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Robert Shrives

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About Robert Shrives

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  • Birthday 02/24/1962

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  • Biography
    UK rail employee working in Darkest Birmingham , on the steel rails since 1982- does not make me necessarily any good but just doing it for a long time...

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  • Location
    Birmingham UK

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  • Interests
    Ffestiniog Railway and modelling across many scales and gauges, walks and food survival grade only

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  • Occupation
    Controller for Train operating company - Intercity sector
  1. Behind the scenes at IRM

    Blimey does that mean you have created 71/4" gauge A class locos then ! Robert
  2. 42ft Container flat - 3D FUD

    47 footer good for me ! I think there must be around 20 of the 3d print 42 footers being worked on across the globe. hopefully the good boys will make a class decision and we can all rest easy... Robert
  3. New rtr De Dietrich coaches

    Hi Same questions from me ! Robert
  4. IRM 2018 Launch, Saturday March 3rd, Ryan's Bar, Dublin.

    Gang , Have fun looks to be a party in the making!! Stuck on the other Island nose to grindstone/ keyboard. Looking forward to whatever comes forth from the IRM thinktank! Robert
  5. 42ft Container flat - 3D FUD

    https://www.shapeways.com/product/BUHXQWWWQ/cie-42ft-container-flat-wagon-a-3?optionId=64659656& If folk want a link directly to save ploughing through the Shapeways "lost engine." Robert
  6. Fitting hand rails to a loco body

    I have same basic one and put a large head drawing pin in the end and this allows a little pressure to be applied . Robert
  7. 42ft Container flat - 3D FUD

    Hi Just to say 3 arrived in a vast box from Shapeways - loads of bubble wrap to play with later! Lovely prints and brake wheels also obtained very fine. Hopefully some time later this week to drill for bogies, hooks and brake pipes. Should finish just in time for the RTR version and the A class to haul- just saying !! Robert
  8. Barrier wagons

    Hi Thanks also for the nuget on scrotes - I had wondered if was some sort of over run guard but seemed flimsy for that. On the larger Island I see containers placed door to door to do the same . and a useful photo as well. thanks
  9. Barrier wagons

    Hi Quite likely as the MIR barrier wagon kits livery diagram I have is done in green and the paint suggested is brunswick green. Robert
  10. 21mm gauge track; the pros and cons?

    Hi , A bit late to the party but in other scales gluing chairs to timber sleepers works well and with C&L offering lengths of laser cut ply timber in longer than BR sleeper lengths like 9 foot would that help in creating 21mm gauge track with the right look - point kits available and long uncut lengths. Robert
  11. 42ft Container flat - 3D FUD

    Hi Well put in for 3 with buffers and bogie centres, not too expensive around £15 with brake wheels and transport from The Netherlands. I have some Y33 / Y25 mislabled bogies to hand - they seem in short supply again so will try hunt down a few more pairs. So now have around 20 Irish freight vehicles on the books, I guess Tara mines and fertiliser pallet wagons will make up the last. I feel a sort of Killkenny through terminus layout with NIR connection/ specials and a wagon repair facility or diverted trains to cope with rule one stock from across Ireland.
  12. Patricks Layout

    www.yorkmodelrail.com/00-scale/detailing-steps-bridges-signs/00-scalefootbridge-kit Patrick, Just a thought on foot bridge the above link for York modelrail is for a generic Scottish footbridge much in keeping with the one in the photo. I have one in N gauge on office layout at work and was an easy build might be worth a look at. It comes as a long bridge section between the tower units and can be shortened as needed. The excess would make good engineers load. Robert
  13. Patricks Layout

    Patrick, Many thanks, makes life easier to "tie" pictures to locations. Makes for a grand entrance to the Combo! Robert
  14. NIR gen vans

    Great pic - any date ? Exhaust pipe suggests twin silencers plus hint of somethiing bare metal alongside - its hot mate perchance?. Note also FC stripe stops above van door! At least the guard knows what is thought of him/her ! B5 heavy weight bogie shows well. Thanks Robert
  15. Patricks Layout

    Hi , great thread and great modelling - inspirational in many ways. If you had a moment any chance of putting up a track plan of how the line is today ? cheers Robert
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