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[Waldbahn Gazette] – Updates from the others

Posted by Gerd on Tuesday, 20 October 2020 with 1 Comment

Hello folks,

the last issue of my „Waldbahn-Gazette“ was published a long time ago, so it’s time for some updates from other logging railroads and my friends.


Waldbahn „Horský Dolina“

The Waldbahn „Horský Dolina“ was first featured in my blog in Feb 2019. Tobias has extended his railroad with a new branch, including two new loading spots. He didn’t install any passing loops on the new section, so empty trains are pushed to the destinations, or he uses cable shunting, as it was typical on my railroads.

He also finished some new locos and cars in his workshop. And if you feel familiar with the railbus -> yes, it’s my old CFF railbus. When my Krauss loco got finished, I didn’t use the railbus anymore, so he went to Tobias and is now in service on his Waldbahn „Horský Dolina“.


Bernds „Abreschviller“

My good friend Bernd first copied my Hon30 logging railroad, but soon stepped into typical French/Alsace style modules. His long-time dream was to create an H0n30 model of the well-known logging railroad museum of Abreschviller. Finally, he started work last year and here’s the finished station module, along with some right-of-way segments, showing typical scenes of this need prototype. All structures and many cars are scratch built.


WSLC-Heisler

Finally, some weeks ago, I got an eMail from USA about to my small N-scale Heisler I build many years ago. She got recently sold to a new owner and he has some questions about the model. I asked him for some actual photos and I’m happy to share them with you. The loco is still in good condition and runs well. It’s awesome to get news and updates of such pieces of scratch build model train stuff, that I’ve made such a long time ago and to see them still around and in good shape.

Well, this will be enough for today, It really time for me to get the new caboose weathered…

Bye, Gerd

Short break

Posted by Gerd on Tuesday, 25 August 2020 with 1 Comment

Hi folks,

spontaneously, I took a break from model trains last week and simply enjoyed the summer and family. Therefore there’s no update on the caboose this week. But it will continue next week. I already did some progress on the planking and it looks great. So stay tuned for next weeks update.

Relaxed regards, Gerd

My new keyboard

Posted by Gerd on Tuesday, 2 June 2020 with 3 Comments

Are you in trouble and need good arguments for your honey, why garden railroad trains are useful and handy? Well, here’s a genius life-hack for you: I proudly present “Logging railroader’s keyboard”. Well, it’s finally a joke to fill a gap here in my blog. I’m working on some bigger projects recently and didn’t find […]

Thumb up-date

Posted by Gerd on Saturday, 11 April 2020 with 5 Comments

Hi folks, just a short update to you, that my thumb is recovering well. There has been no dramatic injury to the inner parts, but I lost most of the thumb-nail so far. But it looks good, that the nail will recover in full size as well during the next 6-12 month. So next post […]

Dooh !!

Posted by Gerd on Tuesday, 24 March 2020 with 8 Comments

Hello my friends, on the agenda for this week was the final report about the hand brakes on my disconnects. But unfortunately, something came in between… Or more in detail, my thumb came in between the workpiece and mill… But don’t worry, the wound is clean and cures well so far. But it would be […]

[MLC] How I make multiple identical parts

Posted by Gerd on Tuesday, 25 February 2020 with 1 Comment

Hello, this week, I like to share some techniques I use to make multiple identical parts for projects on my model trains. Instead of using modern laser cutting, I try the good old way when possible, as long as the number of parts needed is not to high. Let’s start with a couple of sheet […]

New year, new projects…

Posted by Gerd on Tuesday, 14 January 2020 with 4 Comments

Hello and welcome back here on my logging railroad blog. I hope you had a good start into 2020 and I which you all the best and a happy new year. This year will bring some new projects and ideas, but also some changes. After posting weekly on this blog, I’ll try monthly and/or progress-related […]

Christmas time -> Family time

Posted by Gerd on Tuesday, 26 November 2019 with 4 Comments

Hello my friends, well, what happened to 2019? it’s nearly gone… Coming Sunday, this years Xmas season will start and in the past years, this was the time when my workshop got a real boon in projects and models. Back in time, when I was attending the Livesteam Indoor Meet in Germany, I had a […]

Short break

Posted by Gerd on Tuesday, 29 October 2019 (Comments Closed)

Hi folks, I was very short in time for workshop and blog entries in the past weeks, due to several reasons. But now I’m back on track and already working on the next project. So hopefully there’ll be new content coming next week. Thanks & regards, Gerd

Recent news

Posted by Gerd on Thursday, 1 August 2019 with 1 Comment

Hello followers, it was planned to exhibit my Hon30-layout during the 50 anniversary of the logging railroad of Abreschviller (France). Unfortunately, I’ll not be able to attend the show. Never the less, my friend Bernd will be there with his modular layout which is build in the same manner as my layout. Over all, all […]