Mittwoch, 25. Dezember 2019

Test rides in Elmslohe

It's been productive two days in Elmslohe with track laying in the station and basic wiring completed. Today I did the first successful test rides.


The daily Ng is ready for departure in Elmslohe. The V36 has an easy job today.
With just 5 turnouts Elmslohe has a simple track plan, but still offers enough switching possibilities. Like in some German terminals the main track ends in a loco shed as a special feature. As another interesting detail I did not want to put the station building in the "middle" of the station. In this set-up the railbusses can stop either on track 1 or 2, then interestingly on a turnout.

Montag, 2. Dezember 2019

"Modern Railtransport": Freight traffic in The Netherlands

A highly interesting film by Herman Wassenaar documenting the "modern railtransport" by NS in The Netherlands.


Montag, 14. Oktober 2019

Valkenveld in the 1970's

In the run-up to the exhibition in Edegem, Belgium on the next weekend, here a shot from Valkenveld in the 1970's. Photo by Marco van Zelst

Sonntag, 29. September 2019

Progress on smaller, but fun, Elmslohe projects

I was working on smaller projects for the Elmslohe layout: a side building to the station building and a rail scale.

The station side building is almost finished. Still need to apply some details like rain pipes, chimney, do some coloring and weathering, etc. This will be done once I am happy with the led lighting (want to install a whiter led than the current yellowish one).

Construction mania.

A glimps into the small shed where I stalled the station bike.

Night-time glimps.

The Elmslohe weighing scale.


Freitag, 27. September 2019

Valkenveld goes international: next exhibition in Belgium

Valkenveld will be exhibited on 19 and 20 October at the MTD event "Modelspoor 2019" in Edegem, Belgium. This is the first appearance of Valkenveld outside The Netherlands. More information here.


Sonntag, 1. September 2019

A small shed for ELMSLOHE

I finished work on a small freight shed that will be placed somewhere close to the backdrop and team track on the new ELMSLOHE layout. The shed will not have a rail connection, but will be served by trucks.