Category Archives: Standard gauge

N, HO, OO and O

From my window at work

I’m sure many people have a pleasant view from their window at work, but mine is probably better! As a delivery driver in a predominantly rural area I find sunny days like today really enjoyable. But what has this to … Continue reading

Posted in Standard gauge, Toy train chit chat

Playing Trains

Respect to West Coast Railways for providing the Lake District branch with a rail service when the best Northern can manage is a replacement bus, but I can’t help thinking they’re just playing trains. OK, big toy trains but just … Continue reading

Posted in Other people's trains, Standard gauge

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

Posted in Bodging and Kitbashing, My trains, Narrow gauge, Retro modelling, Standard gauge, Toy train chit chat

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

Posted in Bodging and Kitbashing, My trains, Narrow gauge, Standard gauge, Toy train chit chat

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

Posted in Bodging and Kitbashing, My trains, Narrow gauge, Retro modelling, Standard gauge, Toy train chit chat

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

Posted in My trains, Standard gauge, Toy train chit chat

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

Posted in Bodging and Kitbashing, My trains, Narrow gauge, Standard gauge, Toy train chit chat