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“Homework” and workshop update

Posted by Gerd on Tuesday, 19 June 2018 with 1 Comment

Hello followers,

in the past two weeks, I finished some very important steps which I postponed way to long.

As we bought our new house, the back side above the porch roof wasn’t finished. I covered the section up with wood in clapboard style. It took me two days and was worth the effort.

There were some other unfinished sections which got finished as well, so all open tasks from the To-Do-List have been closed by now.

Maybe someone may wonder what happened to the upper garden I reported of some weeks ago. Well, the grass grows very fine as well as the flowers in front of it. I also finished the small play ground for our daughter.

After all this jobs done, it was time to go back into the workshop for some railroad projects… But what the heck…

Well, I put in some good music, rolled up the sleeves and started to clean up the whole shop. It took me the whole week since I decided pretty soon, that it would be best to make it right. I rebuild and rearranged some shelfs, added new ones and reorganized some other areas to store tools and stuff. I even spend the time to sort all my drills… At the end I’m very happy about all the work I spend I really look forward to keep the workshop as tidy as possible during the next projects ;-)

Regards, Gerd

The Waldbahner-Gazette #2 – „Waldbahn im Casanital“

Posted by Gerd on Tuesday, 12 June 2018 with No Comments

Hello logging railroaders,

at a model railroad show in Mannheim in January, I meet Daniel from Mannheim, which has watched my videos on Youtube about my Hon30 logging railroad modules. He was fascinated by the concept and design and told me that he’s going to build his own railroad soon.

Now I’m happy to show you the first photos of Daniel’s “Waldbahn im Casanital”. He wrote to me:

Since 1800, the forests around Casanital were harvested for logs and timber. After approx 3 years of logging, a 2′ narrow gauge railroad was built to haul the timber out of the forest. In the first years, horses and oxen were used to haul the cars, but in 1810, the first little 0-4-0 steam loco was put into service, build by the Mosbacher Maschinenfabrik. After WW1, retired rolling stock from the former Heeresfeldbahn was acquired and came to the Waldbahn im Casanital.

In the meantime, the railroad line was extended to a cement works and a small harbour at a nearby canal was built as well.

Since several month, the presidents of the Waldbahn Casanital and Waldbahn Eusserthal are in contact about a connecting route between both railroads.

It’s planned to show both layouts together at a show in Ludwigshafen later in 2018. Maybe Bernd will join as well with his railroad, which would lead into the largest Hon30-Casani-Module-Meet so far. As soon as I’ve further details, I’ll post them here on my blog.

Regards, Gerd

Important Hint for subscribers !!!

Posted by Gerd on Friday, 25 May 2018 with No Comments

Unfortunately, I lost all followers during the reason changes on my Blog. If your interested in further weekly blog updates, please subscribe again at the bottom right menu. Many thanks !!! Gerd

Technical updates (GDPR)

Posted by Gerd on Wednesday, 23 May 2018 with No Comments

Hi followers & readers, two sleepless nights and some grey hairs lay behind me, but I finally managed to do some important updates on my blog. First of all, my blog is now SSL-encrypt and I spend some attention to the actual data protection rules. Finally I was able to reactivate the blog-comments as well […]

Changes on my Blog due to GDPR

Posted by Gerd on Thursday, 17 May 2018 with 1 Comment

Hello logging railroaders, I’m not sure if all of my English-speaking readers are aware of the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) in Europe. Actually nearly any publisher of internet content is affected and it’s hard to obtain the rules to stay clean with the law. After some research, I learned that my WordPress-Blog is […]

The Waldbahner Gazette #1 – “Galgenberg Waldbahn”

Posted by Gerd on Tuesday, 10 April 2018 with 3 Comments

Hello friends of logging and forestry railroading and welcome to a new category here on my Blog. The “Waldbahn Gazette” will show you reports from other model railroaders, which are modelling logging railroads or related stuff. I got this idea while I talked to some new model railroaders, which started to build their own layout, […]

Merry Christmas and a Happy new year !!!

Posted by Gerd on Sunday, 24 December 2017 with 2 Comments

Hi folks, which all of you peacefull christmas days as well as a good start into the next year. Stay healthy and keep on model railroading !! Gerd

[WBE] German/French forestry railroad meet – The uneven twins

Posted by Gerd on Sunday, 26 November 2017 with 2 Comments

Hello again from the smaller Hon30 railroad, in spring this year, I showed some layouts from other model railroaders, which were based on my design of the WBE. Bernd Iron copied my entire layout with some additional segments, and gave it a totally different look. Yesterday, he came for a visit and brought some of […]

[CFF] The “Resita”-kit arrived

Posted by Gerd on Tuesday, 24 October 2017 with 3 Comments

Hello, last weekend, I picked up the first two kits for my new Resita-loco at Dampfmodellbau Reppingen. It was a very exciting and interesting visit. I was able to get the components for the chassis and boiler. The cab and water tanks as well as bunch of details will be shipped later. I was very […]

Demolition Man !!!

Posted by Gerd on Tuesday, 12 September 2017 (Comments Closed)

Hello followers, today, I don’t have a logging railroad related post, since I didn’t find the time last week for my model trains… On our L-shaped property, we had a aux. building standing in the corner, blocking up the sight access to the upper garden area as well as cages up the small garden piece […]