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  Topic: Ferrocarril Consolidado Pampa y Fernandez
Blackcloud Railways

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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

Replies: 48
Views: 2597

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.
http://playingtrains.files.wordpress.com/2013/07/sandbach1.jpg
  Topic: Ferrocarril Consolidado Pampa y Fernandez
Blackcloud Railways

Replies: 52
Views: 15747

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.
Blackcloud Railways

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Views: 218618

PostForum: Layout Tours   Posted: Tue Jul 17, 2018 6:38 pm   Subject: Pick and mix micro layouts.
http://playingtrains.files.wordpress.com/2018/07/phoenix-2.jpg

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

Replies: 52
Views: 15747

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

Replies: 3
Views: 322

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

Replies: 7
Views: 460

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

Replies: 48
Views: 2597

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 ...
  Topic: Teamsterz
Blackcloud Railways

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PostForum: On my workbench   Posted: Thu Jun 14, 2018 5:50 am   Subject: Teamsterz
Cornflake packet card, or even paper, cladding could be used for "plywood" instead of coffee stirrer "planks" if you're not wanting the additional bulk. I'm going to use paper side ...
  Topic: Teamsterz
Blackcloud Railways

Replies: 2
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PostForum: On my workbench   Posted: Wed Jun 13, 2018 12:31 pm   Subject: Teamsterz
Yeah, I know, plurals have an s at the end, not a z, but it's a trade name.

http://playingtrains.files.wordpress.com/2018/06/teamsterz-train.jpg

Giles converted some of these coaches a while ago ...
  Topic: Is this the future? (Shellsea Harbour)
Blackcloud Railways

Replies: 182
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PostForum: On my workbench   Posted: Sat Jun 09, 2018 4:27 pm   Subject: Is this the future? (Shellsea Harbour)
If the notice was installed by the local authority they would probably use a standard road sign like the one shown in this image...

https://www.flickr.com/photos/40910684@N04/33976292342
  Topic: Pick and mix micro layouts.
Blackcloud Railways

Replies: 596
Views: 218618

PostForum: Layout Tours   Posted: Thu May 31, 2018 11:04 pm   Subject: Pick and mix micro layouts.
You could easily imagine the Daily Wail headline... "Foreign power invades Yorkshire!"

http://playingtrains.files.wordpress.com/2018/05/fcpyf-1-at-muston.jpg

FCPyF #1 is visiting for t ...
  Topic: 1:55th scale
Blackcloud Railways

Replies: 48
Views: 2597

PostForum: On my workbench   Posted: Thu May 31, 2018 10:16 pm   Subject: 1:55th scale
Some of the smaller Bachmann On30 offerings could easily pass for 3' gauge in 1:55 scale rather than the manufacturer's intended 2'6" in 1:48.
http://playingtrains.files.wordpress.com/2017/06/8 ...
  Topic: Spares and repairs
Blackcloud Railways

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PostForum: On my workbench   Posted: Tue May 29, 2018 6:28 am   Subject: Spares and repairs

http://photos.mtimag.co.uk/tpo.jpg

Not a lot going for it...

You could shorten the body and mount it on a three axle chassis or even further curtail it as a four wheeled mail/baggage car on a ...
  Topic: Is this the future? (Shellsea Harbour)
Blackcloud Railways

Replies: 182
Views: 62840

PostForum: On my workbench   Posted: Sun May 27, 2018 8:47 pm   Subject: Is this the future? (Shellsea Harbour)
Maybe a sign saying "Trains Cross Here" would be more in keeping with troublesome trucks. Laughing
 
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