• Links - Main content page.


  • CB90 - The Hull - how the hull and details were made.
  • CB90 - Logbook - Some pictures showing building progress. This is my first modelboat building project. When finished it will be controlled with 4 R/C channels.
  • CB90 - Paint - how it was painted.
  • CB90 - Plans - model building plans for CB90.


  • Chrysler - engine models from Chrysler.
  • Evinrude - engine models from Evinrude.
  • Glastron - Glastron Boats. The old favourite, GT150.
  • Johnson - engine models from Johnson.
  • Mercury - engine models from Mercury.
  • Reinell - Reinell boat models from the 70's.


  • Sölve - Future - Monitor Sölve in 1:24 scale.


  • SEMO - The hull - How the hull was made.
  • SEMO - Logbook - Many swedish visitors will recognise this modelboat-kit right off, maybe with a smile in the face! This boat have been built by thousands in Sweden. Also I did. step by step description on how it was done.
  • SEMO - Paint - How the paint was added.
  • SEMO - Windshield - How the windshield was made.
  • SEMO - Z-Drive - the engines I did choose for this project.


  • Elco - Future - ELCO WW2 Torpedo Boats.
  • Polaris - Future - Polaris a Torpedo boat from 1914.
  • T42 - Future - Swedish T42.


  • 2002 Nora - Some pics taken back in 2002 in and close to Nora, the city there we spent at least 1-2 weeks last summers.


  • Jädersbruk - Just found these old pictures and vids which never was published back in old 2004. This is from an event which is repeated each year at the second weekend in September. It is called "Maskindagarna" (the machine days). The picture/video quality is not ....
  • Mariefred in July - More old pictures never published before.
  • Nyberget mine wagons - Events 2004, Nyberget mine wagons
  • Simplex - Events 2004, Simplex loco
  • Westridge Mini Meet - Events 2004, Westridge Mini Meet
  • Zinkgrufan Zinc Mine - Events 2004, Zinkgrufan Zinc Mine



  • 2006 - Forsvik 1 - As part of the "October Northen Trip 06" I did stop at Forsvik on the way home. Here is a couple of pictures from the factory.
  • 2006 - Forsvik 2 - As part of the "October Northen Trip 06" I did stop at Forsvik on the way home. Here is a couple of pictures from the factory.
  • 2006 - Granbergsdal - A few miles south of Gyttorp which itself is a few miles west from Nora, is this nice old Blast Furnace.
  • October Northern Trip part 2.1 - Events 2006 -- This is second part of the October Northern Trip, visiting both Sala silver mine and JTJ Jädraås Tallås Railway.
  • October Northern Trip part 2.2 - Events 2006 -- This is second part of the October Northern Trip, part 2.2.
  • 2006 - Jönköping - a few building pictures from the old factory area, now used by museums and several small firms.
  • 2006 - Karlsborg - As part of the "October Northen Trip 06" I did stop at Karlsborg Fortress on the way home. Here is a couple of pictures from the regement.
  • Ludvika Mining Museum - Events 2006 -- Ludvika Old Homestead & Mining Museum
  • Ludvika Mining Museum 2 - Events 2006 -- Ludvika Old Homestead & Mining Museum, page 2
  • Mariefred in April 1 - Events 2006 -- Pictures taken 22nd of April 2006 when Hans Hammarsten, my wife and I were there.
  • Mariefred in April 2 - Events 2006 -- Pictures taken 22nd of April 2006 when Hans Hammarsten, my wife and I were here.
  • Mariefred in April 3 - Events 2006 -- Pictures taken 22nd of April 2006 when Hans Hammarsten, my wife and I were there.
  • Mariefred in April 4 - Events 2006 -- Pictures taken 22nd of April 2006 when Hans Hammarsten, my wife and I were there.
  • 2006 - Nora in May I - This is a couple of pics I did take same weekend as the Seadville event in Frövi. My wife and I did stay at Trängbo Camping site (in Nora) as we always do since now eleven years back.
  • 2006 - Nora in May II - This is a couple of pics I did take same weekend as the Seadville event in Frövi. My wife and I did stay at Trängbo Camping site (in Nora) as we always do since now eleven years back.
  • 2006 - Nora in Sept I - Did visit Örebro for a course in early September. Since Nora is so close I decided to stay with our caravan on Nora camping. Below movies and pictures are a result of that trip.
  • 2006 - Nora in Sept II - Did visit Örebro for a course in early September. Since Nora is so close I decided to stay with our caravan on Nora camping. Below movies and pictures are a result of that trip.
  • 2006 - Norberg - This is a couple of pictures from the Norberg Mining Museum.
  • Hagaberg Seadville Meet - Events 2006 -- Hagaberg during Seadville Meet
  • 2006 - Strömsholm - Pictures taken Friday 21st of April 2006. A nice spring walk with Hans Hammarsten and his family.
  • 2006 - Windflower - Weather was right, mode was right, camera and bicycle in order - time for the first wildwood windflower photo session of the year!


  • Making a point ... - Events 2007 -- Making a point ...
  • Points - Events 2007 -- a couple of swedish three foot gauge point levers. Most measures are included in the picture captions.
  • Anten Station - Events 2007 -- a couple of pictures from Anten station.
  • 2007 - Bolmsö I - From a trip late September this year. Bolmsö lake is down south in the Småland region. As you can see the camping was rather empty.. only me and a few german tourists. It was a few days before the camping did close for the season, very calm and quiet.
  • 2007 - Bolmsö II - From a trip late September this year. Bolmsö lake is down south in the Småland region. As you can see the camping was rather empty.. only me and a few german tourists. It was a few days before the camping did close for the season, very calm and quiet.
  • 2007 - Nora I - Pictures from main vacation 2007. We did only have one camera with us, so it's a mix between scenery, flowers and trains...
  • 2007 - Nora II - Pictures from main vacation 2007. We did only have one camera with us, so it's a mix between scenery, flowers and trains...
  • 2007 - Nora III - Pictures from main vacation 2007. We did only have one camera with us, so it´s a mix between scenery, flowers and trains...
  • Risten-Lakvik Railway - Events 2007 -- Visiting Risten-Lakvik Railway in July. A short visit a working day, no trains were running.
  • 2007 - Varberg - Second trip on vacation, August 07.


  • 2008 - Amsterdam - In early may 2008 I did visit my dear friends Daniel and Wanda for a few days.
  • Risten-Lakvik, the ATLAS loco - Events 2008 -- During summer vacation this year we did visit the RLJ association, mostly for the ATLAS loco, but also for the railway itself.
  • Risten-Lakvik, rails and stn - Events 2008 --
  • Smalspoor museum Erica 1 - Events 2008 -- Early May 2008 I did visit my friend Daniel in Amsterdam. First day we did drive to the old peat factory in north-east of Holland, now converted to museum.
  • Smalspoor museum Erica 2 - Events 2008 -- Early May 2008 I did visit my friend Daniel in Amsterdam. First day we did drive to the old peat factory in north-east of Holland, now converted to museum.
  • Smalspoor museum Erica 3 - Events 2008 -- Early May 2008 I did visit my friend Daniel in Amsterdam. First day we did drive to the old peat factory in north-east of Holland, now converted to museum.
  • 2008 - Lyckholms Brewery - Forgot to add these, they were taken back in May this year. They show the old Beer Factory in Gothenburg, now converted to several small firms like car shops etc.
  • 2008 - The Stream - Needed a few pictures on how a stream actually looks in real life. We are fortuned to have a forrest just behind our house and a five minutes walk to a lake with several streams.
  • 2008 - Vacation I - A couple of pictures from this years vacation.
  • 2008 - Vacation II - Vacation pictures, second page.
  • Valkenburgse Meer 1 - Events 2008 -- Second day visiting Daniel we did drive to the Nationaal Smalspoormuseum.
  • Valkenburgse Meer 2 - Events 2008 -- Second day visiting Daniel we did drive to the Nationaal Smalspoormuseum.
  • Valkenburgse Meer 3 - Events 2008 -- Second day visiting Daniel we did drive to the Nationaal Smalspoormuseum.
  • Valkenburgse Meer 4 - Events 2008 -- Second day visiting Daniel we did drive to the Nationaal Smalspoormuseum.


  • Ohsabanan in winter sleep 1 - Events 2009 -- Took a day of from work and did a trip down south to Ohsabanan. It was very nice to visit this place once more and just walk about and take pictures. Not many people or action, this is taken early march.
  • Ohsabanan in winter sleep 2 - Events 2009 -- Took a day of from work and did a trip down south to Ohsabanan. It was very nice to visit this place once more and just walk about and take pictures. Not many people or action, this is taken early march.


