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    Extracts from old Working Timetables

    Many thanks for uploading the Galway line pages, Jonathan.
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    Extracts from old Working Timetables

    Jonathan, unsure if you are still taking requests, but if so, any chance of a few pics of the section covering the Athlone-Mullingar (Midland) route from the CIE 1972 timetable please?
  3. Looking for a copy of the CIE Working Timetable for 1972 if anyone has one to sell. Failing that, if anyone has a copy, looking for scans or photos of a certain route if anyone willing to oblige. PM me please. Thanks.
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    back to the 90's

    I also know this location well as it's my local station, and this was an extremely accurate representation of it around that time. Amazing modelling skills. What happened to all the buildings after it was dismantled?
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    LIMA Murphy Models

    That livery looks really good with that logo; far better than the current logo. Speaking of which, any sign of MM considering a re-tool of the 071 to reflect the current loco configuration with new handbrake and no cab handrails? Potentially four liveries so far - black/silver with new handbrake and still with cab handrails, refurbished 071 in grey livery, 071 in CIE and 073 in IR livery all with new handbrake and no cab handrails.
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    Robert's Workbench

    Nice job. What brand and colour code of yellow paint did you use for the autoballasters?
  7. Riding the North Wales RHTT DVD €8 Brush Type 5 Class 60 Diesel Locomotives €7 British Rail Class 60 Locomotives €10 Looking back at Type 5 Heavy Freight Locomotives €8 SOLD EWS From Privatisation to DB €10 The Power of the 60's €8 Modern Locomotives Illustrated €4 each SOLD Cheapest postage for Ireland is Parcel Motel at €5.50. Payment by PayPal only. Can discount slightly for multiple purchases or €40 for the lot of remaining items.
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    IRM site stock levels.

    Think your stock level code might have thrown a wobbler. Everything showing as "HURRY selling fast - only a FEW items left in stock", but no actual count of items.
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    CIE Ballast Plough Now Available to Preorder

    Brilliant news. A bold move for IRM to make, so hopefully they will be a success sales wise.
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    CIE Ballast Plough. Can you help us do it?

    Just a thought, if the proposed run of the CIE van is a minimum of 500 vans or packs (I'm not sure which), would providing one pack with two running numbers and another pack with a different two running numbers maybe make people buy more packs? Unsure if this is even a possibility with the factory that IRM uses, but it might maybe make it more feasible for such a niche modeI and livery if this was the case, considering some re-tooling is required.
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    CIE Ballast Plough. Can you help us do it?

    Thanks for the reply, Fran. All valid points made, and it's great to be able to have a frank discussion with a manufacturer like is happening here. I guess for me the issue is that I want to model whatever period that gives me the most freight models from the period between 1980-1990. My preference is the CIE era around 1980, but if I thought the IR era will see more freight models produced, then I will go with that option. It's early days yet in terms of what freight models you have or intend to produce, and at the moment, the later period is more fertile in terms of freight models available, so at the moment you could say that I am sitting on the fence here. Once I am back from holidays, I more than likely will invest in some orange bubbles, as once they are gone, they are gone, and it would be a shame to miss out on them. That's just an insight into where I'm coming from if that helps explain things a bit better. Like I said, to be even able to have this discussion with a manufacturer sets you guys apart from pretty much all other manufacturers and that's really appreciated to see you take modellers opinions on board. Obviously though, at the end of the day, each model has to be a sound business decision for you guys, and I do totally understand and appreciate that.
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    CIE Ballast Plough. Can you help us do it?

    This topic was touched on in the fertiliser wagon thread, buy you could say some modellers are holding off buying CIE orange bubbles as there is a degree of uncertainty as regards how many of the models in the future will cover the CIE era. Now I know this is a bit of a 'catch 22' situation for the IRM lads, and they obviously need to be sure that a model will selll and be viable financially before producing it. While some of the current proposed range will overlap into the CIE era, albeit maybe with incorrect buffers (still no decision as to larger buffers on fertiliser wagons), there is still a degree of uncertainty there for modellers of this period as to whether this period will be fully catered for, and I'm guessing, although it might sound a bit contradictory, that this is maybe preventing sales of the orange bubbles. Also, the fact that the orange bubbles were introduced after it was initially said that they might be produced in the future and therefore some would have bought the ivory bubbles instead. I've been holding off on buying any orange ones until I get a more accurate idea of where the whole CIE area coverage in terms of models is going, and from the fertiliser thread, it seems that I'm not the only one. This is just an observation, and in no way an underhand dig at the IRM guys who's efforts so far have been amazing, but something that I feel does need to be considered when they make their decision as regards producing the plough van in CIE livery or not.
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    CIE Ballast Plough. Can you help us do it?

    Personally, I am really appreciative that you have listened to modellers and have taken the bold move to consider a CIE era plough van; a niche modelling period for what was a niche model to produce to begin with, with only five examples ever in existence. Also, interesting to see the differing stencil types on your proposed livery drawing. As the period that I intend to model would be around 1980, I am firmly in the CIE era, so I would definitely have an interest in these, and maybe even two packs of them if you are considering a run of CIE ballast wagons too. I would be interested to see what other plough vans carried identical stencilling to your drawing to allow for possible renumbering if buying two packs. Like everything else, there are plenty of tyre kickers in the railway modelling world, so I think the only way that you will get an accurate reflection of interest is to open an order book, and if the cut off point for making this viable isn't reached, then it won't happen. I don't think anyone can ask for more than that. Anyway, many thanks for making the proposal to us modellers and hopefully there will be sufficient interest to make these vans in CIE livery a reality.
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    Irish railway books for sale

    No PM received
  15. Hello.

    I'm interested in the following.

    Can we make a deal ?

    Limerick and Kerry Railway

    The North Kerry Line 

    Rails Through North Kerry


    Tony Daly.



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