[CFF] log loads and storage boxes

Posted by Gerd on Tuesday, 15 May 2018


last week I spend some attention to the storage and transport of my new garden railroad rolling stock. Since I got some more cars together now, it’s not the best way to just set them into crates for storage and transport.

So I bought some sturdy plastic boxes and added wooden stop blocks to hold the cars in place. All cars can be stored in 3 boxes, a 4th one will be used for the log loads.

The large box above will hold the caboose and a future freight car. To store the loco, I used an old aluminium trunk in which my first steam loco was housed 20 years ago. The loco got sold, but the trunk is still there. So I added a new wood casing inside for the Resita-loco. Above the loco is enough room for my second “motive power”-unit. More on the blue rail car within the next weeks.

While my neighbor was cutting the walnut tree in his garden, I was able to get several length of straight twigs which got cut down into 42cm pieces ti represent 8m logs to be load on my disconnect log cars.

I also had a bundle of hazelnut twigs which I sawed into 1m pieces to make a pulpwood load for the flatcars. The wooden block in the center will add stability and saves some material. The timbers got glued down with hot-glue. The whole load is removable from the car.

Cheers, Gerd

One Comment

  • Ulrich Schulz says:

    Guten Morgen Gerd, heute habe ich mir Zeit gelassen,ehe ich Deinen wieder informativen Beitrag gelesen habe.Bei den Holzmengen kann der Winter kommen, der Kamin bekommt ausreichend Futter.Aber zunächst wollen wir einen schönen Sommer geniessen! Ich wünsche Dir und Deiner Familie ein schönes Pfingstfest, ich werde es in meiner alten Heimat , in Danzig, verleben.MfG Ulrich.