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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] 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 […]

[LVLC] Trains on a summer morning.

Posted by Gerd on Sunday, 4 July 2021 with 1 Comment

Hi folks, after the op-session with my Romanian trains, I used the great weather to run my US-trains. Shay #5 is steamed up and ready to bring done some logs and broken equipment from the camp at Feddy Grove. When arriving at Ronja Springs in the morning, the station is still quiet. But just around […]

[CFF] Running my Romanian trains

Posted by Gerd on Tuesday, 22 June 2021 with 1 Comment

Today, I like to share some photos from ordinary service on my garden railroad. Let’s take a trip with Krauss loco CFF 763-247 on the railroad of Oituz. After leaving the station at the sawmill, the train runs through forests and meadows before the valley gets narrow and the grades steeper. Last runaround loop in […]

[CFF] (electric) winter steam

Posted by Gerd on Sunday, 17 January 2021 with 4 Comments

[CFF] Der letzte Holzzug der Saison

Posted by Gerd on Saturday, 26 December 2020 with 2 Comments

Operating my garden logging railroads

Posted by Gerd on Tuesday, 13 October 2020 with 2 Comments

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