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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 my garden rail live steam locos.

Next I completed the work on my logging flat cars. Once the brass frames got painted and weathered, I glued some wooden planks on top which got stained to a weathered grey. One car got a full deck since it’s used to haul goods and loggers into the woods. The second car seems to be “well used”.

Some while ago, I showed photos of my original “LGB logging railroad” which I build nearly 20 years ago. One of the survivors was this tool car. Since the original trucks got lost, I spend a pair of my new designed disconnect trucks. The car is now ready for service again as tool car, caboose and aux. tender for the steam loco.

Since this car is a “historic model” from my beginnings in model making, I’ll keep the original Playmobil interior even if it’s not to scale.

Live steam meet at Schramberg(Germany)

Last weekend, I attended the 2nd live steam meet in Schramberg. Last year I was there for a one-day visit and it was a very nice meet. Due to business requests, I was not able to spend all 3 days, but I look forward to do so next year. Needless to say, I had my Romanian log train with me. Very interesting was the direct comparison between my Resita and an original Reppingen-loco, showing the many details I added on mine.

Ans for sure I also run my log trains. Many visitors were afraid when I loaded the disconnects with heavy logs. Many couldn’t beleave that the engine would handle the load, but actually, she could pull even more cars. Also of interest was the little 009-live steam loco, that we ran during lunch time.

At least, here are a few movie clips of my train running. As usual on such events, I’m so busy with meeting friends and steam fans as well running my trains, that I totally miss to make more photos. At least, it was a great meet and I would like to come again next year for all three days.

Cheers, Gerd

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 […]

LVLC – Running trains in the garden

Posted by Gerd on Tuesday, 12 August 2014 (Comments Closed)

To start the BBQ season, we were at my parents home and I run my Shay with log train on the garden railroad.

garden railroading in Dammheim

Posted by Gerd on Monday, 14 April 2014 (Comments Closed)

Yesterday, my parents started the BBQ season and we were invited for dinner. I brought my Fn3 log train and we run the train a couple of laps on the garden railroad. The Shay performed good, but I had some issue with the gas inlet valve. I couldn’t get the tank full enough to get […]