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  1. snapper

    RPSI 2018

    RPSI Mincepie special Sunday 30th of December Steam Loco 85 & RPSI Mk 2s RPSI Whitehad 08.40 Carrickfergus 08.52 Yorkgate 09.08 Belfast Lanyon Place 09.13 – 09.20 Lisburn 09.37 – 09.47 Portadown 10.11 – 10.15 Newry 10.37 Dundalk 10.55 – 11.08 Drogheda 11.36 Balbriggan 11.48 Skerries 11.52 Malahide 12.01 Howth Junction 12.05 Dublin Connolly 12.15 Steam Loco 4 & RPSI Mk2s Dublin Connolly 16.10 Howth Junction 16.19 Malahide 16.24 Skerries 16.33 Balbriggan 16.37 Drogheda 16.49 Dundalk 17.15 – 17.30 Newry 17.52 Portadown 18.11 – 18.13 Lisburn 18.37 – 18.45 Belfast Lanyon Place 19.00 – 19.05 Yorkgate 19.10 Carrickfergus 19.24 Whitehead RPSI 19.40
  2. snapper

    KMCE's Workbench

    Is there a special name for the jig that you used to bend the curves on the tanks?
  3. Robertstown viaduct This notice appeared in this weeks Limerick Post, (8th Dec 2018) No idea what it actually means in terms of reinstating services on the Limerick to Foynes line
  4. snapper

    RPSI 2018

    Dublin area Santa season. There are 3 trains on each day, first and second are steam and the third is diesel. (except Sunday the 2nd which only has 2 steam) Should be the same times each weekend. Saturdays 1st / 8th / 15th Dublin Connolly 10.05 Drumcondra 10.13 Clonsilla 10.31 Maynooth 10.48 – 11.20 Clonsilla 11.36 Drumcondra 11.53 Dublin Connolly 11.59 Dublin Connolly 13.05 Drumcondra 13.13 Clonsilla 13.31 Maynooth 13.48 – 14.20 Clonsilla 14.46 Drumcondra 14.53 Dublin Connolly 14.59 Dublin Connolly 16.05 Drumcondra 16.11 Clonsilla 16.29 Maynooth 16.45 – 17.40 Clonsilla 17.25 Drumcondra 17.45 Dublin Connolly 17.53 Sundays 2ns / 9th / 16th Dublin Connolly 11.00 Drumcondra 11.08 Clonsilla 11.26 Maynooth 11.44 – 12.20 Clonsilla 12.36 Drumcondra 12.53 Dublin Connolly 12.59 Dublin Connolly 14.05 Drumcondra 14.13 Clonsilla 14.31 Maynooth 14.48 – 15.20 Clonsilla 15.36 Drumcondra 15.55 Dublin Connolly 16.04 Dublin Connolly 16.55 Drumcondra 17.01 Clonsilla 17.19 Maynooth 17.37 – 18.20 Clonsilla 18.36 Drumcondra 15.53 Dublin Connolly 18.58
  5. snapper

    Irish Railway Books for sale

    I will take these please Practical Model Railways with article on Mullingar €1.00 Fishguard & Rosslare Railways and Harbour Company €6.00 Midland Great Western Railway €7.50  Cork, Brandon and South Coast €7.50  Rails Through North Kerry €6.00 Lost Railways of Co. Dublin and South East €3.00
  6. The Tv show model town was in the what to watch next section on you tube for me, A lot more for the more traditional modeller and probably a better representation of the hobby (although it's your model do what ever you want). 3 videos covering 15 episodes, about 6 hours of video. I also remember another show on discovery about building a model railway in the garden but I cant remember the name of it.
  7. snapper

    Foolish drivers

    A bit old but I had not seen it before
  8. snapper

    IRM A Class; Our First Locomotive!

