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[Garden Railroad] Veggi-Train

Posted by Gerd on Tuesday, 9 July 2019 with 2 Comments

Hi garden railroad friends,

who ever thought a garden railroad is nonsense… here’s the counter-proof ;-)

The first seed in my wifes raised gardening bed has grown fruits for the first home-grown salad, we harvested some lettuce, radishes and finger-carrots. And while there are some tracks right in front of the bed, the veggies got loaded to one of Ronja’s Playmobil trains to get hauled down the line to Ronja Springs.

Cheers, Gerd

[garden railroad + CFF] Romanian logging trains

Posted by Gerd on Monday, 1 July 2019 with 3 Comments

Hello,

a few days ago, I finished my garden railroad nearly by accident. I took me some while to find the final track plan, but once chosen, the tracks were laid within two days. I look forward to post a more detailed blog article soon.

Anyhow, here’s a new movie from my railroad, not only showing the new sections of track but also possible operations as point-to-point logging railroad.
Actually, this video is available in German only.

Gerd

[LVLC] Log run with Shay #7

Posted by Gerd on Tuesday, 26 March 2019 with 4 Comments

Hello, after some while, I have a new video from my garden railroad for you. New Shay #7 headed out into the woods to haul a load of logs down to the saw mill. With the new 3-truck Shays in service, it would be great to have more log cars. The capacity of tracks at […]

Early spring is here

Posted by Gerd on Tuesday, 19 February 2019 (Comments Closed)

Hello logging railroaders, after my drift into the Colorado narrow gauge world during the last weeks, it’s time to return to my favorite logging railroads. The good weather outside motivated also to take the “Louise Valley Lumber Co.” out into the garden to do some operation. While I was shunting trains in Ronja Springs, I […]

New year steam-up 2019

Posted by Gerd on Tuesday, 1 January 2019 with 2 Comments

A happy new year !!

Trainspotting at Ronja Springs

Posted by Gerd on Tuesday, 6 November 2018 with 1 Comment

Good morning, today there’s not much to read, but something to watch – enjoy ;-) Bye, Gerd

[CFF] Updates on my romanian cars and live steam meet at Schramberg

Posted by Gerd on Tuesday, 8 May 2018 (Comments Closed)

Hi folks, another week has passed with lot’s of activities. First of all, I made an interior for my tool box, which was on my to-do-ist for a long time. The wooden tool box comes from the home store, while I added the compartment setup for all the tools and stuff I need to operate […]

Vacation break and some steam in the garden

Posted by Gerd on Tuesday, 17 April 2018 with 2 Comments

Hello, since we were on vacation last week, I have no new progress to show this week. But there’s a short movie I made 1.5 weeks ago when we were at my parents garden railroad. This was the first time for my Resita with log train to run on a larger layout with real grades […]

[CFF] The Resita is ready to run !!

Posted by Gerd on Tuesday, 16 January 2018 with 5 Comments

Hello, the last work is done on the Resita and the loco is ready to run. Beside the paint on the cab, I added some last details as well, like the oil pump on the right hand cylinder or the sucker-pipe to take water. I used a white crayon to add the washed trim on […]

A new steam loco engineer got trained

Posted by Gerd on Friday, 5 January 2018 with 2 Comments

I often read about the live steam hobby, that this is something for “old men”… Well, our little daughter (3) is too young to know about that, so she just enjoys, that she has fun with. Running dads live steam trains for example… I’m glad to have more than one live steam loco, so we […]