Built By: Bryan Finley

Description: Rummelplatz is German for "Fun fair" or carnival. This module represents a German funfair using 15 structure kits powered by AC or DC motors. The structures included are:

Swing Boats
Geisterbahn ("Ghost Train")(with a built in light and sound module)
Festzelt (festival tent with light)
Market stands (set of 2)

Reisenrad (Ferris Wheel)
Jupiter (rocket ride)
Food/game market stands (set of 4).

Figures primarily from Faller and Preiser.

The power supply to the AC motors and most lights is via a 16 volt AC 20VA transformer wired to two 10-nodule power buses bolted to the middle support plank of the module box (see photo). The Ferris Wheel lights are powered by 7VA RailPower pack. Wiring employs Splicer Plugs and Tidy Wire Kits, making for easy removal and maintenance of the rides. The Jupiter and Octopus rides are powered by Tamiya DC 2-AA battery-powered motor and Universal Gear Box sets under the surface to replace the original rubber-band drive mechanisms.

Red on-off button switches have been installed on the front of the box to allow visitors and operators to turn on/off rides. Due to the push buttons on the front, I have used a small foam board to brace it to the module behind it and in other instances have put my module adjacent to a turn for stability.

Module as displayed in Tyler, March 16-17, 2019

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