17 July 2012

Yet another rebuilt car

My freight car producing friend has built even more cars for me. Here is the latest one ready for action at the GFB. It's a Roco car of Belgian prototype (the model was very green when bought) and it now sports rebuilt ends, roof, new paint and Norwegian decals. In Norway this car was called Gp4, and had passenger car brakes and was therefore allowed for speeds up to 100 km/h. It was mostly used as an express goods car in passenger trains.

I've weathered it a little bit with my airbrush so it looks a bit scruffy.

16 July 2012

Op session #6

Hey! What happened to op-session #5 you might say? Well, it was held, we had a good time, I took some photos, but none of them were any good so let's just skip to session #6 which was held a few weeks ago.

It's early morning down at the station in Grimstad. It's still 15 minutes until the first passenger train of the day, Pt2580, will depart so there's time for some quiet contemplation on the bench in front of the immaculately kept flower box.

Station master at Rykene, Jan Petter Kamnes, is switching some cars which will be picked up by the freight train.

Here the freight train has left Rykene and is on it's way to Rise.

At Rise, Halvor Sannæs is the station master. Here he is busy switching cars on the rather small station.

 Down in Grimstad GFB #7 has picked up a couple of cars from the harbour spur.