Category Archives: FCPyF 2016 rebuild

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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The little engine that could, but had to try twice

I’ve been busy at Cuarto de Pulgada this morning and had a play with the layout while waiting for glue to dry. #5 is seriously underpowered for use on a mountainous line like the FCPyF but I like the little … Continue reading

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Platform alteration

Since the high line’s terminus at Cuarto de Pulgada was built trains have been using both sides of the run round loop for arrivals and departures, thus allowing two passenger trains to occupy the station at once. No problem here … Continue reading

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Hotel Estacion

The Station Hotel, it can conjure up images of posh city centre accommodation, it can bring to mind any number of grotty back street pubs. At Cuarto de Pulgada the Station Hotel is a colonial looking building adjacent to the … 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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