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 2

This weekend the rolling stock workshop was on the workbench again. (well, it had been all the time, I just built the ladle cars on the bits of workbench left over.) I was already slowly preparing the workshop for some paint for a while, this has to happen some time halfway the build as aContinue reading “weekend update 2”

Junkerath ladle cars

As this week progress on the layout is pretty much non-existent but I had a bit of time to finally finish the ladle cars, time for a little special on those things. These cars were built in the 1950’s by Junkerath for Cockerill-Ougree as part of a big modernisation going on in that era. AtContinue reading “Junkerath ladle cars”

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”

Back to the present: the Ougrée rolling stock workshop.

After yesterday’s trip down memory lane it’s now time to write a bit about the project I’m currently working on: the Ougrée rolling stock workshop. It would have been nice to flex some knowledge here, like build dates etc, but sadly all I know is that it is already on a 1950 aerial view ofContinue reading “Back to the present: the Ougrée rolling stock workshop.”

let’s start with a blast from the past

a little diorama for Artitec At the start of this project we decided to build many of the houses based on a limited number of standardised resin facades with standardised etched brass windows. This would of course greatly reduce the amount of work required and individual tweaks to each house would make sure the appropriateContinue reading “let’s start with a blast from the past”

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”