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Wood pile storage for the charcoal burning

Posted by Gerd on Friday, 29 August 2014 (Comments Closed)

As mentioned in the last post, here are the photos of the 3rd segment ‘wood storage at the charcoal burning’.

As the space around the charcoal piles is rare and I had no idea what to place on the connecting little 20x20cm segment, I combined both segments into one scene. I placed two storage sheds for tools and other stuff and I’ll add wood piles later which will be used to set up new charcoal piles.

Once I added some details, wood piles and figures, this segment will be done too.

Adding grasses, bushes and other greens

Posted by Gerd on Wednesday, 27 August 2014 (Comments Closed)

Hello again for another progress report.

Once I got the trees planted last week, I started with the ground vegetation with grasses, bushes and other plants. The ground vegetation at all is the same as on my first segment to continue the same style. Now it needs only some details, figures, some wood piles and so on…

Beside this segment, I also made progress on the following 20x20cm segment for the curve, which will show the material storage of the charcoal burning. Photos of this segment may be added next weekend.

Bye, Gerd

More trees for the logging railroad

Posted by Gerd on Thursday, 21 August 2014 with 2 Comments

Hello again to another issue of my blog.

I did some good progress on my char coal pile segment. The tracks are ballasted now and I added the ground cover with fine turf and dirt to make the roads and base for the vegetation. Once everything was dry, I added wooden boards between the rails on the level crossings.

I assembled and weathered the char coal piles and some sheds for tools and stuff. The sheds will not fit on this module and will be placed in the following little curved segment together with wood stacks.

Let’s see if I can make more progress during this week to get the second segment finished. Once it’s done, the smallest version of my modular layout is ready for first service. But planting the vegetation and detailing the char coal pile area may take several hours…

Bye, Gerd

Fn3 log train runs

Posted by Gerd on Sunday, 17 August 2014 (Comments Closed)

I did a log-train-run in my backyard with my Fn3-stuff in August 2014. I laid my tracks as a point-to-point line instead of a loop and did some “log train action”.

Landscape shaped and new structure build

Posted by Gerd on Thursday, 14 August 2014 (Comments Closed)

Another Wednesday has past and I got the landscape finally shaped. I used a wire brush in my hand drill to form the foam. This works very well and fast, but attention – you may take off more material as you like very quick. Smaller gaps and foot hills are filled/formed with plaster. Also the […]

LVLC – Running trains in the garden

Posted by Gerd on Tuesday, 12 August 2014 (Comments Closed)

To start the BBQ season, we were at my parents home and I run my Shay with log train on the garden railroad.

Rebuilding the small fiddle yard

Posted by Gerd on Sunday, 10 August 2014 (Comments Closed)

I used some spare time and rebuild the small fiddle yard. Both tracks do now run across the whole module and I can add a small 20×20 box behind to hold the rerailer. The reason is, that I usually run 35-40cm long trains on my layout and a 40cm long track is very short. Now […]

Shaping the hillsides

Posted by Gerd on Thursday, 7 August 2014 (Comments Closed)

On the last works session on my layout, I started shaping the hills along the railroad. First I glued the side boards in place. I use simple MDF for the sides and backs, because these areas are not visible to the public. Along the front edge, I used on 20x20cm box and cut her down […]