Jump to content

Forums

  1. Irish Railway Modeller

    1. Irish Models

      Chat, question and discuss Irish Railway Models.
      8,440
      posts
    2. News

      What's new! News, announcements and general news can go here.
      8,136
      posts
    3. General Chat

      Irish Railway Modelling in general, not specifically related to the models themselves.
      10,510
      posts
    4. Irish Model Layouts

      Showcase your layout here - or ask for help in planning, designing or building one!
      12,724
      posts
    5. Tips & Tricks

      Handy little tricks and tips to make life easier - post them here!
      881
      posts
    6. What's On?

      Use here and the Irish Railway Modeller calendar to track events, exhibitions and things to do!
      3,652
      posts
    7. Questions & Answers

      Need help with something? Members can ask for help here!

      13,078
      posts
    8. Workbench

      Share what you are working on !
      10,103
      posts
    9. For Sale or Wanted

      Classified Ads for members (relevant) items for sale, as well as Models / items wanted posts!
      5,552
      posts
    10. Site News & Help

      Announcements, news, tips, tutorials and general info about the site itself!
      1,194
      posts
    11. Weblinks

      Useful or relevant weblinks can be added here.
      595
      posts
  2. Photo Galleries

    1. Photos of Models

      Photos of Irish Railway Models
      1,764
      posts
    2. What's happening on the network?

      A forum to post interesting events, movements or works on the network. (the real thing!)
      2,794
      posts
    3. Photos & Videos of the Prototype

      The real thing! Ideal reference material for Modellers!
      6,824
      posts
  3. Railway related Modelling

    1. Bus models

      Single or double decked, modern or classic - no model railway is complete without a bus!
      1,028
      posts
    2. Trucks, Vans and cars

      Bring your layout to life with authentic vehicles
      556
      posts
    3. Buildings and kits of buildings

      A forum for discussion, dissemination and build blogs for railway related and layout buildings and kits
      222
      posts
    4. Aviation & Maritime Modelling

      From Airfix to ZTS Plastyk - Aviation Modellers are go for takeoff!
      393
      posts
  4. Non Irish Railway Modelling

    1. British Outline Modelling

      BR, Railfreight, Modern Liveries - chat here!
      1,768
      posts
    2. US / Canadian Railway Modelling

      The 'Yanks'! Railway models from the USA and Canada
      909
      posts
    3. Continental European Modelling

      German, French, Spanish - come on in!
      766
      posts
  5. Shops, Manufacturers & Services

    1. Shops

      Official stockists in Ireland of Irish Railway Models and related items.
      284
      posts
    2. 444
      posts
    3. 269
      posts
  6. Letting Off Steam

    1. Letting off Steam

      The doss house, mess room, anything goes (except politics or religion) area of the site!

      5,137
      posts
  • Upcoming Events

  • Latest Posts

    • Absolutely stunning Popeye, no other words for it. Well done! 
    • Plasser Tamper No 5 complete. Some pic's of the tamper machine finished at last.  
    • Dapol https://www.dapol.co.uk/shop/n-gauge/diesel-locomotives-n-gauge and Graham Farish (Bachmann/Kader) http://www.bachmann.co.uk/prod1.php?prod_selected=farish&prod=3 are the two main suppliers/manufacturers of British rtr. The Dapol Class 33 would just about pass for a Metrovick from a distance (the old Lima OO/HO Metrovick were re-painted Class 33s.  The Dapol BR MK3 and Farish BR MK2 coaches would be close enough for the Irish stock of the 80s onwards. The main draw back would be trying to achieve a decent paint finish on the locos and coaches together with spoiling some rather nice models and destroying the re-sale value. Probably better to stick to Japanese or try out American N gauge 
    • Hi Ian If you placed a DC loco (without a decoder) on a DC layout as you say above, the fact that there is another loco on the same powered track would NOT cause damage to either.  If there was power to the track both locos should have moved. On the other hand If you placed a DC loco (i.e. without a decoder) on a DCC layout that was powered up, the motor would have hummed and buzzed and there is a slight risk of damage if left there for more than a few seconds.  Putting a loco with a DCC decoder on a DC layout should be perfectly safe for the loco, it just won't drive unless the decoder's CV 29 settings have enabled DC mode. Hope this helps Noel
    • Good to see that there IS interest out there. No wonder 21mm looks better than 4'1...  For anyone doing 7mm scale, it really is no more difficult than 32mm gauge. Loco axle available, wagon/coach axles easily adaptable, C&L bullhead track only needs a 36.75mm gauge. Plus there are plenty of kits available too.  With all the high quality RTR out there, it is no surprise folk stick with what they know, but there is even more satisfaction to be had in doing your own thing and being different. Well, I would say that, wouldn't I?
  • Recent Status Updates

  • Today's Birthdays

    1. steventrain
      steventrain
      (46 years old)
  • Latest Blog Entries

  • Member Statistics

    • Total Members
      947
    • Most Online
      24

    Newest Member
    Blackrock
    Joined
  • Forum Statistics

    • Total Topics
      6,295
    • Total Posts
      105,103
  • Who's Online (See full list)

×

Important Information

Terms of Use