Seadville Introduction

This article was published May 17, 2012.

Last friday (May 27th 2005) my wife and I did couple up the caravan to our car and did drive all 350 km from Gothenburg up to Frövi. We did arrive at the camping site in Nora late at the afternoon, but still soon enough to take some pictures. Nora is the town in Sweden there the first railway was build in 1856 (some 25 km from Frövi). Here is not only a complete station and several miles of track, but also a very nice old mill called Pershyttan. We didn't have time to visit Pershyttan this time, but below is some pix from the station.

On saturday the main event did take place. Bad luck for the organizers, the rain did ruin complete afternoon, but before that is was great with live music and many other things going on except the trains. Early in the morning before the event, we did visit Hagaberg, the main station for FMBBM, the railway association Bengt and Roger Jansson are members off. (FMBBM stands for Frövi Maskin & Bruksbanemuseum, or Frövi Machine & Estate Light Railway Museum' in english)

Nora station, Swedens first railway, build 1856.

Pict1360 -- There was a boatrace on the Lake Nora on saturday, sadly we couldn't be on two places at the same time..
Pict1360 -- There was a boatrace on the Lake Nora on saturday, sadly we couldn't be on two places at the same time..
Pict1367 -- Here is a map just outside the station, showing the area.
Pict1367 -- Here is a map just outside the station, showing the area.
Pict1366 -- The station from the side.
Pict1366 -- The station from the side.
Pict1372 -- This is NOT a common wagon on swedish rails, that's why I did notice it.
Pict1372 -- This is NOT a common wagon on swedish rails, that's why I did notice it.
Pict1376 -- Looking towards the station.
Pict1376 -- Looking towards the station.
Pict1378 -- This is a very typical loco on swedish rails.
Pict1378 -- This is a very typical loco on swedish rails.
Pict1382 -- closeup.
Pict1382 -- closeup.
Pict1399 -- 2nd class
Pict1399 -- 2nd class
Pict1406 -- Backside of a storage building, just like the architecture.
Pict1406 -- Backside of a storage building, just like the architecture.

From the Event

Pict1571 -- steaming up.
Pict1571 -- steaming up.
Pict1576 -- time to switch to coal.
Pict1576 -- time to switch to coal.
Pict1630 -- the owner, Bengt Jansson, waiting for new kids to arrive (or adults..)
Pict1630 -- the owner, Bengt Jansson, waiting for new kids to arrive (or adults..)
Pict1517 -- Bengts steam wagon. This he built himself complete from scratch.
Pict1517 -- Bengts steam wagon. This he built himself complete from scratch.
Pict1568 -- Roger do a test run.
Pict1568 -- Roger do a test run.
Pict1567 -- backside.
Pict1567 -- backside.
Pict1562 -- water filling.
Pict1562 -- water filling.
Pict1564 -- closeup on engine.
Pict1564 -- closeup on engine.
Pict1582 -- Collection of Crazy Hanks Gn15.
Pict1582 -- Collection of Crazy Hanks Gn15.
Pict1588 -- Hans 78n2. The loco is owned by nn.
Pict1588 -- Hans 78n2. The loco is owned by nn.
Pict1598 -- danish beer is the best... The Hudson is mine.
Pict1598 -- danish beer is the best... The Hudson is mine.
Pict1602 -- My stuff.
Pict1602 -- My stuff.
Pict1605 -- Closeup on my latest creation. This will be a so called 'Ödeshög' wagon. More on this later.
Pict1605 -- Closeup on my latest creation. This will be a so called 'Ödeshög' wagon. More on this later.
Pict1530 -- Rogers great briefcase layout!
Pict1530 -- Rogers great briefcase layout!
Pict1544 -- one more.
Pict1544 -- one more.
Pict1549 -- closeup
Pict1549 -- closeup
Pict1536 -- Rogers tractor kit from the model company.
Pict1536 -- Rogers tractor kit from the model company.
Pict1558 -- House made by Gunnar 'Fritte' Fristedt from Sala.
Pict1558 -- House made by Gunnar 'Fritte' Fristedt from Sala.
Pict1620 -- 1
Pict1620 -- 1

Buildings

Pict1641 -- This warehouse in Frövi, just begs to be build as a model..
Pict1641 -- This warehouse in Frövi, just begs to be build as a model..
Pict1642 -- This is a garage, but would look great as loco shed as well.
Pict1642 -- This is a garage, but would look great as loco shed as well.
Pict1750 -- Another building just outside Frövi, also begging to be build as a model.. Roger plus many others already done so.
Pict1750 -- Another building just outside Frövi, also begging to be build as a model.. Roger plus many others already done so.

A couple of short videos from the day

652 kb movie in .wmv format Bengt is running his 5in railway. 746 kb movie in .wmv format Bengt's steam wagon on 600mm rails. 611 kb movie in .wmv format. Streetcar on Hans Hammarsten's new layout.