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My little Hon30 logging line

[WBE] What’s up at the Waldbahn Eusserthal?

Posted by Gerd on Thursday, 26 November 2020 with 5 Comments

Hello logging railroaders,

as announced last week, there has been some small changes on my Hon30 logging railroad, all affecting the rolling stock and motive power. Some months ago, I decided to get rid of both Brigadelocos and all the HFB-wagons. These models were seldom used as they looked to big on the tiny layout. A small 0-4-0 looked much more plausible with a 3-car consist.

With this decision, the Waldbahn Eusserthal now operates as a 750mm gauge railroad only by using the Egger-type Minitrains locos and two Roco locos. Don’t worry, the Shay is also still in service. But this is all I need to operate this small layout, nothing more.

Anyway, a new addition came in October this year, when the WBE officially started the tourist and museum trains. Therefore, three open passenger cars were acquired and brought into service. The trains were operated by diesel locos on weekdays, while a steam loco will pull the trains on weekends and holidays.

Many thanks for your patience and see you next time,
your Waldbahner aka Gerd.

009 diesel loco with battery and RC

Posted by Gerd on Wednesday, 14 November 2018 with 4 Comments

Hi folks,

today, I’ve a short vlog for you.

Enjoy and see you next week.

[WBE] Logging railroading convinced again

Posted by Gerd on Tuesday, 13 March 2018 with 9 Comments

Hello folks, last weekend, I exhibited my Hon30 forestry railroad layout in Sinsheim/Germany together with the “copied” layout build by Bernd. The new sawmill-module acts as interchange between our layouts and it was the first time, that we combined both together for an eight meters long layout. We didn’t have any test-setup before, but everything […]

[WBE] The new module is done

Posted by Gerd on Tuesday, 6 March 2018 with 9 Comments

Hello folks, just in time for the model train show starting on Friday, the new module got finished. I added the backdrop and some small details. I’m very pleased with the result, which turned out better than expected. I’ll build a transport-crate for the new module this week and the whole layout will travel to […]

[WBE] detail work and lots of boards…

Posted by Gerd on Tuesday, 27 February 2018 with 5 Comments

Well, the most work is done… Since I got the landscape and flora done last week, I just finished the last huge step, detailing the sawmill-area. I also printed the name plate, which is shown in German here. There’s also an English version printed. The stacks of boards and timbers are made from balsa wood […]

[WBE] Weir, trees and grasses…

Posted by Gerd on Tuesday, 20 February 2018 with 6 Comments

Hello, the last week, I’ve build the weir for the water-wheel and added it to the canal. Since the time is running by very quick, I directly planted the trees to get the progress continue. The next evening, I started with the bushes and grasses. It took some time to get the whole layout covered, […]

[WBE] Ballast and first greens

Posted by Gerd on Tuesday, 13 February 2018 with 2 Comments

Hello again, another week has passed. I added the ballast to the tracks as well as basic green ground cover I use. The ballast is spread out dry along the rails. I use a mixture of Noch model train ballast with sand and fine turfs. Once the ballast is done, I moisture everything with rubbing […]

[WBE] Wires and hills

Posted by Gerd on Tuesday, 6 February 2018 with 5 Comments

Hello, another week has passed. Once the electrical stuff was done, I gave the rails an airbrush weathering and spend a light grey dry-brush to the sleepers. To raise the hills, I glued some layers of foam (used for house insulation) to the layout and cut them to shape. I use a wire-brush in the […]

[WBE] digging out the mill creek

Posted by Gerd on Tuesday, 30 January 2018 with 7 Comments

Hi folks, I just got the “go” for the Exhibition in Sinsheim/Germany on March 9-11th. So it’s time to get some more progress done on the new module. I made a cut out to the module box just beside the sawmill to add the mill creek. I added strips of plywood to gain some depth […]

[WBE] A new module for my Hon30 layout

Posted by Gerd on Tuesday, 23 January 2018 (Comments Closed)

Hello logging railroaders!!! After spending so much time on my Resita loco, I’ll switch to a smaller scale project. I just started work on a new module for my Hon30 forestry railroad. I look forward to exhibit the layout again in March 2018, so it would be great to show something new. Once the module […]