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.
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
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
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 […]
Once started, it’s hard to stop… I got a Roco Feldbahn-Diesel of the newer batch from a friend. As common, this loco isn’t a good performer in original factory setting. The loco is to light and without any flywheel. So I removed the original motor, installed a Mashima 1020 with small flywheel and a lot […]
I got a loco for my Hon30 logging railroad. Once I got rid of the DCC stuff, I don’t need new decoders anymore, therefore it’s cheaper to get new locos into service. I couldn’t resist and invested some money in one of the great little Minitrains Gmeinder locos. I choosed the maroon-red one and I […]
Good evening, I finished my Molino-Shay within the last couple of days. Since the body shell was mostly done, I spend some time to spend details to it like rivets on the tender tank, a trim along the top edge, piping and runboard supports. Once all parts were in place, I airbrushed the whole loco […]
Good morning, after a short break, I’m back on my Molino Shay. My dad made the cnc milled cab parts from 0.5 and 0.3mm brass as well as some filler pieces for the buffer beams. The cab walls are made from 0.5mm brass as base with a layer of 0.3mm brass on top. I applied […]
I did major progress on my Molino Shay. For the boiler, I use the orignal N-scale Shay and rework this to fit the prototype. First I removed all separate added parts down to the pure casting. I used the mill and Dremel-tool to remove all parts and areas that are not needed to make the […]
More progress on the Molino Shay. I found two old stem engine castings remained from earlier Shay bashes and I decided to use them for my Molino Shay. There has been to types of steam engine castings made by Atlas. The first run had a white metal casting, while later runs had a brass casting […]