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  2. Fort Camden

    Saw this fantastic model of Fort Camden a while back at an exhibition in DĂșn Laoghaire. It depicted the fort in its heyday as a coastal deference instillation. The level of detail is stunning especially the cliff guns, the Brennan torpedo and the Vospers MTB! Definitely worth a look .......
  3. Which station is this please?

    Absolutely Visual OCD is a terrible affliction. Mind you H&S in some other areas of life has swung far off the wall of practicalities. Ironically some cases have had the unintended effect of reducing safety due to blind obsession with rigid procedures especially when combined with IR.
  4. Which station is this please?

    Was just making sure. Improved safety isn't something that would commonly be considered silly or wasteful.
  5. Which station is this please?

    Many thanks for the replies.
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    Thanks Patrick, yes I understood why the practice changed. Good clip. Thanks John, that's interesting info. I remember Platform 2 & 3 in Kingsbridge were for mainly used for departures, with 4 & 5 used for arrivals with a disused loco release road in between (i.e. three tracks) from the steam days. Noel
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    Harcourt Street 1900 runaway train 1900 , Cannon Street 1991 https://www.railmagazine.com/trains/specifications/lessons-learned-from-cannon-street-crash are good examples of buffer stop collisions. I think the loco in the photo may be a GSWR 0-4-4 back tank with a local train to Kingsbridge. In steam days larger terminal stations like Kingsbridge, Amiens Street and Sligo had separate main-line departure and arrival platforms. The arrival platforms usually had hydraulic buffer stops similar to the classic Hornby model https://www.mightyape.co.nz/product/hydraulic-buffer/25031703?gclid=EAIaIQobChMIgOyOs_vW1wIVgR0rCh0_mg0SEAYYASABEgKPKvD_BwE with plain buffer stops on the departure side. The LNWR North Wall Station seems to have become something of a white elephant with the opening of the Loop Line in the 1890s and the growing importance of the Holyhead-Dunlaoire route. The North Wall passenger station closed and the mail trains diverted to Carlisle Pier when the LNWR Dunlaoire-Holyhead steamer service won the Mail contract in the 1920s
  9. IRM Cement Bubble Wagons

    Edit - there were a few where the entire vac assembly was painted ivory, but since rubber and paint are never happy bedfellows, could it be down to an over enthusiastic painter?
  10. Which station is this please?

    There's good reason for this. Modern bufferstops at stations like Connolly and Heuston are of the friction type, with metal clamps placed at set intervals behind them and the effect of the friction of multiple clamps lessens the speed of runaways - hence the need for space behind the buffers. Repeated 'whacking' of the buffers would obviously shift their position and lessen the effectiveness of this system if it were ever needed.
  11. IRM Cement Bubble Wagons

    My first time seeing a pic of 195 too. Also another thing that is rare in that photo is 4 wagons in a row all facing the same way. Also noticed the vac hose pipe connections are cream on the prototype on some, thought they were all black like the model.
  12. Failed loco

    Hi Iang, I'm based in Edenderry, I do loco decoder fitting. If you want to drop into me I'll take a look.
  13. Another free baseboard!

    Hi Speedy, Yes that's no problem to do. Don't forget to be in to win you have to like and share the post on my Facebook page!
  14. Which station is this please?

    What I like about that pic is the terminal station buffers actually get used and they parked trains right up against them wasting no space. None of the modern silly buffer placement yards before the end of the platform edge, nor trains always stopped 10 yards before the buffers often wasting a coach and a half length of platform. My 1960s memory is of passenger trains parked right up against station buffers to maximise space and give my visual OCD some mild respite (before accidents and H&S changes brought in safety distances).
  15. IRM Cement Bubble Wagons

    Found some pics of clean looking Cement bubbles with light weathering (found on here). The last three on the right look like they've just been taken out of their IRM box. Gives an alternate weathering option for some.
  16. Failed loco

    Hi , try the lads in the Midlands Club in Abbeyleix . Is the other loco running okay?
  17. Another free baseboard!

    That would be a great help in starting on the layout with the other half, she has been collecting up bits over the last number of years but never did anything to get a layout sorted....things have changed since we met earlier this year and plans are afoot to get something put together in the new year. Just a query on that 6x4 baseboard could the catch on one side be done differently in order to facilitate a second 6x4 baseboard being added at a later date to create a 6x8 setup???
  18. Which station is this please?

    It's the LNWR station in North Wall, Dublin, looking from the train shed towards the road bridge at Sheriff Street and onward to Church Road. The shed became a goods depot after the station ceased operating in the 1920s, then demolished to make way for the re-developed docklands area in the 2000s. The main station building and adjoining LNWR hotel still survive. I believe the original photo now resides in the National Railway Museum archive in York.
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    This is bugging me, big style. Why is it the Victorian lads only had 1 mega pixel cameras, I'll never know...
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  21. Which station is this please?

    That does look like MGWR Attock stock but I'd be just guessing...However, the architecture on the left hand side bears no resemblance to limerick. There's no decorative arched brickwork, as seen on the right, in Limerick Colbert. More than Likely Heuston, if the roof panelling is anything to go by. Everything fits.
  22. Failed loco

    Ah, right, I wasn't sure where you were. Marks seem to be held in fair regard, though I've only been in there once myself.
  23. Free Shipping for Ireland and UK with Irish Railway Models

    Ah Fred Scuttle ( Benny Hill ) I remember on the show years ago Fred being asked do you excersise your prerogative Mr Scuttle and Fred answered I do if it's slack. Rich,
  24. Failed loco

    I'm afraid that's what I'm gonna do anybody know much about marks models in dublin? I don't think there's any around offaly
  25. Failed loco

    You might do well to get somebody to have a look at it.
  26. 80 Class Sandite still going!

    Great video Nelson, i love the sound of the engine. It's like an old age pensioner. It's nice to see a video with a steady camera and no zooming in & out.
  27. Which station is this please?

    That was on a GB Facebook page a few days ago, it seemed to get largely ignored when it was suggested that it might be to the West..
  28. Failed loco

    I'm not sure how to go about opening it up it was running when I picked it up of track it hasn't ran since that it's was budging but now it's not doin anything ... https://www.google.ie/search?q=murphy+model+112&client=ms-android-samsung&prmd=imvn&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjivNrb4NXXAhVpLsAKHWiPCMQQ_AUIEigB&biw=360&bih=560#imgrc=XZPOdSAAL--dCM: this is same as mine
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