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  1. 15 points
    Plasser Tamper No 5 complete. Some pic's of the tamper machine finished at last.
  2. 2 points
    I decided it was high time to give away another free baseboard. All you have to do is like and share the giveaway post on my facebook page. Link below
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    Many thanks for all your comments. This was all scratchbuilt apart from some small bits motor, wheels, buffers etc. It runs ok but a little loud but might improve if it ever gets run in.
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    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.
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    It's quite ironic that 4 years ago I thought the Sandite set would be out of service and yet it has still been running these past few years, it's very much pleasing to see. If anyone has any photos or videos from this year, they are more than welcome to share. Here's my very quick video, enjoy!
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    Don't have one in front of me to assist with photos, so hopefully this should suffice. There is a hole centrally in the base with two screws either side. (The side screws detach the entire bubble from the chassis, so leave them alone) Using a thin Philips Head Screwdriver, remove the screw in the centre, and the top part will come off, from solebar upward. You may need to assist the two lugs for each ladder from the frame. Refitting - Place the bubble back in it's location, and screw home. Using a cocktail stick, put the tiniest touch of superglue on either lug, and using a tweezers, guide each one into the openings. Repeat other side. R.
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    For a list of Irish diesel locomotives look at this link, it is for Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Diesel_locomotives_of_Ireland and for coaching stock look at this one https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coaching_stock_of_Ireland Both are useful to give you some basic information. Another source of coach photos is this site http://www.railfaneurope.net/pix/ie/car/IE/pix.html There are some photos of Cravens near the end of the list. You will not be able to just paint a British locomotive in Irish livery because they do not look the same.. For an early C class a BR class 22 is roughly the right size( it is a little larger) and has the right number of wheels(ie 4 called a Bo-Bo) on each bogie but the body will require a lot of work to make even passable. For an A class which is similar to a c class but bigger a BR class 31 is roughly the right size (again it is a little larger) but also has the right number of wheels for each bogie(ie 6 called a Co-Co). Again the body will need a lot of modification. On the basis of passability Hobbytran make a Vossloh G 2000 BB which has a cab at each end, a narrow body and guard rails running between each cab on both sides. It is a Bo-Bo and with some work to the narrow body and the roof it could become a class 181. It is a slightly smaller scale 1/160 as opposed to 1/148(British) or 1/150(American and Japanese) but the small scale makes it the right length. British MK2 coaches can usually be passable intercity coaches. This is a link to my t-Trak thread which shows some of my conversions including( at the end of page 1) the Vossloh G 2000 and some painted MK2 coaches I hope this helps
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    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
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    Joking aside, there's a lot to be said for a K2 class 2-6-0...
  11. 1 point
    Exactly. Everyone and their mother knows it’s Sambo.
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    That's quite impressive! Whip out them mullions, I'll post out some glazing I have to spare that should help. After all the effort thus far, it would be a shame to have it held back by 40 year old tooling. The real icing on the cake would be to drill two holes in either tank filler square at either ends, 0.35mm or so, insert yer lifting eye wire with a touch of cyano, and clip off. It's painful, but puts your model on a level beyond what's available off the shelf. possible ocd on my part, feel free to ignore . R.
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    Cheers all for the kind words. Thought I'd stress test my allocation of wagons through my loony layout - spot the odd one out ... Testing of a close coupling thingy is a must .. Richie
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    A few more pictures of Richie’s filthy bubble. Tis a stunner!
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    Good news is MM have a fix for the wobbly RPSI Cravens. Chatted with Paddy Murphy yesterday at SDMRC and he has a fix for the RPSI cravens that will be available soon. It's a thin sprung brass shim washer that sits between the bogie and coach floor. Apparently the RPSI Cravens were built with the exact same tooling as recent MM B&T Cravens but in a different factory. No rhyme nor reason for any difference but something about the process in the other factory may account for the tiniest difference in clearances where the bogies snap fit onto the chassis. Alternatively a very thin plastic card shim washer between the bogie and coach bottom will do the same job.
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