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  1. snapper

    Foolish drivers

    Most of the things in this thread look careless or accidental, that looks deliberate
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    RPSI 2018

    simultaneous release anybody
  3. 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 😀
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    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
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    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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    RPSI 2018

    RPSI Charter Monday 3rd of September Steam Loco 85 + RPSI Cravens Dublin Connolly 10.45 Drumcondra 10.50 Inchicore 11.07 Hazelhatch 11.19 Sallins 11.27 Newbridge 11.34 Kildare 11.40 Monasterevin 11.48 Portarlington 11.55 - 12.10 Portlaoise 12.23 Ballybrophy 12.39 Templemore 12.51 Thurles 13.00 - 13.22 (in down loop not platform) Limerick Jctn. 13.47 - 14.50 (train in pocket loop, engine to turn on triangle) Charleville 15.26 Mallow 15.56 Banteer 16.18 - 16.33 Millstreet 16.58 Rathmore 17.11 Killarney 17.41 Wednesday 5th of September Steam loco 85 + RPSI Cravens (Killarney to Portarlington) Killarney 08.15 Rathmore 08.33 Millstreet 08.40 Banteer 08.51 Mallow 09.06 - 09.26 Charleville 09.44 Limerick Jctn. 10.09 Thurles 10.35 - 10.55 Templemore 11.05 Ballybrophy 11.17 Portlaoise 11.33 Portarlington 11.48 – 12.28 (loco change) Steam loco 4 + RPSI Cravens (Portarlington to Westport) Portarlington 12.28 Geashill 12.40 12.50 Tullamore 12.59 Clara 13.10 13.22 Clonydonnin 13.31 Athlone 13.40 . 14.20 Knockcroghery 14.36 14.44 Roscommon 14.53 Castlerea 15.10 Ballyhaunis 15.24 - 15.54 Claremorris 16.07 Manulla Jctn. 16.19 Castlebar 16.26 Westport 16.45 Steam Loco 4 Light Engine Dublin Connolly 10.15 Drumcondra 10.20 Inchicore 10.37 P. West & Ch. Orch. 10.40 Clondalkin Fonthill 10.42 Kishogue 10.43 Adamstown 10.47 Hazelhatch 10.50 Sallins 11.00 Newbridge 11.10 Kildare 11.17 - 11.27 Monasterevin 11.36 Portarlington 11.45 Steam Loco 85 light engine Portarlington 13.05 Monasterevin 13.10 Kildare 13.18 Newbridge 13.24 Sallins 13.32 Hazelhatch 13.41 Adamstown 13.44 Kishogue 13.47 Clondalkin Fonthill 13.48 P. West & Ch. Orch. 13.51 Inchicore 13.55 Drumcondra 14.13 Dublin Connolly 14.20 Friday 7th September Steam loco 4 + RPSI Cravens Westport 07.45 Castlebar 08.03 Manulla Jctn. 08.10 Claremorris 08.22 Ballyhaunis 08.36 - 09.01 Castlerea 09.15 Roscommon 09.33 Knockcroghery 09.40 Athlon e 09.58 - 10.51 Clonnydonnin 11.00 Clara 11.09 Tullamore 11.17 Geashill 11.29 - 11.41 Portarlington 11.52 - 12.41 Monasterevin 12.49 Kildare 12.58 Newbridge 13.05 Sallins 13.13 Hazelhatch 13.22 Inchicore 13.35 Drumcondra 13.47 Dublin Connolly 13.52
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    RPSI 2018

    Tuesday 28th August Steam Loco no 4 Light engine movement Edited with updated times RPSI Whitehead 9.06 Carrickfergus 9.18 Yorkgate 9.42 Belfast central 9.48 Lisburn 10.09 Lurgan 10.28 Portadown 10.37 Poyntzpass 10.54 Newry 11.05 Dundalk 11.31 -12-00 Drogheda 12.29 Balbriggan 12.46 Skerries 12.53 Malahide 13.09 Howth Junction 13.18 Dublin Connolly 13.35
  8. 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
  9. 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
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    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.
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    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
  12. 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
  13. snapper

    RIP Eamon Kerney

    RIP
  14. 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
  15. snapper

    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.
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