Category Archives: Standard gauge

N, HO, OO and O

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

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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

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Not so slick

My memories of working on the railway bring back vivid images of absolutely filthy track where diesel trains stood for any length of time. I usually avoid black on models, preferring dark shades of grey instead, but for the tracks … Continue reading

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Sitting on the dock of the bay

I have been mulling over an old idea, revisited and reworked, for a few weeks. It’s by no means an original plan, I’ve attempted similar models, with varying degrees of success, in the past as have numerous other modellers. The … Continue reading

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