Category Archives: Standard gauge

N, HO, OO and O

North of the border

It is ten years since I built Tweedsmuir Street, the N scale microlayout was a spin off from an experiment in minimum space main line modelling in OO scale and, unlike the OO version, was completed and exhibited several times. … Continue reading

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Platform alteration

Since the high line’s terminus at Cuarto de Pulgada was built trains have been using both sides of the run round loop for arrivals and departures, thus allowing two passenger trains to occupy the station at once. No problem here … Continue reading

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Little by little

The only way for an individual modeller to create a large layout is little by little, bit by bit. As such work is progressing on the FCPyF at several locations in turn but I keep coming back to the new … Continue reading

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Bigger than expected

My idea for the goods shed at Grande was for a fairly modest structure between the outer narrow gauge siding and the baseboard edge. However, in Sierra Oculta things seldom turn out quite as planned. While I was cutting the … Continue reading

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Building at Grande

Bank holiday Monday, nothing much to do, so I’ve been completing the track-laying at Grande… Then making some sawdust. A by-product of this has been some suitable bits of wood for the walls of the loco shed and carriage shed … Continue reading

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Onwards and downwards

With the supporting benchwork for Grande in place I’ve taken a few photos to show how it relates to the rest of the FCPyF. Grande in the foreground, Centrales in the distance. The use of cassettes to move trains between … Continue reading

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1:1 scale toy trains

They do things differently on the Great Western. Photo by Colin Stanaway, taken at Bridgenorth. 12/4/17

Posted in Other people's trains, Standard gauge