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    [Waldbahn Gazette] – Updates from the others

    Posted on Tuesday, 20 October 2020 with No Comments
    in Waldbahn Gazette

    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.


    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 on Tuesday, 13 October 2020 with 2 Comments
    in Operation Sessions

    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 on Tuesday, 6 October 2020 with No Comments
    in Workreports LVLC

    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. […]

    Trackwork at Karlsruhe

    Posted on Tuesday, 29 September 2020 with No Comments
    in Workreports

    Hello folks, I got a call end of last week if I could help to lay some tracks at the club layout. So, I went down to the club yesterday and joined Jonas to get a removed section of track back in place. The real railroad beside got new cable ducts, so we had to […]

    [MLC] Moody Lumber operation session

    Posted on Tuesday, 22 September 2020 with 1 Comment
    in Operation Sessions

    Hello folks, a few days ago, I made use of the good weather and spend an afternoon at the club layout to dun my Moody Lumber Co. trains. My friend Jonas also joined and decided to steam up my Forney. So, this went up to be the first time in more than 4 years, that […]

    [LVLC] Caboose – part 4

    Posted on Tuesday, 15 September 2020 with 4 Comments
    in Workreports LVLC

    Its time to get the interior finished. The wooden strips shown in last week preview were assembled to a workbench, which got weathered and detailed with tools and clutter. Back in time, Pola/LGB/MO-Miniatur offered a workshop & toolcar in G-scale, which included a whole bunch of diecast detail parts, which I use on my models. […]

    [LVLC] Caboose – part 3

    Posted on Tuesday, 8 September 2020 with No Comments
    in Workreports LVLC

    Good morning loggers, let’s start with the interior. The high seats for the conductor/brakeman were made from wood. The cabinets underneath got some details parts added made by Ozark and handrails from wire. The brakeman also got a facelift (literally) as this (probably a Bachmann figure) was somewhat creepy. I cut away the gloves, re-positioned […]

    [LVLC] Caboose – part 2

    Posted on Tuesday, 1 September 2020 with 1 Comment
    in Workreports LVLC

    Hi folks… … and welcome back at my caboose project. I finished the planking on the basic body-frame. I used coffee stirrer for the planking, which are 5-6mm wide and 1mm thick. With the different texture and color, they already provide a very authentic surface. Some of the bracing-timbers were cut to size at the […]

    Short break

    Posted on Tuesday, 25 August 2020 with 1 Comment
    in - Uncategorized

    Hi folks, spontaneously, I took a break from model trains last week and simply enjoyed the summer and family. Therefore there’s no update on the caboose this week. But it will continue next week. I already did some progress on the planking and it looks great. So stay tuned for next weeks update. Relaxed regards, […]

    [LVLC] Basic construction for the new caboose.

    Posted on Tuesday, 18 August 2020 with 1 Comment
    in Workreports LVLC

    Hello folks, since I was still unsure which style of caboose to build, I’m glad to present first progress on the caboose this week. During research for the sand & gravel car in the West Side Lumber Co. book, I spotted old WSLC caboose #2 with its diagonal bracings on the outside. This car looks […]