05, 2024 5:23 am
I was replying to Winding Road's post I think.... :lol :lol
Which was from Jan. 10 :) 5-ish months ago... so worry less!
P.S. sorry Rick for clogging up the thread
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Re: Faller Hit Train, Play Train and the like

Post by Keith S » Tue Jul 09, 2024 6:52 am

This is as good a time as any to point out the utility of the β€œadd foe” function on this type of forum. It sounds a bit dramatic, but you can use it to quietly eliminate posts by people who chronically have nothing to contribute.

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Re: Faller Hit Train, Play Train and the like

Post by LNR » Tue Jul 09, 2024 8:00 am

Agree Keith.
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Re: Faller Hit Train, Play Train and the like

Post by FWLR » Tue Jul 09, 2024 8:15 am

I don't get it, why...there is no harm with anything posted on our forum and if there is the Moderators and Administrators will sort it out. I know from past things :roll: , I do sometimes I admit, put something that's not relevant, so one of the team will say so, which I think is brilliant because we aren't all perfect are we. :thumbright:

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