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[LVLC] Climax #4 – restoration started

Posted by Gerd on Tuesday, 25 July 2017 with No Comments

Over a year ago, I bought-back the original LVLC Climax #4 and now I started the restoration project on this loco. Since the old batteries were already dead and the RC-control out-of-date, I decided to do a full rebuild. I started with dismantling and removing the old electronic stuff.

Next I repaired the pilots. Since the original foot boars got damaged during shipping, I designed 3D-printed replacements. I also installed Kadees.

Now I’ll wait for the new RC components, which my dad is making for me. Once I’ve all electronic components here, I look forward to get the loco back into service soon. Can’t wait to see her run after all the years.

Gerd

[WBE] Extension for my home layout

Posted by Gerd on Tuesday, 18 July 2017 with 4 Comments

Today, I’ve news from my Hon30 logging layout in out living room. Some while ago, we rearranged out office-corner, so I was able to add the remaining 60cm module with the small bridge and meadow. Now the home layout is in full length and ready to run some trains when ever I like.

To get access to the window, the extension can be removed very quick and easy.

Here’s a small video of the layout, featuering my Maine style Minitrains stuff.

Cheers, Gerd

[MLC] Operation session at Gustavsburg

Posted by Gerd on Tuesday, 11 July 2017 with 1 Comment

Hi folks,

after a long break, I visited our club layout with the new Moody Lumber Co. I had a supply and work-train with me, hauled by the Shay. The Shay improved very well, strong and powerful, while smooth running. Since I was the only loco on the inner loop, I could run very slow and do some switching on the line.

Usually, the tracks are not that crowded with weeds, but I really welcomed it for the nice “backwood-ish” photos above.

It was also nice to meet all the friends again, which I haven’t seen for several month. On the way back home, I got some ideas to make it easier to load and unload my family-van when going to such sessions. More to come  in a couple of weeks.

Cheers, Gerd

[MLC] The tale of 3 roof-slats – building a new flat car

Posted by Gerd on Tuesday, 4 July 2017 with No Comments

Hello fellows, once upon a time, three roof slats decided to go and see the world behind the horizon. They liked to see other areas as well as taking on some serious task… They just got rid of being ordinary roof slats. No issue, the Moody Lumber Co. has its own car-carpentry 😉 First, the […]