Monthly Archives: May 2018

Foreigner

Since the Seaside Line was converted to 2’6″ gauge the opportunity has arisen for Muston Sands to play host to locos from other railways in the manner that tourist and heritage lines so often do. All from Sierra Oculta, FCPyF … Continue reading

Posted in My trains, Narrow gauge, Toy train chit chat

Ruston at Muston

The coaches in these photos have a chequered history, they started out as On30 models for use with the original (microlayout) FCPyF before seeing a lot of use with the Ferrocarril Internacional on the exhibition circuit. When the FI was … Continue reading

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HO

While looking for suitable mechanisms to use with the On30 railcar yesterday I ran some of my American HO scale diesels on the FCPyF. I’d forgotten what good runners they were and am sorely tempted to resurrect Arundale. The flat-pack … Continue reading

Posted in My trains, Standard gauge, Toy train chit chat

Failed

The Tri-ang Big Big Train coach will not, after all, become a self propelled railcar. It’s too long for any of my HO scale American diesels to provide the innards so I tried it on a British DMU chassis instead. … Continue reading

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Going big, part two

I posted about converting a Tri-ang Big Big Train coach into a railcar on the 18th. I’ve decided that the bodywork, in particular the ribbed steel sides, would appear to modern for a steam railmotor so it’s going to be … Continue reading

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Day trip to Cuarto

I’ve found an old phone at home, not only does it have a better battery than the phone I have been using for the last few years but it also takes better photographs than my camera. I’ve not figured out … Continue reading

Posted in FCPyF 2016 rebuild, My trains, Narrow gauge, Toy train chit chat

Going big on the FCPyF

Following a link from a conversation on the NGRM’s Facebook page took me to a retailer of large scale NG railcar bodies. One of the models on sale was a Sentinel steam railmotor, which got me thinking. I have a … Continue reading

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