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  1. Railer

    MM Supertrain Mk2Ds

    Just quick heads up that the new revised Supertrain Mk2Ds are now in stock at Marks.
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    MM Supertrain Mk2Ds

    Go Dutch on first date.😨
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    Class 121

    Not true, they didn't in the early days of the ballast project but they are all sorted now. Alot when on behind the scenes is all I'm saying.
  4. That a 29K I think. DARTs aren't that shade even with a filter.
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    Class 121

    I dunno bout that. While I praise Mr Murphy for everything released to date and the standards achieved. the BGMs and Cravens being excellent. The recent releases leave room for improvement and are somewhat lacking imo. The CIE Mk2s, both batches need work out of the box. The Enterprise and NIR 201s, very wrong number font sizes, wrong number locations and livery errors on the NIR 201s. The RPSI Cravens have ride issues as does the latest release of 1509. I'm actually worried for the 121 release as much as I want them and want them to be as good as the BGM and 071 models. If he can match that level of quality again he can take as long as he likes. Think he set the bar too high for himself too early on.
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    IRM site stock levels.

    Just wondering are you guys planning to return the stock level feature back on to the shop site when 30 or less packs left? It was there, then removed but I see it's still on the Accurascale site.
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    MM Supertrain Mk2Ds

    Sorry the light is not great but just to compare and contrast.
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    MM Supertrain Mk2Ds

    MM 086 next the one of the new super train Mk2s.
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    MM Supertrain Mk2Ds

    That's the same problem that the model suffered from and is still in the new versions. The roof bowing at the ends. Some are effected more than others it's pot luck to get good or bad ones. The IE and Galway ones tended not to suffer from it compared to the CIE models.
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    MM Supertrain Mk2Ds

    After getting home and the shade of orange is no different unfortunately. The black bands are alot straighter but not perfect when viewed up close and they don't match up bang on around the ends at the gangways. The roof bowing issue at the ends is still there too. Yes a big improvement over the last CIE Mk2s but not what I hopped for overall. Especially seeing as these are new models if I didn't know better myself I'd say they were the old stock repainted.
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    MM Supertrain Mk2Ds

    Just got my order from Marks. Only took a quick look at them as I'm in work but they do look a touch shade darker than the old. I won't be able to compare till I'm home later. The paint job is far, far better though as the pictures so far prove.
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    MM Supertrain Mk2Ds

    Thanks, was just wondering did he go with all black ends as some of them had. Another thing that I know has been rasied on this site before. There are some people claiming as of yesterday that these are the returned stock repainted and they back this claim up by the fact there are limited numbers of each and not the usual 512 units per copy. Some close to the main man have stated on here that the old stock was destroyed and these Mk2s are of new tooling made at a new factory.
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    Tara Junction.

    Love them pallet cement wagon, they're so iconic.
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    MM Supertrain Mk2Ds

    Marks Cork won't have them till Friday. Marks Dublin Hawkins Street getting them in today. Greenogue got them yesterday.
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    MM Supertrain Mk2Ds

    Any chance of a gangway end shot Dave? Cheers.
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    MM Supertrain Mk2Ds

    I've ordered 3 just now to see how they are (EGV, diner and compo). From the pictures on Marks it's difficult to judge due to lighting and the fact they are in the packing but they do look like an improvement over the first batch. The black bands look straight anyway and the orange/tan look closer to what it should be. I'm fairly sure Dave Bracken will be first up with pictures.
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    RPSI 2018

    Yeah there was. 087 had to be sent from Connolly to haul the train back. I believe it got to Connolly just before midnight. These things happen, credit to all the volunteers and IE staff in fairness. Hope the RPSI don't get too much of a slap on the wrist for the delayed Rosslare service.
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    141/071 buffer details

    As far as I know all 141/181 loco were air brake equipped as delivered. It's just air brake systems were never commissioned until the first air brake stock, the bogie bulk cement wagons were delivered in the late 70s. The shale wagons were also airbraked. As u mentioned this all led to the SA. The S was for CAWS. It was used on the main lines as well as suburban. 071s at the time with no CAWS could not operate Mk3s on the Cork line up to the locos 90mph max until their CAWS was commissioned. It was not permitted as a safety feature because of the braking distance between some signaling blocks on line of sight was not sufficient at those speeds.
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    141/071 buffer details

    For multiple loco working all 5 air hoses are connected and the vac pipe. There is also an MU cable for loco control. For an air brake train just the red hose and one of the yellow hoses are connected to the train. The two green and other yollow hose are connected to the other loco in multiple to equalise the air brakes. The MM packs just give enough to detail one end plus a spare hose if you need it.
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    141/071 buffer details

    The real things all have 5 air hoses and one vac pipe at each end. Only the 121s were delivered with no air brake lines but were later retrofitted.
  21. Only 2 071s are now left in the freight livery with 075 only just gone in in recent days and all cab panels stripped off already. 074 and 086 are the last two in line. 079 and 072 are in the works painted up awaiting final finishing before re entering traffic.
  22. 086 has gone in for overhaul. The black and silver livery is now history.
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    Paint fading - model weathering

    To me the shade of orange used on the MM 203 and 220 are that faded pink shade. 201 and 210 are in the vivid new painted orange shade as that is what they had while they wore the full yellow face. Only thing is that makes 203 and 220 to be weathered out of the box to look right while 201 and 210 look good as in ex works condition.
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    CIE Ballast Plough Now Available to Preorder

    €95 for a set of CIE vans, doesn't get much better. Fair play lads. I was expecting these to be maybe €140-150 a set because of the tooling variations.
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    CIE Ballast Plough Now Available to Preorder

    That's a great deal for getting all 3 sets. Very pleased with that.
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