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[Hon30] Kiso Shinrin Tetsudo Bento – Logging Railroad in a Lunchbox

Posted by Gerd on Tuesday, 17 May 2022 with 3 Comments

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.

[Hon30] Two videos showing details about my layout

Posted by Gerd on Monday, 15 February 2016 with 1 Comment

Hello, I made two videos two answer frequently asked questions about my Hon30 layout. I hope they will help you to understand the details. If you’ve further questions, feel free to contact me as usual. Gerd

Sources for parts to make Hon30 modules like mine

Posted by Gerd on Monday, 25 January 2016 with 3 Comments

Hello, I get a lot of mails regarding the boxes and plugs I use for my Hon30 modular layout. So here’re a couple of sources or details that may help you to find similar stuff for your railroad project. Module boxes I buy my boxes at and they were original designed as wooden canvas […]

[Hon30] – Rolling stock storage and new power supply

Posted by Gerd on Monday, 18 January 2016 with 2 Comments

Hello folks, during the indoor steam engine meet in Karlsruhe, some tool dealers also show up to supply the steam model builders with stuff. One of them also offers empty wooden boxes in various sizes. I got 6 with 13x20x4cm (inside) each for just 10,-€. I’ll go to use them to store my Hon30 rolling […]

[Hon30] News from my Hon30 logging layout – Goodbye DCC

Posted by Gerd on Sunday, 22 November 2015 with 1 Comment

Hello again, after finishing the preparations for the live steam show in January with my 2“-scale railroad, I decided to spend some attention to my Hon30 logging railroad during the winter time. There’s still a new module on my to-do list and some other ideas. First off all, I’ll start with a fundamental decision. I […]

Storage box – V2.0

Posted by Gerd on Wednesday, 24 December 2014 (Comments Closed)

In most cases, it’s the best to sleep one night over a good idea. The next morning, in most cases, you’re wondering about the crazy ideas you had the day before and you came up with a “real brilliant” idea instead. This is what happened with my storage boxes… I redesigned the whole thing after […]

One module can change the world multiple times…

Posted by Gerd on Friday, 7 November 2014 with 1 Comment

Hi folks, I plan to build two storage boxes for my Hon30 modules. To get both boxes the same size and to store the modules equal, I’ve some room left for another 2′ module. The most flexibility would give a module than can be added on each D-type joint. Therefore I spend some thoughts about […]

Gerd’s Eleven

Posted by Gerd on Monday, 3 November 2014 with 2 Comments

Hello, I made a short video to show you the 11 different layouts that I can set up from my Hon30 logging railroad modules. Enjoy :-)

A video about my flexible and modular Hon30 logging railroad

Posted by Gerd on Friday, 12 September 2014 with 3 Comments

Hello guys, I uploaded a little video that shows the flexible and easy assembling of my modular Hon30 logging railroad layout. It’s fully “plug&play” and can be set up in a few minutes and if you like, you can just change the setup during your operation session. I started with a simple shelf layout design, […]