  • Anten in white - Events 2010 -- My wife and I did take a day of together and did drive up to Anten from Gothenburg (about 55km). It was both very cold and windy, so our walk around was short but very nice ..
  • Borås Locoshop - Events 2010 -- At on our way on this years vacation, we did pass this beautiful building in Borås, about 55 km east of Göteborg there we live.





  • 04, Långban 1 - First Caravan trip for the year, this time to Långban Mines in Värmland county.
  • 04, Långban 2 - First Caravan trip for the year, this time to Långban Mines in Värmland county.
  • 04, Långban 3 - First Caravan trip for the year, this time to Långban Mines in Värmland county.
  • Vacation 1 - scenery pictures taken by me and my wife.
  • Vacation 2 - scenery pictures taken by me and my wife.


  • Gothenburg Cranes - Gothenburg harbour was once a very busy place and the shipyards were among the biggest in the world. Today nothing is left.. Last year (2014) the last shipyard doing only maintenance did also shut down. For a while there has been a debate about what to...
  • Gothenburg Maritime Center - Visited a customer this morning. Wasn´t sure about traffic jams and parking problems so I got there a bit early, cause there was none ... During the wait for a colleague I took these photos which is just beside the car park.
  • Karlsberg city - Premier tour with the caravan this year did go to Karlsborg city which is about 220 km from Gothenburg. We had fantastic luck with the weather, sunshine every day! A bit cold and windy for BBQ, but for the rest just amazing. First four pictures below are
  • Lidköping city - This weekend we did drive to Lidköping City to relax and have a nice time off. June 6 is the Swedish National Day so a lot was happening in town today. Yesterday we did look around in Karins favorite shops and visited Läckö Castle.
  • Hagaberg - My wife and I did drive north yesterday on our second part of this years vacation. Today we visited Hagaberg. Here is a few pictures from that meet. Managed to take a video also this time.
  • Nora city - On Saturday we did walk around in Nora city. Both window shopping and checking the trains of course..
  • Riddarhyttan - today we did continue our journey up north arriving at Riddarhyttan. Just before the camping entrance we found this old engine house from a railway which once did go here.
  • Engelsberg - Last monday we visited Engelsbergs bruk, an old foundry a bit away from Fagersta town. Great place to walk around with the camera at hand. Finished of with a nice picnic on a park bench.
  • Löa - Today we drive down from Rättvik back to Nora. On the way we passed Löa which has this wonderful place. I think I found a new favorite foundry! Most places we visited so far would be great as a model, but this must be the nicest ..
  • Switches - Switches from Hagaberg and nothing but .. on common request.


  • Bankalaset - Bankalaset is a yearly train convention in Sweden. Folks all over come, meet and look at models and the fantastic layout at Skövde Model society. This year it was at June 18. Here is a few photos from my visit in no special order.
  • Ramnäs Bruk - Ramnäs Bruk makes big chains for oil rigs and oil tankers. Back in time they did all kinds of chains, but today only this niche remains. This the old workshop remains as a museum, the new modern factory is just a few blocks away. What interest me is ...
  • Sala Silvergruva - Sala Silvergruva was an old silver mine. The mine is still open for visitors, tour guides show you around several times a day. We were more interested in the nice surroundings on the surface..
  • Klenshyttan - Klenshyttan (Klens foundry) is a very nice old place which would be super-nice to model, in any scale...!!
  • Nya Lapphyttan - Nya Lapphyttan (or ´New Lapp foundry´ in english) is for once a reconstruction how a foundry looked like and not the real deal. It wasn´t much to see but we found some nice angles on other scenery close by.
  • Ludvika Gruvmuseum - Ludvika Gruvmuseum (Ludvika Mining Museum) is also a collection and reconstruction how swedish mines looked like. They show several machines and buildings either moved here or newly made from old drawings. We have been here before so not so much in detail


  • Bankalaset 2017 - So, one more Bankalas event is over! Lot of folks as usual. Layout was pretty much the same, but a lot nice models and friends to talk to. Also filled up my supply of drills and other hard to find tools.
  • Mariefred 1-4 - Visited ÖSLJ in Mariefred last week. We have been at this place so many times through the years, so only reason for all these photos are purely as a reference guide to details for the modeller. Not one thought put on making "pretty" pictures.
  • Mariefred 2-4 - Visited ÖSLJ in Mariefred last week. We have been at this place so many times through the years, so only reason for all these photos are purely as a reference guide to details for the modeller. Not one thought put on making "pretty" pictures.
  • Mariefred 3-4 - Visited ÖSLJ in Mariefred last week. We have been at this place so many times through the years, so only reason for all these photos are purely as a reference guide to details for the modeller. Not one thought put on making "pretty" pictures.
  • Mariefred 4-4 - Visited ÖSLJ in Mariefred last week. Here is a short video on Virå arriving at Mariefred with a train.
  • Läggesta - Also had a quick visit to Läggesta since the Atlas wagons turned out to be here. Sadly ÖSLJ does not take much care of them, they are again put aside in the background, rusty and filled with gravel. Parked far away from there tourists normally are...
  • Taxinge - Taxinge station is not so much to see, but never been there so we took a short visit here to.
  • Skottvångs gruva - The number of old mining places we haven´t visited is not many now .. but there is a few left to discover! Here is one just south of Mariefred.
  • Brevens bruk - Today we visited Brevens bruk which is an old iron foundry and smeltery. They did not have a mine of there own so it was transported here from far away, even from stockholm ..
  • Hagaberg - In the afternoon we did drive to Hagaberg to visit Hans and Roger. Here is a few pics from that meeting.
  • Anten Gräfsnäs Jvg - Today we did prepare a picnic basket and drove up to Anten for a nice time with coffee, camera and measure stick ... As so many times before, the sky did throw thousand buckets over us .. but we was lucky to get a few pauses inbetween, so we could take...


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  • DD Left - Here is first log on what´s happening in my cave regarding the new double-decker .
  • DD Right - This month I have continued on the second shelf there the mine will be.
  • DD Background - some test with the "dab-dab technic" ..
  • DD Lights - finally installed last fluorescent light this evening! Yippi !!
  • June, New figures - new figures from TSM.
  • Vacation Shed - Traditional vacation build for 2014
  • Switch stands - Another nice 3D print for the tracks this time.
  • Railway tracks - How the railway tracks was planned to be.
  • Lessebo - Lessebo Chimney set in 1/18.


  • Napoleon - And now something entirely different ... a 1/18 scale cannon from the late 1700´s .. I have a load of figures also somewhere, will be fun painting these.


  • Closed van, part 1 - Suddenly it happens, as they say in the swedish lottery commercial ! My mojo is back! Started cutting a freelance danish beet wagon today. The drawing I made back in 2004 when I did model in Hf scale last time (yes, this is 1/24 scale, not Fn18).
  • Closed van, part 2 - Got a bit further today. Assembled most of the parts, only details like handles etc remains.
  • Closed van, part 3 - Paint and weathering.
  • Closed van, part 4 - Put on bogies today. Sometimes uniform colours looks great, but in this case it turned out to be complete wrong.. Bogies and wheels must have a darker colour, maybe even black.. Also looks if wagon lays to low on the bogies, needs a raise.
  • Kosta Kit 1/24 scale - Got another delivery from ShapeWays this week. This time a 1/24 scale version of the ´Kosta Kit´ my friend Björn made for me. As you maybe see this time I used there new HDA material (High Definition Acrylate). I am not disappointed, this was ...
  • Summer shed - I have built many vacation sheds during the years with more or less success. This is one of the better ones. Scale is 1/24 as for all A&L things (Aspendale & Laurel LR). Walls are recycled veneer wood, a few basswood strips for support, the


  • Trackplan - Trackplans are like milk.., doesn´t stay fresh for long, but I do like milk ..


