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[Garden Railroad] Trees in the garden

Posted by Gerd on Tuesday, 28 April 2020 with 7 Comments

Hello folks,

I got some remarks, that my “forestry railroad” is missing trees. As my wife has reorganized the flower boxes along the house, I was able to get two small conifers, which got planted at the wye. One of them was very dry, let’s wait if it will come back to live.

When we moved two our new home, we also moved some concrete planters from the old yard. One of them was already home of another conifer, which might fear any gardener. But this tree was a perfect match for the wye in my eyes. So I removed the tree from the planter with heavy equipment and placed right into the center of the wye. This gives the whole scene a totally new look and the wye turned into a beloved photo spot.

Since trees are growing at the wye, the other side looks more like a dead-end. What’s going on here?

Cheers, Gerd

[CFF] spring operation sessions

Posted by Gerd on Thursday, 23 April 2020 with 3 Comments

Hello folks,

here are some photos of this springs Romanian railroad action on my garden railroad.

Some of the pictures are actually “historic” since I started some rebuild this week on the upper section of the railroad. Details may follow here on the blog next week.

Bye, Gerd

[Garden Railroad] Aerial view of my garden railroad

Posted by Gerd on Thursday, 16 April 2020 with 6 Comments

Hello,

since I started with my garden railroad, I had the idea to make an aerial view video from the roof above the terrace. As our tree in the garden got trimmed last week, this was the best time to make the movie.

Cheers, Gerd

[MLC] Brake rigging and final assembly

Posted by Gerd on Tuesday, 14 April 2020 with 3 Comments

Hi logging railroaders, today, I like to share the last part of the brake installment on my 5″-gauge rolling stock. The last report featured the brake beams and shoes, now it’s time to get them connected to the brake gear. To determine the length of the brake rigging, I used threaded rods first. The final […]

Thumb up-date

Posted by Gerd on Saturday, 11 April 2020 with 5 Comments

Hi folks, just a short update to you, that my thumb is recovering well. There has been no dramatic injury to the inner parts, but I lost most of the thumb-nail so far. But it looks good, that the nail will recover in full size as well during the next 6-12 month. So next post […]