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  1. 8 points
    We've just been gazing at our pre-production samples of the orange bubbles at IRM Towers, and we're getting very giddy indeed! We're delighted on how they turned out, and some of the fine tampo printing in particular is testament the skilled souls in our factory. These are due to be with us next week and we will be working tirelessly to get them to everyone before Christmas! Have you ordered yours yet? www.irishrailwaymodels.com/shop
  2. 4 points
    Why is there a great big wine rack at the front of that loco??
  3. 3 points
    I've been trying to figure out the simplest and most cost effective solution for coach lighting and tail lamps for brake vans, coaches, etc. I've looked at some of Train-Tech's battery offerings and others, but decided to experiment by trying to 'grow' my own. Experiment no 1 - Tail Lamp - Runs off track DCC, no decoder required, flicker free. Same circuit would do for coach lighting. On all the time. It's about 1978 since I last used a bread board, but I have to say its fun going back. Components used in test 3v Red LED (or LED lighting strip for coach interior) Bridge rectifier (converts 16v pulsed DCC/AC to 12v DC) 1k Resistor to drop voltage to approx 3v suitable for LEDs 1k Trimmer resistor to adjust light level 1000uF capacitor - avoids flicker if wheel pickup interrupted while running (e.g. over points, etc). The little Red LED that I have sourced is almost the same shape as a tail lamp with a flat bottom, curved top and 1.8m lens so I will paint it white except for the 'lens' and it might pass as a tail lamp. . . . more to follow when I fit it to a brake van and test run on track, then a coach. Have to decide wither I will use axle spring pickups or phosphor bronze strips to wheel backs for electrical pickup. PS: I ordered these parts only last night from Farnell and Radionics and to my astonishment both were delivered this morning!!!
  4. 3 points
    The latest 071 loco to be released to traffic after its bodywork overhaul is 083. It is seen here at Portarlington ballast loading sidings coupled to the HOBS set.
  5. 3 points
    A nocturnal view of the new Lakeview container freight depot at Tara junction,With over sixty containers to choose from-it certainly is going to be a busy place for freight and shunting movements.... CIE loco 161SA is the yard pilot and is seen here awaiting its next turn of duty, Thanks to Baseboard Dave for supplying the fantastic tower lights, highly recommended.
  6. 2 points
    I wonder if it might be worth painting it black and then over-painting it white, to avoid 'bleed through'?
  7. 2 points
    Might be of interest to some.... BTB ps don't know if this is in the correct lane... Change at will http://euscreen.eu/item.html?id=EUS_524B0F1DFF9D4311A5271797E7849D5E
  8. 2 points
    Running trials for the pseudo CIE Laminate (Hornby Stanier) respray I did last spring behind B121. Ride height is a little high. Have already remounted bogies closer to chassis, will have to take another 1.5mm off the ride height. B121 (3D + Athern chassis) hauls local train A nice little local passenger train. Dutch heating van, Laminate and Bulleid luggage van.
  9. 2 points
    Beauty is the Eye of the Beholder. This model was at the engineering exhibition in Ally Pally a few years back. Stunning GT3 5 1/2 inch gauge model.
  10. 2 points
    Careful now, Down with this Sort of Thing 201 is the class leader - worth waiting for
  11. 1 point
    Actually, thinking about it a bit more, I might suggest using silver paint - it's generally just as opaque as black but is a better 'undercoat' for white. I generally use that for added opacity on the resin buildings, if they're going to be lit - in those circumstances you have the bonus of less light attrition from the paint surface.
  12. 1 point
    Thats a good idea. This is the LED I'm using for tail lamps http://ie.farnell.com/kingbright/l-2060hd/led-1-8mm-red/dp/1142456 Its the same one sold by Train-tech as a tail lamp.
  13. 1 point
    Photos from this week so far come from: - Thurles - Ballybrophy - Quakers Road LC - Heuston - Connolly Click http://smu.gs/2zVEbbD to view.
  14. 1 point
    Superb stuff - how much has changed. The modern railway is little better than a graffiti-scrawled Luas set! Go back a decade earlier than the above and there's even more! The "black'n'tan" era!
  15. 1 point
    What about an Irish variation on Shunters Yard (4 feet X 9 inches)...?
  16. 1 point
    This video has me thinking about building something similar for exhibitions.
  17. 1 point
    Might be of interest to some http://euscreen.eu/item.html?id=EUS_5E4247259EC3428D8AD687392E441B69
  18. 1 point
    Yes Must kick into that one asap. Any Black 5's around gratefully accepted as I need one for a Chassis.
  19. 1 point
    Cannie Wait! I start my Kit I have and that will ensure it pops out of a mold somewhere!
  20. 1 point
    The Saturday was an extremely busy day. The nice logical route from my hotel in East Croydon to East Grinstead (for the Bluebell Railway) was a straight trip there. So I decided to get up a bit earlier, and go via Wimbledon. As you do! In addition, I got word that a Rail Head Treatment Train was due to visit East Grinstead during the day, so the plan was rapidly changed to accomodate that! Just a few highlights have been picked out of an excellent day. All can be found at the album link at the end of the page Album link - https://www.flickr.com/photos/hurricanemk1c/albums/72157688867172144 Regards, Kieran The Saturday was an extremely busy day. The nice logical route from my hotel in East Croydon to East Grinstead (for the Bluebell Railway) was a straight trip there. So I decided to get up a bit earlier, and go via Wimbledon. As you do! In addition, I got word that a Rail Head Treatment Train was due to visit East Grinstead during the day, so the plan was rapidly changed to accomodate that! Just a few highlights have been picked out of an excellent day. All can be found at the album link at the end of the page Album link - https://www.flickr.com/photos/hurricanemk1c/albums/72157688867172144 Regards, Kieran The Saturday was an extremely busy day. The nice logical route from my hotel in East Croydon to East Grinstead (for the Bluebell Railway) was a straight trip there. So I decided to get up a bit earlier, and go via Wimbledon. As you do! In addition, I got word that a Rail Head Treatment Train was due to visit East Grinstead during the day, so the plan was rapidly changed to accomodate that! Just a few highlights have been picked out of an excellent day. All can be found at the album link at the end of the page Album link - https://www.flickr.com/photos/hurricanemk1c/albums/72157688867172144 Regards, Kieran
  21. 1 point
    And I've discovered why I didn't spot it last year or three years ago - it's only on every second year...
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