Page 2 of the Layout construction archive.

[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 […]

[Hon30] – My new module is finished

Posted by Gerd on Tuesday, 5 January 2016 with 1 Comment

Hello logging railroaders, I’m proud to present my latest module creation finished. It’s the last (by now) module of my Hon30 logging layout. Enjoy the pics :-) Now I’ll focus more on my rolling stock in H0n30. Some new locos have to get weathered and detailed and there are some more models on my wish […]

[Hon30] – Trees, Bridges, Fences…

Posted by Gerd on Sunday, 3 January 2016 (Comments Closed)

Hello, the new year starts with some model railroad progress. I mounted the backdrop to the new Hon30-module and set the trees. I finished the very simple wooden bridge with some beams and added planks for the foot path in front of it. The right portion will show a meadow with barn and cows, so […]

[Hon30] – Water through the creek

Posted by Gerd on Wednesday, 30 December 2015 (Comments Closed)

Hello, today, I’ve an update on my Hon30 layout. As I decided to make a creek on the new segment, I had to found a way to model the water. After research on the internet, I decided to use products from NOCH, which are the same as Woodland Realistic Water and Water Effects. First I […]

[Hon30] – shaping the landscape

Posted by Gerd on Wednesday, 9 December 2015 with 1 Comment

Hello, in my last posting, I announced, that the setup work for the big live steam event will start this week, but I was wrong in date by one week. So I had some more time to do some progress on the new module of my Hon30 layout. I sculptured the landscape with plaster and […]

[Hon30] Progress on the new module

Posted by Gerd on Saturday, 5 December 2015 with 1 Comment

Hello, I did some progress on the new module during the past days. I added another scenic element to the module. The railroad will cross a small creek on the left part of the module. Therefore I made a cut-out to the deck of the Casani box. I glued a piece of foam below the […]

[Hon30] The new module get started

Posted by Gerd on Wednesday, 2 December 2015 with 3 Comments

I spend the first evening working on the new module of my Hon30 layout. I made the module from two 20x30cm Casani boxes and glued/screwed them together for a 60cm long module. Next I installed the plugs and sockets, layed the tracks at the module joints and did some tests with the existing modules. I […]

The 3rd storage box

Posted by Gerd on Sunday, 1 February 2015 (Comments Closed)

Once the fiddle yards were done. I started with another storage box. By opening the top lid, the two fiddle yards will slide into matching pockets for storage. The pocket in the middle will hold the small yard extension and the additional backdrops for the fiddle yard entries and more. Another lid on the front […]

Redesign of the Fiddle Yards

Posted by Gerd on Saturday, 31 January 2015 with 1 Comment

Hello, after the first operation sessions I realized, that my fiddle yards were not the best. I had trouble with the curved turnouts on the large fiddle and the solution of the small one was odd too. As I was working on the whole layout while adding the backdrops, I just decided to rebuilt the […]