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    keg cage trains

    ive been considering building a few cages myself from bits and bobs and was curious about the dimensions of the various cages used to transport kegs on flat wagons.
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    Passenger train formations Steam era

    Thanks again JHB. Wonderful advice as always. Now I can run my cravens and laminate esk brake thirds in one train without worry. Just need a few non brake laminate in green or black and tan to make it even more variety.
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    Red star on stock

    If it's the same as the whitehad Mk2s then the star is to show a shunter or any person who is about the train. Where the "chain" to manually dump each brake cylinder is. Number 68 also has these fitted as is common. For the ballast wagon you have shown you can see above the star what looks like a moulding shape of a handbrake lever. Must have been a way to move a few coaches if a nonbrake piped vehicle is between the loco and coach. For the ballast wagon you have shown you can see above the star what looks like a moulding shape of a handbrake lever. So slightly different than the Mk2 use Answer is from my experience shy ring both 68 and the Mk2s.
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    Worsley Works kits

    Hello its me again. I have decided i may want to have a few kits from the Worsley range. these would be an MED, 70 class and GNR railcar6/7. I'm a little stuck as to what other components would be required to create these kits. is it just a set of frame and bogies (plus motor) or will there be nmore to it than that. These would be my first kits i ever build. but as no RTR is available for anything similar i thought i would give it a good go
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    portwood junction a new dawn

    Wow thanks again john. Your info is very well detailed and amazing. It'll be great to get all of the above stock running some day. As an update my layout may be changing names (for the 3rd time already). With a loft space now becoming available in our home I have the possible decision of doing a 2 station layout atm it falls to a what if warranpoint never closed. The idea would be having goraghwood on one side and warranpoint on the other wall. Main line trains would have a continued run thru a hidden or raised track behind warranpoint and branch trains have the line connecting the 2 stations. Atm with my array of LMS and GWR rolling stock I could run it with them mixed until I build up my Irish models (so far they are only 111 and 112, 142 in super train, 6 cravens 3 mk2s and EGV in various liveries of orange and soon to be painted maroon and blue MK2s for NIR) And for those curious. Warranpoint will if I can manage it be a portable layout for shows.
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    Planning and budgeting

    Thanks John. I plan to use DC initially with possible conversions later to DCC. Most areas in my layout won't need multiple locos wjere points won't separate them so hoping the wiring is going to be simple enough. And over the next few months I'll learn from the UMRC layout and see how it's wired up
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    portwood junction a new dawn

    here is the first stage of the layout planned out, rough idea knowing the space i will have available to me. Based on Portadown from Ian Sinclair's Along UTA Lines with a few changes around the sheds and good sidings to make better use of space.
  8. research has begun and working towards my first realm layout from scratch. in the end my ideas will combine that of the busy Great Northern mainline between Dundalk and Belfast. time period will be 1950s to late 1970s. this enables a variety o locos and rolling stock. however intial plans i drew up on a modelling software made me realise that to model the track around Portadown would require at least a 20ft scenic board far beyond my scope and space. this means the layout will be combining the themes of Portadown with that at goraghwood. portrayed if the area around Goraghwood had been enhanced more as a railway junction. hopefully soon i can get access to the layouts 'home' and get stuck in
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    Planning and budgeting

    After looking into modelling and picking my layout location and period I now have a dilemma. What projects in making my layout do I do first and how do I budget the buying of items I need. Bare in mind my bigger shed cannot be built till the end of the month. My projects will be: Building the layout. Modifying locos Creating a coach/ carriage fleet Modifying wagons or kit building. Kit building a GNR loco or 2
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    CIE Standard coach (laminate stock)

    Hi all just want to say the work of all the people creating Irish models is fantastic for us wanting to protray an Irish railways scene. John look at silver fox models they do both an AEC and BUT railcar pair as a kit or ready to run along with many other Irish "delights" I'm considering looking I to them myself after a number of projects first.
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    UTA and NIR colour schemes

    As ever I'm still very inquisitive and planning for future work. I am curious what paints/colours are available to recreate the early NIR red and cream livery or the maroon and blue. For UTA livery is older coaches in southern region green or BR green be sufficient with railtec transfers applied.
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    Studio scale models worth it??

    Thank you for the kind reply. I am slowly building a collection and wondering is black and tan out of place in my preferred era of 50s to 70s?
  13. Would love it as an addition to the collection at whitehead for the signalbox. It would be lost if in a private collection. Better in public view I say.
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    Studio scale models worth it??

    Thanks Garfield. I am looking at every option for making a later period GN fleet, S class V class and goods variants mainly. Even had a suggestion of a southern railways C class conversion. It'll be a long process to build up but I'll never be bored of it
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    Studio scale models worth it??

    Hi all I'm quite new to modelling Irish stock.been looking at all available sources for locos for my layout. Is it worth it to buy the models from here. Also advice welcome for being able to create a range of stock for a GN mainline layout in the UTA/NIR changeover period and years previous. TIA Sam
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