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PRR style signals

A working PRR style position light signal in N-Scale ? My current effort is to make this model available at least for my C&E layout where I need want to install signal protection on two junctions. At present I spent more than 150 hours of labor and research into this project, starting back in 2016…



6. US Modelrailroad Convention Rodgau 2017

I have put up a little gallery with flicks from the Cleveland&Eastern convention setup. 6. US Convention Rodgau 2017


Preparations

As the big convention shop in October is getting closer, work increases on the Cleveland & Easter layout. The past days I started to construct a movable foundation for the layout segments. They need to be solid and easy to assemble once at the show. Valance and backdrop will be made of cardboard, I will…



Modifications II

On my previous post about the ongoing modifications on the Cleveland & Eastern I talked about the ideas and expectations I have on the alteration of the layout. Well, a few weeks later I can summarize the modification as success ! We ran our first Operation Session mid January with the new layout and it…



Modifications

After running operation sessions for a while and placing load on the Elizabeth Oaks Yard it turned out that this yard is not frequented as intentionally planed.    The C&E has currently a maximum trafficload of 55 cars on all spots. Dividing the cars up to the two yards – Elizabeth Oaks an Sarverville –…



International Railroad Exhibition, Cologne – Germany 2016

I attendet our large railroad exhibition at Cologne from 11/17 to 11/20 along with the NMRA European Region A.s.b.l. Beside some real good chat with visitors I was able to show some of my weathering work live at the show. Here is a little pictoral of the event : Our booth at the show. Besides…



Engine Service Area Part 1

After I finished the engine shed, it is now time to finish off the rest of the service area scene at Elizabeth Oaks. With a tweak in the general track arrangement I was able to have one dedicated track for fuel/sand loads and for caboose storage behind the two main engine tracks. Now I had…



Engine Shed for Elizabeth Oaks

Lately I was busy to get a long term project done. Elizabeth Oaks Yard is a place on my layout where changes in track configuration occurred often in the past four years. Along with the rearrangement of the tracks, I was shuffling around the right spot for an engine shed. Now with the most recent…



Downtown Spur

My micro-layout “Downtown Spur” will be featured in October issue of MIBA Miniaturbahnen. I entered the layout and some flicks earlier this year. I am very pleased to be recognized for the contest. There will be an public vote where – so it seems – every one can participate via a website MIBA will anounce…



Reworking an old section

I started scenic works on the westend section of Elizabeth Oaks nearly 3 years ago. I handled this section always as a test environment for some basic skills and techniques like weathering and ballasting the track. While scenic work proceeded eastbound I felt more uncomfortable with the first section. So I stepped up the plate…