Donnerstag, 28. April 2016

Prototype: short freight with Rh 2067 and Güterzugbegleit­wagen

I found this image of a Rh 2067 pulling a short freight and caboose in an old copy of "Schienenverkehr Aktuell". This type of caboose has just recently joined my fleet, the 2067 wears a later colour scheme though.

2067.073 in Neuberg Ort on 4 February 1998.

Freitag, 22. April 2016

New arrival: ÖBB Güterzugbegleit­wagen Dihwo 93-67 from Roco

I added an ÖBB Dihwo with No.50 81 93-67 323-5 to my rolling stock to accompany my Rh 2067 locomotive (Roco No. 64479, period V, length 138 mm).

Sonntag, 17. April 2016

New showcase

A year ago, on 18 April 2015, I started my H0 journey in addition to my N scale railroading projects. It all started with an NS 2200 from Roco. In the meantime, my small layout Valkenveld is pretty advanced. To celebrate the occassion I treated myself to a showcase (ordered from "Showvitrines").

The shown "test filling" consists of a very diverse mix of old and new models: the two bottom rows contain roughly 30 year old analog N models, an ÖBB 1044 and BR 03, both from Roco; the 4th row from the top digital N models representating motive power that runs or has run in The Netherlands (from Brawa, Kato and Piko), the third row from top an N scale NS 2200 from Piko and the top two rows H0 material including a Roco NS 2200.

Freitag, 1. April 2016

Corner project: a side building to the silos of "Hoekstra's Oliefabrieken"

I finished another small project, the facade of a factory building belonging to the silo area. The facade has an important role in closing off the left hand corner of the layout. The model is constructed of various Auhagen factory elements and other bits and pieces with individual touches with regards to colouring, roofing, etc.

The (fictional) history is that the silos and the side building are part of Hoekstra's Oliefabrieken. With "Hoekstra" being a funny reference to the corner placement of the factory and the similarity to Twijnstra's Oliefabriek N.V. in Maarssen (see my earlier entry).

Letterhead of Twijnstra's Oliefabrieken, 1930. On the short side of the huge silos a small building for pumping products onto Vessels on the Amsterdam-Rijn-Canal. Source: defabrique

Overview of the silo area with the recently completed tree line.