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    • Yes at £295 they are rather expensive but I felt worth it if the quality was as good as their previous RTR projects, and it is a unique and classic Irish steam era loco. OO Works have a good track record. Commissioning a top job on a brass kit would have cost more, and there is no way I could build a brass kit to a standard that would look as good as this and equally important run as freely and smoothly as this hopefully will. I doubt we will ever see RTR versions done in finely detailed injection molded plastic due to economics. 
    • I'm not surprised about the order quantity, €350 is a large spend on a non DCC ready, Non Sound Equipped Loco. There so much Irish RTR this year coming out people are spending their cash on the Wagons etc. I ordered one loco myself as it does look pretty nice.    
    • Really looking forward to this GS&WR 101 class loco later this year. I ordered the grey livery last year. http://www.ooworks.co.uk
    • I suppose I have hedged my bets by going up to 1:20.3 narrow gauge in the garden so that I can both see and run my models (though its !!!!!!!! expensive) while I still potter around trying to build workable models in 4mm scale when its too wet cold or dark to work in the garden. John, I've been tempted by this Garden Railway thing for over ten years since I saw a friend's huge garden railway - all LGB, mind you, so very much RTR. I've just succumbed to giving it a go - it's the fault of a guy selling his LGB stuff at Bangor. Hence the crocodile mentioned a few posts ago. I am a big fan of the Rhaetian Railway and my initial purchases have been for that railway. Of course, my world is the reverse of yours - I can run the garden railway on odd days, not as much sun in Surrey as Down Under - the GNR-based effort in the loft will always be the more appropriate activity!  
    • One (I think 193) became grey with, uniquely for ANY CIE loco, a black firebox and chimney but grey elsewhere. I'm aware that Roderick has done painstaking research on these locos, not just on livery but on a bewildering array of the many detail differences involved in Ireland's largest class by far. I would have no hesitation in highly recommending it, and Roderick deserves our support. I've my order in and may get two. I already have a very nice SSM one - an excellent model which in my case is weathered within an inch of its life. It will share beet specials at Dugort Harbour with its OO Works companion(s). I suspect that no more than two or three J15s were black, and these only for a very short time between maybe 1958 and 62.
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