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Grange Castle
26-06-2012, 07:26 PM
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Grange Castle
26-06-2012, 07:28 PM
More to follow, just digging in a few boxes over the next day or two, sorry about the quality:(

Flying Scotsman 4472
26-06-2012, 09:28 PM
Eddie Stobart avatar unusual for this site :) I take it you like your trucks to

Grange Castle
26-06-2012, 09:42 PM
Eddie Stobart avatar unusual for this site :) I take it you like your trucks to

Guilty as charged :) Working with them everyday, they've grown on me. Whatever people may think about the company good or bad you've got to admire the fleet they have.
Anthony I think you'll have to do a few eddie models:banana:

Flying Scotsman 4472
26-06-2012, 09:51 PM
Guilty as charged :) Working with them everyday, they've grown on me. Whatever people may think about the company good or bad you've got to admire the fleet they have.
Anthony I think you'll have to do a few eddie model:banana:

If I could have a driving job with Stobart I'd be there in the morning. Rumour has it they have started to build a massive depot in Newry just of the by pass along with Tesco. You can see the massive earth moving going on just to the North of the city going North bound its on your right hand side. I have a few Oxford Stobarts in my collection including a rare MAN TGX. Only thing is I can't weather them as Stobarts are always clean.:rolleyes:

Grange Castle
26-06-2012, 10:01 PM
If I could have a driving job with Stobart I'd be there in the morning. Rumour has it they have started to build a massive depot in Newry just of the by pass along with Tesco. You can see the massive earth moving going on just to the North of the city going North bound its on your right hand side. I have a few Oxford Stobarts in my collection including a rare MAN TGX. Only thing is I can't weather them as Stobarts are always clean.:rolleyes:

=))Weathering would be an absolute no no, always spotless, washed everyday. Havent heard any rumours about Newry but I have heard that the tankers are on the way. And plenty of brand new tractor units are hitting the roads lately. Yeah i've a couple of the Oxfords myself, next on the list is the Stobart Rail low loader. I tried to order the collection from Atlas Editions but the feckers wouldn't deliver to Southern Ireland :mad:

BosKonay
26-06-2012, 10:06 PM
Maybe just a lick of mud on the wheel arches? Can't be having something pristine on Anthony's layout! :)

Flying Scotsman 4472
26-06-2012, 10:22 PM
=))Weathering would be an absolute no no, always spotless, washed everyday. Havent heard any rumours about Newry but I have heard that the tankers are on the way. And plenty of brand new tractor units are hitting the roads lately. Yeah i've a couple of the Oxfords myself, next on the list is the Stobart Rail low loader. I tried to order the collection from Atlas Editions but the feckers wouldn't deliver to Southern Ireland :mad:

I have the Stobart low loader will post some pics of the fleet for you. Try Hattons for the low loader that's where I got mine. Lagan Construction is doing the work on the Stobart/Tesco yard and that's the talk around town. The place is huge. The funny thing is that their new neighbour is no other that Surefreight

Flying Scotsman 4472
26-06-2012, 10:26 PM
Maybe just a lick of mud on the wheel arches? Can't be having something pristine on Anthony's layout! :)

I know mate its killing me =)) Not sure about Stobart Ireland but in the UK they have a cleaning crew that travel around power hosing the trucks while they are waiting to load at the bigger depots. Its very hard to see a really dirty truck.

Grange Castle
28-06-2012, 05:18 PM
I have the Stobart low loader will post some pics of the fleet for you. Try Hattons for the low loader that's where I got mine. Lagan Construction is doing the work on the Stobart/Tesco yard and that's the talk around town. The place is huge. The funny thing is that their new neighbour is no other that Surefreight

Had a bit of a nosey in work, this big site in Newry wouldn't be for a supermarket would it ? As all i could see refering to Newry is the buliding of a Tesco Extra which will be roughly twice the size of Sainsbury's. I dont know Newry well haven't been there since i was a kid when the family used to do a xmas beer run :ROFL: so i'm not sure of the location if it make sense to you ?

Flying Scotsman 4472
28-06-2012, 05:33 PM
Had a bit of a nosey in work, this big site in Newry wouldn't be for a supermarket would it ? As all i could see refering to Newry is the buliding of a Tesco Extra which will be roughly twice the size of Sainsbury's. I dont know Newry well haven't been there since i was a kid when the family used to do a xmas beer run :ROFL: so i'm not sure of the location if it make sense to you ?



