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September 2021 News

Rolling Stock News

Three Jeco tank wagons arrived at the beginning of the month, one each in Gulf, Mobil and Nynäs liveries. Unfortunately, the running numbers have been changed from the ones advertised and all three have incorrect UIC control digits. (They would have been correct with the original numbers!) We now have seven of this style of tank wagon, and unless something especially interesting is produced, we don’t intend to get any more. We look forward to the time when we can run them as a train (all seven).

Manufacturer News

HNoll reports that the motor vehicles (motorvagnarna) are ready for tool making. But, we do not know what this refers to (we were aware of the Ma-loco, but that is something else). Of the Ma loco HNoll has said very little other than that it is coming along nicely and maybe some photos will be available before the end of the year. Deliveries of the next passenger carriages can hopefully take place at the end of 2021. The Blue X carriages (IC-11) A11 and B11 have been moved to 2022 (March-April-May) together with the B4 carriages when they will make a tool for the extra window panes on B11. The special carriages (type S1) will take a while longer due to a production and costing misunderstanding! They are not removed but paused for a short time.

Brekina has released models of the Volvo 66 sedan alongside the Daf 66 version. They note that the Daf is a 1972 year model, and the Volvo is 1975. As usual, there is an assortment of liveries. The kombi (estate) version is also offered in post livery and for Sweden’s neighbours, in Norwegian police (“Politi”) livery. The post version should of course have the steering wheel on the right, but the model doesn’t!
You won’t need many of either for a Swedish or other Nordic diorama; being produced in Holland, in the Daf factory, they never did become at all popular, and the same dislike was shewn to the Volvo 343, which also came from the Dutch factory, despite being designed by Volvo. But plenty were made!

Other News

We had planned to investigate a model railway event at Kårsta at the beginning of the month (and which was on our forthcoming events page), but public transport to the event was terrible. Kårsta has a railway station (the northernmost point on the remaining Roslagsbanan), but it was closed due to engineering. Instead of providing a rail replacement bus to serve the route, SL provided an assortment of busses to serve different parts of the route, and some to serve also areas not even reached by the railway! At least two changes would have been necessary; so we decided to give it a miss. Hopefully, next year will be OK; and we’ll get to sample a ride in a new X15p train at the same time. Well, maybe!

Stockholm’s Cultural Society for Steam and Railways (or correctly, Stockholms Kultursällskap för Ånga och Järnväg) – SKÅJ had an open event at Krylbo locoshed, and a special train was run from Stockholm with electric loco F 701, of which the FLMJ has a model. So, we went out to catch (film and photograph) the train whizzing through Häggvik on its outbound journey. You can see it here: www.youtube.com/watch?v=psVK3o0JMV0 in a video from the mobile phone because we forgot to fully charge the Go-Pro!

Do check our events listings; especially if you happen to be in Sweden. MJ-Hobby is having an open day of sorts on October 2nd, and there is a two day event proposed at Uppsala. And then at the end of November, there is the Hjulmarknaden, which was often visited from the UK because it is such a worthy event!

Finishing on a personal note, the former Director General of the FLMJ secured employment during September, and this means that the light is in sight for the process to restart searching for a new home for the Railway. A lot of expenditure needs to be recovered first, so it will not be before next year. However, we intend in one way or another, to ‘mark’ the 30th anniversary of the opening of the original KRBJ (from which the FLMJ emanated) on 25th July next year. Maybe just an announcement (to be realistic), but who knows?

Nyheter, september 2021

Rullande Materiel

Tre Jeco ‘Uh’ tankvagnar anlände i början av månaden, var och en i Gulf, Mobil och Nynäs. Tyvärr har löpnumren ändrats från de som annonseras och alla tre har felaktiga UIC-kontrollsiffror. (De skulle ha varit korrekta med de ursprungliga siffrorna!) Vi har nu sju av den här tankvagnstilen, och om inte något särskilt intressant produceras, tänker vi inte få mer. Vi ser fram emot den tid då vi kan köra dem som ett tåg (alla sju).

Tillverkarens Nyheter:

HNoll rapporterar att motorfordonen är redo för verktygstillverkning. Men vi vet inte vad detta betyder (vi var medvetna om Ma-lok, men det är något annat). Om Ma-lok har HNoll sagt väldigt lite men kanske kommer det några foton innan årets slut. Specialvagnarna (typ S1) kommer att försenas på grund av ett missförstånd med produktionskostnaderna! De tas inte bort utan pausas en kort stund.

