Category Archives: Bodging and Kitbashing

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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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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Wednesday whimsy

Wednesday again, a morning pottering around with bits and pieces resulted in this idea for a 1930s vintage 2-4-2 diesel loco which is inspired by a conversation on the MTI forum, and by email, with Giles Barnabe and Ian Bareham. … Continue reading

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Class 30 testing

The FCPyF’s new class 30 diesel railcar has been fitted with a tension lock coupler on the rear and running test trains between Centrales and Cumbre this afternoon, propelling uphill and hauling down. The train was formed of the railcar … Continue reading

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Rail modernisation plan

The shape of things to come. Steam hauled FCPyF express trains are to be replaced by diesel railcars. The Sierra Oculta government has authorised expenditure on the new class 30 multiple units. The DMU will run as a four car … Continue reading

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