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Ferrocarril Consolidado Pampa y Fernandez
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Blackcloud Railways



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PostPosted: Sat Jul 29, 2017 5:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote


Versatile little thingies aren't they? Cool

It's the over-engineered switch stand with a hole drilled in the side of it for the fuel hose. I'll eventually get round to making some of your style of switch stand for Grande, there's enough pointwork here to make them noticeable.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 12, 2018 9:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It has been a while since I updated this thread. The FCPyF is now fully connected and through running to/from Grande is possible from both the San Fernandez and Cuarto de Pulgada lines. The staging yard at Centrales has been replaced with a new junction and a new section of baseboard bridges the gap between there and Grande.









The level area on the new section of layout will be a small town with the buildings acting as a view block for the scenic break between the junction and Grande.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 04, 2018 1:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

An update from Sierra Oculta.



Work around Bodjio is on hold while the glue dries on the ballast and weeds so I've diverted my attention to the other end of the garage where the line crosses the doorway to the garden.



The existing station at Cumbre has been removed, to be replaced with a new rail/ferry interchange called Lago Cumbre (Summit Lake) on the section which was previously hidden from view.



The painted mountains screen has been relocated behind the line to act as a backscene.




The water tower from Cumbre is now at Grande and the tower from there has been returned to Rio Paleta.



When originally here it cast a shadow on the backscene so its new location is on the near side of the line to prevent this.



Structure gauging was done using the big blue diesel and Fleischmann coach as these are both slightly larger than the Bachmann trains.
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PostPosted: Fri May 25, 2018 7:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'd be the first to admit that the photos in my recent posts have been less than perfect. This is due to the use of a cheap camera but I've found an old mobile phone at home and it takes much better pictures.

A new slideshow of the route from Grande to Cuarto and back is shown on the link below. Intermediate locations, outward bound in line order, are Bodjio, Jones River Bridges, Lone Pine Rock, Rio Paleta (mine, station and bridge) Cumbre MoW Halt and Lago Cumbre.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oroN08F_j-Q
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 12, 2018 6:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's coming home... Not the World Cup, come on, we all knew we were going to get knocked out sooner or later!



What's coming home is last night's Cuarto to Grande passenger train, filled with disappointed football fans who had made the trip to Cuarto to listen to the match, because it's the nearest the railway gets to the radio in the kitchen. Razz Laughing
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 10, 2018 4:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The FCPyF procurement department has just acquired a second consolidation for use on the steeply graded section between Grande and Cuarto de Pulgada.



This will allow the two moguls (7 and 42) to work through trains from San Fernandez to Cuarto de Pulgada as far as Grande where the trains reverse, the consolidations (33 and 117) taking the trains from there to Cuarto.

The new loco has a three axle tender drive unit, this will probably be replaced with an Athearn SW chassis and the tender extended to accommodate.
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