  • Bazoche Terminal - When we heard first rumor about what MiniTrains would release in 2015 it stood clear that everyone could not just have a brigadelok on there railway, but soon a hole serenade of WW1 vehicles. At that point I right away got to think about this photo, the..
  • Tracks arrived - I miss those days when we could walk or drive down to our local hobbyshop and buy what we needed and start build the same evening .. well, .. Anyways, today my order with tracks and switches arrived so I put it out on one of my "not yet finished" Fn18 ...
  • The Frame - Managed to pass the lumberyard this week, so the recipe is as follows : A simple frame. A piece of plywood. A few pieces of foam, stir well with a bit of glue, spikes and glue ..
  • Final Trackplan - After starting a thread on the NGRM forum I got several suggestions for improvements. Ulrich specially, came up with a version of my original trackplan there the tracks in the front were much more curved. This I liked a lot and will implement in my layout
  • Fascia and first paint - Started on the fascia today and also added first paint to get a sense of how the tracks and landscape will be.
  • Fascia and second paint - Finished the fascia this evening, all four sides are now in place. Also added second paint so now all little holes and crannies are covered. The corners are now starting to show, these will be dark, dense and partly hidden with trees and bushes. The ri...
  • Art paint - This evening I finished both layers of primer on the layout and around the sides. Also started with art paint, the paint you actually will see when all is finished. I add layer by layer, until I get the effect I am after. Still in the very beginning, ...
  • Scenery started - Got a bit further with the layout this weekend. Initial closeup trees on the background did not work, changed it to the current "far away" late summer landscape instead. Two layers of late summer yellow grass so far ..
  • Track painted - Scenery not complete yet, but felt more for track painting today, so track painting it was... Also tested the track with a loco so there isn´t paint in the way for the electricity. Reeds along the river beach and bushes here and there will be added, ...
  • Reeds, Trees and track - Today is a historic day, first train ran on the Bazoche ! Track are tested once more and glued in place. A few trees in place. Fence posts painted and scattered around. First reeds in ...
  • Railyard and ballasting - Today I concentrated mostly on the railyard, but before that I did ballasting all the track "on the other side of the waters".. Did a new approach this time. Added the sand as usual, but carefully did not put ONE drop of glue inbetween the tracks with ...
  • Rails in place - All rails in place now, including the railyard. Also added first layer of static water in the creek. Not much more done this weekend.
  • Railyard ballasted n painted - Railyard ballasted and painted. Locoshed in place, only needs paint and details now. Next is figures, lorries and general detailing.
  • Figures and paint - Another update. Basically finished now, only need to assemble the lorries.


  • Logbook May 2005 - This month I have continued with 'Knallhatten', but haven't finished much yet.
  • Logbook June 2005 - This month I have continued with the flatwagon in 19mm scale.
  • Logbook July 2005 - This month I have continued with the tools van.
  • Logbook July 2005 - This month I have continued with the tools van.
  • Logbook August 2005 - This month I have mostly worked with kits I ordered from Cooper Craft and Binnie Engineering, but I also managed to start on a small mine wagon.
  • Logbook September 2005 - Binnie Engineering kits. 16mm kits I intend to rebuild and adapt for my 19mm scale line.
  • Logbook October 2005 - This month I have some more 16mm stuff to present. Second, my first Pechot bogie finally arrived!
  • Logbook November 2005 - This month I have worked mostly with the RAR project and my web-site's.
  • Scales - How to calculate scales in inches and fractions? What really is 4mm, 7/8in or 16mm scale?



  • Aspendale Depot - Aspendale is the end of line. Here is the waterfront and wharf which opens to the rest of the world. Here will be a Philips look-alike station and a loco shed, plus a pier and a small boat yard.
  • Borkum City - Borkum City is the town there the main reason for these rails lays. Here is the match factory placed with not just stick-machines and box makers, but also a complete sawmill, label print shop and art studio for making new label designs.
  • Logbook February 2004 - Things done this month and prev. month, is mainly building up the benchwork for Aspendale and the loop thrue the tunnel.
  • Logbook March 2004 - Things done this month is mainly the tunnel.
  • Logbook April 2004 - This month I finished the wharf.
  • Logbook May 2004 - This month I almost finished the pier and put first colour on the wharf.
  • Logbook June 2004 - This month I finished the pier and put first trackbed near the wharf.
  • Logbook July 2004 - This month I been on vacation most of the time, but some things has been done anyway. A small house for my lighthouse keeper was made in our caravan, even if I didn´t had the time to finish it completely.
  • Logbook August 2004 - All bench work finished, started making models. From here on the modules will be lightweight and moveable. Prev. logbooks has mainly been about LGB, from now on the real narrow gauge will be in focus.
  • Logbook September 2004 - This month I really 'found' my car standard for both 4 and 8 wheel types. The 4 wheel type will look similar to the WW1 B-class, UK War Department of light railways developed.
  • Logbook October 2004 - Beet Railway wagon and Tip-car in brass. This month I show some pictures on the finished Roebane closed wagon. Second is a test of making a tip-car in brass for Hf.
  • Logbook November 2004 - Beet Railway wagon and Tip-car in brass. This month I show some pictures on the finished Roebane closed wagon. Second is a test of making a tip-car in brass for Hf. Borkum City Module got the most attention this month, after the Beet Railway article was
  • TPT Convention Box, page 1 - I wanted to build a nice looking test layout with just a few switches, which I could use also for train meets. I needed to dismantle an old ´Time Saver´ from my On30 days for the tracks, but when I looked at it, it felt to good to be destroyed.
  • TPT Convention Box, page 2 - Part 2 of the article about my convention box. Here I finish the box and the external touch.
  • Trackplan - This is not really the trackplan, more a description on how my hobby room is set up and how my train tables are positioned, but.. it gives a good view on how I planned it.



  • BM Background story - Many people like to write up a fictional story about there little railway. So do I. I did write a story once about my previous 78n18 layout which was great fun to write, even got a bit carried away.. But also this adventure into Fn18 scale deserves a stor


