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Mind your head

The front coach of this train was originally On30, converted to On18 when Muston Sands was built and back to On30 again when Muston was regauged. The second coach was originally built in On18 scale for Allt-Na-Ballt and Lochside, hence … Continue reading

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Charming

The O scale coach (previously mentioned here) arrived this afternoon. On comparison with one the Faller coaches in the yard at Grande it is apparent that (running gear apart) the standard gauge vehicle actually has a slightly smaller loading gauge … Continue reading

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Stirring it up

Following the derailment at Lago Cumbre early this morning freight motor 9 was detached from railcar 22 and returned to Grande to allow the breakdown train access to the railcar. Services resumed at about 9am and were getting back to … Continue reading

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Old coach

I’ve just put a cheeky bid in and “won” an old scratch built, quite tatty, O scale coach on a well known auction site. My initial idea was to ‘ground’ the body as part of the scenery on Muston Sands, … Continue reading

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Going postal after another bridge bash

The bridge connecting Cuarto de Pulgada to the rest of the FCPyF has just taken another bash. The impact lifted the bridge off its footings and tilted it sideways by about 45 degrees. Luckily there were no trains running at … Continue reading

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Derailment at Bodjio

Held at Bodjio to allow a Cuarto de Pulgada train to pass, #58 then continued its journey to Grande where the regular station shunter, #10, assisted in reversing the train after the passengers had alighted. With the shunting completed #58 … Continue reading

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Ruston at Muston

The coaches in these photos have a chequered history, they started out as On30 models for use with the original (microlayout) FCPyF before seeing a lot of use with the Ferrocarril Internacional on the exhibition circuit. When the FI was … Continue reading

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