Category Archives: Narrow gauge

On18, On30, Gn15 and 1:12 scale

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

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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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Out and about with Allt-Na-Ballt

I was going be at this event with Allt-Na-Ballt but unforeseen circumstances now mean that I cannot attend. However, this show has consistently tabled an exceptionally good display of modelling every time I have visited or exhibited at it and … 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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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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