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  Topic: Ferrocarril Consolidado Pampa y Fernandez
Blackcloud Railways

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PostForum: Layout Tours   Posted: Sat Dec 15, 2018 4:28 pm   Subject: Ferrocarril Consolidado Pampa y Fernandez
No further progress on the Piko loco (workbench section) as I've been replacing the San Fernandez fiddleyard/staging this week. The three track sector plate has been taken out and replaced with severa ...
  Topic: Piko HO to On30
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PostForum: On my workbench   Posted: Wed Dec 12, 2018 9:11 pm   Subject: Piko HO to On30
Thanks Jack, hopefully some time before I'll need to think about replacements yet but good to know they are available.
  Topic: Ferrocarril Consolidado Pampa y Fernandez
Blackcloud Railways

Replies: 73
Views: 22053

PostForum: Layout Tours   Posted: Sat Dec 08, 2018 8:56 pm   Subject: Ferrocarril Consolidado Pampa y Fernandez
Photos and film showing the railway in action. Anybody who knows my opinion on DCC sound chips might be surprised if they turn the sound up. I normally add a music soundtrack to my YouTube uploads but ...
  Topic: Piko HO to On30
Blackcloud Railways

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PostForum: On my workbench   Posted: Sat Dec 08, 2018 3:20 am   Subject: Piko HO to On30
Thanks Giles, yes, it will make a nicely proportioned 7mm NG loco.

The metal block in the cab is the ballast weight, I'd not advise cutting it down to floor level because it covers the drive shaft ...
  Topic: Piko HO to On30
Blackcloud Railways

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PostForum: On my workbench   Posted: Fri Dec 07, 2018 10:04 pm   Subject: Piko HO to On30
Giles gave me a pointer towards a cheap and cheerful loco on the Gaugemaster website...

http://playingtrains.files.wordpress.com/2018/12/piko.jpg

Does this invalidate the warranty?

http://pla ...
  Topic: Ferrocarril Consolidado Pampa y Fernandez
Blackcloud Railways

Replies: 73
Views: 22053

PostForum: Layout Tours   Posted: Wed Dec 05, 2018 9:26 pm   Subject: Ferrocarril Consolidado Pampa y Fernandez
I grew up within sight, and earshot, of Dinting Arches on the Woodhead line.
Nothing says "railway" to me more than a string of identical mineral wagons.
http://playingtrains.files.wordpre ...
  Topic: Ferrocarril Consolidado Pampa y Fernandez
Blackcloud Railways

Replies: 73
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PostForum: Layout Tours   Posted: Sun Dec 02, 2018 12:25 pm   Subject: Ferrocarril Consolidado Pampa y Fernandez
http://playingtrains.files.wordpress.com/2018/07/14-to-cuarto-4.jpg

Another major earthquake shook the Andes in Sierra Oculta this morning. Lone Pine Rock (library photo above) collapsed, blocking ...
  Topic: THE Christmas Model Railway show - Manchester 2018!
Blackcloud Railways

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PostForum: Events   Posted: Sat Dec 01, 2018 11:20 pm   Subject: THE Christmas Model Railway show - Manchester 2018!
Wonderful day out today, highly recommended if anyone's anywhere near Manchester tomorrow.
  Topic: Ferrocarril Consolidado Pampa y Fernandez
Blackcloud Railways

Replies: 73
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PostForum: Layout Tours   Posted: Wed Nov 28, 2018 8:42 am   Subject: Ferrocarril Consolidado Pampa y Fernandez
I recently bought four 3D print wagon kits, really expensive at 2 each!!!!

The need wheels and couplers to complete which doubles the cost. Laughing

Anyways, they are excellent. Not particularly ...
  Topic: Puerto Paseo
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PostForum: Layout Tours   Posted: Wed Nov 21, 2018 12:38 pm   Subject: Puerto Paseo
I'll have to work out a way of getting power to the deck - probably a length of rail next to the plastic circle of supporting rails (or a complete circle if I can bend one evenly enough) and wipers un ...
  Topic: Ferrocarril Consolidado Pampa y Fernandez
Blackcloud Railways

Replies: 73
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PostForum: Layout Tours   Posted: Tue Nov 20, 2018 8:04 pm   Subject: Ferrocarril Consolidado Pampa y Fernandez
Change of plan with Cuarto Shed, the long siding will be used for mineral loading with a couple of tipples spaced two hopper car lengths apart so a four car train needs moving once during the loading ...
  Topic: Ferrocarril Consolidado Pampa y Fernandez
Blackcloud Railways

Replies: 73
Views: 22053

PostForum: Layout Tours   Posted: Sat Nov 17, 2018 3:24 pm   Subject: Ferrocarril Consolidado Pampa y Fernandez
"The Vans" to a railwayman means mail, parcels or newspaper traffic. On the FCPyF it's no different. "Los Forgonetas" is an express freight train operating a daily round trip from ...
  Topic: A short tour of Two Sister's Farm
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PostForum: Layout Tours   Posted: Sat Nov 17, 2018 3:22 pm   Subject: A short tour of Two Sister's Farm
Hi Peter, I use Wordpress for my blogs (one for toy trains and one for the real world). The system has built in photo hosting, which can be used for third party posts such as forums, and is free.

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  Topic: 1860 and all that
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PostForum: The Bar   Posted: Sat Nov 10, 2018 8:58 am   Subject: 1860 and all that
Here y'are Giles. About five minutes in.

Looks as if it was a super show, though the overscale DCC sound spoils it for me.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_0iLi00nZ6U
  Topic: Ferrocarril Consolidado Pampa y Fernandez
Blackcloud Railways

Replies: 73
Views: 22053

PostForum: Layout Tours   Posted: Sat Nov 10, 2018 8:29 am   Subject: Ferrocarril Consolidado Pampa y Fernandez
Thanks Giles, I'm quite pleased with #3's appearance. Yet to get round to weathering the chassis though. Rolling Eyes

http://playingtrains.files.wordpress.com/2018/11/img_20181104_110400593.jpg

Some ...
 
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