News along the way
Not a lot happened this summer, but still........
Taking lawnmoving to another dimension....
Because of grass on the track, the engines tend to loose friction, hence: no carriages uphill
There are plans to develop a lawnmover for one of the engines, but untill then...
.... the pictures speaks for themselve:
The new 'lumber-jack'
To make it easier to cut the lumber along the line, I built a carriage for this purpose
You put the lumber on the carriage, and then cut it in predefined pieces with the chain-saw
On the first trip, a 'major' accident happened
Because of the weight of the 'new' engine, the tracks needs to be supported
At this specific place, the rail simply gave in, and the carriage fell inbetween
The annual trip to Öland
Every year we take a trip to Öland on our vacation
A must! on theese trips is a visit to Böda Skogsjärnväg
Since we were there last year, they have renovated some of the tracks
Lots of sun, so why not do a little bit of work
After derailing the 'lumber-jack' I checked the tracks
It turned out that only one sleeper held the track's together, so we had to change a section
There was also some time left to finish off the curve on 'the old road'
The plan is to lay tracks towards the road for loading ballast, and maybe even more tracks
After attending a concert at Dalhalla, Rättvik (strongly recommended), I decided to visit
Närsen Gråntjärns Järnväg, not so far away
Nobody was there, but just looking around, taking some 'snaps' made it worthwhile
This will not be our last visit here!
The ballast track has now been finished, even the tracks got ballast later
Going to be a dad soon, so I'll have to scale down for a while with my new project