FAQFAQ   SearchSearch   MemberlistMemberlist   UsergroupsUsergroups   RegisterRegister 
 ProfileProfile   Log in to check your private messagesLog in to check your private messages   Log inLog in 

Ferrocarril Consolidado Pampa y Fernandez
Goto page Previous  1, 2, 3, 4, 5
 
Post new topic   Reply to topic    Model Trains Interactive Forum Index -> Layout Tours
View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message
Blackcloud Railways



Joined: 25 Oct 2006
Posts: 2045
Location: Sandbach UK

PostPosted: Tue Sep 25, 2018 7:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The southern hemisphere, including Sierra Oculta, is looking forward to summer and the FCPyF is preparing for an influx of tourists looking for steam trains.











Two oil burners, 42 and 117, (and diesel 67) at Cuarto de Pulgada.
_________________
Bob Hughes
Playing Trains

Once there were mountains on mountains and once there were sunbirds to soar with and once I could never be down.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website
giles b



Joined: 25 Oct 2006
Posts: 2209
Location: London

PostPosted: Tue Sep 25, 2018 3:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Blackcloud Railways wrote:
The FCPyF is preparing for an influx of tourists looking for steam trains.

Two oil burners, 42 and 117, (and diesel 67) at Cuarto de Pulgada.


Enlightened and proactive management! If passenger numbers do increase, there may be a need for longer trains (Thameslink/Northern Rail please copy) Wink
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Blackcloud Railways



Joined: 25 Oct 2006
Posts: 2045
Location: Sandbach UK

PostPosted: Wed Sep 26, 2018 8:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

giles b wrote:


If passenger numbers do increase, there may be a need for longer trains (Thameslink/Northern Rail please copy) Wink


42 can handle the combine unassisted but if the train is strengthened to two or three cars a banker would be needed.

Any longer than three cars complicates the shunting at the termini.

No.7, having arrived at Grande with the green train from San Fernandez, is at the end of the track. No.117 uses the San Fernandez train's coaches to pull her own train out of the carriage shed and shunts all six coaches to the middle siding.

117 then propels the SF stock into the carriage shed.

117 will then back onto her train, releasing 7 to the loco shed.

More likely to get the railcars running as extras in advance of the loco hauled trains to pick up regular passengers who would rather get there first than wait for the steam train. A railcar can be held on the turntable at Cuarto when the two platforms are both occupied and sent to the loco shed at Grande to free up yard tracks.
_________________
Bob Hughes
Playing Trains

Once there were mountains on mountains and once there were sunbirds to soar with and once I could never be down.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website
Blackcloud Railways



Joined: 25 Oct 2006
Posts: 2045
Location: Sandbach UK

PostPosted: Fri Oct 12, 2018 7:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

A rare daytime freight. Number 6 ran extra from Grande to Cuarto yesterday, with number 10 acting as a banker as far as Cumbre.



GC6 was actually run as a test train. The first car behind the loco was damaged when the Ferrocarril Internacional was still on the exhibition circuit (back in 2013!) and I only got round to making the repairs yesterday. Also the caboose couplers were changed from tension lock to Kadees and the second car in the train had running boards added to make it look more On30 than HO.

The train could have been run on the low line but a trip up the hill to Cumbre with a banker on the rear is a much better way of testing the caboose coupler strength and track holding quality of the repaired car.

The two boxcars were included because they are adaptors, each with a Kadee at one end and a tension lock at the other, and the return working conveyed two tension lock fitted cars picked up at Cuarto when the two loaded gondolas were set out.


_________________
Bob Hughes
Playing Trains

Once there were mountains on mountains and once there were sunbirds to soar with and once I could never be down.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website
Display posts from previous:   
Post new topic   Reply to topic    Model Trains Interactive Forum Index -> Layout Tours All times are GMT
Goto page Previous  1, 2, 3, 4, 5
Page 5 of 5

 
Jump to:  
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum


Powered by phpBB © 2001, 2005 phpBB Group