  • Display Twins - After getting the smaller scales "out of my system" so to speak, it was time to finally start working in 1/20 scale. Below twin modules are the first I done for this project, meant for photo shots. Nice to have same background/scenery each time I ...
  • Display Twins - w tracks - Now they got tracks and are (almost) finished, except missing rail spikes on the 18in gauge module. I couldn´t find my stash so have to order more.
  • Searching for wheels - Searched for hours looking for the wheels I know I have somewhere, I found at least the steam loco chassis and two motor bogies I did not even know I had ..
  • Found wheels - Found the wheels finally .. These comes in pieces in a little bag, they are O scale from Athearn #90803. Six tiny coil springs on each bogie to put in place. Workable but very fiddly.. The size is just right and the wheels very easy to adjust to corr
  • First wagon - Today I added posts to the I-wagon frame I showed you yesterday, also floor and sides. There could be added many more details to it, but this is mainly an experiment to check measures and to get a feeling for it, so this is basically it. Also, I am ...
  • Paint Storage Rack - While waiting for orders from abroad to arrive I did put together a little paint stand. For a long time I had paint and brushes in all kinds of shoe boxes and alike. Another thing is tweezers, I had put a lot of time just looking for the right one. All ..
  • RAR Powder Van - Started on the powder van today. Only a frame so far but feels really good already, just the right size. Big enough to handle details but small enough to make room in the shelf. Several ´buns in the oven´ right now, but I don´t care, I work with what
  • RAR bogies and boxes - Got a package from shapeWays today with the new RAR bogies and axleboxes. This time the CAD master is a friend at work, Björn Centergran. Björn is famous among TrainSim folks running american SG which he made several add-ons for, both locos but also ..
  • RAR WD75 wagon - Still waiting for parts, this time a new re-print of the bogies, first print needs a bit altering. During the wait I put together some track and a WD75 wagon, more as a "concept wagon", the chassis is to high, but the box and the new 3D printed axleb ...
  • Trackplan n Figures - This weekend I did paint some figures from SLMonline, still several more to do. Painted the trackplan for the Borkum module, easier to see how it might look if done "fullscale". Picked out an plastic kit which will be used for mod ...
  • Snoodyk Delivery - Got these just now from Bernard Snoodyk. He was kind to make these to my measures and gauge. They are equipped with his RCC and will be just perfect for my line. The car kit has been stored in a box for years.., finally coming to use as cab and engine...
  • RAR bogies part 2 - First part of the vacation 2015. Mostly relaxed and enjoyed the good weather we got, but also done some smaller things for the layout...
  • Motorloco - body - Last weekend I started on a motor loco for my line. Next step is the frame between body and chassis and weathering
  • Motorloco - chassis - Made a chassis for the motorloco today.
  • Motorloco - weathered - Painted the chassis and added first weathering today. The very dark flat red/brown I used got brown on the body but orange on the chassis ... odd .. One more layer will follow.
  • Motorloco - finished - Finished the loco today. The chassis got maybe a bit to much rust, but I like it as is.
  • Simplex arrived - My simplex arrived today. It is a 3D print from shapeways made by Simon Dawson. This model and his shop is at*Recreation21*. Seems a bit small for 16mm scale on 32mm gauge, but for Fn18 it is just perfect! Just sad my motorbogie doesn´t have the ...
  • Simplex painted - Put on primer and first paint on the simplex today. The motor-bogie under it is just temporary for the photos. The driver is 1/24 scale so a bit small for my (1/20) scale, but had no in correct size. The loco to the right is the first I made this summer.
  • Silhouette Curio - Got my cutting machine yesterday and today I started experimenting. Below is a few pictures showing the results. Turned out up to 0.75mm plastikard works fine. 0.5mm will be ideal I think since 0.75mm only works for snapping outer edges, not inside lik...
  • Cut and glue - For cutting square pieces ordinary low-tech works just fine. First picture shows my manual cutter I had for years. Really can recommend something like it, it cuts perfect straight edges in both hard-card and styrene (up to 0.75mm). Second photo shows ...
  • Powder van started - My new cutter now works so well I started making real parts for my first Powder van from RAR (Royal Arsenal Railway). Above and first photo below shows (almost) all pieces needed to assemble a powder van in Fn18 scale. Second and third photo shows the..
  • Powder van assembly 1 - Couldn´t wait for the missing parts so I started assemble those parts I COULD assemble... Here is first side showing the hinges in place.
  • Powder van assembly 2 - Today I continued the assembly of the powder van. All walls are up and almost finished for details and roof. I will wait with the roof until I see the bogies works fine. A few smaller mistakes done but in all I am very satisfied. Working in plastikard ...
  • The RAR book II - Mark Smithers new book has finally been announced for delivery next year, April 2016. "Mark Smithers has written a number of definitive books and magazine features on the history of locomotive construction and the development of narrow gauge railways. Th
  • Powder Van first paint - Sometimes it does not go as we like ... Was about to paint my van red today but while mixing paint I added way to much black making it to dark. Tried to compensate by adding white but instead I got a brownish red instead .. Well, I have made another ....
  • RAR saloon - Still sick in bed, but well enough to draw on the laptop I started on the RAR saloon from Mark Smithers book...
  • Powder Van second paint - Did visit my local hobby-shop today and this evening I did put on second layer. Since last was a failure I did first only mix clear red with a few drops of flat base, no other colours. Since you can control very easily how much paint an airbrush give...
  • Gum shoe and pippin - Found these on Shapeways. Amazingly good sculpted. They will be two drivers on my pike. Right now they are taking a long hot bath, so I can paint them later.
  • Powder Van (almost) finished - Put on black around the frame and end beams. Bogies in place, couplers installed. New proper roof made and painted. Lettering - not so much ... No problem cutting them, the Curio machine could have made them even smaller. The problem is to let the ...
  • RAR 3 plank open - Built a 3 plank open wagon today. Rather easy, took about two hours to assemble and paint, but that does not include making the drawing and cutting out the pieces which I did last weekend. Was not sure about ....
  • RAR saloon 2 - Got a bit further on the Saloon today! Still a lot to do, but it starts to look like something. The floor is 2mm styrene so at least something is sturdy, sides/ends are 0.4mm and roof is 0.25mm styrene. Had to be to be able to bend it properly to a ...
  • RAR saloon 3 - Finished assembly today and made the saloon ready for the paint-shop. Primer and first layer is added now. Final paint and lettering left to do. Shiny paint is a bit tricky to airbrush, any tiniest detail shows. The paint does not cover completely now...
  • Track Gauge - I wanted to try to print something in metal and I had a need for a track gauger, so I wrote it up in my silhouette cutter machine software and my friend was kind to convert it into an STL file I could send to Shapeways. Brass was a bit expensive so I ...
  • 2nd class coach, 1 - Cut out the parts for the 2nd class coach today.
  • 2nd class coach, 2 - Been a very lazy saturday today. I needed that. In the evening I made a little progress on the coach. Assembled and glued on supports for the inside of the walls.
  • 2nd class coach, 3 - Walls put together and pre-painted inside. With the saloon I found it difficult to reach everywhere, so this time I did it before assembly.
  • 2nd class coach, 4 - all walls glued together. siding detailing started. Roof started.
  • 2nd class coach, 5 - "As a wise man once sad, today was not a total failure, we just learn several new ways how to NOT make a light-bulb.."
  • RAR saloon 4 - I would like to call the Saloon also 100% finished but the window frames got to messy, they need more practice and attention.
  • 2nd class coach, 6 - Fruitful weekend... also the 2nd class coach got some attention. Assembled last pieces today, only the torpedo vents left to install. Also put on primer and first layer of paint. It looks like firetruck red, but it isn´t, the camera exaggerated the red..
  • 2nd class coach, 7 - Worked on several different projects today, but mostly on the coach so this stays under that name. The coach colour has reached it´s final shade. I won´t dare try to darken it even more, even if it should .. Roof vents are washed, dried, painted and m..


  • Woolwich loco, part 1 - Time for the first steam locomotive in my Fn18 scale. I have chosen the Woolwich loco of the Charlton class from the Royal Arsenal Railways.
  • Avesta loco, part 1 - Started with the Avesta loco from ÖSLJ today. Can´t do much more with the Woolwich loco until I have the chassis, so I took this smaller project inbetween. The cab took about four hours to build including making the drawings and cut out the pieces. ...
  • Woolwich loco, part 2 - Finally the chassis from Bernard Snoodyk in AU arrived this week. Now the show can start. With the help of the cutter I will a build a Woolwich loco on the first chassis. What to be with the second chassis is not decided yet.
  • Woolwich loco, part 3 - Last weekend I did install one engine in one of the chassis plus oiling and a bit running in. Also took a short video which I added to youTube.
  • Woolwich loco, part 4 - Today I did the final adjustments to the drawings and cut out all the pieces except the boiler. I am not sure if I will make the boiler from a piece of pipe or if I will cut it out from styrene sheet to. I will see if I can find a pipe in correct dim...
  • Woolwich loco, part 5 - Started assembling parts today. One side and both ends are up. The glue I use (Tamiya) is great except that it smells just terrible, even with all windows open I have in my workshop. Sitting complete outdoors would be the best, but my eyes ...
  • Woolwich loco, part 6 - Second, the left side is up. Next step is the boiler made of a curtain rod.


  • Match Factory Module - This layout will be divided by 3 different modules, each about 60cm * 360cm. The Borkum module is the first module to build, the rest are so far only on the planning stage. One new thing is that the track will be handmade and with no power. All locos ...
  • The Match Factory Line - I come to realize that "future plans" tends to never happen.. plus the third module which is on top of my workbench is much needed for other tasks, so today I started thinking of "a hole concept idea" there both so far built shelf modules along the wall..


  • C-201 Saloon Coach - The saloon coach are now finally 100% finished, as good as it can be. Overall it is a success as I see it. It is a big step up on what I made before this and I had great fun while I built it and several ah-haa moments had on the way. Several smaller ...
  • C-202 2nd Class Coach - So, finally, even the 2nd class coach is finished. Bogies and couplers are assembled and mounted, lettering painted. Windows feels a bit "empty" and door handles is missing, but at the moment I need this vehicle to rest for a future "fix up" on details.
  • G-301 van - First "real" vehicle in Fn18 scale to be 100% finished. A RAR Powder Van look-alike, lettered as #301 for my Borkum Match Light Railway.
  • G-302 3 plank open - Second wagon made in Fn18 scale now 100% finished. Here it is more obvious that the lettering got to big, but I really like the appearance it got!


  • About - started as a co-operation between Peter Coulter, Ken Cooper and me Henrik Laurell. We wanted to start a site for all 18inch gauge related railways and specially promote the model scale 7/8in for it (1:13.7). After now a rather dormant period si


  • Hudson Ammunition Wagon - After I started my part of the Hudson project, I surfed alot to find more info. After a while, I find Amerton Rwy in the UK. I contacted them to ...
  • Logbook December 2004 - This month was the first for the Hudson project, so a lot has happen since start.



  • Logbook January 2006 - A Hopper of a Different Kind.
  • Logbook February 2006 - the coach is coming closer..
  • Logbook March 2006 - Here is the projects I have been working with this month. Still nothing done on the coach, but I will, the interest is still high. The water tower is almost finished only smaller details like handles and ladder remains.
  • Logbook April 2006 - Here's whats happen this month in the 7/8in part of my world...
  • Logbook May 2006 - Time flies.., here comes my logbook for May 2006.
  • Logbook June 2006 - logbook for June. This month is a record in model building! I have never before made so much in a month!
  • Logbook July 2006 - July is vacation time in Sweden, so there's been little time off for models. At least some was done.




