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[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

[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 found my space for my model trains.

A few days ago, I even spend own lightning to the layout. The showcases above holds all my H0-scaled narrow gauge trains, the smaller one is for the WBE stuff only. I use to run trains more often than expected. It’s just fun to set up a train from the showcase and run it on the layout, do some switching and then take another train.

Once I found a new place for the printer at the right end of the layout, I’m also able to add another 60cm segment to the layout, which is already build.

Beside the ordinary service, some “strangers” got spotted some while ago… A whiff of “Maine Two Foot” comes to the WBE in form of Minitrains cute F&C stuff. I’ve even some plans for layout extensions for the future, but first, I’ll continue with my large-scale projects.

I look forward to get the matching F&C Forney soon as well 😉

Cheers, Gerd

[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

[Hon30] – Pulpwod cars & Shay weathering

Posted by Gerd on Tuesday, 9 February 2016 with No Comments

Hello, while preparing my logging railroad for the show next month, I weathered all new locos and I made 4 new pulpwood cars. The pulpwood cars were made from cnc-milled styrene parts on top of Minitrains trucks. The load is made from twigs. I also weathered my small Sugiyama Shay, but she still needs some […]

Sources for parts to make Hon30 modules like mine

Posted by Gerd on Monday, 25 January 2016 with 3 Comments

Hello, I get a lot of mails regarding the boxes and plugs I use for my Hon30 modular layout. So here’re a couple of sources or details that may help you to find similar stuff for your railroad project. Module boxes I buy my boxes at and they were original designed as wooden canvas […]