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  2. Warbonnet

    Class 121

    In fairness our problems were all generated in the West and a notorious man in the east. Thankfully we found some friends in the East (As well as a couple closer to home) who saved our bacon on that score. The truth will come out on that someday!
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  4. murrayec

    Bray Train & Model Fair

    Hi Guys Don't forget the Fair this coming Sunday. Eoin
  5. Railer

    Class 121

    Not true, they didn't in the early days of the ballast project but they are all sorted now. Alot when on behind the scenes is all I'm saying.
  6. StevieB

    Class 121

    Our friends at IRM seem to have all the luck when it comes to dealing with the Far East manufacturers. Maybe they could give some pointers to Mr Murphy. Stephen
  7. WRENNEIRE

    Class 121

    Regarding the website Murphy Models is a one man show, Paddy himself is in his mid 70's so as you can imagine his "Webmaster" skills are not the best but with regard to the 121 it will happen. I have seen his communications with the new manufacturers in China and although things are ultra slow because of communication difficulties etc they are lumbering along at a snails pace. Paddy is none too happy about all this as he hoped to bring them to market in 2016 but eventualities outside of his control have caused all the delays to date, the main one being that his original manufacturer has ceased making model railway items after some disastrous projects which saw them losing many millions of dollars. Be aware that he is beavering away and that as soon as there is any real news these pages will light up So hold your breath and save your pennies.
  8. That a 29K I think. DARTs aren't that shade even with a filter.
  9. skinner75

    Class 121

    Their website could do with an update, as two years with no update is really poor
  10. Noel

    Class 121

    Extract from Murphy Models web site back in 2016 Happy New Year from Murphy Models As you will have noticed, 2015 was a rather quiet year for Murphy Models, mainly through circumstances beyond our control. However, we will try to make up for it in 2016 . First, the news everybody has been waiting for - Class 121 CAD drawings were started in December. It is expected that pre-production samples will be available for perusal at the MRSI October Show in Raheny with a first delivery in time for Christmas. It is intendeded that the IE and original CIE grey will be first to arrive with CIE Black and Supertrain and IR versions to follow within 9-10 months. Paddy's business enterprise has transformed Irish railway modelling beyond all recognition, so only gratitude and few complaints if any from me as a consumer of his products. The mk2 were fine models but indeed did not quite attain the heights that the incredible Cravens and baby GMs did. IMHO 141/181 are still the finest model locos I have ever operated, so I hope the 121 does match them should MM decide to proceed with them this year or next. If MM do not, I've no doubt someday IRM might consider them, but PM can hold his head high in the knowledge he changed the game during his time in the Irish model railway business. IRM have taken up the baton for the future and are raising the bar to new heights we as consumers could not have dreamt of only a few years ago. Clunky Lima BR mk1s repainted B&T behind Lima class 33s in CIE orange are now but a distant memory. Whenever the right time comes, I'm sure a future IRM A class may shatter 'glass ceilings' in ways we can not yet comprehend. We've never had it so good.
  11. Railer

    Class 121

    I dunno bout that. While I praise Mr Murphy for everything released to date and the standards achieved. the BGMs and Cravens being excellent. The recent releases leave room for improvement and are somewhat lacking imo. The CIE Mk2s, both batches need work out of the box. The Enterprise and NIR 201s, very wrong number font sizes, wrong number locations and livery errors on the NIR 201s. The RPSI Cravens have ride issues as does the latest release of 1509. I'm actually worried for the 121 release as much as I want them and want them to be as good as the BGM and 071 models. If he can match that level of quality again he can take as long as he likes. Think he set the bar too high for himself too early on.
  12. Blaine

    Class 121

    You cannot hurry excellence. Hopefully something will be seen at the MRSI show in October
  13. BosKonay

    IRM site stock levels.

