Live steam model on 7¼" gauge of the Württembergische T3 no 924

Welcome to this blog. It will inform you about the progress of designing and building a miniature German 0-6-0 live steam, coal fired locomotive for passenger hauling on 7¼" gauge, scale 1:8.The model was started in 2006 and first ran under its own steam in 2017. It is a small T3 branch line locomotive of the KWStE origin (Königlich Württembergischen Staatseisenbahnen), with outside cylinders and Walschaerts valve gear. The model loco is 1.10 metre long and weighs 100 kg.

On the left you'll find the index where you can browse through the different articles and on the right you'll find all the extra's. On the top tabs you'll find a brief description of my other locos.

Click for the direct link to start of construction series below 
T3 7¼" steam locomotive 

Enjoy this site. Erik-Jan Stroetinga. The Netherlands. Europe.


Thursday 6 July 2023

Ein par Tagen Schackendorf (DBC-Holstein) A few days at Schackendorf.

 At the end of June Dampfbahnclub Holstein at Schackendorf (Germany,  north of Hamburg) have their annual Insider Treffen. There were a lot of German, Swiss, Austrian, Belgian, British, and Dutch model engineers invited to this fantastic event. Playing with trains for a few days. 

They have a beautiful track layout, where you as a train driver, can operate most of the points, to select your own route. A scale roundhouse, signalbox, the fully signaled layout, a few bridges, a tunnel and some steep gradients make this an excellent track for the experienced driver. 

But apart from the track, the hospitality is also great; Daniel is an expert cook, who makes lovely evening meals and lunches, there are fresh bread rolls every morning and you can put up your tent at the track. 

The friendly atmosphere, the great company and the excellent weather made it an event not to be missed. We enjoyed it very much. 

We had the 7¼" T3 with wagons (The Märklin start-set) and the 5" GWR 1414 class 0-4-2, complete with a goods train, with us.

The photos give an impression of the event. 

The first evening at the roundhouse; technical chit chat😀

Cleaning of the injector. 

Evening meal on the BBQ

A very tasteful meal

The photo team; like Eisenbahn Romatik

Climbing the steep gradient out of the tunnel

Lunch is served at the track😋

Wagons in full use; they are fine storage boxes on wheels😄

Alas, time to go home. It was a great week!