[WBE] What’s up at the Waldbahn Eusserthal?

Posted by Gerd on Thursday, 26 November 2020

Hello logging railroaders,

as announced last week, there has been some small changes on my Hon30 logging railroad, all affecting the rolling stock and motive power. Some months ago, I decided to get rid of both Brigadelocos and all the HFB-wagons. These models were seldom used as they looked to big on the tiny layout. A small 0-4-0 looked much more plausible with a 3-car consist.

With this decision, the Waldbahn Eusserthal now operates as a 750mm gauge railroad only by using the Egger-type Minitrains locos and two Roco locos. Don’t worry, the Shay is also still in service. But this is all I need to operate this small layout, nothing more.

Anyway, a new addition came in October this year, when the WBE officially started the tourist and museum trains. Therefore, three open passenger cars were acquired and brought into service. The trains were operated by diesel locos on weekdays, while a steam loco will pull the trains on weekends and holidays.

Many thanks for your patience and see you next time,
your Waldbahner aka Gerd.

5 Comments

  • Tobias says:

    Hallo Gerd!

    So schade ich es finde, dass Du die HF-Sachen verkauft hast, so muss ich Dir doch zustimmen, dass die kleineren Loks viel stimmiger sind für die kleine Waldbahnstrecke.
    Ich habe bei meiner Waldbahn auch die anfänglichen Pläne von großen Vierkupplern u.ä., wenn nicht gänzlich über Bord geworfen, so doch weit hintenan gestellt. Diese kleinen, fleißigen “Arbeitsbienen” haben was.

    Eine schöne, ruhige Adventszeit wünsche ich Euch
    Tobias

  • Jozef Milko says:

    Hi Gerd, the changes on your logging railway are quite substantial from the view of operation, so do you plan add new locomotive Riesa launched by Minitrains? And the second question: we can see an industrial modules on your railway somewhere – will you make some video with this modules too?
    Will you build new modules in the future for this railway? – The railway is too nice to stay only in this status quo.
    Greetings from Slovakia
    Jozef

  • Tom says:

    Danke für die schönen Eindrücke aus der “heilen H0e-Waldbahnwelt”. ;-)
    Grüße aus der Pfalz
    Tom

  • Frank Fichtmüller says:

    Schön, wieder Neues aus Eussertal zu hören und zu sehen. –
    Wenn ich dann bedenke, wie gedankenlos ich vor zwanzig Jahren mit den Wagen von den damaligen französischen Egger Nachbauten umgegangen, dann wird mir ganz anders …

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