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On this site I present my adventures into the hobby of narrow gauge trains, both real and scale models. The text is brief but pictures are plentiful. After all, a picture says more than thousand words ..

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This weekend I have added a second and third layer of grass. Also two layers of paint on the dam. Glue and paint still drying on the pictures (therefore an ´odd´ white in some areas..) While waiting for things to dry I started with the main building ...

Klenshyttan - Scenery 2

Sep 25, 2016 : This weekend I have added a second and third layer of grass. Also two layers of paint on the dam. Glue and paint still drying on the pictures (therefore an ´odd´ white in some areas..) While waiting for things to dry I started with the main building ...

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Finished the fascia a few days ago so I started with the scenery today with adding first grass. Since we are well into September I thought it would be appropriate to add some brown tones to the grass.

Klenshyttan - Scenery 1

Sep 21, 2016 : Finished the fascia a few days ago so I started with the scenery today with adding first grass. Since we are well into September I thought it would be appropriate to add some brown tones to the grass.

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Foam sheets were glued down earlier this week. This evening first paint was added. Not really necessary, will be covered later, but it helps me to visualize how it will look later on during the build. Also cut out fascia pieces as you can see on the ...

Klenshyttan - Paint n Fascia

Sep 12, 2016 : Foam sheets were glued down earlier this week. This evening first paint was added. Not really necessary, will be covered later, but it helps me to visualize how it will look later on during the build. Also cut out fascia pieces as you can see on the ...

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Got a bit further this evening. Started with cutting out the rest foam sheets for the leveling. Level 0 is direct on the plywood there the middle storage building for the smeltery will go. Level 1 is the dam which gives water for the steam engine which...

Klenshyttan - Leveling

Sep 12, 2016 : Got a bit further this evening. Started with cutting out the rest foam sheets for the leveling. Level 0 is direct on the plywood there the middle storage building for the smeltery will go. Level 1 is the dam which gives water for the steam engine which...

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A simple frame, a sheet of ply plus a few recycled foam sheets. Recipe for a layout.

Klenshyttan - Frame n Foam

Sep 10, 2016 : A simple frame, a sheet of ply plus a few recycled foam sheets. Recipe for a layout.

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During my research I got in contact with Ludvika hembygdsförenings arkiv (Ludvika Local History Society archive). They kindly gave me permission to publish these old photos. Only the first image below is taken by me. Note that even drawings are included!

Klenshyttan - History

Aug 30, 2016 : During my research I got in contact with Ludvika hembygdsförenings arkiv (Ludvika Local History Society archive). They kindly gave me permission to publish these old photos. Only the first image below is taken by me. Note that even drawings are included!

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Same day as I got my MiniTrains track I contacted the man behind SCARM, the great FREE layout planning program for PC. I asked him to add MiniTrains new track system to his library of track makers, which he was kind to do. I got first beta version of ...

Klenshyttan - SCARM

Aug 18, 2016 : Same day as I got my MiniTrains track I contacted the man behind SCARM, the great FREE layout planning program for PC. I asked him to add MiniTrains new track system to his library of track makers, which he was kind to do. I got first beta version of ...

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Tracks arrived from MiniTrains yesterday! Here is pics and films on how it looks. The mock-up building in the middle is still not finished, but does not need to be. Main purpose was to get a sense for size and how it all might look together.

Klenshyttan - Track arrived

Aug 12, 2016 : Tracks arrived from MiniTrains yesterday! Here is pics and films on how it looks. The mock-up building in the middle is still not finished, but does not need to be. Main purpose was to get a sense for size and how it all might look together.

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