Page 2 of the Workreports CFF archive.

[CFF] Cylinders and frame details

Posted by Gerd on Tuesday, 6 July 2021 (Comments Closed)as , ,

Welcome back in the workshop, today, I’ll show you some changes I made to the cylinders. They came from the high-pressure chassis of the Tssd-Mallet (BR 99-633) and are cast in brass. This makes machining a bit difficult. As the basic form of the part does not match the Budapest-style, I relocated the valve-gear guide, […]

[CFF] Starting a new loco project

Posted by Gerd on Tuesday, 29 June 2021 with 1 Commentas ,

Hello fellows and welcome to a new loco build project here on my blog. When I finished my Krauss-loco 763-237, I immediately got the idea to build another one, using LGBs 0-8-0 chassis of the Ruegen-loco Mh53. This new loco should be based on the MAVAG type 85, also known as MAV-492. Such a loco […]

[CFF] Resita Backdate

Posted by Gerd on Tuesday, 15 June 2021 with 1 Comment

Hi folks, meanwhile, the garden railroad season has started. After a cold and unsteady May, several log trains have been operated in June already. And while doing so, I came to the idea to add some changes to my Resita loco. When I choose CFF 764-467 of the Campul Cetatii line, I did this for […]

[CFF] The final touch on my Krauss loco

Posted by Gerd on Tuesday, 19 May 2020 with 3 Comments

Hello folks, when I checked the photos for last weeks episode, I got bothered by the first photo below, showing a bright shining Krauss loco beside my other “well-used” rolling stock. Even if my freelanced Krauss loco is well done, something very important was still missing all the time. The solution sounds simple, but takes […]

[CFF] Krauss loco part 3

Posted by Gerd on Tuesday, 4 February 2020 with 4 Comments

Welcome back to the last chapter of the Krauss loco for now. First, I uploaded 3 more photos showing the loco under construction in total. Before I glued the plastic sheets together, I sanded each of them on both sides, to get a good surface for the paint. I used spray cans on this project […]

[CFF] Krauss part 2

Posted by Gerd on Tuesday, 28 January 2020 (Comments Closed)

Let’s continue with the second part. As already written in the last week, I had some trouble regarding the battery pack. Finally, two separate ideas solved this issue. The whole body shell, including boiler, water tanks and cab, will be one unit, which can be lifted from the chassis. This will give access to the […]

[CFF] The beginning of my new Krauss loco

Posted by Gerd on Tuesday, 21 January 2020 with 4 Comments

In early 2019, I bought a used „Frank S.“ loco from LGB on eBay to model the HF110c loco of the French „Abreschviller logging railroad“. But soon I realized, that I was going to spread myself to far into different railroads topics, so I canceled the project just right in time. But what to do […]

[CFF] “Moldovita” caboose (part 2)

Posted by Gerd on Tuesday, 12 November 2019 with 3 Comments

Well, the car is done… And as in the first part, I don’t have photos of the building steps. If you’re interested in details, feel free to ask! Once all the brass profiles were applied, I brush painted them black. The window framing got glued onto the plastic window-glazing first and the whole windows are […]

[CFF] “Moldovita” caboose (part 1)

Posted by Gerd on Tuesday, 5 November 2019 with 2 Comments

After a short break, I’ll show you some progress on my next Moldovita based car. The line used a small 4-wheel caboose on their log trains and I always had a special favor for it. At least for its small size and octagonal body shape. I checked my scrap box and found some 26mm wheelsets […]

[CFF] live stock on the railroad

Posted by Gerd on Tuesday, 15 October 2019 with 2 Comments

This week, I’ve just a small project. Many logging railroads were used for much more as hauling logs. It also brought loggers and other “passengers” into the woods as well as food and supplies to the camps. But sometimes, they also worked simple as a “common carrier”. Along my logging empire, there are some fresh […]