Disconnect log cars in Hon30

Posted by Gerd on Sunday, 28 September 2014

Disconnect log cars are the most common way to haul logs on early logging railroads. My little railroad owns 10 pairs of this log car type which are based on MinitrainS-models. I did some customizing on the platforms and added new log bunks.

The first photo shows the different between the original MinitrainS-models in front and my rebuild version in the back. The larger log bunks with stakes are 3D printed parts from Shapeways. I removed the platform from the cars, cut the rear part away and glued them back in place. I also added some wooden boards from a deco paper sheet. Some of the braked cars got a brake man added.

All cars got a weathering and are now ready for service on the Waldbahn Eusserthal. Only the log loads are missing.