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  Topic: Pick and mix micro layouts.
Blackcloud Railways

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PostForum: Layout Tours   Posted: Sat Jan 13, 2018 9:17 pm   Subject: Pick and mix micro layouts.
I've decided to have another go at modelling "The Bays", a bitsa mainline passenger operation on a microlayout. The scheme involves ideas from Sutton Road and other previous layouts to depic ...
  Topic: Pick and mix micro layouts.
Blackcloud Railways

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PostForum: Layout Tours   Posted: Fri Dec 15, 2017 11:01 am   Subject: Pick and mix micro layouts.
I have been meaning to do this for quite a while, finally got round to it at breakfast time this morning. The burn previously appeared to run from a cave at the foot of the cliff, indeed some of the w ...
  Topic: Just 'cos I like it
Blackcloud Railways

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PostForum: The Bar   Posted: Fri Nov 10, 2017 8:54 am   Subject: Just 'cos I like it
http://playingtrains.files.wordpress.com/2017/11/1860-1a.jpg

Foxbaile, given the 1860s treatment. Laughing
  Topic: Pick and mix micro layouts.
Blackcloud Railways

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PostForum: Layout Tours   Posted: Wed Oct 25, 2017 1:44 pm   Subject: Pick and mix micro layouts.


http://playingtrains.files.wordpress.com/2016/09/sandcreekjuncn.jpg



Hum. I've just found this layout again. It was buried under a pile of clean bedding stored on the top bunk in the spare r ...
  Topic: Puerto Paseo
Blackcloud Railways

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PostForum: Layout Tours   Posted: Wed Oct 25, 2017 12:33 pm   Subject: Puerto Paseo
Did somebody mention an odd looking vintage 2-4-2 Latin American diesel loco?

http://playingtrains.files.wordpress.com/2017/10/wednesday-whimsey-2.jpg

Laughing

http://playingtrains.wordpress.co ...
  Topic: Puerto Paseo
Blackcloud Railways

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PostForum: Layout Tours   Posted: Sat Oct 21, 2017 6:17 pm   Subject: Puerto Paseo
Taking Ian's comments about the Chilean 2-6-2 into consideration but wanting something not quite so antiquated, because the FCPyF would have been later taking up diesel traction, I have on hand a sing ...
  Topic: Puerto Paseo
Blackcloud Railways

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PostForum: Layout Tours   Posted: Sat Oct 21, 2017 10:33 am   Subject: Puerto Paseo
The new diesel is wonderful and could well spawn a classmate operating much further south. Cool
  Topic: 1860 and all that
Blackcloud Railways

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PostForum: The Bar   Posted: Sat Oct 21, 2017 10:31 am   Subject: 1860 and all that
Some bare wood planks, as recent repairs, might help with the missing/incorrect lettering. Wink
  Topic: Lyddlow Goods O Scale microlayout...
Blackcloud Railways

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PostForum: Layout Tours   Posted: Mon Oct 16, 2017 4:16 am   Subject: Lyddlow Goods O Scale microlayout...
Good to see that the little O goods layout is still in use. Cool
  Topic: 1860 and all that
Blackcloud Railways

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PostForum: The Bar   Posted: Sun Sep 24, 2017 9:59 am   Subject: 1860 and all that
Introduce a gradient up from the harbour master's office into the fiddleyard and running round could be done by gravity. The two front sidings would then be at a slightly higher level than the track o ...
  Topic: 1860 and all that
Blackcloud Railways

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PostForum: The Bar   Posted: Sun Sep 17, 2017 12:34 pm   Subject: 1860 and all that
As long as the main traffic flow (outbound minerals) is with the grade a steep quarry branch could have a mixture of horse working and self acting inclines. Horses could pull the empty wagons uphill e ...
  Topic: Puerto Paseo
Blackcloud Railways

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PostForum: Layout Tours   Posted: Sun Sep 10, 2017 3:23 pm   Subject: Puerto Paseo
Just an aside, this says scratch built but looks to be a nicely done conversion of the same coaches that you've used. It's approximately what I'd aim for if doing a version for the FCPyF.

http://ww ...
  Topic: Puerto Paseo
Blackcloud Railways

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PostForum: Layout Tours   Posted: Sat Sep 09, 2017 10:25 am   Subject: Puerto Paseo
The dock loco cab rears will provide the windows front and rear of the new loco cab, if you leave the doors attached they will provide four side windows, just needs a new door for each side then.

A ...
  Topic: Puerto Paseo
Blackcloud Railways

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PostForum: Layout Tours   Posted: Tue Sep 05, 2017 5:44 pm   Subject: Puerto Paseo
Soon be time to think about the FC Norte loco to haul the train...

[url=http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-9vBER-OGX4E/TrdChpzWgCI/AAAAAAAAAtY/oyr6HsHNG-g/s1600/elcisne_orthographic.jpg]Erm... Very Happy
  Topic: Puerto Paseo
Blackcloud Railways

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PostForum: Layout Tours   Posted: Mon Sep 04, 2017 12:45 pm   Subject: Puerto Paseo
Regarding couplings within the rake, fall plates and gates.

I'd be tempted to use drawbars between the coaches here, they could be made to the correct length to suite the gates and fall plates inst ...
 
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