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[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 his modules, so we placed both side to side as “uneven twins” as they are.

Bernd’s forestry railroad “GroƟ Rommelstein” is located in the French Alsace/Lorraine region, so we had a first German/French forestry railroad meet on our kitchen table.

Bernd’s visit was not only for fun, we also have plans to exhibit our layouts together as huge, German/French forestry railroad during the “Faszination Modellbahn in Sinsheim” in march 2018. Therefore we tested some layout arrangements as well as discussed the scenery of the needed interlocking-segment.

We also found some time to run trains on my layout. Bernd brought his new red Decauville and I recently got my green Schneider loco from Minitrains this week.

A special was the tiny grey car, which is modelled after a prototype at the Abeschwiller railroad in France/Alsace. Bernd made two of this cars from evergreen styrene and this one was a gift to me and my WBE. Many thanks Bernd, and we really had a great day.

Gerd

[WBE] The new Decauville “Progres” loco from Minitrains is released !!!

Posted by Gerd on Saturday, 4 November 2017 with 1 Comment

Hi folks,

the new Decauville Progres loco from Minitrains (Announced in 2017) is now available. I picked mine up from Minitrains on the Model Train Show at Friedrichshafen yesterday. The loco is very well detailed and looks tiny, but matches well into the world of Minitrains. This loco sill start my new set of french logging locos, which will be extended by the Schneider Locotracteur, which will be available soon as well (announced in 2016).

The loco will get some weathering and details within the next weeks as well as a crew.

Regards, 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 […]

[WBE] What’s going on on my Hon30 layout ?

Posted by Gerd on Sunday, 21 May 2017 with No Comments

I got asked often in the past month, so I use the time between my large-scale projects for an update. Since we moved in our new home, the layout found a permanent place. Not stored away in the attic, it’s in operation as shelf layout in the office section of our living room, where I […]

[WBE] A new loco for the Hon30 layout

Posted by Gerd on Monday, 3 April 2017 with 2 Comments

Hi folks, last week, I got the latest release of Minitrains, the LKm Ns2f diesel loco. It’s a modern type engine (built 1953), but I couldn’t resist. Since the loco is late built, I’ll keep her un-weathered Cheers, Gerd

[WBE] 3 years Hon30-layout “Waldbahn Eusserthal”

Posted by Gerd on Monday, 20 March 2017 with 1 Comment

Hello loggers, three years ago, I started my Hon30 adventure which became later the “Waldbahn Eusserthal”. Time for a small review, starting with some photos from the beginning. But my review will not focus on my own layout. Instead, I’ll show you two copies of my idea/layout build by other model railroaders. Since I started […]

Livesteam micro layout

Posted by Gerd on Thursday, 8 September 2016 with 2 Comments

Hello fellows, after my small break here, to exhibit my trolley layout, I’m back on my logging railway projects. First, I cleaned up the workshop, but I didn’t feel in the mood to continue directly with my large-scale trains. So I finished another long time project, which was on my wish list for many month. […]

[Hon30] – First exhibition of my Hon30 logging layout

Posted by Gerd on Monday, 7 March 2016 with 10 Comments

Hello logging railroaders, last weekend, I participate on a model train show in Sinsheim, Germany, and showed my modular Hon30 layout in public for the first time. On this show, a German model train magazine organizes a competition for private model train layouts and mine was part of it. Unfortunately, I had a helper for […]

[Hon30] – new photos of my logging locos

Posted by Gerd on Wednesday, 17 February 2016 with 1 Comment

Hello, a few days ago, I weathered the newest locos which were still out-of-the-box-looking. I made new photos of all my logging locos and posted them on their own page, linked in the menu above. Here’re the 4 recently finished locos in a quick overview. Cheers, Gerd

[Hon30] Two videos showing details about my layout

Posted by Gerd on Monday, 15 February 2016 with 1 Comment

Hello, I made two videos two answer frequently asked questions about my Hon30 layout. I hope they will help you to understand the details. If you’ve further questions, feel free to contact me as usual. Gerd