    My face says smile but my bank account says cry
  9. snapper

    Red star on stock

    It generally denotes a point from which you can manually release any residual brake application. Different locomotives exhauster (vacuum) or compressors (air pressure) can work slightly differently depending on condition ect. Let say loco 1 hauls some coaches and creates 24” of vacuum (that’s 24 inches of release), you then change to a different loco 2 but this loco can only create 21” of vacuum, you now have 3” of a brake application. You can use these valves to release any remaining vacuum and effectively reset to 0 so that when loco 2 creates 21” of vacuum the brakes are fully released. The same principal applies to air brakes I just used vacuum as I am more familiar with that system.
  10. snapper

    RPSI 2018

    RPSI Halloween specials Monday 29th of October Originally scheduled to go to Maynooth but now going to Drogheda due to engineering works at Glasnevin Junction. Steam Loco 4 & RPSI Cravens Dublin Connolly 11.05 Howth Jctn 11.22 Clongriffin 11.24 – 11.34 Malahide 11.44 Skerries 11.56 Balbriggan 12.01 Laytown 12.12 Drogheda 12.20 Drogheda 13.00 Laytown 13.09 Balbriggan 13.18 Skerries 13.23 Malahide 13.36 Howth Jctn 13.43 Dublin Connolly 14.00 Dublin Connolly 15.10 Howth Jctn 15.24 Clongriffin 15.26 – 15.34 Malahide 15.44 Skerries 15.56 Balbriggan 16.01 Laytown 16.10 Drogheda 16.18 Drogheda 17.00 Laytown 17.09 Balbriggan 17.18 Skerries 17.23 Malahide 17.36 Howth Jctn 17.43 Dublin Connolly 17.59
  11. snapper

    Foolish drivers

    Most of the things in this thread look careless or accidental, that looks deliberate
  12. snapper

    RPSI 2018

    simultaneous release anybody
  13. snapper

    RPSI 2018

    A single day or a multi day? For multi day there is the May tour. Long single day by steam is a bit more complicated due to drivers hours, but Connolly to Rosslare is a nice day. I am really looking forward to both, but its a long time since I heard the hum of a baby gm 😀
  14. snapper

    RPSI 2018

    RPSI South Western Railtour Saturday 13th of October RPSI Cravens & IE diesel Dublin Connolly 07.50 Inchicore 08.10 Hazelhatch 08.19 Sallins 08.25 Newbridge 08.32 Kildare 08.35 Monasterevin 08.41 Portarlington 08.47 - 08.51 Portlaoise 09.06 - 09.07 Ballybrophy 09.23 Lisduff 09.28 Templemore 09.33 Thurles 09.40 Limerick Jctn. 10.00 Charleville 10.20 Mallow 10.35 – 10.37 Rathpeacon 10.52 Cork 11.02 – 11.25 Littleisland 11.32 Glounthaune 11.35 – 11.43 Fota 11.46 Carrigaloe 11.50 – 11.58 Rushbrooke 12.02 Cobh 12.05 – 12.20 Rushbrooke 12.22 Carrigaloe 12.24 Fota 12.26 - 12.34 Glounthaune 12.37 Littleisland 12.39 – 12.45 Cork 12.53 Rathpeacon 13.03 Mallow 13.21 - 13.31 Charleville 13.46 Limerick Jctn. 14.08 Lim. Jctn. Pocket Loop 14.11 14.23 Dromkeen 14.35 Killonan Jctn. 14.42 LIMERICK 14.50 – 16.00 Sixmilebridge 16.25 Ennis 16.41 - 16.51 Gort 17.14 -17.24 Ardrahan 17.34 Craughwell 17.42 Athenry 17.52 - 18.00 Attymon 18.07 Woodlawn 18.12 - 18.25 Ballinasloe 18.34 Athlone 18.51 - 19.02 Clonnydonnin 19.11 Clara 19.19 19.23 Tullamore 19.33 - 19.38 Geashill 19.46 Portarlington 19.58 -19.59 Monasterevin 20.06 Kildare 20.14 Newbridge 20.20 Sallins 20.26 Hazelhatch 20.34 Inchicore 20.44 Islandbridge Jctn. 20.46 Glasnevin Jctn. 20.53 Drumcondra 20.54 Dublin Connolly 21.00 Cork Light Engine Movents Cork 11.10 Littleisland 11.17 Glounthaune 11.19 Fota 11.22 Carrigaloe 11.25 Rushbrooke 11.28 Cobh 11.33 Cobh 12.50 Rushbrooke 12.53 Carrigaloe 12.56 Fota 12.59 Glounthaune 13.02 Littleisland 13.05 CORK 13.13
  15. snapper

    Dundalk, Newry & Greenore Railway

    Irish Broad gauge carriages a pictorial introduction, Desmond Coakham, page 87 It also mentions their later careers having already been mentioned (possibly in a different section of the book) but I can't seem to find it.
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