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Tiny progress from last weekend

Posted by Gerd on Monday, 23 February 2015 with 1 Comment


at the moment, most progress on my Hon30 logging railroad is done in the back ground. I spend a couple of thoughts about my rolling stock and the idea of having a railroad museum parallel to the forestry railway. At least, I sold some models, get rid of the “Palatinate Coal & Lumber” and did some other changes. More will be posted during the next weeks, when the new concept is finished.


Meanwhile, I did some tiny progress last weekend. I made a sign for my Hon30 layout from scrap wood and paper letters. The sign is 80cm long and fits inside the layout storage boxes.

Last Saturday, we went to a model train show and I finally gut some nice coal baskets to complete the coal deck on my layout.


“Jupiter” hauling log trains

Posted by Gerd on Monday, 16 February 2015 with 1 Comment


last Sunday, I steamed up my 009 live steam loco to haul some log trains on my Hon30 layout. I ran 3 boiler fills of water and had a lot of fun as well as warm fingers :-)

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This was the first time that I set up the whole layout after adding the backdrops and rebuilt of the fiddle yards.

Black is beauty – Climax #4

Posted by Gerd on Monday, 9 February 2015 (Comments Closed)


Loksonce the paint was dry, I started to reassemble the Climax and also added the simple livery of the PC&L locos as #4.

Now I’ve three locos ready for service on my U.S. division of the logging layout. More engines are planed during 2015.


Climax in black

Posted by Gerd on Sunday, 8 February 2015 (Comments Closed)

Hello, I found some minutes today to paint the Climax. I disassembled her to singe part groups and used the airbrush to get her painted black grey. Now I’ve to wait until the paint is finally dry… I really like to assemble her back together soon… Cheers, Gerd

New U.S. steam loco in Hon30

Posted by Gerd on Friday, 6 February 2015 with 1 Comment

Good morning, the Palatinate Coal & Lumber is proud to show you the newest locomotive to its fleet. It’s a 0-4-0 outside frame F&C-loco from MinitrainS which has become PC&L #3. I installed DCC with working headlight on this one and first used my PC&L livery/paint scheme on this loco. It’s based on the Argent […]