Good morning, with a couple of days delay, here’s my review of the 20th Live Steam Indoor Meet in Germany from the past weekend. All in one, it was a nice event, but we had some issues this time. As usual, we had some new details at the show as every year. Jonas brought his […]
Hello logging railroaders, this week, we spend two days at the convention center at Karlsruhe to set up our 2″-scale logging railroad for the 2016 live steam show. As every year, we did some changes to the track plan and added some new structures and details. We got a new “industrial spur” for wood dump […]
Hello, last sunday, I was at our club layout for the season close steam up and tested my Forney after the overhaul of the last weeks. The loco runs well and the maintenance of the valve gear shows good results. Anyway, I found 3 issues that have to be done as well. The steam valve […]
Last Sunday, the 2015 live steam season started at our club layout and I took the Shay with a short freight train there to test the Shay after the modifications I made. I also tried my new transport rack in our new car, which has much more room for family and model trains. The new […]
The last part shows two videos. Since we made mostly photos in this year, our own video is very short. But I found the second video with a good overview of our layout and just posted this one too on my blog.
After 3 days of fun and many train loads of logs, the whole show ended on Sunday, 5pm. Since the steam locos were still under steam, we used them to run “Rip Trains”. This was another high light and show for the last spectators and made a lot of fun. Below this gallery, you’ll find […]
Sometimes, we run special trains for the spectators like the double-headed log trains with both steam locomotives and all 6 log cars. It’s one of the high lights on our layout.
Part two shows the logging division of our layout with guy line loading and logging camp as well as the log trains along the line.
Hello, in several parts, I’ll show the long-awaited photos of our 2015 BCL&RR layout at the big indoor live steam show in Karlsruhe. The first part shows photos of ordinary service along the line, including switching in the station of Bear Creek.