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No report this week

Posted by Gerd on Tuesday, 12 October 2021 with No Comments

Hi folks,

due to workload, I don’t have a new report this week.

But I like to solve last weeks question. 331 rivets are added to the cab. Since the where only few attende, I shared the actual photos with all of them :)

Next week, I’ll show the final work on the interior and we’ll start disassembling for painting.

Regards, Gerd


[CFF] What about my rolling stock…

Posted by Gerd on Tuesday, 3 August 2021 (Comments Closed)

Hi folks,

round about 5 years ago, I placed my order for the Resita kit. Right afterwards, I started thinking on how to build matching cars and more important, which prototype model I could choose for my own Resita loco.

The Resita kit arrived in late 2017 and I immediately started the built. But I still had no garden railroad at that time. So, I decided to choose a small operation instead of the bigger networks as Viseu de Sus, Moldovita or Comandau. Finally, I remembered some film scenes of the line at Cimpul Cetatii, so my Resita became CFF 764-467. This brought some additional features, since the loco didn’t hat headlights in later years, so there was no need to model them and I really liked the look of my loco.

Meanwhile, the garden railroad line was built and after selling my Colorado-style trains, I was looking for another CFF loco. As I got a LGB HF110c (Frank S.) by accident, I rebuild her into my Krauss-loco, loosely based on the Oituz loco. I was also thinking about some additions to the Krauss loco and finally build two cars, based on Moldovita prototypes, as they used a Krauss loco as well.

Actually, I built the Budapest loco. This project was already started many month ago by collecting parts and is based on the idea to make a battery powered 0-8-0 from LGB parts. So how about additional cars? My first idea was to build several new cars to accomplish several different CFF lines with plausible and authentic rolling stock. But why so much different topics? Never mind that some of my model are already freelance?

In the end, I spend some more research on my books, made notes for potential and plausible matches to my rooster and how to get all different models united under one railroad operation. But is this really the best way? And would it satisfy me at the end?

To be continued…

[Gazette] Timberroads – Details, Prototypes, References

Posted by Gerd on Friday, 21 May 2021 with 2 Comments

Hi folks, I got some requests about references and details for timber roads. Therefore I made this gazette issue with the details I researched. I posted references to the websites where I got my info from and also hints to other books to this topic. I came to this type of railroad during research of […]

landscape gardening

Posted by Gerd on Tuesday, 27 April 2021 with 2 Comments

Hi folks, actually, the railroad projects are on hold, as we start work to rearrange the lower portion of the garden. In the past weeks, I moved a lot of stones and earth. The space below the railroad station will be covered with wood to store crates of rolling stock and kid toys. The ground […]

Hm… what might be inside?

Posted by Gerd on Monday, 22 February 2021 with 2 Comments

More comming soon, here on my blog.

[GVT] A trainride up the “Gwyrrd Valley”

Posted by Gerd on Thursday, 18 February 2021 with 6 Comments

[GVT] – Final touches on the 009 layout

Posted by Gerd on Saturday, 13 February 2021 with 3 Comments

Hi folks, today I’ll share the last part of my little 009-layout-rebuilt. A typical small detail on a Welsh or British little narrow gauge line would be sheeps. So I was looking for some fences to make a small section of a sheep meadow along tht edge of the layout, when I remembered our trip […]

[GVT] – Cottage and team track scenerey

Posted by Gerd on Monday, 8 February 2021 (Comments Closed)

Hello folks, today I show you the cottage I made from a Dapol kit. Beside the new house, I added a small loading dock to the team track for milk churns and other goods. I also placed a typical phone booth and letter box to underline the british flair. Some people are arranged in little […]

[GVT] – The coal dealer

Posted by Gerd on Wednesday, 3 February 2021 with 2 Comments

Good morning, at the end of the freight track, a coal dealer has raised his office shack and started business. The shack came with the same kit as the station building, made by Dapol. The coal bin is scratchbuilt from wood. In between, I made a plattform for the passengers. It’s made from cork to […]

[GVT] New station building at “Dropstone”

Posted by Gerd on Friday, 29 January 2021 with 1 Comment

Hi folks, I added a new station building to Dropstone on my little 009 layout. Original, this is a “Coal Office” kit made by Dapol, but size and style fits well for a small station shelter as used on the Glyn Valley Tramway. So this one now serves my Gwyrdd Valley Tramway. All signs were […]