Category Archives: Bodging and Kitbashing

Domingo en el ferrocarril

Continuing the railway weekend, Sunday mornings are very quiet on the FCPyF. Locomotive hauled trains are rarely seen on the sabbath and the railcars don’t usually start running until after lunchtime, which means it’s a good day to get some … Continue reading

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Dauntless test run

The FCPyF’s new consolidation, 117 “Dauntless”, has been out for a test run this morning following the making and fitting of a new draw bar between the loco and tender. The first trip was loco leading from Grande to Rio … Continue reading

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Tanked up

The FCPyF is closed to all traffic at the moment because I’ve got a contractor doing some work in the back garden this week so the bridges across both doors are dismantled to allow unimpeded access. With no distraction from … Continue reading

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New ‘boose

The Tri-ang tender used with the FCPyF’s consolidation was an eBay purchase and came with an HO scale Bachmann caboose, the chassis of which was used to replace the original running gear under the tender. That left me with a … Continue reading

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Late arrival

Since converting the single toy train coach to On30 for the FCPyF’s railcar fleet I have been searching in vain for more examples of the same cheap plastic toy in order to create a two or three car train. FCPyF … Continue reading

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Consolidation on the FCPyF

  Consolidation #70 on the junction at Bodjio. The Pampas and Fernandez Consolidated Railway has acquired a second hand 2-8-0 “Consolidation” for use on the steeply graded line to Cuarto de Pulgada. Approaching the Jones River bridges. The loco comes … Continue reading

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More destruction of vintage toys.

In my defence, it was only the Matchbox skip wagon that I wanted but the balcony coach from the same stable might be useful for some sort of cable haulage tramway like the one that runs up the Great Orme … Continue reading

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