Category Archives: Narrow gauge

On18, On30, Gn15 and 1:12 scale

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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Overdue return

Not seen on the layout for quite some time, #18 was returned to traffic today. It is over twelve months since the box cab diesel was derailed at this exact spot and rolled, over the low level line, all the … Continue reading

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Hunslet

Several years ago I bought a Hunslet 2-6-2T on Ebay. The model was advertised as On30 but turned out to be nearer to 1:64 scale (logically for a 3ft gauge prototype running on 16.5mm track). It just looked wrong with … Continue reading

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Another return to Primrose Valley

The On18 mini-modules have been ignored for a while but I’ve done a bit more work on them this morning. Both Primrose Valley and Hunmanby now have wooden blocks attached beneath them to raise the boxes to match the height … Continue reading

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Banking

Diesel #15 was in charge of a freight to Cuarto de Pulgada this morning (1) with #5 on the rear of the train as a banker (2). The line levels out briefly through Rio Paleta (3) but #5 stayed with … Continue reading

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