APA-boxes out in the Baltic Sea

With apologies to Flanders and Swann (The Gnu Song, if you must know), this forum is for all those "Hi", "Howdy" and "This is who I am" messages. If you're introducing yourself, please start a new topic (unless your somebody else's alter-ego, in which case seek professional help)

Moderator: GnATTERbox Moderators

larsmn
'boxer
'boxer
Posts: 3
Joined: Fri Jul 13, 2012 9:43 am
Location: Sweden
Interests: On30 - Maine, H0n9 - Swedish and Swiss

APA-boxes out in the Baltic Sea

Postby larsmn » Fri Jul 20, 2012 10:49 am

Hi,

am a new member, signing in from the Baltic island Öland. My interest in Gnatterbox, is the ingenious use of IKEA's APA box as MJ modules.

However, is not a Gn modeller, but a 0n30 Maine modeller, Kennebago & Oak Hill Rwy, as well as a brake man on the 1:1 scale Swedish 2-footer Böda Forrest Railway http://www.bosj.se/fag/index.php/oevrigt/english.

A small history around K&OH; used Rand McNally US road maps to design a fictive Maine 2-footer early 1980:ies. Then, around 2006, when Google maps started to really show ground details, I got suspicious about a gravel road between Mooselookmeguntic Lake and Kennebago Lake, where I placed it. It looked very much as a railroad bed. Then, 2010, I did find new documents on the net, proving that my fictive right of way in fact was a real railroad, Maine Central, active between 1910-1925.

After being stored away for 27 years, K&OH now being is restored as APA modules and a lot of IKEA influence ;-) Having an IKEA some 30 km away do help :-).

I am also posting an suggestion of a 0n30 APA build standard in Size doesn't matter.

Cheers/Lars M

User avatar
Bilco
Demi-Millegniumer
Demi-Millegniumer
Posts: 918
Joined: Mon Oct 29, 2007 3:55 pm
Location: Woodstock, Oxfordshire
Interests: 7mm & 16mm NG, Gn15

Welcome

Postby Bilco » Fri Jul 20, 2012 11:31 am

Hi Lars - welcome to the Gnuthouse :D

It sounds like you'll fit right in here - please post some photos of your models AND the 1:1 railway. We love photos!
Bill

If at first you don't succeed, cheat.
Too soon old, too late smart.

https://sites.google.com/site/myoldlayouts/
https://www.flickr.com/photos/149926300@N07/albums

larsmn
'boxer
'boxer
Posts: 3
Joined: Fri Jul 13, 2012 9:43 am
Location: Sweden
Interests: On30 - Maine, H0n9 - Swedish and Swiss

Postby larsmn » Fri Jul 20, 2012 5:51 pm

:-) thanks Bill,

well here is some pictures from my modules. As seen, I haven't got that far. Is currently waiting to get the under-work ready, with cabling and switch controls (steel wire) and road bed.

Image
Image
Image

The old Böda Forest Rwy, is a two-footer feltbahn built 1908-1911 by the Swedish Forest Board for the forest district at the north tip of our island, total 30km. Today, some 4 km remaining, being a museum railway since 1975.

Switching ongoing
Image

A rainy trip, the engine man using umbrella :-)
Image

The chief conductor observing the train and us brakemen
Image

A full train waiting
Image

The original 1910 steam engine hopefully soon restored.
Image

A passenger car waiting on restauration
Image

A freight set at our main station
Image

Cheers/Lars M

User avatar
Bilco
Demi-Millegniumer
Demi-Millegniumer
Posts: 918
Joined: Mon Oct 29, 2007 3:55 pm
Location: Woodstock, Oxfordshire
Interests: 7mm & 16mm NG, Gn15

Welcome

Postby Bilco » Fri Jul 20, 2012 6:19 pm

Thanks, Lars - great photos.
Bill

If at first you don't succeed, cheat.
Too soon old, too late smart.

https://sites.google.com/site/myoldlayouts/
https://www.flickr.com/photos/149926300@N07/albums

User avatar
fatmac
GnatterBox Centurion
GnatterBox Centurion
Posts: 108
Joined: Sat Mar 09, 2013 11:43 am
Location: Surrey/Hants Border UK
Interests: Free Open Source Software, Cycling, & model railways in the larger scales

Postby fatmac » Tue Mar 26, 2013 11:31 am

Great pics, especially the pointwork, thanks for sharing.
Just Playing Trains!


Return to “You really ought to gnow your who's wahoo”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest