First page of the Operation sessions archive.

Early spring is here

Posted by Gerd on Tuesday, 19 February 2019 with No Comments

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 got the idea to switch the scenery. I moved the factory building to the left end, close to the future sawmill area, while the spur at the right was decorated as storage siding. In combination with the logging theme, I like this arrangement very much. I just have to find something between the water tank and the station building. Maybe a freight depot?

The regular logging operation brought several train loads of logs from the upper end of the line down to the mill. I used the wye to shunt trains “in the woods”. I ran all my LVLC locos. At the end of the day, the model train also delivered the first ice-cream in 2019 to the customers ;-)

So the start is done into a new logging season!

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 […]

[LVLC] Operation sesson at Ralf’s layout

Posted by Gerd on Tuesday, 27 June 2017 with 1 Comment

Hello logging railroaders, a fey days ago, we visited out Friend Ralf, who invited us for an operation session and BBQ. It was a pleasure for me to run the LVLC trains on Ralf’s layout, since I got my US-logtrains from him many years ago. It was such a nice afternoon/evening, that we continued the […]

Christmas-steam 2016

Posted by Gerd on Monday, 26 December 2016 with 1 Comment

Dear friends, yesterday, we set up a temporary track in our new backyard and steamed up the Accucraft Shay with a supply train of the Louise Valley Lumber Co. This was the first steam train running in the new garden as well as the last one in 2016 (probable). It was cold, but as in […]

[LVLC] – Running trains in the garden

Posted by Gerd on Tuesday, 26 July 2016 (Comments Closed)

Hello friends of garden railroad log trains, last weekend, we had a small family BBQ at my parents home and since my father started to reactivate our old garden railroad, I brought my Louise Valley Lumber Co. log trains to run some trains. After 4 years, this has been the first official trains on the […]