I wonder how soon the repaint of 3185 will happen? My concern would be that if you went ahead and painted the model before the prototype was completed, you might end up with an inaccuracy. That mightn't be so bad if the prototype isn't going to be done for another couple of years, but it would be disheartening to have to alter the livery almost as soon as you had applied it......
Hahaha, I had to take a stand. This proliferation of unnecessarily clean wagons is an abomination, I tells ya. "Glenderg says 'No' ", that's the new stance I'm taking.
Messing aside, I only retrieved my hard drive recently with the archive of workbench photos that I've taken over the years, about only 10% or less was ever published, your station, goods shed, and signal box in particular. Must find some time in between climbing down chimleys with a red hat next month to post some photos to hopefully inspire, and a few wonderful failures to boot. Wrens Dutch Van being the highlight r.
There is nothing in RTR for Irish N gauge. While Shapeways have bodies finding a suitable chassis and making it fit will present major challenges in respect of the two locos in your photos. A more modern option of a class 201 using a Shapeways body and a Dapol class 66 chassis is some what easier. Have a look at this link to Connolly station in N by driver301
There are no other British outline models that are the same size as Irish locos, some come close but again making a suitable body is not going to be an easy task.
In my experience to have Irish n gauge stock requires a lot of compromises and inventive ways of doing things.
While slowly restoring the first few pages I came across this set which I previously did not catalogue
One of the odd sets with 2 Mk 111's and a Mk 11
One of the Mk 111's is a Restaurant # 7411
Mk 11 is #5201 & other Mk 11 is #7115