Category Archives: Bodging and Kitbashing

New loco

It’s not often the FCPyF buys a new loco these days, second hand or home made yes, but not NEW. This one was going for a song though. It’s not a fine-scale model, but I’m not a fine-scale modeller so … Continue reading

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Tension locks, Kadees and paperclips

About a quarter of the FCPyF’s freight stock is of OO scale origin and still fitted with tension lock couplers. Obviously this can give rise to operating problems, but some real life railways faced the same issues when converting from … Continue reading

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Carriage and wagon report, and matters arising

The FCPyF is currently awaiting delivery of six more 3D printed mineral wagon kits. Also ordered at the same time were enough wheels to complete the two sets of five wagons each and Kadee couplers for fitting at each end … Continue reading

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Hooked

I have fitted couplers to the first four 3D printed wagons. These are hooks and loops made of wire, cut from paperclips, glued to coffee stirrer beams. The wagons I already have, and six more that are on order, will … 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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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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Cuarto Shed – Working plan

One advantage of not having a TV any more is that I tend to go to bed a lot earlier. That in turn means I’m up early in the mornings and have time to get things done before breakfast. It’s … Continue reading

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