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Exhibition time

Exhibition time

Last weekend we were invited to participate during the Modelexpo 2014 in Leuven, Belgium English The modelexpo 2014 hosted by Modelspoormagazine was a great way for us – my son and I – to get some experience in exhibitioning in a foreign country. Although the language is somewhat equal to ours, a lot of German, … Continue reading

Body work on a Ford F100

Body work on a Ford F100

There is need for more vehicles on the mine lumber diorama. So I bought some foreign 1/32 models to be altered and bring back to the late sixties and somewhat dutch.   Until now the mine lumber yard was a car-free environment. I do like the look of some cars on the diorama, the only … Continue reading

Making progress…reduce speed

Making progress…reduce speed

With the coming exhibitions in 2014 I really need to make some progress on the diorama called “Mijn Stuthout”. During a short stay in Germany I purchased a litte gearbox reduction set from a shop called Conrad. English The sliding door of the saw mill needs some help from this gearbox reduction tool – I … Continue reading

“Mijn Stuthout” 2.x, a diorama upgrade

“Mijn Stuthout” 2.x, a diorama upgrade

The diorama Mijn Stuthout will be presented at the annual Ontraxs exhibition in the national railroad museum in the Netherlands in March 2014. For that to happen, I would like to add some magic stuff to it. The sawmill factory needs a real sliding door powered by the driving force of an abandoned inktjet printer, … Continue reading

a big smile event

a big smile event

Last weekend at the “Nederlandse smalspoordagen” I had the opportunity not only to be part of a great exhibition with my newest diorama “Mijn Stuthout” but to be the engine driver of the O&K showing above. A BIG smile moment for me. Tijdens het dit weekend gehouden “Nederlandse smalspoormodelbouwdagen” in het Nationale smalspoormuseum in Katwijk … Continue reading

the devil is in the detail

the devil is in the detail

Less then 5 days and the diorama “Mijn Stuthout” will be showed for the first time in public at the event Nederlandse smalspoordagen at the narrow gauge railway museum in Katwijk ZH. This post will demonstrate the worries and issues of a model railroader. Nog slechts enkele dagen voordat het diorama “Mijn Stuthout” voor het … Continue reading

Line-up for holidays

Line-up for holidays

They are all lined-up for the holidays. Each year I have to bring some ‘holiday-work’ with me, who doens’t recognize that I shoudl think. Or am I one of the few who brings some of his toys trains along to his holiday destination? Ja, ze staan allemaal netjes in een rijtje om tijdens deze zomervakantie … Continue reading

Opposites attract

Opposites attract

For the Narrow Gauge project in 1:35 I was reliant on the 3-chain method of coupling. While struggling with the coupling, especially with loaded lorries, I decided that it was time for a new approach. Het koppelen en ontkoppelen van de mijnhoutwagentjes met de daarbij behorende ketting koppeling stond al een tijdje op mijn lijst … Continue reading

Exhibition time, a new deadline is set.

Exhibition time, a new deadline is set.

Although there is still plenty of work to be done on this diorama and the connecting parts, I’ve accepted the first exhibition for this diorama at the end of september 2013. The event will take place at the very cozy Dutch narrow gauge railway museum near Katwijk in the Netherlands. Alhoewel het diorama verre van … Continue reading

Behind the scenes

Behind the scenes

English summary – more then one month and no updates since. Despite the no news, i’m working exclusively for the Model Spoor Magazine in order to produce a serie of (eight to ten) publications on the creation of a diorama for exhibitions. This assignment has a side effect, no publications during the series with a … Continue reading