  • Logbook January 2009 - This month I started on the building fronts. Not much time as I usually have.
  • Logbook February 2009 - This month I have assembled more skips and worked on prefabricated tracks.
  • Logbook March 2009 - This month I have continued assembling the remaining skips and flats plus started on the factory buildings.
  • Logbook April 2009 - This month I have finished the sawmill and started on first factory building, the assembly building.
  • Logbook June 2009 - This month I have started on building a closed van for finished products.




  • Coaches - On this page I will present my coaches built sofar.
  • Goods Wagons 1-10 - presentation of my goods wagons built for the BMT project so far.
  • Goods Wagons 11-20 - presentation of my goods wagons built for the BMT project so far.
  • Goods Wagons 21-30 - presentation of my goods wagons built for the BMT project so far.
  • Goods Wagons 31-40 - presentation of my goods wagons built for the BMT project so far.
  • Locos - On this page I will present my locos. At the moment there is only one RTR and numerous motor chassis who hasn´t leaved that state..




  • The Frame - the frame in place.
  • Flashback - a quick step back in time.
  • Ply, Foam and Paint - making some basic ground..
  • Track painting - detailed painting.
  • Fascia installed - installed sides and worked a bit further.
  • Hillside covered - time for first scenery.
  • First grass - grass and track trials.
  • Water under the bridge - started with the riverbed today.
  • Track laying I - cabel work done, section A in place.
  • Track laying II - track in place and ballasted, started on trees.
  • HO/OO Scale day - first scale day.
  • On30 Scale day - Still smaller things to do like painting rail joints, build a false front for the control box and adding details, but I couldn´t wait, today I did go further with next ...
  • 1/32 Scale day - This is all I have in this scale. Never come to that stage there the loco got assembled.. but you never know.
  • Gn15 Scale day - This is almost all I have in Gn15. Most of these were first meant for the ´Laurel Creek Mine´ but that layout stalled on the way before it got finished.
  • 7mm Mine Tub - Ordered this nice kit from Smallbrook Studio a while ago, along with a few other of there kits. Really "cute" as my wife would say.. Easy one hour project to fiddle with. I seen these on the net several times and always wanted to see how they look up ...
  • SOLD - Farmers Point was sold to Hans Hammarsten this summer.


  • 1:35 scale and about - Around 1:35 was my scale for many years, but never got down to build something more than one or two timesavers. Mostly small loco/car projects.
  • 1:50 scale - After I while I apparently realised that 12mm was wrong for Sn2, because this Pershing Boxcar is made in 1:50 scale.
  • Sn2 scale - For a while I tryed some scratbuilding in Sn2 (1:64) with Berliner TT locos as a start. Berliner TT was a (at the time) east german manufactor, which made 1:120 scale trains on 12mm gauge tracks.
  • Drawings - A few drawings I made back in 1986.


  • Logbook October 2005 - This month has been a slow start, but at least a start. First picture below shows first batch of three which got to the big scrapbox in heaven... Forgotten to measure twice, first was complete wrong. Shit happens...


  • Startup - It all started when a friend and I visited a train meet a few months ago. Another visitor had with him a fantastic HO std gauge layout with this amazing little station on. Beside it was a little side building which got my attention - the combined wash...
  • Delivery - Santa got early this year, look at these nuggets !! Hard to believe these are to 1/45 scale, compared to the rest 009/HOe in the background, they do not look that much bigger... It is a bit difficult to see details before first primer is on, but don´t ..
  • First paint - Washed them in hot water and dish-washing liquid yesterday. Today I put on some primer and first paint on the 0f locos and wagons. The dull-coat bottle was empty so will have to be another day.
  • Antens uthus - Did drive my lovely wife to work this morning. Since I am on vacation during the holidays and already awake, I did take the opportunity to have a little adventure and drove up to Anten station to take photos of the wash-house/outhouse I am modelling ...
  • Foundation - Cleaned of all big scale stuff today (as seen below) and started on the foundation for the Koltorp station house. 0 scale still feels "small" so for comparison I placed a 1/32 figure beside the wall. After continuing the measures for the windows this ...
  • Walls r up - Spent first day of the year making and assembling the station house pieces.
  • Roof started - Still waiting for my order of Northeastern sheets from MJ-Hobby so I started with the roof today. Was not sure if the fiskars crimple tool would work in 0 scale, but it turned out to be quite OK. Couldn´t wait for all the tiles to get in place, had to ..
  • Roof tiles in place - Finished the roof tiles today. This roof will work this time, but next I will do as I did with Klenshyttan, using a mould. This works fine in bigger scales, but to fiddly in 0 scale...
  • Doors - Started with the doors. The piece to the left is the result of the two to the right put together. Figure right is 1/32 for compare, again ...

    This is a perfect example what the curio cutter is good for. Drawing took some time but now I can cut out as m

  • Spanish tile - Had some problems finding a roof tile sheet in O scale which somewhat mimics swedish roof tiles, but it turned out that Plastruct has one version called ´Spanish Tile´. As before, instead of using it as expensive roof cover on my model, I use it as a ..
  • Tiles, doors and windows - First image shows the result of a to rushed molding. I did not wash off the hot dishwashing liquid properly before adding glue, nor did I push down the glue with an old brush either which would have solved it a bit. The result is bubbles .. But still th..
  • Chimney - During the evening I did continue with the chimney. In all a great day in the cave!
  • Walls assembled - Walls assembled and doors n windows glued on! Chimney painted. Did another mould test with a stone wall sheet I found in a box.
  • Headframe, started - The name of the station "Koltorp" is swedish and put apart "kol" = coal and "torp" = croft. So the name implies there is some coal business in this area... Since the station is almost finished I started on the next building. It was "supposed" to be a ....
  • Deliveries - Got some 0 scale deliveries this week. First a Halling motorbogie for 12mm gauge, then a bunch of 3D prints from Shapeways. The bogies are for 014 scale / gauge, but easy to put a spacer in to get my 12mm gauge wheels inside.
  • Motors and wheels - Today I did install the motor in the "Holzvergaserlok". First sanded a halfmoon in each end with the dremel to make room for the ends of the flywheel and then carved a bit in each side to lower it a bit. It shows on the pictures that it needs to be low...
  • Station done - Station is done! I am not sure about the sign on top, but that can be changed later on... Also solved the wheel-axle problem. Stubbornness does it.
  • Pechot solution - Two sides made in the cutter with two very exact axle holes and a piece on top. Mounted together, peacefully.. and with no risk of destroying an expensive 3D print. When done and rolling as it should, I added the cosmetic pechot bogie on top. So, that´s
  • Atlas wagons - Started with the Atlas wagons. They will be the backbone of my wagon fleet when I got a couple of them assembled. The prototypes did run on the Nyberget mine railway up north in Sweden. This is just the very first trial and a lot still to do before ...
  • Mormor loco - Before I start a project I always try to be sure I have all the supplies I need. Well, I started alright, but not enough to continue with the Atlas wagons, so I started another project instead.. Not wise, but the weekend wasn´t over, so what to do ...
  • Atlas wagons today - A friend on the NGRM forum, George Morris, added a few great photos to my thread on how the Atlas wagons looks today in Mariefred. To my surprise and joy they have been restored to original design and repainted. George gave me permission to show them h...
  • First Atlas painted - Sides are built up and hole shebang painted. I found out several smart ideas during this build, but I also made so many mistakes next wagon can´t possibly be worse.. So I guess I announce this first as a "test wagon".. It´s been both drama and police...
  • Atlas ZamZoodled - Assembled and mounted my first Zamzoodled couplers today.

    While still in one piece (easier to hold) I did drill up the holes a bit, so the steel thread did go through properly. A small bowl with water was handy to dip it in sometimes, since such a s..

