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    Are your family or friends looking to get you a model for Christmas but you're having trouble explaining your cement bubble from your elbow to them? Let our new gift card take the stress out of Christmas! We have just launched the IRM Giftcard, which can be used on our website, at our warehouse or at any show we attend. It’s easy to top up and simple to use. You or your family can put €25, €50 or €100 at a time onto the card, and even top it up multiple times, turning it into a savings card too for future IRM purchases coming down the line. Follow the link and drop a hint to the family on what you really want this Christmas! https://irishrailwaymodels.com/shop/card/gift-card/
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    It would have been a Tipperary South registration, about 1985/6.
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    Initially, I wondered if jhb was involved in the CGI stuff, as there was such attention to colours, but then I realised that everything was the right way up...
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    I would like to extend my sincere sympathy to A4malard on the passing of his mother Elizabeth, who was buried today. May she Rest In Peace. Thinking of you and your family on this day Brendan.....
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    Good evening all, A final update to the November album, with shots from: -Portlaoise -Luas Cross City -Portarlington -Heuston Album link - https://www.flickr.com/photos/hurricanemk1c/albums/72157689137550231 Regards, Kieran
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    Tobacco products are probably the easier, there being a plethora of advertisments; Player's Please/Wills's Woodbines/Garryowen Plug/Clune's Kincora Plug/Carroll's/Sweet Afton were all popular brands. They were advertised all over the country. Some had identical signage to those in the UK, some had variations....Irish language versions or in the case of some Player's signs "made in our Dublin factory" or "Irish made". Mineral waters...in West Cork territory would be Deasy's Mineral Waters Clonakilty, but have not come across adverts for them.
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    Incidentally, there was a fundamental error in the plot. As Poirot put together the final scenes and drew the conclusion that they were all involved, a re-enactment of what he suggested had happened was shown. When the body was first discovered, Poirot had used his cane to break open a locked door. So it was locked from the inside. But at the end, the lady who left the compartment after stabbing him, just closed the door behind her - she obviously couldn't lock it from the inside - from outside! The corridors were WAY too wide for any train. No European carriages ever had the massive balconies shown on the end coach. This is / was an American thing. American influence was clear in the CGI imagery as far as railway infrastructure went. But - the shade of blue on the carriages was spot on!
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    Thanks, Broithe for that link. I knew that Belfast's favourite acting son had built the train in a studio, but didn't realise that it was within eight miles of where I'm typing this - Longcross is a former MOD establishment now used by various indistries, including, and this was new to me, a film studio. Shame on me, when my other half asked me what the loco was, I thought it entirely CGI stuff, but it turns out that they DID use a real train for some shots - a French Chemin de fer de l'Est 4-8-2 - really serious engines - and there is, indeed, one preserved in Switzerland. Now I'll have to see the film a THIRD time to work out which scenes were computer-generated and which"the real thing"! Personally, I'd give the film eight out of ten - some very good acting, Branagh, of course, Johnny Depp was superb as the baddie who meets a grisly end, nice cameo roles by two favourites of mine - Willem Dafoe and Derek Jacobi. If you haven't seen it, take your other half - although she may not like to see the girls' heart-throb Depp being butchered!
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    Troops I have been beavering away at restoring the pics on the thread Last 7 days spending a couple of hours a day at it Unfortunately the pics are scattered all over the place (like madmans shite I hear you say) So whereas the fix itself is easy, thanks in no part to the new uploader on the site, finding them is a chore So bear with me and hopefully a few more weeks should see it rstored First 10 pages are fixed with the exception of most of the cravens which I still cannot find Might have to take them out of their boxes t be re photoed Jasus!!!!!
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    I hear all of that and I completely agree and it goes without saying that the current Murphy is outstanding, however . . . What makes Jouef hdi a must have for me is: 1. Only model trains ever manufactured in Ireland 2. Livered in CIE colour - if crudely 3. Short lived nature of the factory 4. Scarceness of CIE models produced 5. Oddity factor - european stuff livered as CIE Anyone else?

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