Bienvenue au bassin sidérurgique Liégeois

poking gravel

Well, it’s been a while, but here I am again! Custom plague-mask and all! Lately work on the layout itself pretty much came to a halt as I was mostly busy working on the most important part of any steelworks layout fleet: the ballast tamper. Indeed, priorities-wise I have not learned a single thing afterContinue reading “poking gravel”

weekend update 7

Well, the last couple of weeks has mostly been about making little detail bits, adding them to the layout, designing and making more detail bits, waiting for resin castings or etched parts for those detail bits and generally not feeling like there is heaps of progress, for lack of big projects. So, this time justContinue reading “weekend update 7”

weekend update 6

Well, it’s not a weekend, but here’s an update anyway, and since I once called them weekend updates, why not stick to the tradition. Also, I get to drink a bit while writing this, so yeah. Some heavy belgian craft beers this time. not complaining. So, on to the more interesting stuff: progress on theContinue reading “weekend update 6”

Weekend update 4

Well, two more weeks of being locked up in here, bad news to everyone except modellers. Ok, mostly artitec projects, but also some belgian things in between! First quite some very necessary but not necessarily fun work, like attaching lights to the ceiling of the workshop protruding in the direction of the viewer, to eliminateContinue reading “Weekend update 4”

Weekend update 3

Yes, there has been more than 1 weekend since the last update. Well, one weekend renders more interesting results than the other, so in this case I decided that it would be better to wait a bit and show some more afterwards. Sooo… well, as is to be expected, work on the rolling stock workshopContinue reading “Weekend update 3”

weekend update 1

Apart from longer posts concentrating on a single subject, I’ll also try to do frequent bits and pieces about recent progress on the layout, usually after a weekend successfully avoiding life so the weekend could be entirely squandered on modelling. This time, more work on the overhead cranes in the rolling stock workshop. They’re nowContinue reading “weekend update 1”

About me

As you have to do for introductions like this, I selected some pictures suggesting an exciting lifestyle doing questionable things around old industrial buildings. Of course most of the time this is greatly inaccurate as I am a modeller before everything else, so usually you’ll find me in front of a desk covered in dust,Continue reading “About me”

About Le Bassin

Le Bassin is a 1:87 scale model railroad, loosely based on the steel industry around the town of Seraing near Liège, Belgium. It will be a somewhat different steel industry layout, not focused on running realistic steelworks traffic in a complete but slightly schematic steelworks, but rather a diorama breathing the atmosphere of Seraing andContinue reading “About Le Bassin”


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