Category Archives: FCPyF 2016 rebuild

Happy Monday

Having put a bid on an eBay item I usually leave it alone, that avoids the temptation to up the offer, but I had set my heart on these so I did revisit and increase my bid when another buyer … Continue reading

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Lessons learnt

Yesterday’s operating session to try out the mineral train workings was a bit hectic. Mainly because trying to film trains on one side of the garage when the controllers are on the other side is not a simple task. What’s … Continue reading

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Moving mountains

In geological terms the Andes are young and, as youngsters often are, restless. Being more prosaic, the Andes are prone to earthquakes. One such quake happened this morning in Sierra Oculta and a fairly familiar landmark has gone. When I … Continue reading

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Slow Sunday

No further trains ran on the railway after yesterday lunchtime. The passenger and parcels trains both remained at Cuarto until this morning when they were coupled together and ran as one train to Grande. On arrival the vans were stabled … Continue reading

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Not pretty

An unusual photograph showing two freight trains at Cuarto de Pulgada, both hauled by oil-burning steam locos. Mogul #42 is waiting to depart with “Los Forgonetas” as Sentinel #14 (propelling a supplemental fuel tank for increased range) arrives with an … Continue reading

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Overrunning engineering works

Well, for once the FCPyF seems to be doing quite well. Certainly better than Network Rail’s efforts in south London today! After some burning of fingers, and more than a little cursing at the soldering iron, the tracks in Cuarto … Continue reading

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Knots tied in electric string

Having soldered the wires to the rails on the new section of the layout I tried connecting them to those under the existing baseboard at the bridge end of Cuarto. Not good, nothing works now and there’s not enough loose … Continue reading

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