Category Archives: FCPyF 2016 rebuild

Onwards and upwards

It has been quite a while since I did any work on the section of line between Rio Paleta and Cumbre. The scenery at the Rio end is partially hidden from view and, as such, has been ignored. As there … Continue reading

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Trollied – 2

A couple of short tracks have been installed at Rio Paleta today. Any ideas what they’re for? Want a clue? And another? The P-Way gang need to ensure that they do not impede the passage of trains. They can manhandle … Continue reading

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Trollied

One of the smallest models on the FCPyF is my Wickham(ish) P-Way trolley. This was made by combining a Tomy Plarail caboose and a Bachmann Underground Ernie inspection car. The trolley has not been used much since the layout’s rebuild … Continue reading

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BOTTOMS

TOPS, Total Operations Processing System, is an American computer system bought off the peg by BR and developed to do much more than just keeping track of wagons. BOTTOMS, Back On To The Old Manual System, was used by BR … Continue reading

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Got to be done!

At first glance it’s a pretty boring picture. No trains in sight, drab colours, nothing really spectacular at all. I am presuming it’s taken from the rear of a train because if you look closely you can see drops of … Continue reading

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All change at Puerto del Sastra*

Puerto was originally part of the upper shelf section before last year’s re-build of the FCPyF. The branch terminus had an exit-to-staging via a rather unconvincing bridge across the station platforms and this was the main reason for it’s demise … Continue reading

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Turning the tables

As the railway runs steam locos and single ended railcars which need turning at the end of their journeys these items of equipment are essential to the FCPyF’s operations. #42 moves off shed at Grande… … then collects her train, … Continue reading

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