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The Waldbahner Gazette #1 – “Galgenberg Waldbahn”

Posted by Gerd on Tuesday, 10 April 2018 with 2 Comments

Hello friends of logging and forestry railroading and welcome to a new category here on my Blog.

The “Waldbahn Gazette” will show you reports from other model railroaders, which are modelling logging railroads or related stuff. I got this idea while I talked to some new model railroaders, which started to build their own layout, based on my ideas. It seems that my Hon30 layout has inspired dozens of model railroaders to create something similar.

If you’re working on a logging railroad as well and you like to show/present your work here on my blog, feel free to send me a mail. Depending on the input, this could become a monthly post here on the Blog.

The opener in issue #1 will be the “Galgenberg Waldbahn” (gallows hill logging railroad), build by Hagen. I found this new layout at the forum www.schmalspur-modell.at. He spent some effort into planing first, and even did 3D-plans for the first modules. I really like the drilling template made from aluminium.

Gerd


Die Galgenberg Waldbahn

Thematic background of this Hon30 logging railroad is an old std. gauge line between Elsenfeld and Heimbuchenthal in Germany. This railroad opened service in 1910 and was abandoned in 1978, while the passenger service had ended 10 years before. The name “Galgenberg Waldbahn” comes from the nearby hill at the south-west of the Spessart mountains. The narrow gauge railroad is freelanced and starts in Schippach, where the railroad connected to the std.gauge railroad. Regular freight on the line was timber from the woods to some sawmills along the Elsava river. There were also some mines connected to the railroad, which got served with timber. Another freight was clay to make pencil-lead. There was also some passenger service on the forestry railroad to connect the small villages in the Spessart mountains with the larger cities.

Merry Christmas and a Happy new year !!!

Posted by Gerd on Sunday, 24 December 2017 with 2 Comments

Hi folks,

which all of you peacefull christmas days as well as a good start into the next year.

Stay healthy and keep on model railroading !!

Gerd

[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 […]

[CFF] The “Resita”-kit arrived

Posted by Gerd on Tuesday, 24 October 2017 with 3 Comments

Hello, last weekend, I picked up the first two kits for my new Resita-loco at Dampfmodellbau Reppingen. It was a very exciting and interesting visit. I was able to get the components for the chassis and boiler. The cab and water tanks as well as bunch of details will be shipped later. I was very […]

Demolition Man !!!

Posted by Gerd on Tuesday, 12 September 2017 with No Comments

Hello followers, today, I don’t have a logging railroad related post, since I didn’t find the time last week for my model trains… On our L-shaped property, we had a aux. building standing in the corner, blocking up the sight access to the upper garden area as well as cages up the small garden piece […]

My roots in model logging railroad

Posted by Gerd on Monday, 7 August 2017 with No Comments

For the summer break, I don’t find the time for model railroading in the moment, I have some rare photos from my first log train. This log train was built in … to the great Romanian logging railroads for G-scale. The steam loco “Berta” was kit-bashed from a Playmobil loco. The three original cars, two […]

A “Resita” makers plate

Posted by Gerd on Sunday, 18 June 2017 with 1 Comment

A few years ago, I found a LIMA plate replica, the manufacturer of the SHAY locomotives. Now I was looking for my second favorite logging loco, the Romanian RESITA. These loco were built in the 1940/50th and served several forest railways in Romania and others. Some are still in operation on tourist lines and a […]

[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 […]

It’s (mostly) done…

Posted by Gerd on Wednesday, 25 January 2017 with No Comments

Hello followers, in the past days, I spend some time here and there to get progress done in my new workshop. After moving the bigger machines into the new shop and filling all the drawers and cabinets with tools and stuff, nearly everything has found its new home. Finally, I defined the new workshop “ready […]

First changes in my workshop interior

Posted by Gerd on Wednesday, 18 January 2017 with No Comments

Hi folks, in the past days, did some finishing touches on my old house, which is actually for sale. I also brought a lot of stuff and tools from the old workshop to the new one and started to fill the drawers and cabinets with stuff. I soon realized, that I want have enough space […]