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  1. snapper

    Ballinderry Model Railway

    I had never heard of this before last weekend, thought people might be interested. unfortunately the website says it is only open until August 16th so I will have to try and squeeze in a visit next week. www.ballinderrymodelrailway.ie https://www.facebook.com/Ballinderry-Model-Railway-1499886386791444/ Stonepark, Ballinderry, Co. Tipperary, E45PW35
  2. snapper

    RPSI 2018

    85 was held on the approach to Greystones to allow a down dart to arrive into the station and then proceed into the siding, the down Rosslare was sitting on the other platform, after getting the all clear the crew were unable to get the train moving (the cause is under investigation). While awaiting the arrival of a rescue loco from Connolly another dart arrived into Greystones, this second dart then failed on the platform in Greystones with a brake issue. The down Rosslare that had been sitting in Greystones was then sent back to Bray to allow the rescue loco to get through and rescue the RPSI train. While that was happening the RPSI crew managed to get the train moving and brought it into the now empty platform. The failed dart was repaired and the departed for Bray. The up Rosslare then arrived, as did 087. The up Rosslare departed, followed by the DART in the sidings, then down Rosslare then passed through (having previously been sent back to Bray) and then we departed for Connolly. Arrival back into Connolly at 23.35
  3. snapper

    RPSI 2018

    Slight alteration to the above times. On the way down no longer stopping at Rathdrum. Passing Rathdrum at 12:17 and stopping at Gorey at 14.48 - 13.00 On the way back stopping at Gorey at 17.20-17.32 and no longer stopping at Rathdrum.
  4. snapper

    RPSI 2018

    Monday 6th Of August Steam Loco 85 & RPSI Cravens Dublin Connolly 10.35 Tara Street 10.39 Pearse 10.41 Lansdowne Road 10.45 Sydney Parade 10.49 Blackrock 10.54 Dun Laoghaire 11.01 Dalkey 11.11 Bray 11.25 Greystones 11.34 11.44 Wicklow 12.02 Rathdrum 12.17 12.27 Arklow 12.46 Gorey 13.00 Enniscorthy 13.23 13.38 Wexford 14.03 14.08 Rosslare Strand 14.26 14.31 Rosslare Europort 14.38 15.40 Rosslare Strand 15.46 15.50 Wexford 16.09 16.15 Enniscorthy 16.38 16.58 Gorey 17.20 Arklow 17.34 Rathdrum 17.57 18.07 Wicklow 18.23 Greystones 18.39 Bray 18.49 Dalkey 19.00 Dun Laoghaire 19.08 Blackrock 19.13 Sydney Parade 19.18 Lansdowne Road 19.21 Pearse 19.27 Tara Street 19.29 Dublin Connolly 19.33
  5. Cravens are nice but if you are going to do it, do it right and use 351 https://www.steamtrainsireland.com/rpsi-collection/31/irish-state-coach-351
  6. snapper

    RIP Eamon Kerney

    RIP
  7. snapper

    RPSI 2018

    Steam loco swap, Sunday 24th June Steam Loco 85 Light Engine WHITEHEAD RPSI 08.20 Whitehead 08.22 Carrickfergus 08.33 Greenisland 08.39 Bleach Green 08.43 Yorkgate 08.51 Donegall Quay 08.52 BELFAST Central 08.56 09.02 Lisburn 09.20 Lurgan 09.41 Portadown 09.50 Poyntzpass 10.07 Newry 10.20 Dundalk 10.43 11.00 Drogheda 11.49 Mosney 12.01 Balbriggan 12.10 Skerries 12.18 Malahide 12.37 Howth Jctn. 12.46 DUBLIN Connolly 12.58 Steam Loco 4 Light Engine DUBLIN Connolly 14.35 Howth Jctn. 14.48 Malahide 14.53 Skerries 15.03 Balbriggan 15.08 Mosney 15.14 Drogheda 15.23 Dundalk 15.53 16.10 Newry 16.35 Poyntzpass 16.45 Portadown 16.59 Lurgan 17.08 Lisburn 17.28 17.40 BELFAST Central 17.58 Donegall Quay 18.02 Yorkgate 18.05 Bleach Green 18.13 Greenisland 18.19 Carrickfergus 18.26 Whitehead 18.40 WHITEHEAD RPSI 18.45
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    Signalling diagrams

    Well this would be my take on it, 1 Starting signal for departing trains 2 optional second departing signal for trains from the yard, but you could always just shunt to platform for departures and only have a shunt signal at the exit to the yard. 3 3 disks controlling movement to top goods yard, platform and bottom goods yard. 4 Disk controlling movement out of the top goods yard. 5 Controls movement from platform to headhunt 6Controls movement from bottom goods to headshunt 7 Controls movement from headhunt to goods 8 Home signal into platform, optional secondary signal into yard but the No3 shunt disk would work fine here. All other points as hand points, no signaling required.
  9. snapper

    Gort Station

    Out of interest, what planning software are you using?
  10. snapper

    Gort Station

    The water tower was moved during the renovation, possibly due to a preservation order. This document include some great information for you, Page 1 has scale drawings before the reopening page 12 has detailed drawings of the signal box Page 13 has a great set of drawings for anybody modelling a modern IE footbridge http://gccapps.galwaycoco.ie/viewexternaldocuments/ViewPDF?ref=1387517 http://www.eplanning.ie/GalwayCC/AppFileRefDetails/08443/0 Galway Co Co Planning reference 08443 There is more information in the other planning applications but the one linked seems to be the best The O'Dea Collection has one picture from 1969 http://catalogue.nli.ie/Record/vtls000307634 And I came across this one on flickr but the entire album is worth looking at
  11. snapper

    First Look at the IRM Tara!

    found the list of colour codes, Red & White = Not to go Red & Green = Yard to yard/depot movement only for repairs White & Blue = Casualty repair, can complete loaded journey, not to be reloaded, to be worked to specified repair depot Green = For repairs, can complete loaded journey, not to be reloaded Green endorsed (May be home loaded) = , can be reloaded to or towards specified destination where repairs can be done White endorsed in red (defective brake)= Not to be reloaded, brake lever to be secured off.
  12. snapper

    First Look at the IRM Tara!

