woensdag 6 februari 2013

Mine tram

The old trestle of Silvermine no.17 (behind the mine tram on the photo above) is closed. This tresle used to have tram rails which lead to the gob pile. Today, gob is collected in a seperate hopper and dumped along the way back to Whitepeaks.

maandag 4 februari 2013

Progress: Old Jack and Joe's postcar at Sunnyside

Sunny side

Last week I've been working on this structure. It will be placed near the track at Sunnyside.

vrijdag 20 april 2012

First pics


here are the first pics of my model railroad.

The D&H SW RR is a free lance H0 model RR, featuring local ore mining and ore haulage over the steel roads in the Southwestern area of the USA Az, around 1940-1960. The RR is heavily inspired by John Olsons Jerome & Southwesterm RR as published long time ago in the Model Railroader Magazine in 1982. I was 13 yrs old when I build the J&S for the first time.

More than a year ago, I started again on a J&S-like plan to experience the hobby again after all those years. The layout of today is more or less a mirrored version of the original rail plan. I started this layout June 2010 after the hobby got my attention again due to a friend of the family who gave me a digital control set and a decoder to build into my old Athearn switchers, which I still have from 1982.

I thought that with some second hand switches and rail from ebay I could give it a try and started with cheap benchwork to lay the rails on. After a few weeks I comletely absorbed by the hobby and now I'm building the J&S my own way, gaining experience with techniques which I will use and aplly on the next MRR I'm already planning.

The blog shows progress of the work on the D&H SW RR and interesting links to other sources on the net.