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    • November 7, 2018 7:25 PM EST
      • Saint Johns, Florida
         
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      Gerd,

      That was a very enjoyable trip! Thanks and good luck with the rest of your railroad. It looks great so far.

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    • November 7, 2018 8:20 PM EST
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      Joe Zullo said:

      Text and video post together...

      You forgot to bring the text and video along to the next page

    • November 7, 2018 8:44 PM EST
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      It's not my doing!

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    • November 7, 2018 11:28 PM EST
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      Joe, rather than mess up Gerd's thread, can you email me how you do it, always fails for me.

       

      Greg

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    • November 8, 2018 9:39 AM EST
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      Greg

      Check your emails.

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    • November 8, 2018 11:16 AM EST
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      It was simple, was not putting embed code on separate line in post, thanks Joe!

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    • February 22, 2019 9:18 AM EST
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      Hello logging railroaders,

      after my journey into the Colorado narrow gauge world during the last months, it’s time to return to my beloved logging railroads. The good weather outside motivated also to take the “Louise Valley Lumber Co.” out into the garden to do some operation.

      While I was shunting trains in Ronja Springs, I got the idea to switch the scenery. I moved the factory building to the left end, close to the future sawmill area, while the spur at the right was decorated as storage siding. In combination with the logging theme, I like this arrangement very much. I just have to find something between the water tank and the station building. Maybe a freight depot?

      The regular logging operation brought several train loads of logs from the upper end of the line down to the mill. I used the wye to shunt trains “in the woods”. I ran all my LVLC locos.

      At the end of the day, the model train also delivered the first ice-cream in 2019 to the customers ;-)

      So the start is done into a new logging season!
      Gerd

    • February 22, 2019 9:41 AM EST
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      Gerd, you have a great looking railroad. Love the logging theme AND the geared locomotives. I have a feeling the ice cream train was the most anticipated one of the day 

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    • February 22, 2019 10:17 AM EST
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      Could you tell us more about these engines..

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    • February 22, 2019 11:17 AM EST
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      Great looking railroad!

    • February 25, 2019 3:02 AM EST
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      Hi Sean,

      these are Shay and Climax made by Bachmann Spectrum. Both engines got rebuild to be wood burners and got an original weathering by the late Mac McCalla.

      Thanks Jim ;-)

      Gerd

    • February 25, 2019 7:52 AM EST
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      The weathering had caught my eye. I did look on your site in hopes of  seeing some closer pics of the engines .. Nice.

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    • February 25, 2019 8:13 AM EST
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      Hi Sean,

      Some photos of the Shay are on this page. The Climax is not yet listed on the blog. I sold her several years ago, but was able to get her back some while ago.
      So it seems it's time to update my blog pages with details and new photos of my US rolling stock.

      Gerd

    • March 28, 2019 5:06 PM EDT
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      Hello,

      I've updated the loco page on my blog also with two new engines. I got a Bachmann 3-trucker some while ago and brand new came a LGB/Aster 3-trucker to Ronja springs some weeks ago. The new class C Shays are oil-burners and mark the replacement of the old wood burners on the LVLC in the late 1930th. Don't worry, I keep all my locos, but with the new engines, I'm able to run different eras on my LVLC. Both new engines will get a weathering someday in the future.



      I just enjoyed the new LGB/Aster 3-truck Shay last weekend, headind uphill to pickup some logs for the sawmill.

      Regards, Gerd

    • April 9, 2019 4:17 AM EDT
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      Good morning,

      last year I did some experiments with cheap artificial grass carpets in Ronja Springs. I just have some of this green felt carpets and I cut some pieces to try them on the layout.

      Well, the look was not satisfying at all, but some more "green" on the layout would be very nice. A few weeks ago, I came across some higher value artificial grass stuff and gave it a second try. I ordered a small piece for testing and here's what it looks like after I re-done the area around the sand house and water tower.

      The material has some advantages. First of all, it looks good and spends a lot of character to the raised portion of the layout. Second, it will keep dirt and gravel safe from being washed away by rain, while the base of the artificial grass allows water to drain from the base board.

      Finally, I ordered more of the same material and spread it out all over Ronja Springs station. I guess I'll also use it on the long grade to the upper garden as well. Later I added a pile of old rails and some sticks. I also have material to make plants and bushes, but didn't find time yet, as the weather has arrived in April as well...

      What do you think? More details and photos are shown on my blog at waldbahner.de

      Gerd

    • April 9, 2019 6:13 AM EDT
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      Looks pretty good.  I like the patch between the tracks.   

    • April 9, 2019 7:12 AM EDT
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      Nice looking appearance, almost real. Would you mind sharing the brand or a link to the product

    • April 9, 2019 7:47 AM EDT
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      David, I bought the grass on eBay (Germany) but it's named to be made by Condor Grass, the design is called "Havanna" and the grass is 35mm long.
      I found the website of Condor Grass via Google but not the Havanna design. Anyhow, they have several nive looking designs.

      Gerd

    • April 9, 2019 12:24 PM EDT
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      Thank you for that Gerd. Some of the best looking artificial I've seen in use

    • April 9, 2019 12:31 PM EDT
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      Last time I was in Lowes they had some very real looking grass and very proud of it I might add 

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