First page of the – Uncategorized archive.

[Exhibition] Trainsmania in Lille (France) May 3rd to 5th 2019

Posted by Gerd on Saturday, 13 April 2019 (Comments Closed)

Hello friends,

here’s a quick reminder. My Hon30 modular logging railroad “Waldbahn Eusserthal” will be on exhibition during the “Trainsmania” in Lille, France from May 3rd to 5th 2019. As before, Bernd Irion will join me with his layout Waldbahn “Grand Rommelstein” as he did last year.

(more…)

[Waldbahn Gazette] Logging Railroad “Horský Dolina”

Posted by Gerd on Tuesday, 26 February 2019 with 1 Comment

Hello,

today, I’ve another issue from my “Waldbahn Gazette”, featuring the amazing “Waldbahn Horský Dolina”. I found this railroad some years ago in a German model train forum (Stummi-Modellbahnforum) and this layout was a great inspiration for me to build my own logging railroad in the garden. The layout and rolling stock is built by Tobias and he wrote the following in the forum:

In an unused corner of our property, I build a small “operation layout” for my garden railroad trains. As I’m interested in logging and industrial light railroads, I decided to build a logging railroad. The scale is defined as G-scale, running on 45mm track and uses rolling stock in scale between 1:22.5 and 1:19. While the space was limited and the layout mostly planed to test new rolling stock, I used R1 curves, which I might not do again on future layouts.

Based on the topography of the garden, the railroad hauls logs from a high plain down to the sawmill/reload station. Especially on the lower station, the space is limited, so there are only a few tracks and trackside structures. The station only features a runaround track, a long reload siding as well as the engine shed and a short spur at the end of the line. Leaving the lower station, the track runs uphill in a big loop with a 1:10 (10%) grade. The first loading spur at the top of the grade got abandoned some while ago.

The new loading station is designed for future expansion of the railroad. As seen on some logging railroads, I like to operate trains from this station, which pushes empty log cars to the final loading places in the woods.

Well, here are some photos and a track plan. More photos and build logs are posted in the origin forum thread at Stummi-Forum (visible without login).

New year steam-up 2019

Posted by Gerd on Tuesday, 1 January 2019 with 2 Comments

A happy new year !!

Christmas steam 2018

Posted by Gerd on Tuesday, 25 December 2018 with 2 Comments

Hello my friends, I wish all of you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. This year christmas eve, we had a small family meet and some officially maiden runs on the new garden railroad. I look forward to get the rest of the line build in 2019 as well as some of the […]

First Sunday in Advent

Posted by Gerd on Sunday, 2 December 2018 with 2 Comments

Hello, this year, I was very busy in many model railroad projects and I made good progress not only on my new garden railroad. At least, I attended more than 8 model train shows and exhibited my model train layouts. With the beginning Advent time, I like to relax a little bit to gain more […]

[Waldbahn Gazette] More of my old N-scale WSLCo

Posted by Gerd on Tuesday, 2 October 2018 (Comments Closed)

Hello, I got some mails last week regarding some more information about my old N-scale rolling stock modelled after the famous West Side Lumber Co. Since the original website has gone, here are some photos of the model I build back in time and which all got sold away some years ago. Two make the […]

[Waldbahn Gazette] West Side Lumber Co. Heisler #2 in N-scale

Posted by Gerd on Tuesday, 25 September 2018 with 1 Comment

Hello logging railroaders, at the moment, I struggle with some issues on my garden railroad project. It seems that I have just to many different projects and ideas going on, and I’ve to sort them out in those I can realize on my railroad, and those I should try to stop before it’s to late. […]

Vacation time !!!

Posted by Gerd on Wednesday, 18 July 2018 (Comments Closed)

Hi folks, we just returned from a spontaneous short vacation trip yesterday evening, so I don’t have any news to show on the blog this week. But I got some new ideas for future projects. So please stay tuned and see you next Tuesday as usual with some new logging railroad updates. Gerd

“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 […]

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

Posted by Gerd on Tuesday, 12 June 2018 (Comments Closed)

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 […]