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[LVLC] Log trains in spring

Posted by Gerd on Thursday, 28 April 2022 with 2 Comments

Hi logging railroaders,

this spring, I spend a few op-sessions on my garden railroad and collected some photos for you.

Unfortunately, time is short to continue work on my build-projects, but I look forward to a short update on the steam donkey soon.

Bye, Gerd

[LVLC] Garden railroad season opened

Posted by Gerd on Sunday, 6 March 2022 with 1 Comment

Hi folks,

a few days ago, the first trains of the Louise Valley Lumber Co. ran on my garden railroad.

Cheers, Gerd

 

[CFF] First train on the garden railroad

Posted by Gerd on Friday, 28 January 2022 with 1 Comment

Hi folks, the first trains were operated on my garden railroad in 2022. Recent build Budapest loco 764-253 headed some work trains to check the line. As the second train shows, there seem to be some repairs necessary. But due to cold weather, any heavy work will be postponed to a later date. I wish […]

[CFF] Welcome to Moldovita

Posted by Gerd on Thursday, 16 December 2021 (Comments Closed)

Hello folks Today, I like to share my overhauled Resita loco. Some while ago, I shared some thoughts about my rolling stock on the CFF roster. Some equipment is used on my freelanced CFF Bochina line, while the Moldovita-style cars were somewhat homeless. Finally, I rebuild my Resita loco into 764-449, which was homed on […]

[CFF] Final work on the new/old passenger car

Posted by Gerd on Tuesday, 7 December 2021 with 1 Comment

Hi folks, last week, I shared my new/old passenger car for the Romanian railroad. Once done, I spotted some broken window framings and some more missing parts. I repaired the existing window frames, build a new one and finally closed one window with boards. This adds some more character to this old car. I also […]

[CFF] A new old passenger car

Posted by Gerd on Tuesday, 30 November 2021 with 1 Comment

Hi folks, in August, I shared some thoughts about my rolling stock for the Romanian logging lines. Some while later, I had first ideas to solve my issues but finally, it developed totally different than expected when I spotted an interesting offer on eBay. Please welcome the old coach of the “Eussertalbahn” which was acquired […]

[CFF] Budapest 764-253

Posted by Gerd on Tuesday, 23 November 2021 with 2 Comments

Please welcome… the latest addition to my Romainan Forestry Railroad roster: Budapest loco 764-253. This loco is loosely based on a prototype (764-235) which operated on the Line of Orastie. A similar loco (764-234) was in use on the line of Oituz, which made this loco interesting to me. The prototype of 234 got scrapped […]

[CFF] Time for painting…

Posted by Gerd on Tuesday, 16 November 2021 with 1 Comment

Hi folks, due to some other troubles around, I missed to update weekly as usual. Sorry for that. So time to share some photos of the painting process. First it feels wrong to assemble a finished loco after weeks of construction. But the final result will be worth the effort. After cleaning the parts, I […]

[CFF] Detailwork at the cab

Posted by Gerd on Tuesday, 5 October 2021 with 3 Commentsas , ,

It’s time for another update. I glued the parts of the cab together after adding the rain gutter to the sides. The side walls were cut with extra width and I used spacers then gluing the front and back. Once the glue was dry, I filed the sides flush with the ends. Nevertheless, I need […]

[CFF] Starting the cab construction

Posted by Gerd on Tuesday, 28 September 2021 with 1 Commentas , ,

I postponed this final step for a long while, but now it’s time to tackle the cab. As on my Krauss loco, I made all walls from 1,5mm ABS plastics. To bend the backside wall, I heated the plastic and used a jig. The windows were cut out with a scroll saw and filed to […]