Monthly Archives: December 2014

The Baden IVh Steam Locomotive

The Baden IVh Steam Locomotive By Roger Heid   Just west of the Black Forest, in the southwest corner of Germany, along the east bank of the Rhine River, there is and

The Bavarian B VI Steam Locomotive

The Bavarian B VI Steam Locomotive By Roger Heid   After the first ‘German’ railroad started to run in Bavaria, on Dec 7, 1835, it took another nine years before the K.Bay.St.B.

Wheel and Axle Configuration

Wheel and Axle Configurations By Roger Heid   Imagine you are standing next to a steam locomotive, looking at it from the side. Depending on its type, you will see a bunch

Transitions

Transitions By Ernest H. Robl   The end of the year is a time for reflection on what has changed and what hasn’t. So, I thought I would share another of my

Model Catenary Issues

Model Catenary Issues By Roger Heid Comments by Ernest Robl   Catenaries are the wires which electric locomotives are suspended from.  On the roof of an Electric Locomotive you can see some

The Bavarian D XII Steam Locomotive

The Bavarian D XII Steam Locomotive By Roger Heid   During the past few years, my wife and I have, more and more, taken a liking to run very charming Era I

The First Railroad in Germany

The First Railroad in Germany By Roger Heid When I say ‘Railroad’, I mean one or more cars being pulled by a steam or otherwise powered locomotive running on iron or steel

Playing Santa Claus

Playing Santa Claus By Roger Heid During a recent Christmas Party, some joker brought up the old adage that a man goes through three distinct stages. First he believes in Santa Claus,

Maerklin DCC: Getting Started

Maerklin DCC: Getting Started By Roger Heid   In this blog I will address all those who are considering or already have decided to enter the wonderful world of the Maerklin Digital

Memoirs de Verdun

Memoirs de Verdun By Roger Heid   Sometime in October of 1967, Fred, a GI friend of mine, also a railroad buff, and I were leisurely taking a weekend road trip in