    Hi Railer, Great idea! I've sorted the code for that now - any item under 30 packs / items in stock will show the actual stock level https://irishrailwaymodels.com/collections/cement-bubbles/products/two-axle-cement-wagon-multi-pack-d
  14. skinner75

    Class 121

    Is there any update on the 121 from MM? No updates on their website that I can see
  15. Railer

    IRM site stock levels.

    Just wondering are you guys planning to return the stock level feature back on to the shop site when 30 or less packs left? It was there, then removed but I see it's still on the Accurascale site.
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  17. GSR 800

    Harrys Workbench

    Part 2 Next job was some paint. Provided by the man from the west, name and number plates, along with some decals Reveasing lever built and added, along with the housing She sits outside the shed proudly, the newest addition. Also on shed is a D2, along with j26 no.553 and 402 behind her, and 073 ticking over on the same road. Macha peaks out of the shed. An unidentified tank is fresh from the paint shop, waiting for her decals.
  18. GNRi1959

    Layout without a hinged section

    Brings back memories of a layout I once had in my attic, back in the mid 1980s
  19. GSR 800

    Harrys Workbench

    Jubilee for a Queen Here we go again...... While Maedbh sits on her perch comfortably the difference in size between her and Macha (converted fromissions an airfix royal scot) is quite noticeable. So then what to do. What I've always disliked about converting the Royal Scottish is the cab is quite different along with the tender drive of the airfix models. Now while the Scot has a semi enclosed cab, the Jubilee has a fully enclosed one. But the noticeable tapered boiler is a problem. Or so one woold think. Some of the Jubilee class were rebuilt, with a somewhat striking resemblance to the 800s. So for 30 quid on Ebay, came Comet. Trails needed first of course No problems there. Ran in, it was off to the workbench! First things first, removing the boiling fitting ahead of the dome As usual, my thumb bears the brunt of the assault. One boiling fitting gone, another added Next job is the smoke box door. All detail removed, and holes and dents filled. Boring the hole for the smoke box door wheel and Handrails added Starting to look a bit like an 800
  20. chris

    MM Supertrain Mk2Ds

    Available for pre order on Hattons now
  21. Broithe

    Layout without a hinged section

    It has got to the point now, where I don't like to induce him to go up there, just in case - but, if the opportunity presents itself, then I'll try to get some recent pictures. All I currently have is these few from ten years ago. The 'well' seen in the first three pictures is a sidetrack off the access tunnel.
  22. tommy

    Help with NCC steam loco livery......

    If LMS crest transfers and lettering are available in 15mil scale (G gauge) can you name a supplier? I'm familar with GRS, but not with any Irish suppliers. Thx in advance.....tommy (in Va Beach, VA)
  23. GNRi1959

    Layout without a hinged section

    Sounds like an exciting layout indeed
  24. steventrain

    Model Rail Show August 4th weekend?

    List of Trader stall/layouts late this week.
  25. steventrain

    Marklin Collection.

    Latest arrive to my collection - 37872 One time series MHI Class E93 Electric locomotive mfx+ and sound.. (No more available from Marklin). Came with driver.☺️
  26. GNRi1959

    Layout without a hinged section

    Dave, a very nice piece of work there, a clever technique. In my case I have a double track going around the corners of the lift out section and it's not my cup of tea. However, I don't need to do it now, I can think about as it become absolutely necessary. Thanks
  27. Dave

    Layout without a hinged section

    A lift up section is well worth doing. Yes it's a bit of a pain soldering track but once it's done you will be happy you did it. Most of the layouts I do that go around a room have a hinged lift up section. I wouldn't use copper clad sleepers, they can come away from the baseboard over time. I use brass screws, once soldered I trim them down to the width of the rail with a dremel then fill in the gap with sleepers. The best thing about using screws is once they are soldered to the rail they can't unscrew and come back out. Iv'e seen people use nails but they just come back out with expansion and contraction. Here's some pics of how I solder track across a baseboard joint, same principal applies for a lift up section. (There is a joint there, it's perfectly joined together!)
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