Category Archives: FCPyF 2016 rebuild

Martes en el ferrocarril

Yes, I know, we missed Monday on the railway but that’s because nothing happened. Fast forward to Tuesday, the new coal stage at Grande now has brickpaper cladding and just needs bedding in. Locos 5 and 6, seen above approaching … Continue reading

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Domingo en el ferrocarril

Continuing the railway weekend, Sunday mornings are very quiet on the FCPyF. Locomotive hauled trains are rarely seen on the sabbath and the railcars don’t usually start running until after lunchtime, which means it’s a good day to get some … Continue reading

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Mining

The mine at Rio sits at the end of a short siding, unfortunately it wasn’t very well thought out when I built it because there was no room to run a hopper beyond the tipple. I’ve done some scenic work … Continue reading

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You wan’ sore finger?

No thanks, but I always end up burning at least one when doing my comedy soldering act. Luckily it’s usually the left index finger, which I cut badly many years ago and now has very little feeling at the tip. … Continue reading

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Tanked up

The FCPyF is closed to all traffic at the moment because I’ve got a contractor doing some work in the back garden this week so the bridges across both doors are dismantled to allow unimpeded access. With no distraction from … Continue reading

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On the rocks and under the weather

The cream colour of most of the rocks in Sierra Oculta was a failed attempt to copy the colour of an outcrop at Rio Paleta and has never really looked right. It has been repainted over the last couple of … Continue reading

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Taking a big hammer to the loco shed

Diesel #58 followed the mid-day San Fernandez train hauling a freight extra this afternoon. The two cars were loaded with hardcore, the result of twenty minutes’ work with a hammer and chisel at the loco shed at Grande. Not quite … Continue reading

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