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  Topic: Just for fans of a certain long running BBC sci-fi series
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PostForum: The Bar   Posted: Thu Sep 20, 2018 11:34 pm   Subject: Just for fans of a certain long running BBC sci-fi series
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  Topic: Ferrocarril Consolidado Pampa y Fernandez
Blackcloud Railways

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PostForum: Layout Tours   Posted: Thu Sep 13, 2018 6:20 pm   Subject: Ferrocarril Consolidado Pampa y Fernandez
The four wheeler's been around for quite a while, flitting between the FCPyF and various Gn15 layouts. It just seems camera shy. Laughing

I've been operating the layout again this afternoon and made ...
  Topic: Ferrocarril Consolidado Pampa y Fernandez
Blackcloud Railways

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PostForum: Layout Tours   Posted: Sat Sep 08, 2018 8:57 am   Subject: Ferrocarril Consolidado Pampa y Fernandez
More playing trains, this time a freight extra collecting loads from the mine at Rio Paleta.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7FSRMWq1IaA
  Topic: Ferrocarril Consolidado Pampa y Fernandez
Blackcloud Railways

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PostForum: Layout Tours   Posted: Tue Sep 04, 2018 6:36 pm   Subject: Ferrocarril Consolidado Pampa y Fernandez
I've figured out the correct combination of turntable DPDT and controller direction settings. It doesn't half confuse the brain when half the tracks are wired the wrong way, anyhow it is working so I ...
  Topic: Ferrocarril Consolidado Pampa y Fernandez
Blackcloud Railways

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PostForum: Layout Tours   Posted: Fri Aug 31, 2018 6:22 am   Subject: Ferrocarril Consolidado Pampa y Fernandez
I've rewired the loco shed area at Grande recently, and managed to get the polarity wrong. If it's worth doing it's worth bodging!

Anyways, at least I can play trains properly now instead of having ...
  Topic: Puerto Paseo
Blackcloud Railways

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PostForum: Layout Tours   Posted: Sun Aug 26, 2018 5:10 pm   Subject: Puerto Paseo
Very impressed with the little extension plan. Rolling Eyes Laughing Wink In particular the wye at Arenal, direct trains between Bahia Grande and Ciudad Nueva could give the operational interest of runnin ...
  Topic: Ferrocarril Consolidado Pampa y Fernandez
Blackcloud Railways

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PostForum: Layout Tours   Posted: Sun Aug 26, 2018 4:09 pm   Subject: Ferrocarril Consolidado Pampa y Fernandez
Thanks Clive.

The layout isn't dismantled as such, it's not designed to be portable, just the two lift out bridges over the doorways were down and one of them is now back in place.

The electrica ...
  Topic: Ferrocarril Consolidado Pampa y Fernandez
Blackcloud Railways

Replies: 59
Views: 17524

PostForum: Layout Tours   Posted: Thu Aug 16, 2018 10:11 pm   Subject: Ferrocarril Consolidado Pampa y Fernandez
The new consolidation arrived yesterday. As suspected the pick up is loco one side, tender 't other. In addition to which the mechanism had come loose inside the tender in transit so it was disassembl ...
  Topic: 1:55th scale
Blackcloud Railways

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PostForum: On my workbench   Posted: Sun Aug 12, 2018 11:31 pm   Subject: 1:55th scale
Low relief trees, simply clump foliage (home made or commercial) on the backscene, might work better and give more clearance for trains.
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  Topic: Ferrocarril Consolidado Pampa y Fernandez
Blackcloud Railways

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PostForum: Layout Tours   Posted: Fri Aug 10, 2018 4:24 pm   Subject: Ferrocarril Consolidado Pampa y Fernandez
The FCPyF procurement department has just acquired a second consolidation for use on the steeply graded section between Grande and Cuarto de Pulgada.

http://playingtrains.files.wordpress.com/2018/0 ...
  Topic: Pick and mix micro layouts.
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PostForum: Layout Tours   Posted: Tue Jul 17, 2018 6:38 pm   Subject: Pick and mix micro layouts.
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I cleared the debris off my 1:12 scale micro this morning, it had become a dumping ground for all sorts of bits and pieces. It's my da ...
  Topic: Ferrocarril Consolidado Pampa y Fernandez
Blackcloud Railways

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PostForum: Layout Tours   Posted: Thu Jul 12, 2018 6:15 am   Subject: Ferrocarril Consolidado Pampa y Fernandez
It's coming home... Not the World Cup, come on, we all knew we were going to get knocked out sooner or later!

http://playingtrains.files.wordpress.com/2018/07/coming-home-moonlit.jpg

What's comi ...
  Topic: Birthday Train
Blackcloud Railways

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PostForum: The Bar   Posted: Thu Jul 12, 2018 6:08 am   Subject: Birthday Train
Laughing Laughing Laughing

I think a lot of us, certainly the older end of the membership anyway, started our toy train careers with tinplate. I used to have a garter blue "Mallard" which, with ...
  Topic: How much is it worth?
Blackcloud Railways

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PostForum: The Bar   Posted: Mon Jul 09, 2018 8:31 pm   Subject: How much is it worth?
As a serial layout builder in the past I have sold a few layouts, given some away, dismantled a lot to reuse the parts and scrapped more than a couple. Putting a price on your time is what makes a rea ...
  Topic: 1:55th scale
Blackcloud Railways

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PostForum: On my workbench   Posted: Thu Jul 05, 2018 5:11 am   Subject: 1:55th scale
Taking both options for the backscene together, town that side of the water, railway this side? Simple. The railway was intending to span the river, aiming for somewhere well beyond, but realised too ...
 
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