  • Atlas 2nd Generation - Started on the second generation of my Atlas wagons. All old mistakes corrected and so far no new ones made ..
  • Atlas w Kadee - My order with Kadee H0n3 couplers arrived this week. I wanted something to compare the ZamZoodled couplers with. Assembled first four of them today. Accept for the tiny spring in the middle rather easy to assemble, spite it´s size.... Made a new tool....
  • Second Atlas wagon - Second Atlas wagon assembled and airbrushed today. Still not decided on couplers ... On these pictures you see both ZamZoodled and Kadee H0n3 couplers. Kadee H0n3 feels to small and ZamZoodled to big. I will order Kadee #5 (H0 standard) to, to compare w..
  • Headframe, walls - Put some attention to the headframe building today, not much more.. Relaxed sunday in the early spring ..
  • First module started - Today I moved the Klenshyttan layout to the other side of the room and started planning for the first module on this little railway, which of course is the Koltorp station module. All modules will be 55cm wide and the longest 160cm long, but most will ...
  • Headframe, crusher house - Made the crusher house and started on mounting and painting the windows. Also made new doors specially for the headframe.
  • Headframe, corrugated roofs - The roofs of these buildings were not covered with tiles but instead corrugated iron sheets were used. Tiles were more for permanent buildings. Also, I would not be the one climbing up on a ladder to change tiles that high up .... I took some hardcard ...
  • Headframe, corner boards - Got a bit further with the headframe this evening. Added some roofs and corner boards. Also got a new delivery from Shapeways.
  • Studio lights - What I did this evening is no different from yesterday, painted windows and added iron sheets to the roofs. What´s new is the light in the pictures. At least some of us buy a new loco to our railway now and then, I put the same amount (about 120 ....
  • Headframe, windows windows - After painting another batch of windows today, my patience ran over ... I just had to put on a couple to see the result. While doing so almost all I needed for the headframe got glued on .. At first I was aiming for a picture like above but with all pa...
  • Atlas, the 3D version - This is how far I got with the Atlas wagon in 3D today, Only the levers for the unloading mechanism remains to do. I can really recommend the Autocad 123d Design program. I didn´t think 3D modelling could be this easy. This is after only a week of try...
  • Crates - My new crates arrived ! I did paint them and the wheelbarrows today.
  • Screen house, started - Now when the Headframe building is almost finished, I started with the screen house today. First image doesn´t say much, but second and third below does. This is more or less how I intend to build it. It will be 24cm wide and 42cm long in 1/45 scale. ...
  • The Hoist - Started on the hoist this evening, the last thing to do on the headframe building.
  • Headframe done - Painted the hoist and installed the tracks this evening so now are not only the hoist finished but the hole Headframe building. Also got reply from North yard in downunder today. Last two pics shows which wheels I selected. Will be absolute super for my..
  • Ore bins 1 - Got basic frame and front wall for the ore bins up today. Screen house will stand on top when finished. So far only basswood and thin plywood. Bottom floor is 39 * 16 cm.
  • Ore bins 2 - Got a bit further today. Not as visual as yesterday, but still.
  • Atlas in 3D, the chassis - With a bit help from a friend, the Atlas axleboxes combined with a frame. Will arrive from Shapeways next week. They will not only be chassis for the mine and flat wagons, but also a couple of freelance wagons as well.
  • PVA mould again - Have been adding thin layers of ordinary carpenters white glue in a mould this week. Since I am using a rather deep "mould" this time, I had to make the layers thin to get them dried out properly before I added the next layer. These will cover the foundat
  • PVA painted - The pva dried out so I put on first dark gray paint. When it dried out to I will drybrush a ligher gray on top to get out the contours even more.
  • Ore bins 3 - Ore bins almost finished, only detailing of the chutes left to do now. Also the foundation got it it´s drybrushing.
  • Atlas in 3D, first print - Got my first prints from Shapeways today on the Atlas wagons !! I knew the ends were a bit out of scale, but not that the hole body was to small ... Back to the drawing board and try again! First two pics ...
  • Final trackplan - Settled on my final trackplan yesterday. Most of the previous plans I made did not fit into the space available (each module will be 55 * 160cm), so I did pick out good old SCARM program and made these sketches. Reasonable simple plan with all switches ..
  • Screen & Atlas - Started on the second story of the screen house this weekend. The frame for the Atlas wagons arrived to, but no wheels so can´t assemble them yet.
  • Atlas in 3D, final print - Hurray !! - Finally got my first perfect print of the mine body !! The frame was already ok since before so this evening I could assemble, air-brush and weather first copy of this wagon. I also got my "multi-pack" of 4, approved today. Order is on it....
  • Lessebo started - Making a 3D model for a steam locomotive is quite different from a little wagon .. Coming to this state took all evening. A lot more to do, but fun-fun !!
  • Lessebo part 2 - Got a bit further this evening. Couldn´t decide on which tender to use, right now there are two versions.
  • Lessebo w coal box - Couldn´t stay away from the computer for long, so I made this single version with a coal box instead. Test-print sent, pics later.
  • Lessebo part 3 - The design part is now finished. Remains to make a 3D model which fits the chassis I have. I made a 3D model also of the chassis (gray in the pictures) so I could be sure it would fit. Now I am waiting for the Shapeways test to go through, then I will ...
  • Lessebo part 4 - So, now I done what I can, the rest is up to ShapeWays. Tests yesterday went well, only one error which was easy fixed. Since then I added a few more details like headlights, steps etc. Test-print is ordered. Now the long wait begins ...
  • Screen house, continues - Now when I can not do more than wait for shapeways, I continued with the screen house again. Here is how it looks now. Started to think if I should 3D print windows or make them with the cutter as before .... Will for sure test to make some in 3D, but I..
  • Swedish 600mm std bogie - Lessebo got rejected again of course ... grr. While waiting for new tests and upload, I did this the swedish 600mm gauge standard bogie. Pics later... Lessebo fixed (again..) and uploaded to.
  • Flat, Van & Bolster - Got these today! Assembly and airbrushing comes later.
  • Lost and Found - Look what I found yesterday evening, looking for something else !! ... A box full of KBScale wagons and track parts .. . Totally forgot this one ..., I remember buying them, but not a clue when..
  • Flat, Van and bolster painted - Had the pleasure to assemble and paint the Atlas wagons today. Ran out of couplers, but easy fixed with some online shopping ..
  • Display stand - Made a display stand today, to put the Atlas wagon on at the Bankalaset event. The trackbed is still wet from the glue, that´s why the weights still in place.
  • Lessebo arrived !! - The test-prints for Lessebo (and JGJ bogie) arrived today! Both good and bad news .. The good, again amazing feeling to see your own creation like this .. The Bad, several smaller changes needed, but that was expected.. I made several walls to thin....
  • Nyberget loco no 5 - Continued with the cab this evening and added a boiler and all the details. Not sure if this was such a good idea .. Since I needed to adopt the drawing to fit on the BTTB BR81 TT chassis I have, I had to increase both the firebox and the boiler. The.....
  • Roco TT chassis - With a bit of help from friends I found out how to remove the body from a Roco TT chassis without damaging it. You bend lightly between there the buffer beam and the back of the body meets and voila, there you have it! Here is a series of photos showing..
  • SW Delivery - Finally got my latest order! Should have been delivered last thursday, but rather late then never .. This time I ordered a few new things. Not easy to see from the pictures, but there somewhere is some new locos, vans and the latest Atlas coach I made!


  • First Sketches - Klenshyttan Railway in 009/HOe scale.
  • Track arrived - 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.
  • SCARM - 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 ...
  • History - 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!
  • Frame n Foam - A simple frame, a sheet of ply plus a few recycled foam sheets. Recipe for a layout.
  • Levelling - 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...
  • Paint n Fascia - 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 ...
  • First grass - 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.
  • Second grass - 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 ...
  • Walls and shapeways - Last week I have put the dam walls in place and continued on the foundry building.
  • New track pieces - 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 ..
  • Roof and chimney - 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 ...
  • Roof shingles - 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..
  • New Siide buildings - last few days I started on the three remaining buildings, the locoshed, coalbarn and reload shelter.
  • Video - Just found this on the tube. Someone (not me) made a film about this place. Have a look if your interested, it is only a few minutes.
  • The cableway - 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.
  • Windows and Wingtanks - 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
  • Second batch windows - 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
  • Carousel and the doghouse - 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...
  • Ladders and stilts - 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 ...
  • Cableway in place - Cableway and transporters in place. I could continue with the buildings for a bit longer, but next I want to do something else, so painting/weathering tracks will be it.
  • Tracks n dam 1 - 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..
  • Tracks n dam 2 - 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.
  • Ballasting - Track installed, tested and ballasted.
  • Decorating - 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 ....



