Category Archives: Bodging and Kitbashing

Curiosity killed the cat

After a little bit of work on a 1:48 scale loco yesterday I’ve made some progress on the 1:12 scale microlayout today. Variety is the spice of modelling. The ends and rear of the scene have been cut to shape … Continue reading

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DDT

Dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane, a rather nasty chemical, has nothing to do with this post. DDT here is a small Plymouth diesel. The DDT was built to run on various gauges over the years, the one shown below is on a two foot … Continue reading

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Carl Arendt’s Small Layout Scrapbook

The current owner of carendt.com may be proposing to commercialise the website and has emailed regular readers asking for their opinions. Here is a copy of my reply to his email. Good morning Gert I am sorry to read about … Continue reading

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Something for the (bank holiday) weekend? Part two

I have very carefully (using a lump hammer) dismantled Hazy Days. The main warehouse building came off the baseboard, complete with its platform, virtually undamaged so it can be reused on the new version of the layout. The exit-to-fiddlestick will … Continue reading

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A Bodge Too Far

No connection whatsoever with this! Wednesday again. At FCPyF HQ that means it’s time to get something done on, or for, the railway. Browsing the interwebby while cooking breakfast brought up two ideas. Both equally incredible. I’ve got a couple … Continue reading

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Electrification, FCPyF style

The railway has been experimenting with electric traction… Don’t expect to see overhead wires, or even a third rail, though because the experiment has been with battery power. The Seaside Line, an English 18 inch gauge railway (click here, opens … 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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