The Waldbahner Gazette #1 – “Galgenberg Waldbahn”

Posted by Gerd on Tuesday, 10 April 2018

Hello friends of logging and forestry railroading and welcome to a new category here on my Blog.

The “Waldbahn Gazette” will show you reports from other model railroaders, which are modelling logging railroads or related stuff. I got this idea while I talked to some new model railroaders, which started to build their own layout, based on my ideas. It seems that my Hon30 layout has inspired dozens of model railroaders to create something similar.

If you’re working on a logging railroad as well and you like to show/present your work here on my blog, feel free to send me a mail. Depending on the input, this could become a monthly post here on the Blog.

The opener in issue #1 will be the “Galgenberg Waldbahn” (gallows hill logging railroad), build by Hagen. I found this new layout at the forum www.schmalspur-modell.at. He spent some effort into planing first, and even did 3D-plans for the first modules. I really like the drilling template made from aluminium.

Gerd


Die Galgenberg Waldbahn

Thematic background of this Hon30 logging railroad is an old std. gauge line between Elsenfeld and Heimbuchenthal in Germany. This railroad opened service in 1910 and was abandoned in 1978, while the passenger service had ended 10 years before. The name “Galgenberg Waldbahn” comes from the nearby hill at the south-west of the Spessart mountains. The narrow gauge railroad is freelanced and starts in Schippach, where the railroad connected to the std.gauge railroad. Regular freight on the line was timber from the woods to some sawmills along the Elsava river. There were also some mines connected to the railroad, which got served with timber. Another freight was clay to make pencil-lead. There was also some passenger service on the forestry railroad to connect the small villages in the Spessart mountains with the larger cities.

3 Comments

  • Hagen Wolleb says:

    Hallo Gerd,
    die Waldbahn-Gazette ist eine tolle Sache und ich freue mich das du meine Galgenberg Waldbahn hier auf deinem Bolg zeigst.
    Gruß Hagen

  • Svein says:

    Hi, Gerd. The Waldbahn Gazette is an excellent idea! Great first issue, I’m looking forward to the next!:-)

    Best regards,
    Svein

  • Ulrich Schulz says:

    Hallo Gerd, das ist eine Klasse-Idee mit der Waldbahn-Gazette!Den Artikelueber die Waldbahn Hagen habe ich gelesen, prima!Weiter so! MfG Ulrich