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Invitation to Denmark

INVITATION

Saturday April 20th 2019
Aalborg Denmark


You are hereby invited to join us at the International Opening event here at the Hotel Krogen Layout situated in Aalborg in the northern part of Denmark.

Be a part of the “Event of the year”. Enjoy a completely new track with super smooth curves and swiss highspeed points. It cant be better than this!

The Krogen Layout
The layout consist of a oval with 2 ½ track (each track is approx. 40 meters) connected to a folded bone. The folded bone gives a running distance of about 200 meters for each round. So 400 meters before you are back at the starting point. All in all more than 500 meters of track. Typically 2-3 skilled drivers can run at the same time.
The layout is situated in a lovely enclosed garden.
You will surely enjoy seeing your engine running in our calm surroundings!

Practical info

    • Saturday April 20th 2019,
    • Running from 10 – 17(running before 13.00 is regarded as tests)
    • Official opening at 13.00 where the red ribbon is broken.
    • Max height of engine and rolling stock on layout is 180mm.
    • Minimum curve radius is 3 meters, transitions curves are used all over. All points are R4,25. All track and points are made by swiss firm Profrom. Stainless steel flatbottom code 220.
    • Appointed Track Steward
    • Refreshments and food will be available (Danish pancakes, Champagne, Wine, Beer)
    • Warm friendly International atmosphere
    • Attendence fee:350DK/person.  Food and refreshments during the day are included in the attendance fee.
    • Dinner at 19.00

Registration

Contact: David Clement
(G1MRA member 4171)
Mobile: + 45 30 22 33 02 (private)
E-mail: krogen@krogen.dk

Please state what type of locomotive (s) you are bringing with you, and if you are bringing any rolling stock. 

How to get to the Krogen Layout, Denmark

Information about direct flights to Aalborg Airport (AAL):

      • From London Standsted with Ryan Air. Cheap flights on Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday. (Price about £20-30 )
      • From Amsterdam Schipol with KLM. Flights on Monday Tuesday, Thursday and Friday.
      • From Copenhagen. Flights 2-3 times every hour all week. (takes 30-40 min., lots of cheap flights all week, from 30£ and up)

The airport is approximately 7.5 km away from the hotel. We can arrange to come and pickup guests. The alternative is a taxi (about £14-20)

Accommodation

Hotel Krogen is a very small hotel (only 12 rooms), but you are very welcome to stay here if we have rooms available. Our prices range from 650 DKK to 1200 DKK.
We can help finding other hotels or “Bed and Breakfast” in the area, and will try to negotiate a good price for you.
You are naturally welcome to stay for more days, than just the GTG. (The track is open for running from the 20th and onwards, but not before.)

Looking forward seeing you here April 20th!

Best Regards on behalf of the Danish G1MRA group
David Clement (4171)
Aksel Clement (2735)
Wouter van Thiel (4114)

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