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Trip to Vienna - suggestions
« on: June 08, 2017, 05:22:21 pm »
any suggestions re Model shops / museums ( inc Militaria)??

Have'nt been for 20yrs so info. not up to date.

also Budapest ( is the Children's Railway still active?)

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Re: Trip to Vienna - suggestions
« Reply #1 on: June 08, 2017, 05:57:50 pm »
There is a model shop behind the Dom in Vienna, but it is expensive. There wasn't much n gauge there two years ago.
The Children's railway was operating last year and there is an excellent open air railway museum near Budapest. http://www.vasuttortenetipark.hu
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Re: Trip to Vienna - suggestions
« Reply #2 on: June 08, 2017, 07:15:18 pm »
I'm in Vienna quite a bit for work and my favourite place to eat/drink is The 1516 Brewing Company on Schwarzenbergstraße 2. Excellent beer, and great food. It's always busy. Go with a big appetite and order the ribs. You won't be disappointed!

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« Reply #3 on: June 08, 2017, 08:14:13 pm »
Both coties are well worth a visit.
Nice model railway in Budapest in Andrassay ut. Well worth a visit and do try the chimney cake. Yes children's railway is still working.
We caught the train to Bratislava from Vienna - makes a nice railway related journey and you get to visit Slovakia. Takes about 75 min each way.
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« Reply #4 on: June 09, 2017, 09:56:52 am »
The café on Wien hbf station is great too. Can't remember its name but it was close to a small supermarket and looked out on an almost residential area. Had a lovely breakfast there last August after getting off the sleeper from Bucharest. Coffee served on a silver tray. Top stuff!

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« Reply #5 on: June 09, 2017, 12:19:54 pm »
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« Reply #7 on: June 09, 2017, 01:57:38 pm »
Don"t miss Miniversum in Budapest. Good very large permanent layout covering many eras and locations.

https://www.miniversum.hu/en/
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« Reply #8 on: June 09, 2017, 02:52:07 pm »
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« Reply #9 on: June 09, 2017, 03:50:27 pm »
The Old Ferris Wheel in Vienna  is well worth  a visit.
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« Reply #10 on: June 09, 2017, 04:31:09 pm »
I remember taking the train from Vienna to Budapest in year 2000. Back then the train did a stop on the border... then armed SOLDIERS jumped in to stamp passenger's passports. It felt like a good old spy movie!  :confused1:
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Re: Trip to Vienna - suggestions
« Reply #12 on: June 09, 2017, 06:26:33 pm »
any suggestions re Model shops / museums ( inc Militaria)??


As I am from Vienna, I guess that I should answer here. ;)  The less said about model shops here, the better: In N scale there is usually not much to find, and what is available usually is expensive. I haven't bought much here as for the price of three locos I could get four from the German retailers. Before the internet, I even drove regularly to Munich to buy some N scale... :doh:


For militaria, first choice would be the Heeresgeschichtliches Museum (army history museum) in the Arsenal (close to the Hauptbahnhof railway station), with the car in which the Austrian archduke was shot in Sarajevo 1914 that led to the 1st World War.
http://www.hgm.at/en.html


For railways, there's the Technisches Museum Wien (TMW) although not much of the railway collection is exhibited in Vienna.
https://www.technischesmuseum.at/collection-area/sammlung-verkehr

Part of the TMW's railway collection is stored at the former steam loco depot (Heizhaus) Strasshof, about half an hour north of Vienna with S-Bahn line S1. Well worth a visit, especially on the steam operation days (this year: June 11 & 25, August 6, September 3 & 24, October 8 & 26 - the dates are missing on the rather poor English website version).
http://eisenbahnmuseum-heizhaus.com/index.php/Home-436.html?language=en
https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eisenbahnmuseum_Strasshof (for some pictures - there is no English Wikipedia page)

Wiener Linien tramway museum:
http://tram.at/remise/?lang=en

If you want to visit the Prater because of the Ferris Wheel, there is also a liliput railway (381-mm/15-inch gauge) there and on weekends and public holidays they still operate the original Krauss-Maffei pacifics from 1928.
http://www.liliputbahn.com/liliput.htm

And if you have a day to spare, outside of Vienna (but easily reached by train) there are also some interesting railways like the Schneebergbahn cog railway, with the original steam locos dating from the 1890's still operating in summer, or the Waldviertelbahn and Mariazellerbahn narrow-gauge railways, again still operating with steam locos on some days.
http://www.noevog.at/en/

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« Reply #13 on: June 10, 2017, 01:07:07 am »
I remember taking the train from Vienna to Budapest in year 2000. Back then the train did a stop on the border... then armed SOLDIERS jumped in to stamp passenger's passports. It felt like a good old spy movie!  :confused1:


and I did it back in 1980...



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« Reply #14 on: June 10, 2017, 04:52:51 am »
The Old Ferris Wheel in Vienna  is well worth  a visit.

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