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[Waldbahn Gazette] – Updates from the others

Posted by Gerd on Tuesday, 20 October 2020 with 1 Comment

Hello folks,

the last issue of my „Waldbahn-Gazette“ was published a long time ago, so it’s time for some updates from other logging railroads and my friends.


Waldbahn „Horský Dolina“

The Waldbahn „Horský Dolina“ was first featured in my blog in Feb 2019. Tobias has extended his railroad with a new branch, including two new loading spots. He didn’t install any passing loops on the new section, so empty trains are pushed to the destinations, or he uses cable shunting, as it was typical on my railroads.

He also finished some new locos and cars in his workshop. And if you feel familiar with the railbus -> yes, it’s my old CFF railbus. When my Krauss loco got finished, I didn’t use the railbus anymore, so he went to Tobias and is now in service on his Waldbahn „Horský Dolina“.


Bernds „Abreschviller“

My good friend Bernd first copied my Hon30 logging railroad, but soon stepped into typical French/Alsace style modules. His long-time dream was to create an H0n30 model of the well-known logging railroad museum of Abreschviller. Finally, he started work last year and here’s the finished station module, along with some right-of-way segments, showing typical scenes of this need prototype. All structures and many cars are scratch built.


WSLC-Heisler

Finally, some weeks ago, I got an eMail from USA about to my small N-scale Heisler I build many years ago. She got recently sold to a new owner and he has some questions about the model. I asked him for some actual photos and I’m happy to share them with you. The loco is still in good condition and runs well. It’s awesome to get news and updates of such pieces of scratch build model train stuff, that I’ve made such a long time ago and to see them still around and in good shape.

Well, this will be enough for today, It really time for me to get the new caboose weathered…

Bye, Gerd

Operating my garden logging railroads

Posted by Gerd on Tuesday, 13 October 2020 with 2 Comments

Hi folks,

last weekend, a friend and model railroad came for a visit and we operated my garden logging railroads for a full day.

First, we ran the Romanian style rolling stock “CFF Romania”.

Later we switched the rolling stock for my Louise Valley Lumber equipment.

The day ended with BBQ and campfire.

Regards, Gerd

[LVLC] The new cars got weathered

Posted by Gerd on Tuesday, 6 October 2020 with No Comments

Hi folks,

yes, I postboned the weathering part on the new cars for a long time, but finally, I started with the three new freight cars. This is how they looked before.

And here after the airbrush-finish.

I’ll add some remains of loads (wood blocks, bark, sand…) and some clutter to get them finally finished.

I look forward to get the caboose finished as well.

Gerd