Monthly Archives: June 2017

Overpowered?

I think the term “using a sledgehammer to crack a nut” fits here. The big GE “Shovelnose” loco, #29, has been returned to service following some minor repairs. Photographed at Grande on a filling in turn, between heavier freight duties, … Continue reading

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Running the railcars

Wednesday again, my day off. I was going to take Harvey for a walk at the seaside to use up one of last year’s free passes. Walking in the rain is fine when you can get warm and dry as … Continue reading

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Railcar reallocations and a new timetable

I’ve discovered why the donor mechanism used for freight motor #9 had been consigned to the spares box. The gears slip intermittently when travelling in the forward direction. If it were the other way it wouldn’t matter because the railcar … Continue reading

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Roughing it at Burnt Fly Siding…

… Or hitting the bottle again. Like much of my modelling Burnt Fly has been an on/off project for a while. The micro-layout is supposedly a scene somewhere on the FCPyF’s Centrales to San Fernandez route, though it is portable … Continue reading

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Arrivals

A recent foray onto a well known auction site resulted in a job lot of vintage O scale models. Of the three only one was originally intended for use on the FCPyF, the other two being slated for disposal elsewhere. … Continue reading

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Cerdo Negro

This freight motor is something I’ve been working on for a while. It kept getting forgotten because of events on the main layout but it has been on the front siding at Cuarto Sheds, so I’d see it clearly whenever … Continue reading

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Cumbre

Until the branch closed in the late 1950s Cumbre used to be the junction for the line to San Pedro. Dismantled branch lines were once a common sight on many railway journeys, perhaps less so nowadays as the old track … Continue reading

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