Category Archives: Standard gauge

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Manchester ’18

I’ve not been to any shows for a while but Manchester is well worth the effort, even with the epic journey I had to get there. Bus to Sandbach station – No Trains! – Bus back into Sandbach and another … Continue reading

Posted in Narrow gauge, Other people's trains, Standard gauge, Toy train chit chat

Bargain box

I walked to Sandbach this morning, travelling faster than the traffic on Crewe Road because the M6 was bunged up and that has a knock on effect on the local roads. When I got to town I bought a paper … Continue reading

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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

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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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