round about 5 years ago, I placed my order for the Resita kit. Right afterwards, I started thinking on how to build matching cars and more important, which prototype model I could choose for my own Resita loco.
The Resita kit arrived in late 2017 and I immediately started the built. But I still had no garden railroad at that time. So, I decided to choose a small operation instead of the bigger networks as Viseu de Sus, Moldovita or Comandau. Finally, I remembered some film scenes of the line at Cimpul Cetatii, so my Resita became CFF 764-467. This brought some additional features, since the loco didn’t hat headlights in later years, so there was no need to model them and I really liked the look of my loco.
Meanwhile, the garden railroad line was built and after selling my Colorado-style trains, I was looking for another CFF loco. As I got a LGB HF110c (Frank S.) by accident, I rebuild her into my Krauss-loco, loosely based on the Oituz loco. I was also thinking about some additions to the Krauss loco and finally build two cars, based on Moldovita prototypes, as they used a Krauss loco as well.
Actually, I built the Budapest loco. This project was already started many month ago by collecting parts and is based on the idea to make a battery powered 0-8-0 from LGB parts. So how about additional cars? My first idea was to build several new cars to accomplish several different CFF lines with plausible and authentic rolling stock. But why so much different topics? Never mind that some of my model are already freelance?
In the end, I spend some more research on my books, made notes for potential and plausible matches to my rooster and how to get all different models united under one railroad operation. But is this really the best way? And would it satisfy me at the end?
To be continued…