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 Posted: Sat Mar 21st, 2009 06:05 am
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Very interesting indeed.

I truly enjoyed how you enriched your layout and brought it to life by creating a history for both the world it is set in and the people who inhabit it.

 

 



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 Posted: Mon Sep 28th, 2009 03:45 pm
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Hi friends,

Today I want to tell you about the most sold product, produced on Toeffelholm. Later, when I will have build the quay next to the station the boxes shall be loaded on a ship with a real working crane. But I'm a real slow modeller. :slow:
Many, many thanks to Herb, who had mercy on me and proofread my stories.

Toeffelholms Sailor's Yarn

The most sold product of the island of Toeffelholm was the famous "Toeffelholmer Seemannsgarn" (Toeffelholms Sailor's Yarn). The sheep on Toeffelholm have been a very special breeding. Their wool was much stronger than that of ordinary domestic sheep on the mainland.




The wool was directly processed in a  yarn factory on Toeffelholm, founded by Balthasar Fadenschein in 1902.


Because the yarn, spun from this wool was so durable, it was originally used for the manufacturing of highly stressed sailors clothes. In the following years it became so popular for all kind of clothes and even for upholstery production, that it became the sales hit of this little Island, under the brand "Toeffelholmer Seemannsgarn"

A few times in a week a short train with a load of boxes left the factory and rolled to the pier at the harbour. As the factory was placed not far from the harbour, the plywood boxes were carried on light flat waggons, each stack of boxes tied together, so that it could easily be loaded on the ship by crane. For motive power a little Lister truck was used, totally sufficient for this task.





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 Posted: Mon Sep 28th, 2009 04:23 pm
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These stories are great, so are your models! Those personalized crates are neat :thumb:

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 Posted: Sat Oct 3rd, 2009 05:14 pm
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Thanks for comment, ytter man.

The crates may be given as download on Kreativmeile.eu. Have to see if there is interest.

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Juergen



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 Posted: Sat Oct 3rd, 2009 10:00 pm
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Juergen,

You sure have a way of spinning a yarn as they used to say in the old days.

I enjoy your little stories very much, and now, you have me looking forward to the next.  :s: :2t:



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Hey this is great. I 'll have to let my Grandson read this story as it progresses.

 Look out Thomas!:cool:



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Hi,

after I have already used this nosy penguin in some of my pictures, it was time now to tell his story.  So here it is


Theodor
One of the most whimsical inhabitants on Toeffelholm was Theodor, a patagonian king penguin.

Theodor was a very nosy, greedy penguin that came as stowaway on a freight ship from Patagonia that carried patagonian sheep to Toeffelholm for breeding purposes.

Hiding among the sheep during the passage he came out at night to look for food, and did I mention that Theodor was a very greedy penguin? The sailors had nearly killed each other, because mysteriously some of their provisions perpetually disappeared.

When he was discovered by the cook one day, he had nearly finished his life as penguin-stew. But some of the sailors rescued him and he became their mascot. Beeing fed now every day, he enjoyed the rest of the trip until they reached Toeffelholm.

On Toeffelholm the sailors looked for someone who has some knowlegde of animals and would care for Theodor, and finally talked a shepherd into taking the penguin. Sheep, penguin, the difference couldn't be that big. Theodor however liked this arrangement because, beside humans, he was already accustomed to the company of sheep.



 

But being outside with the sheep all day became boring some day, and so he began toddling around the harbour, where he could wangle the one or other additional fish. Not that he wasn't fed enough by the shepherd but, as I already mentioned, he was a very greedy penguin.

Sometimes he was seen at Toeffelholm station where the passengers were amused and felt mercy with this animal, looking at them as if he hadn't food for days. 

 

 

The railway employees didn't like it at all, that he bothered the passengers and thus they had much to do shooing him away.

So with the time it became Theodors personal "sport" to fool the railway staff, to frighten the station cat and to inspect the passengers packed lunches and picnic hampers.
 









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 Posted: Sun Mar 20th, 2011 06:16 pm
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Hi,

I want to introduce you my recent project in Gn15. The island of Toeffelholm gets a industrial railway of 400mm prototype gauge and, as you have perhaps already feared :moose:, here's the background story.


The aquavit transportation line

In Lungwai, the most northern village on Toeffelholm, there was a distillery, where a very delicious aquavit was produced, called "Toeffelholmer Leuchtfeuer" (beacon fire). This aquavit was made from potatoes, caraway seeds and a very secret spice blend, only known by Arfst Panneborg the founder of the distillery. Although this aquavit was very popular, it was rather rare outside the island, which may be because it was mainly consumed by the people of Toeffelholm themselves.

The distillery was established in the late 19th century and Arfst Panneborg had chosen his birthplace Lungwai of all places to build it. The way to Lungwai led through the Trollbrook, a fen wood with boggy ground and was thus rather difficult. There was no direct connection to the 750mm rail network of the T.K.B., that made transportation from and to Lungwai always rather laborious.

On a business travel through England in 1899, Arfst saw a 15" railway in Cheshire, developed by Sir Arthur Heywood. This type of small and light railway seemed to be ideal for the purpose of transporting his aquavit barrels on difficult ground.

So, after some time of planning and some further inspiration from the railway equipment provided by Decauville for 400mm gauge, Arfst Panneborg built a line with 400mm track, ordered some freight car stock from Decauville and a suitable locomotive from the Otterswinkel Locomotive Works.

Additional branch lines have been build so that also potatoes and seeds as well as peat and wood for firing could be transported from the surrounding to the distillery. And, once built, the trains were also used by people for travelling to the next village.

The picture below shows a model of the main loco of the aquavit barrel train. A petrol loco, built in 1902.




The loco crew of consisted of four men. One loco driver, two workers for loading and unloading of barrels and the shunting tasks, and also a watchdog, because of the precious stuff they transport and because of the fact that in the past the one or other barrel strangely reached the harbour empty L:

Juergen



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 Posted: Sun Mar 20th, 2011 08:01 pm
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Juergen-I just love it! What a beautiful little loco. Let's see some more...please!

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 Posted: Mon Mar 21st, 2011 01:42 pm
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Thank you Woodie.

Some details are still missing, as for example the control stand of the driver.




As you can imagine, also this loco is RC equipped.



You see the 2,4Ghz Nanoreceiver on the right and the 12V esc from Sol Expert on the left. A rather flat 2 cell Lipo finds place in the roof.

Juergen



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