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    I live in Dublin and work in the public sector. I have a special interest in the MGWR from Dublin to Mullingar but especially around Maynooth, Enfield, Killucan and Mullingar itself. Check out my videos on YouTube under fishplate7!


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  1. fishplate7

    win for Accurascale

    That's terrific news altogether. What a great achievement! Well done to everyone involved!
  2. fishplate7

    Vote for IRM!

    Done and dusted from me too! Good luck!!
  3. fishplate7

    MM 141 staff/tablet catchers

    Eoin. That's fantastic news - thanks for posting the thread. Eamonn
  4. fishplate7

    MM 141 staff/tablet catchers

    The instruction sheet that comes with the Murphy Models locos, lists all the spares you can order, which includes the staff/tablet catcher. Well I thought I'd be clever and order some of these a while back through Marks Models, which I did, as I wanted to add them to an A class. Alas when the spares packs arrived (I ordered a few of them), the only thing missing was the staff/tablet catcher. Seems it is not included as a spare! So no point going down that road. Is it possible to make moulds of the ones on the 141's/181's and make them that way? - someone on the forum would know I'm sure.
  5. fishplate7

    IRM Cement Bubble Latest News

    Great to see and read the full page review of the 'cement bubbles in the February 2018 edition of the British Railway Modelling magazine, but above all, to read the reviewer's comments that this is, perhaps, one of the very best RTR models ever released (not the exact quote - someone will have it)!! Very high praise indeed and richly deserved!
  6. Here's a very interesting website - Britain From Above! There are plenty of photos from the 1930's to the 1950's, and there are plenty of photos of Ireland! You have to register, which is free, but after that, there is an amazing wealth of information to be found. Here are just two examples: - O'Connell Street, Dublin in 1933, and Tralee, County Kerry in 1934. The images are zoomable once you register and you can zoom in closer than what I have posted. The detail is amazing! This looks like a fantastic resource for us modellers! The website is www.britainfromabove.org.uk Eamonn
  7. fishplate7

    IRM Cement Bubble Latest News

    Super job guys! Really well done and good luck with the show. See ye all tomorrow. PS - no pressure from me for my order - happy to wait!
  8. fishplate7

    IRM Cement Bubble Latest News

    Richie, Fran and Co. Only one word to describe this - OUTSTANDING!! Cannot praise IRM highly enough - this has been so well worth the wait! I look forward to being well and truly broke by the end of October!!
  9. For those of you who may have missed it earlier this evening (and I include myself in this!) tune in to BBC FOUR (tv) at 2.30am tomorrow morning Monday for a programme titled 'The Joy Of (Train) Sets - the model railway story from Hornby to Triang and beyond!
  10. fishplate7

    Irish Railway Models Ballast Wagon

    I collected mine a couple of weeks ago. They are simply superb! They have set the bar at a new level for RTR freight stock and it will be very interesting to see the reception they get in the modelling press over the coming weeks!Huge congratulations are due to Richie, Fran and all the team for the tremendous work put into this project. The bubbles will be awesome at this rate!
  11. fishplate7

    Silver Fox Models A Class For Sale

    PM sent also!
  12. fishplate7

    Wexford Model Railway Club Easter Exhibition 2017

    I headed down as well from Dublin. Was my first time attending. Well, well worth the visit! Lots of excellent layouts, both static and operational covering the rail, marine, military and haulage industries. Lots of space to view the layouts and some great chats along the way. Definitely well worth the visit! I, too, will be back next year.
  13. fishplate7

    Irish Railway Models Ballast Wagon

    Looks fantastic guys! Roll on delivery day!
  14. fishplate7

    Five years this month

    Huge congratulations to Pat, Fran, Stephen and yourself Rich, on putting so much time and effort into running this wonderful website. I regularly read and look from the sidelines in awe at the layouts, the models and the general advice given out freely by and to members, and I am constantly amazed by the enthusiasm and knowledge out there amongst the contributors. I have my collection stored and soon hope to have the 'manshed' ready to begin my 'opus'! When I do this site will be my reference. Thank you everyone and here's to the next 5 years! Eamonn
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    Great photos Broithe! I work in Tullamore and from my office I can regularly hear the thump of the GM's during the day! Food for the soul!! Here's an old shot from the Lawrence Collection I think.

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