Welcome on my logging railroad Blog

AvatarHello, my name is Gerd and I like logging railroads…

I was born in 1980 and got my first LGB starter set with the age of 6. My dad is also interested in model trains and railroads so it was no wonder that I got into model trains too. Some years later, I found several reports about logging railroads around the world in railroad magazines. That was the time that I fell in love with those rustic little logging trains, there cute locomotives (just my opinion) and that special kind of idyllic world… My favorites are Shay operated US logging railroads and those 0-8-0 european logging locomotives, both mostly in narrow gauge 🙂

Ostern_8On this new Blog, I like to show you my recent activities around logging railroading in different scales. Starting with my 2″scale and Fn3 scale live steam garden railroads followed by micro layouts in Hon30 up to my private Shay collection…

In the menu bar at the top, you can choose the different topics/categories. Or you may go through the archives at the right to follow my projects post by post.

Which way ever – I’ll wish you many fun and a good time here at my pages and I welcome every comments and ideas.

Your Waldbahner aka Gerd

7 Comments

  • Declan Henry says:

    Hello Gerd.
    I like your hon30 live steam locomotive and I was wondering if you know where to buy one of those locomotives.

    Thank you,
    Declan

  • Rob Krome says:

    Gerd,
    I have a couple of questions about your HON30 layout. What are the dimensions of the original module? What kind of track did you use? Thanks, Rob>

  • Aurel Voigt says:

    Sehr schön Dein Blog. Habe die Anlage ja schon mal live gesehen und freue mich darauf, auch Neugebautes irgendwann mal wieder ausgiebig zu bestaunen!Bis dahin. Mit freundlichen Grüssen aus Ludwigsburg Aurel

  • Jürgen Spendel says:

    Einfach genial. Warum habe ich das nicht schon früher gesehen bevor ich mit meiner H0-Bahn angefangen habe zu bauen. Na vielleicht wird sie ja in diesem Leben noch ferig, dann kann ich mich Deiner Modulbauweise wittmen.

    LG Jojo

  • David Taylor says:

    Gerd,

    I LOVE your blog and all that you are doing in HOn30.
    I am attempting to gather some HOn30 stuff to build a small logging railroad a little on your video of your layout and several forestry railways I have looked up.
    I have a question in regards to the AHM/minitrains cars. Do you know if the top part of say the bulkhead cars or v tip cars come off? All of the little 4 wheel cars appear to have the same base chassis as the log cars minus the bunks.
    The reason for my question is that I am having a hard time finding the log cars or they are over priced but I can get the other cars pretty cheap. I thought I could remove the bulkhead part and add a scratchbuilt bunks on them.
    What do you think?

    Thank you
    David

    • Gerd says:

      Hi David,

      many thanks and welcome to my blog.
      Well, these cars are using more or less the same chassis, but the separate added center beam can differ. Some cars have just a straight center beam like the V-tippers and some of the new flatcars made by MinitrainS. Most Roco/Atlas made cars have the centerbeam with cross member, which is also used by the log cars, but some don’t have the hole to take a log bunk.
      Oh, and the bunks on the V-tippers are molded directly to the frame, but will come off easy with a X-acto knife.
      I guess the best way to get such log cars is the new range made by MinitrainS if you’ve a dealer in your area. They came with nice platforms and are cheaper then the older models.

      Gerd

  • David Taylor says:

    Gerd,

    I LOVE you blog and all that you are doing in HOn30.
    I an attempting to gather some HOn30 stuff to build a small logging railroad a little on your video of your layout and several forestry rsilways I have looked up.
    I have a question in regards to the AHM/minitrains cars. Do you know if the top part of say the bulkhead cars or v tip cars come off? All of the little 4 wheel cars appear to have the same base chassis as the log cars minus the bunks.
    The reason for my question is that I am having a hard time finding the log cars or they are over priced but I can get the other cars pretty cheap. I thought I could remove the bulkhead part and add a scratchbuilt bunks on them.
    What do you think?

    Thank you
    David

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