The Tesco extra is already well under way its on the Belfast road in the town just after the Court house on the site of an old petrol station. The new place where Stobart is supposed to be going is in Carnbane Ind Est beside Surefreight. Lagan Construction is building it my Missus is a former employee of them was tlking to one of the guys working there and he was telling her that it is Stobart they are building it for. Only time will tell.

Flying Scotsman 4472
28-06-2012, 05:43 PM
As you can see the area is twice as big as the the rest of the industrial estate





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Grange Castle
28-06-2012, 05:50 PM
Now that would be some depot ! I just looked up lagan construction just says basically they where awarded the contract for the site but nothing really more than that :( very cloak and dagger but thats how they work i suppose. If it is a stobart/tesco depot it'll be handy for ya for a bit of stobart spotting :banana:

Flying Scotsman 4472
28-06-2012, 07:02 PM
If it is a stobart/tesco depot it'll be handy for ya for a bit of stobart spotting :banana:

It will be even hander if I can get a job there:rolleyes:

Grange Castle
23-11-2012, 09:46 PM
Sorry about the quality of the photo:o , most of the Grange Castle bus fleet.

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BosKonay
23-11-2012, 09:52 PM
Awesome collection !!!

Grange Castle
23-11-2012, 09:55 PM
Awesome collection !!!

Cheers Bos :tumbsup:

kevrail
12-02-2013, 10:35 PM
Sorry about the quality of the photo:o , most of the Grange Castle bus fleet.

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My God that is one hell of a collection. Jealous ;)

Flying Scotsman 4472
13-02-2013, 12:47 PM
Where did you get the city imp

Grange Castle
14-02-2013, 09:40 PM
Where did you get the city imp

Its a repaint i picked up on ebay its not perfect but looks ok from a distance, if someone produced a run of imps i think i'd buy a dozen ! Loved all classes of the Imps and the cityswift " P " single deckers.

Train model
15-02-2013, 01:01 AM
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Flying Scotsman 4472
15-02-2013, 02:31 AM
Its a repaint i picked up on ebay its not perfect but looks ok from a distance, if someone produced a run of imps i think i'd buy a dozen ! Loved all classes of the Imps and the cityswift " P " single deckers.

Yes I'd love a few of them myself :tumbsup:

Grange Castle
15-02-2013, 05:04 PM
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Lovely collection Train Model :-bd ya can never have too many buses ! My favourite Bus Eireann models are Wrights Gemini and the Scania Izirar. I like the yard you have made I'll have to do something like that when I build my layout. Do you have any non Irish buses ? I have a couple of Blackpool buses and a couple of Trams dont know how they'll fit into my layout but they'll show up somewhere on it :)

Grange Castle
15-02-2013, 05:11 PM
Yes I'd love a few of them myself :tumbsup:

Ya know if someone made a run we'd probably buy the batch between us :ROFL: Hint Hint, Brian, Hint Hint.....

GSI345
15-02-2013, 06:16 PM
the list is endless of models we'd love Brian Collins to do........

Dublin Bus AW Class Bendi in original Delivered Livery for starters

kevrail
15-02-2013, 06:38 PM
My Bus fleet going in and out of the Bus Station at Kilcoole RailwayStation and also up and down the Main Street.

Grange Castle
15-02-2013, 08:46 PM
Kevin :-bd :-bd Looks great, whats the wine bus ? Lothian is it, it looks at home there ! Love the pics keep them coming ;)

kevrail
15-02-2013, 09:10 PM
Kevin :-bd :-bd Looks great, whats the wine bus ? Lothian is it, it looks at home there ! Love the pics keep them coming ;)

Yes Jonny well spotted Lothian Bus. My son brought it home for me from Edinburgh

Brian Collins Enterprises
15-02-2013, 09:43 PM
the list is endless of models we'd love Brian Collins to do........

Dublin Bus AW Class Bendi in original Delivered Livery for starters

Thank you GSI345 for the posting. The model of VG33 is my focus for the moment, you just never know what could be in the pipeline in the future......

The mention of the Imps & P Class Cityswift beings back memories of traveling on the in the mid 90's.

