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[WBE] The new Decauville “Progres” loco from Minitrains is released !!!

Posted by Gerd on Saturday, 4 November 2017 with 1 Comment

Hi folks, the new Decauville Progres loco from Minitrains (Announced in 2017) is now available. I picked mine up from Minitrains on the Model Train Show at Friedrichshafen yesterday. The loco is very well detailed and looks tiny, but matches well into the world of Minitrains. This loco sill start my new set of french […]

[CFF] First work on the frame

Posted by Gerd on Tuesday, 31 October 2017 (Comments Closed)

Hi, once the long list of projects was done, I started work on the frame. First I un-soldered the tool boxes at the rear end beam and the center support for the water tanks. The valve gear on the real Resita shows a lifting arm behind the expansion link while on the model version, the […]

[CFF] The “Resita”-kit arrived

Posted by Gerd on Tuesday, 24 October 2017 with 3 Comments

Hello, last weekend, I picked up the first two kits for my new Resita-loco at Dampfmodellbau Reppingen. It was a very exciting and interesting visit. I was able to get the components for the chassis and boiler. The cab and water tanks as well as bunch of details will be shipped later. I was very […]

[CFF] Introducing a new logging railroad project

Posted by Gerd on Tuesday, 17 October 2017 (Comments Closed)

Hello, today, I like to introduce a new logging railroad project, starting soon. Several years ago, my first logging model railroad was a Romania styled railroad in G-scale. Most stuff was scratch built and the railroad even featured two live steam locos in the later years. I attached some photos below. When I stepped into […]

[LVLC] Sawmill construction stopped – Climax back in service

Posted by Gerd on Tuesday, 10 October 2017 (Comments Closed)

Good morning, since I started to realize, how big my small sawmill will become, I came to a very import question – where to store the sawmill once finished? Since I don’t have spare room at the moment to store such a huge construction, I decided to take a break on the sawmill project. We’re […]

[LVLC] Finding the footprint (size) – Sawmill #2

Posted by Gerd on Tuesday, 3 October 2017 with 1 Comment

The template from last week worked very well and the following timber frames were assembled with half an hour each. With the five frames done, I figured out how big my sawmill will be. The main building will be 85cm by 50cm (33.5″ by 19.5″) with the log deck and carriage loading outside of the […]

[LVLC] Preparing the sawmill construction #1

Posted by Gerd on Tuesday, 26 September 2017 with 1 Comment

After some research, I found a nice prototype sawmill, which will be used to build the Louise Valley mill. The Pine Ridge Lbr.Co. was a very small logging operation in California’s Sierra Nevada. The mills output was rough cut timber only, which got sold to the nearby …. The lumber was send down to the […]

[LVLC] Sawmill kit by Garden Textures

Posted by Gerd on Tuesday, 19 September 2017 with 2 Comments

Hello, some while ago, I found this sawmill kit on eBay. It’s in new and unbuilt condition and after a check, all parts are there. It’s a basic mill with a simple interior, but such kits allow a lot of customizing and bashing. After a first view to the plans, I’ll stretch the whole mill […]

Demolition Man !!!

Posted by Gerd on Tuesday, 12 September 2017 (Comments Closed)

Hello followers, today, I don’t have a logging railroad related post, since I didn’t find the time last week for my model trains… On our L-shaped property, we had a aux. building standing in the corner, blocking up the sight access to the upper garden area as well as cages up the small garden piece […]

[MLC] Forney steam up with issues

Posted by Gerd on Tuesday, 5 September 2017 (Comments Closed)

Good morning, end of august, I visited our live steam club layout. Since I had a few operation sessions with the Shay this year, I decided to run the Forney this time. At least, I struggled with some injector issues and after four laps, I had to pull the fire, since I was not able […]