Brekina har producerat modeller av Volvo 66 sedan dess tillsammans med Daf 66-versionen. De noterar att Daf är en 1972-modell, och Volvon är 1975. Som vanligt finns det ett sortiment av färger på modellerna. Kombi-versionen erbjuds också i postleverans och för Sveriges grannar, i norsk polis (“Politi”). Postversionen ska naturligtvis ha ratten till höger, men det gör inte modellen! På bilden (se nyheter på engelska) är den blå modellen Daf, men silvermodellen är Volvo.

Andra nyheter:

Vi hade planerat att undersöka en modelljärnvägshändelse på Kårsta i början av månaden (och som fanns på vår kommande evenemangssida), men kollektivtrafiken till evenemanget var hemsk. Linjen till Kårsta stängdes p.g.a. underhåll. Istället för att tillhandahålla en järnvägsersättningsbuss för att betjäna sträckan, gav SL ett sortiment av bussar för att betjäna olika delar av sträckan, och vissa för att betjäna också områden som inte ens nås av järnvägen! Man skulle behöva byta minst två gånger för att komma dit; så vi bestämde oss för att inte gå. Förhoppningsvis blir nästa år OK; och vi får prova en åktur i ett nytt X15p -tåg samtidigt. Kanske!

Stockholms Kultursällskap för Ånga och Järnväg – SKÅJ hade ett evenemang på Krylbo lokstallet, och ett specialtåg kördes från Stockholm med ellok F 701, varav FLMJ har en modell. Så vi gick ut för att fånga (filma och fotografera) tåget som susade genom Häggvik på sin utresa. Du kan se den här: www.youtube.com/watch?v=psVK3o0JMV0 i en video från mobiltelefonen eftersom vi glömde att ladda Go-Pro helt!

Kolla våra evenemangslistor. MJ-Hobby har en MMM-dag den 2 oktober, och det finns en järnvägsrelaterad händelse som föreslås i Uppsala ganska snart. Och sedan i slutet av november finns det Hjulmarknaden, som ofta besöktes från Storbritannien eftersom det är en så värdig händelse!

Och slutligen: FLMJ:s tidigare generaldirektör fick anställning under september, och det betyder att ljuset är i sikte för processen att börja söka efter ett nytt hem för järnvägen. Många utgifter måste återvinnas först, så det kommer inte att vara innan nästa år. Vi avser dock på ett eller annat sätt att ”markera” 30 -årsjubileet för öppnandet av det ursprungliga KRBJ (från vilket FLMJ kom) den 25 juli nästa år. Kanske bara ett tillkännagivande (för att vara realistiskt), men vem vet?

June 2021 News

Rolling Stock Updates

There are no updates regarding our models. We expect this to remain so during the summer.

Manufacturer News

HNoll has advised that work is now in place regarding the B4/B4R, BF4 and BF7 carriages. It is too early to predict exactly what the availability will be, but it is refreshing to note that these are in the pipeline. Just as we closed for press, the article numbers and running numbers were given on their website. The FLMJ is interested in two of the brown versions!

Following the arrival of the HNoll catering carriages, reported last month, they (and the various other versions) have been reviewed in the latest edition of Modelljärnvägsmagasinet. Here is an overview. The models are presented as the original R4/R4R café and restaurant carriage, the S12 cinema and bistro carriage, and the RB11 bistro carriage. Each version has a different interior layout according to the prototype. As the interior of the toilet cubicle is not visible, this is where small tubes exist for cabling from the wheels to the roof for interior lighting, should the modeller wish to instal that. The underside and bogie details are very well picked out, as is all the bodyside and top detailing (setting this model very much apart from the Roco A7/B7 models which have not been developed since their introduction in the 1980s). Our image montage is taken from Modelljärnvägsmagasinet.

Other News

We have added some content to the Events page, in the wake of restrictions being eased in many places. We are focusing on events in the UK where the Scandinavian Railways Society is understood to be participating, or where there is likely to be a Swedish model railway; and events in Sweden that are reasonably well known and/or which we will be investigating. The events page will be updated whenever there is something to be updated, rather than at preset intervals.