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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.
  3. 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?
  8. 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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