Brian Collins Enterprises
15-02-2013, 09:45 PM
Ya know if someone made a run we'd probably buy the batch between us :ROFL: Hint Hint, Brian, Hint Hint.....

Thanks Grange Castle, I have a list of models I would like to see also.

A impressive collection of bus models Grange Castle.

Grange Castle
16-02-2013, 03:25 PM
Yes Jonny well spotted Lothian Bus. My son brought it home for me from Edinburgh

Its a nice model, looks well. I've a few "Wanderers" myself. Couple of Blackpool Buses and Crossvile Buses, just to remind me of holidays when i was younger.

Grange Castle
16-02-2013, 03:42 PM
Thanks Grange Castle, I have a list of models I would like to see also.

A impressive collection of bus models Grange Castle.

Thanks Brian, I started to collect the buses a few years ago but by then a few had been released so i had to do a bit of digging to get some of them. My priority has always been current Dublin Bus livery, but I normally pick up most modern Irish buses. Of the ones I dont have my top of my wish list would be, a KD, P, D, AD and MB
I'm sure the list is endless that people would like.
But for the moment I'm looking forward to your release :banana:

GSI345
16-02-2013, 06:54 PM
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Here's Some of your wishlist Grange Castle

Grange Castle
16-02-2013, 07:38 PM
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Here's Some of your wishlist Grange Castle

Thats a fantastic line up right there GSI I'm well jealous. 22a brings back some memories, used to go by my house years ago, and the nipper/localink at the end is sweet !! And the display on the second KD is spot on. Great collection =D =D I could look at them all day. Thanks for posting them up :tumbsup:

GSI345
16-02-2013, 07:59 PM
Thats only 2 KD's out of 10.....i love doing Strange Garage Destinations & half scrolled......adds realism
.i hope to have a surprise model or 2 from your wishlist in a few weeks.....so we'll see.......
I always loved the KD on the 22A i remember it Roarin by my road & you could still here it going around Bangor Circle..........

Keep an eye out for a Kit of the KC Single Decker in October........

GSI345
16-02-2013, 08:11 PM
Something a little different
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Grange Castle
16-02-2013, 08:31 PM
Something a little different
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Briliant !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Love it, love it, love it ! 10 KDs, sounds like you've too many, wanna get rid of some ? ha ha. Your right about the destination adding realisim. We mustta been near neighbours back then in the days of the 2er A.

dieselnut
18-02-2013, 09:21 PM
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Here's Some of your wishlist Grange Castle

Hi GS1,
Is the blue bus no 14 ,(leyland atlantean d class i think there called) available in kit form,
Thanks ,Eamon.

dieselnut
18-02-2013, 09:27 PM
Thats only 2 KD's out of 10.....i love doing Strange Garage Destinations & half scrolled......adds realism
.i hope to have a surprise model or 2 from your wishlist in a few weeks.....so we'll see.......
I always loved the KD on the 22A i remember it Roarin by my road & you could still here it going around Bangor Circle..........

Keep an eye out for a Kit of the KC Single Decker in October........

Hi GS1345,
Is the KC Kit by Jim Poots,
Eamon.

GSI345
19-02-2013, 06:01 PM
Hi GS1345,
Is the KC Kit by Jim Poots,
Eamon.

Yes Eamon Jim Is looking at doing the KC Single Deck Kit........possibly released at the Model Railway Show in October

dieselnut
19-02-2013, 08:51 PM
Yes Eamon Jim Is looking at doing the KC Single Deck Kit........possibly released at the Model Railway Show in October

Thanks GS1345

Grange Castle
18-05-2013, 10:01 PM
New arrival to GrangeCastle. Seen as how I like Stobart and Buses, this is perfect for me:D

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kevrail
19-05-2013, 12:47 AM
Where do you source all these Jonny?

Grange Castle
19-05-2013, 10:51 AM
Where do you source all these Jonny?

I pick most of them up of ebay Kevin but the problem is as the Atlas releases goes on the newer models are harder to get and prices on ebay are shocking, but i look for the items which aren't attracting too much attention and that are worded differently ( people leaving off 1/76 or Atlas in the listing could easily save a tenner or more ! ) I picked up this coach for 25 stg but i have seen them go for 60stg so it pays to hold off and wait. The biomass truck I got for 30 stg next day three where listed for 70-80, all sold. Even at the prices i pay the seller is making a nice profit but the high end sellers are raking it in !

