Category Archives: Standard gauge

N, HO, OO and O

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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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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HO

While looking for suitable mechanisms to use with the On30 railcar yesterday I ran some of my American HO scale diesels on the FCPyF. I’d forgotten what good runners they were and am sorely tempted to resurrect Arundale. The flat-pack … Continue reading

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Standard gauge delivery

It’s not often that passenger cars are seen on the standard gauge interchange track at Grande but two new arrivals were delivered today. The extra coaches for the Cuarto Mail will enter service on the FCPyF as soon as they’ve … Continue reading

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Ian Holmes’s Drawer Challenge

Fellow railway modeller and micro layout enthusiast Ian Holmes has been issued a challenge by his wife. They found an old drawer in the garage of the house they’ve just moved into and she said it would make a layout. … Continue reading

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What passes for luxury in Sierra Oculta

The recently purchased Faller Hit Train coach arrived about an hour ago. It has a slightly wider loading gauge than the FCPyF’s other Germanic four wheeler. Certainly not enough to require surgery to the bodywork, because narrow gauge trains come … Continue reading

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