Category Archives: Retro modelling

G for gardening

This is probably not the best time of year to be thinking about a garden railway but I was rummaging in the cupboard this morning and lifted out two boxes of G scale toy trains so I had room to … Continue reading

Posted in My trains, Retro modelling, Toy train chit chat

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

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

Old slowcoach

I have picked up a very cheap toy coach that may prove useful on the FCPyF. It’s a 1970s vintage Faller “Hit Train” vehicle, roughly O scale on 32mm gauge wheelsets. The Faller website describes the trains as slightly smaller … Continue reading

Posted in My trains, Narrow gauge, Retro modelling, Toy train chit chat

Super slow

Having made fairly good progress so far with the scenery at Bodjio I’ve now ground to a halt. I was sure I had a bag of bird grit somewhere in the garage but I can’t find it so ballasting the … Continue reading

Posted in Bodging and Kitbashing, FCPyF 2016 rebuild, My trains, Narrow gauge, Retro modelling, Toy train chit chat

Superquick

A very long time ago a young lad would avidly read second hand Railway Modeller magazines from cover to cover. All those years ago there were regular adverts for Superquick building papers, a name well known to older modellers. That … Continue reading

Posted in FCPyF 2016 rebuild, My trains, Narrow gauge, Retro modelling, 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