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APA-boxes out in the Baltic Sea

Posted: Fri Jul 20, 2012 10:49 am
by larsmn
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

Welcome

Posted: Fri Jul 20, 2012 11:31 am
by Bilco
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!

Posted: Fri Jul 20, 2012 5:51 pm
by larsmn
:-) 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.

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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
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A rainy trip, the engine man using umbrella :-)
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The chief conductor observing the train and us brakemen
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A full train waiting
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The original 1910 steam engine hopefully soon restored.
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A passenger car waiting on restauration
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A freight set at our main station
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Cheers/Lars M

Welcome

Posted: Fri Jul 20, 2012 6:19 pm
by Bilco
Thanks, Lars - great photos.

Posted: Tue Mar 26, 2013 11:31 am
by fatmac
Great pics, especially the pointwork, thanks for sharing.