  • RAR Information - Although generally less well known than some of their other, larger narrow gauge brethren, Britain's 18in gauge steam railways played an important part in the progress of locomotive and rolling stock design during the formative years of narrow gauge ..
  • Logbook December 2005 - Heres whats done in december this year. Mostly done during xmas holidays actually, not much before except redone complete frame for the box wagon.
  • Logbook January 2006 - Heres the XMas wagon I made for the 7/8 group on Yahoo this autumn. My receiver was my friend Ken Cooper in the UK, also member of the list. This is the first project common on the list this winter, next will be a bogie open for a new Zeeland rwy.
  • Logbook July 2006 - There is several days left of this month, but since nothing more on the RAR project will be done this month, I release this page anyway.
  • Logbook January 2007 - Finally assembled a pair of RAR bogies.


  • 1st Wazoo Island - Bill explains a bit about the first version of wazoo he did.
  • 2nd Wazoo, pier - These pictures were originally part of an article Bill had on the site. It shows the second version layouts pier.
  • 2nd Wazoo, page 1 - Bill explains a bit about the second version.
  • 2nd Wazoo, page 2 - second page of second wazoo.
  • 7/8th Wazoo Island - These are a couple of 7/8in scale models Bill made.
  • Nuevo Wazoo Ry. - Wazoo #3: This is the third and last Wazoo Bill made. This version is in On2-1/2 scale (1:48 on 16.5mm HO tracks) and is a ´re-hash´ of the original Wazoo.


  • Beet Railways - ´Roebane´, thats danish for Sugar Beet Railways. This article started at 18th of September 2004 when I did found a loose paper in one of my old train mags. The paper was from an old members news at the danish Industrial NG association.
  • Wagon drawings - I needed my own plans to work from and since the work already was done, why not let others get there copy? These drawings are made from measurements on other plans. Its main purpose is to make ´look-alike models´, not 100% correct scale models.
  • Wagon pictures - pictures of the most common types.


  • Bolton Model Poultry Farm - W.G.Bagnall Limited of Stafford built 1560 of 1899 supplied to the Brede Vally Pumping Station, and number 1907 of 1909 which went to the Bolton Model Poultry Farm...
  • Brede Vally Pumping Station - W.G.Bagnall Limited of Stafford built 1560 of 1899 supplied to the Brede Vally Pumping Station, and number 1907 of 1909 which went to the Bolton Model Poultry Farm
  • Camden Fort in Cork Harbour - Camden Fort in Cork Harbour, in County Cork, Ireland. So far very little info, hope to increase this page soon.
  • Chatham Dockyard - Chatham was a shooting ground area. They did use there 18in gauge system for transporting ammunitions, troops and targets for training purposes out on the fields.
  • The Crewe Works System - Crewe is a locomotive creator. For transport of boilers and other heavy parts, they did create a small 18in system which soon did expand all around the works. This was very much the start for 18in gauge in the UK. The locomotives used at Crewe was mainly
  • The Deptford System - The last of the 18in gauge steam-operated military service lines to be opened in UK, was the system which served the Army Service Corps depot at Deptford.
  • Geevor Tin Mine - Geevor Tin Mine, Pendeen, Cornwall. So far very little info.
  • The Horwich Works System - The Crewe Works system inspired other 18in gauge lines at a number of site elsewhere in the UK. The Horwich Works is one of those examples. Same locos and cast iron trackwork was used.
  • The John Knowles System - Of the steam worked lines of 18in gauge in the UK remaining for consideration, the most historically significant was the John Knowles system which ...
  • Willans & Robinson of Queensfe - The area on the Dee Estuary around Queensferry, Shotton and Hawarden is well known for its steel works ...
  • Sand Hutton Light Railway - By the End of 1920 progress on the laying of the line had reached Sand Hutton and the Claxton branch. More powerful locos was needed due to gradient of 8%. There was at this time a fair amount of 18in gauge equipment available from the Ministry of ...
  • Sylva Springs Watercress Railw - One line that is still in operation is the Sylva Springs Watercress railway at Bere Regis in Dorset. Built to a gauge of 18 inches, this line is ....
  • Waltham Abbey - A few traces survive to show that there was a network of railways at the Royal Gunpowder Mills as extensive as the waterways. Railways did not come here until new steam powered mills were built from 1856 to help meet the demands of ...
  • RAR in Woolwich - The Royal Arsenal at Woolwich possessed probably the most complete system of shop railways to be found in any engineering works in the country (UK).


  • Arizona Copper Company - More pictures from Wayde Gutman. This time from the Morenci and Clifton towns 200 miles due east of Tucson, US.
  • Arizona Copper Company 2 -
  • Arizona Copper Company 3 - Photos from the Marty Johnston Collection.
  • Bunker Hill Mine - Battery power locomotive is on display in Wallace, Idaho USA. Tim Stolle made a drawing in Gazette 2004 October issue.
  • Butte Mine, Montana - Tim Stolle made a drawing on a Latrine Car in Gazette 2002 May/June issue.
  • Crystal Gold Mine - Crystal Gold Mine Tour Yards in Kellog, Idaho. Tim Stolle made a drawing on a home-made flat car in Gazette a few years back.
  • Homestake Mine - Homestake Mine in Lead, South Dakota. Big article in Gazette 1984 March/April issue. This mine had ...
  • Double Rainbow Mines Co - Double Rainbow Mines Company in Gilpin County, Colorado. From a Picture caption in Gazette early 80's issue.
  • Tim Stolle drawings - These are a couple of nice drawings of 18in gauge rolling stock Tim Stolle made through the years.
  • United Verde Copper Co - United Verde Copper Company in Jerome, Arizona. Tim Stolle made a drawing on a Rocker-dump car in ....


  • 18in Gauge Steam Railways - Very thorough description about 18in railways in UK. The subject of this book is a group of functional railways constructed from the early 1860s onwards to the unusually narrow gauge tracks of 18 inches.
  • Brede Waterworks Tramway - Paperback booklet, fair amount of information.
  • The Crewe Works NG System -
  • Royal Gunpowder Factory - Book Reviews -- UK : The Royal Gunpowder Factory, Waltham Abbey I.R.S. No.117. Drawings,Pictures, and description of Waltham Abbey
  • Sudanese Red Sea Coast - Book Reviews -- UK : Sudanese Red Sea Coast
  • Ruston Proctor & Hornsby - Book Reviews -- UK : Ruston Proctor and Hornsby Akroyd Oil Engined Locomotives. In depth look at oil engines at Woolwich, and Waltham Abbey.
  • NG Railways, Two feet & under - Book Reviews -- UK : This paper, originally written in 1898 by Leslie S Robertson, a consulting engineer with wide experience in mechanical engineering, describes a variety of narrow gauge railways of two feet and under, including Duffield Bank, Eaton Hal
  • Gunpowder Factory Rwy Waltham - Book Reviews -- UK :
  • Ind. Railways of South-East - Book Reviews -- UK : Some good pictures of Woolwich locos, and stock.








  • Boxes - My first 3D model, a modest little box..
  • Crates - Crates for wagon loads etc.
  • Churns for milk - Milk churns for the Atlas Bogie Flat wagon from Hamra Railway. All are hollow inside and the sprucing is easily removed. Available in 1/45, 1/35 and 1/24 scale.
  • Jars for chemicals - Six big jars for transport of chemicals on the O&K Ödeshög wagons. All are hollow inside and the sprucing is easily removed.
  • Wire roll - Wire roll for the Blombacka O&K 2 axle flat wagon.


  • Beet bogies - There was several types of bogie sides, all on the same basic frame, this is just one of them. These were running on 700mm gauge but I made mine for 600mm.
  • Beet wagon - Model of a danish beet wagon for carrying beets directly from the fields. These were made in the hundreds and ran all over the country side. These were running on 700mm gauge but I made mine for 600mm.
  • Beet van - Model of a danish beet van for carrying bagged sugar from the factory to the distributors. These were running on 700mm gauge but I made mine for 600mm.


  • Decauville Skip wagon - In 1/45 scale. Axleboxes are interchangable for either 012 or 014. Might work for 016.5 to, but the prototype is to small for such broad gauge.. The skip is 33 * 39mm around the edge.
  • Decauville Box wagon - In 1/45 scale. Axleboxes are interchangable for either 012 or 014. Might work for 016.5 to, but the prototype is to small for such broad gauge..
  • Decauville Bolster wagon - Little bolster wagon on the same frame / chassis as the skip. In 1/45 scale. Axleboxes are interchangable for either 012 or 014.
  • Decauville Bogie - Little wagon bogie based on the same frame / chassis as the skip. In 1/45 scale. Axleboxes are interchangable for either 012 or 014.
  • Decauville wagon chassis - Wagon chassis for the kitbasher to add whatever on top .... In 1/45 scale. Axleboxes are interchangable for either 012 or 014.
  • Decauville 1915 bogie - Decauville bogies, Model 1915. From Dr Christian Cenac´s book, page 54 - 55. 1/45 version is made for 12-14mm gauge, pinpoint axles with 10.5mm diameter wheels. 1/35 version is for HO wheels and track. Kadee HO whisker type couplers recommended.


  • Lessebo - Freelance version of the swedish Lessebo loco in 1/45 scale (Decauville type 8). Tender needs Atlas chassis to complete. Motor chassis is up to buyer. Kadee HO whisker type couplers recommended.
  • KLJ bogie - Coach bogie from KLJ - Kosta Lessebo Railway in Sweden. The coaches these are made for are full prototype length 10 meter, not as the MJ wagons which were 7 meters long. This means a model with about 22 cm length in 1/45 scale. Available in both 1/45 and
  • KLJ coach #1 - This is a freelance model of a standard coach from KLJ - Kosta Lessebo Järnväg and several other railways like NAEJ, StJ (see picture) and others. Needs KLJ bogies to complete. If you prefer the JGJ bogies, they are equal, just the design on the side...


  • MJ bogie - 1/45 scale bogie of the swedish 600mm gauge standard bogie. There was several different looks on the sides based on the same frame, this is just one of them. Adopted for 10.5mm diameter wheels with 12mm gauge 21mm pin-point axles, but can be adjusted to.
  • Munkedal loco - Continued with the Munkedal loco today. Design part is basically done now, except some minor details to fix. The big next step is to adopt this to a motor chassis. When done will be available in both 1/45 and 1/35 scale.
  • MJ flat w sides - First wagon in my new MJ wagon series. This wagon has been on my wishlist for many years, since I first saw these old pictures. Now it exist also as a 3D print in 1/45 scale!
  • MJ van (JGJ 28) - This is a freelance version of the JGJ 28 van. In all the same, except that I shortened it to 7 meters instead of 10 meters as most these wagons were. This is a "might-have-been" on a frame from Munkedal railways which were 7 meters long. Available in ...
  • MJ coach 1st class - This is a freelance model of the "Kungavagnen" (Kings wagon) which now rolls at ÖSLJ in Mariefred. The small compartment could also be a mail office, so I included two mail boxes. This is the last wagon in the MJ series. As the others in this serie, it..
  • MJ coach 3rd class - This is a freelance version of the MJ 1 3rd class coach from Munkedal Railway. All major measures are correct, only details that differ.


  • Nitro Nobel bogies - After WW1 swedish manufacturers did make copies of the german so called "brigade" or feldbahn wagons. They did them a bit stronger plus added ball-bearings to the axleboxes. This new series will cover those wagons used on Nitro Nobels explosives factory,
  • Nitro Nobel flat wagon - Second item in the Nitro Nobel wagon series, the flat wagon with sides. This is a swedish post-war version of the german "brigade" or feldbahn wagons.
  • Nitro Nobel tank wagon - Third item in the Nitro Nobel wagon series, the tank wagon.
  • Nitro Nobel van - Fourth item in the Nitro Nobel wagon series, the van.
  • Simplex loco - Today I made a simplex loco. This version did run at Nitro Nobel in Gyttorp. Several of these remains today, both in Frövi and Ohs bruk. A few extra details is included, like jacks, spade, broom and retrack-tools (or what´s it called in english..). ...


  • Atlas Mine Wagon - First out is of course the mine wagon. It is in 1/45 scale and so far the separate chassis is only for 21mm pin-point axles (12mm gauge).
  • Atlas Flat Wagon - The second wagon I made was the flat wagon which also contains poles and sides making it possible to make several variations of it.
  • Atlas Bolster Wagon - Made the Atlas bolster wagon this evening, based on the flat wagon but with a bolster added instead of the sides. Same here, freelance add-on for the Atlas chassis. Test-print is ordered, more pics when it arrives....
  • Atlas Van - Today during lunch I did this freelance van to put on top of the Atlas chassis. Nothing like it did exist on the Nyberget railway these wagons did roll on, but a local workshop "might" have done something similar...
  • Atlas Work wagon - Made this little work wagon during lunch today. Available in both 1/45 and 1/35 scale.
  • O&K loco cab - For the kitbasher - an O&K loco cab in both 1/45 and 1/35 scale.
  • O&K loco kit - For the kitbasher - an O&K loco kit in both 1/45 and 1/35 scale. Contains cab, two domes, two chimneys. two (hollow) cylinder blocks and boiler front lid.
  • O&K loco kit in 1/35 - For the kitbasher - an O&K loco kit in both 1/45 and 1/35 scale. This example is made in WSF at 1/35 scale (WSF=White Soft and Flexible material).
  • O&K loco kit in 1/24 - For the kitbasher - an O&K loco kit, now also in 1/24 scale !! plus the previous 1/45 and 1/35 scales. Contains cab, two domes, two chimneys. two (hollow) cylinder blocks and boiler front lid.
  • Atlas Bogie Flat - AB Separator once had an 600mm gauge industrial line between the harbour, a foundry and the diary which was called HJ - Hamra Railway (same railway as the loco named Hamra at ÖSLJ comes from). They had bogie flat wagons for transporting milk churns ....
  • O&K loco body (roco) - Complete body for an O&K loco. 0 scale version is adapted for a ROCO 36004 TT loco.,


  • O&K bogie flat wagon - O&K bogie flat wagon which once ran on the Ödeshög wire factory 600mm gauge industrial line. Needs bogies to complete.

    Don´t forget the jars for chemical transport, available under the Accessories section.

  • O&K Blombacka wagon - An O&K 2 axle flat wagon from Blombacka works in Sweden. 0 scale version is for 12 - 14mm gauge, pinpoint axles with 10.5mm diameter wheels. Kadee HO whisker type couplers recommended.


  • OHS loco body - Freelance model in 1/45 scale of the famous loco "OHS" at the Ohsabanan railway. Space inside is plentiful, most motor chassis will fit, even up to 14mm gauge. 1/35 scale version will follow.
  • OHS loco body 1/35 - The OHS loco is now also available in 1/35 scale !!
  • Edan loco body - The motor loco "Edan" from the swedish papermill Eds Bruk, which had a 600mm gauge line. Motor chassis is up to the buyer. Kadee HO whisker type couplers recommended.
  • OHS 1/35 pics - The OHS loco in 1/35 scale - a few pictures of a print in WSF. My friend Hans H sent me some pictures of his loco. I must say WSF got much better than I last saw it .. the surface seems much smoother now!
  • Vikholm battery loco - This is a freelance model of a small battery electric. Available in 1/45, 1/35 and 1/24 scale. Made to fit the Piko 47306 TT loco (if you choose 0 scale..).
  • Vikfors diesel loco - This is a freelance model of a small diesel loco. Available in 1/45, 1/35 and 1/24 scale. Made to fit the Piko 47305 TT loco (if you choose 0 scale..).
  • Boxholm, overhead electric - This is a loco from one of Swedens first electric railways ! The gauge was three swedish feet, but I made my model for 600mm. The industry it served (Boxholms bruk) was an iron works and had an extensive track net both inside and outside the area. ...
  • Garpen, battery electric - From Garphyttan iron works which once had an about 5 km long 600mm gauge line to nearest mainline station - Latorpsbruk. Today it is in Mariefred, sadly changed from the original design. I have tried to make my model as close to the original as drawings..


  • AutoCad 123d Design - I have been a bit against learning 3D modelling cause of the extra time at the computer it demands, but there is actually one very good thing with it and that is that once you actually finished a drawing and uploaded it successfully to ShapeWays, you ....
  • First print - First print finished! I must have done something right .., Uploaded and accepted by ShapeWays. My first own order is on it´s way as I write this.
  • Netfabb client - Learned a few new tricks with the Netfabb program today! Netfabb client exist as Free-Trial and Student version for 3 years. I use it for testing my stl files before upload to Shapeways. These two images shows before and after I tried the wall thickn....
  • Silhouette Curio - The name of my machine is Silhouette Curio. A cutter which can do several things, not only cut but also draw, stipple, emboss and a few more. It has two heads so two things can be done at the same time without changing heads (tools like knife etc). ....


  • Links - Some of my favourite links related to web and coding.