Montag, 14. Oktober 2019
Freitag, 11. Oktober 2019
Here I want to show the concept and inspiration for the Elmslohe layout. All is fictional, but inspired by small railway lines in the North-West of Germany. The line was opened in 1896 as East-West-corridor between two main lines. It connected the towns of Lünningen and Barmhorst, hence the name Lünningen-Barmhorster Eisenbahn, or LBE. In 1910 the through station Elmslohe got extended with an industrial track and loading facility. In 1964 the part between Barmhorst and Elmslohe got closed, and Elmslohe became a terminus. The remainder of the line between Lünningen and Elmslohe is still thriving with lots of industrial spurs and people commuting into Elmslohe.
Sonntag, 6. Oktober 2019
The track (Tillig Elite) is laid on two of the three modules. Next steps are to cut the rails in-between the two station modules (where you can see the 1mm plastic strip that sets them apart to allow for the cut). Followed by wiring and installing the turnout motors. By the way, I reduced the track plan from the orginal 8 turnouts to just 5. The layout seemed much too crammed. I am happy with the look now and actually the switching possibilities are still the same - or even better. I will write about the new track plan in a later post.
Sonntag, 29. September 2019
I was working on smaller projects for the Elmslohe layout: a side building to the station building and a rail scale.
|A glimps into the small shed where I stalled the station bike.|
|The Elmslohe weighing scale.|
Freitag, 27. September 2019
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.