Category Archives: Bodging and Kitbashing

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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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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Turning the tables

As the railway runs steam locos and single ended railcars which need turning at the end of their journeys these items of equipment are essential to the FCPyF’s operations. #42 moves off shed at Grande… … then collects her train, … Continue reading

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Platform alteration

Since the high line’s terminus at Cuarto de Pulgada was built trains have been using both sides of the run round loop for arrivals and departures, thus allowing two passenger trains to occupy the station at once. No problem here … Continue reading

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Roughing it at Burnt Fly Siding…

… Or hitting the bottle again. Like much of my modelling Burnt Fly has been an on/off project for a while. The micro-layout is supposedly a scene somewhere on the FCPyF’s Centrales to San Fernandez route, though it is portable … Continue reading

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