May be somebody already started wondering what happened to the CAT-style forklift truck on rails ... (regarding over 4,000 views) ... umm, well, it spent some time as a shelf orphan as I was not able to continue work. In the meantime I modified the layout of my blog.
Recently I started to create a mock up of an rail tractor even smaller than the CAT rail tractor, heavily inspired by an ASEA storage battery locomotive (Lok 23)
of the Frövi Maskin & Bruksbanemuseum (thanks to my modelling mate Henrik
). But soon I discovered that it's appearance was rather bulky or pretty ugly respectively, so I did not finish it. But IMHO the chassis seemed to be a good start for a matching modern Feldbahn wagon, so I made another attempt building a (mock up of an) bulk head wagon, a flatcar can be easily adapted and is already in progress. Building report regarding the wagons will follow up soon as well as a progress on the CAT rail tractor.
You may ask yourself, why I chose this pug-ugly colour like dwarf skin? Well, it's kinda paying homage to the Struppe Akkulok (hospital supply railway in Lainz/Vienna) ... AND ... Marc Reusser did a good SBS regarding the weathering on the buoy he build for the "Watery grave" page 7
which hopefully would enable me to reproduce the look ...