No.1 Porter: Snow Plough

Underway on the cleared track with the flatcar.

Last week, after many years we finally had snowfall. I couldn’t miss out on that one, so out came the rolling stock and off we go! The joy got somewhat marred, though, since the falling snow caused all the wheels to build up ice and caused many derailments. However, the snow remained and when the… Continue reading No.1 Porter: Snow Plough

Summer Operation Session 2020

The first short train, consisting of bulkhead, test waggon and the new flatcar.

This operation session was scheduled rather spontaneously and spurred me into building a prototype for a flatcar. Accordingly, I was quite expectant concerning the experience I’d gain with the new waggon. Since we only had a relatively short time for operations and I was preoccupied with test runs, there are only a few pictures. In… Continue reading Summer Operation Session 2020

Winter Operation Session 2020

01 Porter pulling 101 Stake Wagon.

Last Saturday, an old friend of mine and I held a small operation session at his place. The weather was fabulous, we had high temperatures for february, around 14°C and lots of sunshine. It’s been a huge success: multiple trains running simultaneously, shunting, test drives, lots of talk on lots of topics. But most important:… Continue reading Winter Operation Session 2020

Shunting Dice for Operating Sessions

Triangles glued, body painted.

The operation session which a good friend of mine and I are planning is approaching. It’s going to be a premiere in more than one aspect: we haven’t done joint operations for a long time; it’s also been a long time since we did some shunting; and we’re going to try and let children participate.… Continue reading Shunting Dice for Operating Sessions