Klenshyttan Railway in 009/HOe scale.
What you see in below image, with a small MiniTrains railway around it, is what I want to achieve.
It all started when my wife and I visited this place this summer.
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.
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 ...
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!
Klenshyttan - Frame n Foam
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...
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 ...
Klenshyttan - First grass
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.
Klenshyttan - Second grass
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 ...
Klenshyttan - Walls and shapeways
Klenshyttan - New track pieces
Oct 15, 2016 : When I made my trackplan I found out I needed some extra short track pieces. I could just cut off a piece, but instead I did ask Andreas Shoenfeld (maker of MiniTrains) if he could extend his track with another piece. He was kind to make two new short ..
Klenshyttan - Roof and chimney
Oct 22, 2016 : Roof and chimney. Here is a nice trick! I first bought two expensive ready-made roof tile sheets. But instead of mounting them on the houses I did cover them with ordinary carpenters white glue, twice. When each layer dried out properly I have a soft ...
Klenshyttan - Roof shingles
Oct 23, 2016 : Today I started adding the "shingles". The paint is still wet on the pictures, but will be complete flat when dry. The paint I used is a mix of 80% orange and 20% brown, then later when applied I dipped the pencil with a few drops of red now and then to..
Klenshyttan - Side buildings
Klenshyttan - Video
Klenshyttan - The cableway
Nov 13, 2016 : Since last I have painted and ballasted the standard gauge in the back. Also put on roofs and painted the three side-buildings. When this was done it was time to put attention back to the front and concentrate on the cableway station on the foundry side.
Klenshyttan - Windows and Wingtanks
Nov 19, 2016 : I started with the cableway last time but quickly found out that it will cover some windows, which still be visible inbetween. So today I started with the windows instead. Machine house, loco shed and roster furnace got there´s. Next time it will be time
Klenshyttan - Second batch of windows
Nov 20, 2016 : Did the final windows today (well almost, the cableway station will need some to..). Solved the problem with the "almost" perfect windows today. It turned out that the Curio cutter do not cope with the square object in these small sizes, better to draw a
Klenshyttan - Carousel and the doghouse
Nov 26, 2016 : These last days I have continued with the cableway. Looking at the pictures below might not get much of a clue how this will be, but patience, it will reveal itself in time... Last picture shows the part of the construction which will hold it up in pos...
Klenshyttan - Ladders and stilts
Nov 27, 2016 : Not yet finished, only balancing for the photos, but still... had to see where it leads.. Not much of the buildings left to do now. Cable station needs more plus the transporter needs to be raised, and roof n windows of course.. but not far now. Then ...
Klenshyttan - Cableway station in place
Klenshyttan - Tracks and the dam 1
Dec 11, 2016 : been in bed since friday so not much work done this weekend. At least all sleepers was painted this afternoon plus the bottom of the dam is painted flat black. The little stone bridge over the dam also got some attention..
Klenshyttan - Tracks and the dam 2
Dec 18, 2016 : The transporter, in the middle over the roof, got it´s two supports. Bridge is done and dam posts are in place, waiting for the chain inbetween. All rails is painted. Next time tracks will be installed, adjusted and ballasted.
Klenshyttan - Ballasting the track
Klenshyttan - Decorating
Dec 27, 2016 : Painted all kinds of little carts and wagons yesterday, and wheels, lots of wheels. Also pored water in the reservoir. Today I spent several happy moments "decorating the tree" and taking pictures .. See below. Had to be many pictures, can´t show ....