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    On show with my Hon30 logging railroad

    Posted on Tuesday, 16 October 2018 with 5 Comments
    in Operation sessions

    Hello,

    last weekend, we had a big model railroad event here in my area, called “the long night of model trains”. More than 20 clubs in the south-west of Germany held an evening-open-house from 4pm to 10pm for interested model railroaders and visitors.

    I was invited to show my Hon30 logging layout in Ludwigshafen (near Mannheim & Heidelberg) since two club members are building modules in the same practice as I do. To get a big layout, I just took Bernd with me, who has shown his layout together with mine earlier this year. All together we had four individual layouts and all were connected to a 50′ long Hon30 layout. Each of the layout was operated on its own, but with interchange tracks and the ends, we run trains from one end to the other, including switching and lots of freight traffic.

    Additional to the evening-open-house on Saturday, the show continued on Sunday as well due to the 40th anniversary of the club. Over all, we welcomed more than 300 visitors and it was a very nice show for all of us. Here are some photos of the whole arrangement and some details from the other layouts.

    Cheers, Gerd

    My garden railroad layout re-designed

    Posted on Tuesday, 9 October 2018 with 1 Comment
    in Layout construction, Garden Railroad

    Hello folks, I had some trouble and issues with my original layout designs and after dozens of other ideas, I’m pretty sure that I now have the best trackplan for my personal garden logging railroad. Once I got rid off all the stupid ideas I had as well as faulty compromises, I ended with a […]

    [Waldbahn Gazette] More of my old N-scale WSLCo

    Posted on Tuesday, 2 October 2018 with No Comments
    in Waldbahn Gazette

    Hello, I got some mails last week regarding some more information about my old N-scale rolling stock modelled after the famous West Side Lumber Co. Since the original website has gone, here are some photos of the model I build back in time and which all got sold away some years ago. Two make the […]

    [Waldbahn Gazette] West Side Lumber Co. Heisler #2 in N-scale

    Posted on Tuesday, 25 September 2018 with 1 Comment
    in Waldbahn Gazette

    Hello logging railroaders, at the moment, I struggle with some issues on my garden railroad project. It seems that I have just to many different projects and ideas going on, and I’ve to sort them out in those I can realize on my railroad, and those I should try to stop before it’s to late. […]

    “Woods Furniture” – part 2

    Posted on Tuesday, 18 September 2018 with 2 Comments
    in Layout construction

    Let’s go to part two of the furniture works. I rearranged the walls of the building from the original idea to a 2×4 pattern, which fits better into the space I have available. The first ideas came out to big in my opinion. The two wall segments without windows got cut on the table saw […]

    “Woods Furniture”

    Posted on Tuesday, 11 September 2018 with No Comments
    in Layout construction

    Good morning, since I’m still unsure about the final layout plan in the upper garden, I spend some more attention to Ronja Springs. At the right loading spur, I announced some industry. So let’s get started. Piko had a special offer for the furniture works “Franz Huber” (aka Mr. Mann’s Cannery). Since the space allows […]

    Taking the grade to the upper meadow

    Posted on Tuesday, 4 September 2018 with 2 Comments
    in Layout construction

    Hello friends, today I’ll show you the first stretch of track reaching from the raised station Ronja Springs to the upper meadow of our garden. The first grade has 3.5% and is 11 meters long. The line leads into the upper meadow and through an S-curve to the right of the garden. This is where […]

    “Ronja Springs” station & track work.

    Posted on Tuesday, 28 August 2018 with 2 Comments
    in Layout construction

    Hello, once the first buildings/facilities were done, I directly moved on to build the station building for “Ronja Springs”. This time, I focused more on the joy of building, so I don’t have much “in progress” photos. I build the Pola kit mostly to the plan, but I cut off the rear section of the […]

    Water Tank and Sand House

    Posted on Tuesday, 21 August 2018 with 1 Comment
    in Layout construction

    Hello, this week I like to show you the first structures for the station of “Ronja Springs”. I already bought the kit for the water tank some month ago, even before I started on the garden railroad. I got it cheap on eBay. The kit is produced by Piko and represents a Rio Grande Southern […]

    The first tracks are laid

    Posted on Tuesday, 14 August 2018 with 4 Comments
    in Layout construction

    Hello, I’m proud to tell that the first tracks are laid on my new garden railroad. As mentioned before, I covered the whole wooden base structure with roofing felt to reduce water on top of the wood. Later I’ll add some “ground scenery” from dirt and gravel, so waterlogging would be bad for the plywood […]