Brian Collins Enterprises
19-05-2013, 03:40 PM
New arrival to GrangeCastle. Seen as how I like Stobart and Buses, this is perfect for me:D

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Nice.
Any images of the Biomass Model Jonny?

kevrail
19-05-2013, 06:14 PM
Jonny why don't you buy direct from Atlas. Here is the link http://www.atlaseditions.co.uk/collection/Eddie-Stobart/Volvo-FH-Fridge-trailer.html

Brian Collins Enterprises
19-05-2013, 07:17 PM
I have just looked at the Atlas Editions website & one of the T&C's is residing in Great Britain and Northern Ireland:mad:

Grange Castle
19-05-2013, 10:03 PM
I have just looked at the Atlas Editions website & one of the T&C's is residing in Great Britain and Northern Ireland:mad:

Yes Brian/Kevin this was the problem, I emailed them several times and each time told no. Not sure but I heard it might be licence related i.e they haven't permission to sell the stobart brand outside the UK. That could be completely wrong but it sounds possible.

But never one to give up I've found a way and i'm now recieving the atlas range directly.... :banana: But i'm only at the start and they only send one out every 3-4 weeks so its gonna take awhile ! For me getting them direct is just a safetynet so i dont miss out on any hard to get ones. I'll still be buying a few of each if possible, only modern livery though, not into the old look :)

kevrail
19-05-2013, 10:29 PM
Jonny I bought my first 4 from Atlas and then gave it up. I didn't think they where going to produce the whole fleet. I am going to see if I can pick up where I left off. The range is impressive as each model comes out

Grange Castle
19-05-2013, 10:50 PM
Jonny I bought my first 4 from Atlas and then gave it up. I didn't think they where going to produce the whole fleet. I am going to see if I can pick up where I left off. The range is impressive as each model comes out

Ah if i knew you where giving up i'd have told you. Hopefully you can pick up where you left off. Although on the plus side if you do have to start again the first two are nice and you can never have too many of them. Not gone on 3 & 4 though.

Grange Castle
29-10-2013, 11:22 PM
While it's not 100% correct I think this will make a nice wedding bus

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Tarabuses
31-10-2013, 02:38 PM
Not many would notice the inaccuracies and even fewer would care.

Shinkansen
01-11-2013, 09:29 AM
Very nice looking model Grange Castle. Not much into busses but it has great detail it must be said. On a related note... were you at the South Dublin Model Railway show at the weekend? Very nice new releases from Oxford Diecast making their debut. Scania Irizar in Bus Eireann Eurolines livery. Nearly picked one up, but the new BP Oil tanker release stole my heart (and Wallet) first!

GSI345
01-11-2013, 03:44 PM
Grange Castle.....

When your making the wedding bus.....Contact me & ill sort ye with Wedding Advert Decals

WRENNEIRE
01-11-2013, 03:50 PM
If its anything like the last wedding I was at, a wedding Ambulance might be a better bet:disco:

Grange Castle
02-11-2013, 10:27 PM
If its anything like the last wedding I was at, a wedding Ambulance might be a better bet:disco:

Dave that sounds like a tv3/ch4 wedding =))

Grange Castle
02-11-2013, 10:28 PM
Grange Castle.....

When your making the wedding bus.....Contact me & ill sort ye with Wedding Advert Decals

Now that sounds like a plan :tumbsup:

Grange Castle
02-11-2013, 10:30 PM
Not many would notice the inaccuracies and even fewer would care.

Ah I'm just one of these people that assumes if i can see something wrong with it everyone can, your right though, very little out of place on it.

Grange Castle
02-11-2013, 10:34 PM
Very nice looking model Grange Castle. Not much into busses but it has great detail it must be said. On a related note... were you at the South Dublin Model Railway show at the weekend? Very nice new releases from Oxford Diecast making their debut. Scania Irizar in Bus Eireann Eurolines livery. Nearly picked one up, but the new BP Oil tanker release stole my heart (and Wallet) first!

Yes I was at the show, I have a scania on the way at the moment, not my favourite livery but i still have to get one :D