    It looks like a for repair label, there would be some fault with the wagon and it would need to be moved to a depot for repairs. There was a colour coded system to them but I am struggling to remember them, I think it was Red= not to go, red/green = go at reduced speed, green = go at normal speed.
  13. snapper

    Emerald Isle Explorer 2018

    No 2 really reminds me of a model railway for some reason 😁
  14. snapper

    Emerald Isle Explorer 2018

    Any nice pics There is a full set of times posted in the RPSI 2018 thread if you are looking for tomorrow or Fridays times. http://irishrailwaymodeller.com/topic/6753-rpsi-2018/
  15. snapper

    RPSI 2018

    RPSI / Railtours Ireland Emerald Isle Express RPSI Cravens & IE Diesel throughout. Sunday 10th June Connolly 10.55 Tara Street 10.58 Pearse 10.59 Lansdowne Road 11.02 Sydney Parade 11.04 Blackrock 11.08 Dun Laoghaire 11.12 Dalkey 11.17 Bray 11.26 Greystones 11.36 - 11.46 Kilcoole 11.49 Wicklow 12.01 Rathdrum 12.13 Arklow 12.28 Gorey 12.41 Enniscorthy 13.07 Wexford 13.31 Rosslare Strand 13.46 14.32 Rosslare Europort 14.40 – 15.35 Rosslare Strand 15.40 Wexford 15.57 Wexford Loop 15.58 16.11 Enniscorthy 16.33 Gorey 16.56 Arklow 17.09 Rathdrum 17.26 Wicklow 17.39 Greystones 17.56 Bray 18.07 Dalkey 18.18 Dun Laoghaire 18.25 Blackrock 18.31 Sydney Parade 18.35 Lansdowne Road 18.40 DUBLIN Pearse 18.46 Tara Street 18.48 Connolly 18.53 -19.10 Drumcondra 19.14 Glasnevin Jctn. 19.16 Inchicore 19.26 Park West & Ch.Orch. 19.28 Clondalkin Fonthill 19.30 Kishogue 19.32 Adamstown 19.34 Hazelhatch 19.38 Sallins 19.48 Newbridge 19.59 Kildare 20.02 Athy 20.20 Carlow 20.31 Muine Bheag 20.42 Kilkenny 21.01 Monday 11th June Kilkenny 08.25 Thomastown 08.37 - 08.47 Ballyhale 08.52 Waterford 09.13 – 9.35 Carrick-On-Suir 10.14 Clonmel 10.49 Cahir 11.16 Tipperary 11.49 Limerick Jctn. P. Loop 11.59 -12.44 Limerick Jctn. 12.46 Charleville 13.09 Mallow 13.24 Rathpeacon 13.40 Cork 13.50 Tuesday 12th June Cork 09.28 Littleisland 09.37 Glounthaune 09.40 Fota 09.44 Carrigaloe 09.46 Rushbrooke 09.48 Cobh 09.53 - 10.15 Rushbrooke 10.18 Carrigaloe 10.21 Fota 10.25 Glounthaune 10.29 Littleisland 10.32 Cork 10.40 -10.50 Rathpeacon 10.58 Mallow 11.14 -11.59 Banteer 12.14 -12.22 Millstreet 12.34 Rathmore 12.42 Killarney 13.05 Wednesday 13th June Killarney 08.15 Rathmore 08.32 Millstreet 08.39 Banteer 08.50 Mallow 09.04 Charleville 09.20 Limerick Jctn. 09.47 Dromkeen 10.01- 10.07 Limerick 10.24 -11.00 Sixmilebridge 11.22 Ennis 11.39 -12.39 Gort 13.01 Ardrahan 13.10 Craughwell 13.18 Athenry 13.29 -14.06 Oranmore 14.15 Galway 14.25 -15.30 Galway Loop 15.32- 15.38 Oranmore 15.44 Athenry 15.54 Attymon 16.01 Woodlawn 16.06 Ballinasloe 16.15 Athlone Midland 16.29 Athlone 16.33 - 17.13 Athlone Midland 17.15 Knockcroghery 17.28 Roscommon 17.36 Castlerea 17.54 Ballyhaunis 18.07 Claremorris 18.20 Friday 15th June Claremorris 17.40 Manulla Jctn. 17.54 Castlebar 18.00 Westport 18.14 -19.45 Castlebar 19.58 Manulla Jctn. 20.04 Claremorris 20.16- 20.51 Ballyhaunis 21.06 Castlerea 21.21 Roscommon 21.39 Knockcroghery 21.46 Athlone Midland 22.00 Athlone 22.03 22.08 Clonnydonnin 22.17 Clara 22.24 Tullamore 22.33 Geashill 22.41 Portarlington 22.53 Monasterevin 22.59 Kildare 23.06 Newbridge 23.11 Sallins 23.18 Hazelhatch 23.25 Adamstown 23.28 Kishogue 23.31 Clondalkin Fonthill 23.32 P.West & Ch. Orch. 23.33 Inchicore 23.35 Islandbridge Jctn. 23.38 Glasnevin Jctn. 23.44 Drumcondra 23.46 Dublin Connolly 23.52
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