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Mind your head

The front coach of this train was originally On30, converted to On18 when Muston Sands was built and back to On30 again when Muston was regauged. The second coach was originally built in On18 scale for Allt-Na-Ballt and Lochside, hence … Continue reading

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Cornered

Having decided that the recently purchased standard gauge coach is not to be grounded as holiday accommodation at Muston Sands I’ve been considering other options to replace the fir tree in the right hand rear corner of the layout. Some … 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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Stirring it up

Following the derailment at Lago Cumbre early this morning freight motor 9 was detached from railcar 22 and returned to Grande to allow the breakdown train access to the railcar. Services resumed at about 9am and were getting back to … Continue reading

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Things that go bump in the night

The FCPyF is turned over to freight traffic once the day’s passenger trains have been dispatched. The sole exception during the night is a mixed railcar working from Cuarto to Grande and back. This train conveys LCL freight in railcar … 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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Timetabling (part 2 – running it through)

  The first train of the day (GS1) is “C√≥ndor”, loco from berth 10, stock from berth 7, after departure from Grande this train calls at Resurreccion only and terminates in berth 3. Loco 58 with GS1 for San Fernadez … Continue reading

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