Category Archives: Rolling Stock

Running the Mallet

Here’s my LGB 2085D Mallet pulling a rake of HSB coaches. Near the end of the video, you can clearly see the pulsed smoke until timing the smoke puffs to the sound card chuffs. Pretty cool

Of course, you’ll have to ignore the moon-like landscape in the background, as I’m all out of gardening funds for the moment 🙂

Bought a rake of coaches

Although I have some nice Piko and LGB stuff, my budget just can’t handle new (or even relatively lightly used) LGB rolling stock. However, I really wanted a set of passenger Cars to pull behind my LGB 2085D Mallet. A bit of searching showed me that the Newqida coaches, although not of LGB quality, could be painted and otherwise modified to give a good representation of Harz coaches appropriate to pull with my 0-6-6-0. Continue reading Bought a rake of coaches

Kids train

Here are some cars that I gave the girls to paint. These are Hartland Locomotive Works gondolas from their “make and take” min collection. The caboose belongs to the boy–who I didn’t trust with paint.