[Waldbahn Gazette] Logging Railroad “Horský Dolina”

Posted by Gerd on Tuesday, 26 February 2019

Hello,

today, I’ve another issue from my “Waldbahn Gazette”, featuring the amazing “Waldbahn Horský Dolina”. I found this railroad some years ago in a German model train forum (Stummi-Modellbahnforum) and this layout was a great inspiration for me to build my own logging railroad in the garden. The layout and rolling stock is built by Tobias and he wrote the following in the forum:

In an unused corner of our property, I build a small “operation layout” for my garden railroad trains. As I’m interested in logging and industrial light railroads, I decided to build a logging railroad. The scale is defined as G-scale, running on 45mm track and uses rolling stock in scale between 1:22.5 and 1:19. While the space was limited and the layout mostly planed to test new rolling stock, I used R1 curves, which I might not do again on future layouts.

Based on the topography of the garden, the railroad hauls logs from a high plain down to the sawmill/reload station. Especially on the lower station, the space is limited, so there are only a few tracks and trackside structures. The station only features a runaround track, a long reload siding as well as the engine shed and a short spur at the end of the line. Leaving the lower station, the track runs uphill in a big loop with a 1:10 (10%) grade. The first loading spur at the top of the grade got abandoned some while ago.

The new loading station is designed for future expansion of the railroad. As seen on some logging railroads, I like to operate trains from this station, which pushes empty log cars to the final loading places in the woods.

Well, here are some photos and a track plan. More photos and build logs are posted in the origin forum thread at Stummi-Forum (visible without login).

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