Category Archives: Standard gauge

N, HO, OO and O

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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HO scale FCPyF?

Not going to happen, but if I did want to rebuild the FCPyF as a standard gauge line in HO scale I do have a collection of suitable diesels in Conrail livery that would be very easy to re-brand. That’s … Continue reading

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Fine tuning

The top layer of fine sand has been added to the track this morning. I’ve been using this method to bury On30 track in the dirt for some years now but, as ever, there’s still some nagging doubt involved as … Continue reading

Posted in FCPyF 2016 rebuild, My trains, Narrow gauge, Standard gauge, Toy train chit chat

New Mills & District RM Show

Always a good show, the New Mills modellers event is held in Chapel en le Frith. Click here for general info link. Click here for layout list. I’m just visiting but it’ll be good to meet up with some old … Continue reading

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