Category Archives: My trains

30 minute challenge

Over on the Narrow Gauge Railway Modellers forum there is a long running thread with this title. Odd half hour jobs that are done while you can’t decide what else you should be doing. I’ve just been pottering around in … Continue reading

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Autoferro #28

The bus arrived in this morning’s post, not bad considering it’s come from China, and the first thing to be done with it was dismantling. The bus is slightly too short for the chassis I had in mind but an … Continue reading

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Joined up thinking

Bloody hell, management speak creeping into Sierra Oculta. I’ll have to have words with the culprit. Anyways, in a rare show of logic the FCPyF’s middle management have been making themselves useful (for a change) by renumbering the railcar fleet … 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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Shrinking violets

There are several locos on the FCPyF which are seldom photographed, either because their duties keep them away from the public’s gaze or because they’re just not photogenic! Plymouth diesel #6 is a prime instance of this. Function over form, … Continue reading

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Autoferro

It’s about time the FCPyF had some modern rolling stock. Nothing says “South American Railroad” to me more than the autoferro. Rail-buses are common the world over, even in the UK we have the infamous “Pacers” built from Leyland National … Continue reading

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North of the border

It is ten years since I built Tweedsmuir Street, the N scale microlayout was a spin off from an experiment in minimum space main line modelling in OO scale and, unlike the OO version, was completed and exhibited several times. … Continue reading

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