CustomRCmodels - GardenRailRoad
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( click on images to see them full-size ) 12 / 11 / 2011 FC CSB 5
my main-hobby is the R/C model-building , ( as you can see on my main-webpage CustomRCmodels )
but I was always fascinated by the model-trains since the age of just 5 years old ,
that's when I did get my first HO train-set ( of course that was more my dad's toy at that time )
as I grew up and our HO layout kept growing , I always wanted a "big train" ,
finally my dream came true and with the age of 27 in 1985
I started with my first LGB set , " the blue train "
after that I went crazy , I had to get one locomotive and train-car's 1 after the other ....
from an indoor-layout ( in my living-room and kitchen ) it went to an out-door-layout
since I moved to the US the gardenrailroading was set temporarily on the back-burner
now , being big time involved in R/C trucking and tanking
I want to incorporate the LGB into my truck- and tank-play
in the meantime I am using Bachmann Spectrum locomotives
and modified train-car's ...
my friend Ernest in GA has a fantastic area where we just got together to do a
so therefore we are planning to set up a large out-door-rail-road on his property
mainly to be used as our transport-system for all our 1:16 scale trucks and tanks
but also as a background-display
the LGB is large , it's in 1:22.5 scale , still to small for the 1:16 scale trucks and tanks,
but with some imagination and some modifications it can be used with 1/16 and 1/18 scale stuff...
below you see some photos of a test-setup with the LGB mixed with 1/16 and 1/18 scale vehicles..
my all time favor , the LGB 2085 Mallet....
the LGB Sumper Valley Mallet , awesome locomotive.....
12/13/2005 I guess I found what I was looking for .......
check these photos with a Bachmann 1:20.3 scale Diesel-loco
click on the photos to see more...
here are some sample's how I bean incorporating these 1:20.3 scale modified ,
or shell I say cheated to 1:16 scale , diesel's in R/C trucking and tanking events
5/2007 video from trains and trucks in action :
size 320x240 , 31.7 MB 12min28sec
size 640x480 , 130 MB ! 12min28sec
and the lastest video's with the 1:16 scale diesel's in action :
01/15/2008 and here another 1/16 scale illusion project
here are some indoor-test-video's ,
nothing spectacular , I did that mainly to test a camera
and some sound-effects.....
LGB Crocodile 18.5 mb LGB Stainz 4.5 mb exploding rail-car 4.7 mb
to see more ( and better ones ) video's from my model's ,
go to my video-page :
12/12/2005 Bachmann's 1:20.3 scale 2-6-0 Baldwin
click on photo to see more ...
12/13/2005 LGB's 1:22.5 scale "Oechsle" Diesel 2051
02/05/2006 LGB's Sumper Valley Mallet
click on the photos to see more of this fantastic steam-locomotive
( there is also a video ..... )
02/05/2006 LGB's 2085 Mallet
click on the photos to see more.....
( and a video ..... )
05/14/2006 LGB as tank-transporter
see differnt loco's in comparison ....
05/14/2006 Bachmann's 1:20.3 scale Shay
this would be the largest one so far , bigger as the 2085 Mallet....
10/28/2006 I have plenty more photos of more scale-study's and loco-projects which I will post soon...
5/2008 my latest locomotive conversions for my 1/16 scale environment :
4/2009 more 1/16 scale mock-ups :
10 / 2010 New video's :
page is always under construction !
12 / 2012