Category Archives: My trains

Sitting on the dock of the bay

I have been mulling over an old idea, revisited and reworked, for a few weeks. It’s by no means an original plan, I’ve attempted similar models, with varying degrees of success, in the past as have numerous other modellers. The … Continue reading

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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

Posted in Bodging and Kitbashing, FCPyF 2016 rebuild, My trains, Narrow gauge, Retro modelling, Toy train chit chat

Fruitful modelling

Clementines are in the supermarkets again so it’s time to add to the On18 module collection. With the fourth section of the planned layout I’ve used up all my Kato Unitrack for now. I’ll order some more track so that I … Continue reading

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Out and about with Allt-Na-Ballt

I was going be at this event with Allt-Na-Ballt but unforeseen circumstances now mean that I cannot attend. However, this show has consistently tabled an exceptionally good display of modelling every time I have visited or exhibited at it and … Continue reading

Posted in My trains, Narrow gauge, Toy train chit chat

More temptation

There is a discussion on a Facebook group about the famous Gorre and Daphetid model railroad (above) and how to model it as a microlayout. Various plans have been put forward but even in Z scale they are over four … Continue reading

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Foxbaile revisited

My tiny boxfile layout spends most of its time on a bookshelf. It’s far too small to hold much operational interest when compared to the FCPyF but it doesn’t take up much space when stood on end and goes largely … Continue reading

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Errm, EM?

No, I’m not going to start playing with smaller toy trains, or get a tweed jacket, this is just a brief diversion from my O scale narrow gauge modelling. I have made a small diorama, OK, a plinth, for my … Continue reading

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