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Model railroading is my therapy. Finding the time isn't always easy if you have a life, but going down, into the little world I created is very fulfilling. For me, model railroading is the best hobby.

Mountain & tunnel

Layout update With the helix (technically) finished, it's time to build a mountain and a tunnel. The tunnel will be the lower entrance to the...

Put a DCC function decoder in a Bay Window Caboose

A one evening project The Athearn Genesis Bay Windows Cabooses are delivered with and without lighting installed. The unlighted cabooses have LEDS installed in the...
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Railfanning at Spiderfield: Southern 0-8-0 run-by

Short video of the run-by of Southern 0-8-0 #1893 on the Spiderfield layout.

Bay Window Caboose 

On the Spiderfield layout there are two Bay Window Cabooses, one Cotton Belt and one Southern Pacific. In 1968, Southern Pacific subsidiary Cotton Belt (officially...
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Animated watertower

This time a short video of the animated watertower at Spiderfield. The waterspout is moved by a servo. The servo is controlled by a Digikeijs...

Scratch build a grain elevator – part 4

Progress The grain elevator is almost finished. Some small details must be added, a window must be placed and the loading valve for loading grain...
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How things started: A few video’s

In 2010 I started with the Timesaver layout. I shot a few video's then of questionable quality 😉 The good news is the magnets are...

More trains than you can keep track of

The Golden Spike Tower in North Platte, Nebraska, rises 8 stories above Union Pacific's 2,850-acre Bailey Yard. Bailey Yard is the world’s largest railroad classification...
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How a Grain Elevator works

Prairie Sentinels This documentary short is a visual portrait of “Prairie Sentinels,” the vertical grain elevators that once dotted the Canadian Prairies. Surveying an old diesel...

Spiderfield layout photo’s

Photo's of the Spiderfield layout. Sometimes I just like to make some photographs of my layout. No particular items, just clicking around. That's what...

Scratch build a grain elevator – part 2

Here are the first steps of building a scratchbuild grain elevator. First I tried to find a drawing of a grain elevator. That wasn't easy...