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Christmas-steam 2016

Posted by Gerd on Monday, 26 December 2016 with 1 Comment

Dear friends,

yesterday, we set up a temporary track in our new backyard and steamed up the Accucraft Shay with a supply train of the Louise Valley Lumber Co. This was the first steam train running in the new garden as well as the last one in 2016 (probable). It was cold, but as in the years before, we didn’t have snow yet.

Anyway, our daughter and I enjoyed the time we spend with the steam train.

We’ll see us again next year ;-)


Merry X-mas and a happy new year

Posted by Gerd on Thursday, 22 December 2016 with 3 Comments

Hi folks,

my family and I wich you a Merry Christmas and a good start into 2017.

Weihnachtsgruß-2016Good bless and keep up model railroading ;-)

Ronja, Katrin & Gerd

Making progress on the new workshop

Posted by Gerd on Wednesday, 21 December 2016 (Comments Closed)

Good morning,

yesterday, I had a free evening and I used the time to make major progress in my workshop. I finished three more walls and finally 2/3 of the workshop is done. I installed some more power sockets as I realized, that I had some “dead spots”. Next step will be to install the benches for the lathe and mill.

I look forward to get the new workshop ready within the next 6-8 weeks. It makes a lot of fun to made all the installations, but actually, I really like to do some log train projects…

See you soon – Gerd

More progress on the new workshop

Posted by Gerd on Monday, 12 December 2016 (Comments Closed)

Hello, last weekend, I did some more progress on my new workbench. Once the kitchen cabinets were arranged and level, I added some braces to support the table top in between and finally set the table top in place. The wall was covered with wood and I installed power sockets and light right into it. […]

Arranging my new workshop

Posted by Gerd on Friday, 9 December 2016 with 2 Comments

Hi followers, after we moved to our new home, it’s time to arrange and move my workshop as well to get some new projects started (and there are a few nice ideas on the list). Here’s a first overview of my new workshop. First photo is a view down the stairs into the long room, […]

Move update & a fallen flag

Posted by Gerd on Wednesday, 30 November 2016 (Comments Closed)

Hello friends, nearly two weeks ago, we moved to our new home. Most work is finished by now, except for the workshop, which is still in my old house. But I look forward to get the workshop moved soon as well and once finished, I’ll return to my model train projects. There are some new […]

Modell train break

Posted by Gerd on Tuesday, 8 November 2016 with 2 Comments

Hello railroad friends, you might wonder, why it got so quiet here around my logging railroads… The reason is, we’re gonna move into a new house soon, so the past 6-8 weeks, I spend a lot of time on renovation work and rebuild in our new home. Therefore, there’s very limited spare time for my […]

[GVT] Livesteam micro layout

Posted by Gerd on Thursday, 8 September 2016 with 2 Comments

Hello fellows, after my small break here, to exhibit my trolley layout, I’m back on my logging railway projects. First, I cleaned up the workshop, but I didn’t feel in the mood to continue directly with my large-scale trains. So I finished another long time project, which was on my wish list for many month. […]

[LVLC] – new locos for my garden railroad

Posted by Gerd on Thursday, 25 August 2016 (Comments Closed)

While I’m working on my trolley layout, I’ll show you some other updates in between from my Fn3 garden logging railroad. The livesteam and the Bachmann Shay were actually in service, but there were two more locos on my roster. Together with the Bachmann Shay, I also got a Climax for the same railroad, but […]

[BCRR] – Assembling the trucks

Posted by Gerd on Monday, 22 August 2016 (Comments Closed)

Last weekend, I assembled the trucks from 272 parts each. It took me arround 10 to 15 minutes for each truck. The more I finished, the faster I got. And here are the trucks in detail. The first step into my new freight cars is done. I’ll exhibit my H0m trolley line layout on September […]