Saturday, October 14, 2023

Micro debute!

The micro is operational and almost finished! Needs some details and a last round of green stuff.

Debute was in Switzerland and it functioned well. Very satisfied with it!

Keep you posted!

Grtz, Ronald. 

Tuesday, October 3, 2023

Civil War Modeling

 Hi all,

My building is very versatile... from HO US to logging to ACW. Problem is that my span of interest is way to big 🙂

ACW is still alive. I'm still in the ACW group on Groups i.o. and enjoy the effort I see there. It still keeps me interested in the subject.

The Union Street project is on hold but safe in storage. A lot of buildings bought in the years are waiting to be build. It will not be a precise replica of Alexandria but I will try to use buildings that fit the era. I also will show a little piece of the harbour.

Some impressions. A Campbell harbour:

Magnussen Models factory, maybe some kitbashing:

Period correct models:

Victorian houses:

Some variations maybe:

Keep you posted! 

Grtz, Ronald. 

Saturday, September 23, 2023

I'm still alive!

What a shame... september and the first post in 2023!

A lot is going on, main focus right now is a micro layout that i started some 2 years ago. It froze in time until now as it has to travel with me to the US Convention in Switzerland coming 7 and 8 october. It is held in Neuendorf where we will travel to on the 6th. Its a good 800 kilometer drive and I will travel with my friend Ronald. Next to this layout we will promote our own Dutch US Convention which we held the first time in May 2022 and the next will be on the 6th and 7th of April 2024.

The layout is small, 1,2 meter by 0,3 meter, that is a 4 by 1 ft layout. Only 2 feet (55 cm) is visible, on both sides 1 foot (30 cm) is hidden. Trackplan is simple:

With its front on it looks like this:

The scenery will be based on the "Vernon" industrial district in Los Angeles:

How it looks at this moment:

Most is painted, still some to do like the framing around the visible part.

Its DCC, I use the new lenz starter system for this one. 3Amp, 4 locos maximum, that much I don't need. Track is Peco 75, turnouts are switched manually, the frogs are power routed. Necessary with Peco electrofrogs.

More to come!