Category Archives: Standard gauge

N, HO, OO and O

Carl Arendt’s Small Layout Scrapbook

The current owner of carendt.com may be proposing to commercialise the website and has emailed regular readers asking for their opinions. Here is a copy of my reply to his email. Good morning Gert I am sorry to read about … Continue reading

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Easy with hindsight

Chris Thompson is considering building a OO scale version of Lyddlow Mill. He makes very kind comments about my O scale microlayout on his blog but I would suggest a few alterations to the plan, alterations that I would incorporate … Continue reading

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Trollied

One of the smallest models on the FCPyF is my Wickham(ish) P-Way trolley. This was made by combining a Tomy Plarail caboose and a Bachmann Underground Ernie inspection car. The trolley has not been used much since the layout’s rebuild … Continue reading

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Restricted route availablility

Anyone turning up for the early evening service from Grande to Centrales might be surprised to find what looks like a freight train standing at the platform. However, at the rear of the train is a large caboose fitted with … Continue reading

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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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