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    GNRi Brake Van

    Eek is right! I generally stay away from screwfix I just found a few appropriate springs in the scraps box, they are now earmarked for a little project on the lathe. Thanks Eoin
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    GNRi Brake Van

    I agree with George, do not buy the Microbox sets- every bit under .6mm is as blunt as hair-clips. Though drill bits from expo tools in the small sizes are excellent and generally come ten in a pack- a pack is the same price as the .3mm in Eileens For the best tungsten carbide and most economical I use CNC drill bits from Amazon, again a box of up to ten bits is the same price as one .3mm in Eileens, post is free in the UK and I use addresspal for €3.75 to here, here is an example of what you get;- https://www.amazon.co.uk/Carbide-Dremel-Jewelry-Engraving-Circuit/dp/B072R2YP13/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1537461593&sr=8-4&keywords=cnc+drill+bits Borithe, post or send us a link to that set of punches? Eoin
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    Walker Diesel Class F - ECMbuild in 4mm for OOn3

    Walker chassis bits. Some of the underframe parts were cleaned up and prepared for soldering- two diesel tanks and one set of bogie bolsters. This is the holding set-up for soldering the bolster parts together, there is a 1.5mm hole through the base parts, a 1.5mm aluminium rod is inserted to keep alignment and the clamp fingers hold it all together- leaving the hands free to do the soldering. The motor bogie drive shaft bearings were adjusted to improve the gear meshing to the axles, this was done by broaching out the holes after the bearings were removed, it needed about .3mm adjustment and the bearings were soldered back in- good mesh now. A top-hat axle bearing is soldered on the top of the bogie for pivot fixing to the chassis plate, the motor will hold the bogie in place? Underframe parts cleaned up and sat on chassis plate, the cut lines provide positioning and the parts will be eventually soldered on. The chassis plate and bogies assembled and motor installed The motor bogie pivots nicely in place and the motor holds it together as expected! with a bit of side tilt n all. You probably noticed the chassis plate is up-side-down! A test run will be next on the chassis, but I have to hold off as the axle gears have to be glued on and I'm not at the final axle length stage- I've made some mods to the bogie side frames so new parts need to be cut first. Eoin
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    Greystones Model Railway Layout.

    Fooling the eye.... Eoin & CM
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    Bray Train & Model Fair

    Don't forget the Fair is on this Sunday
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    There was a thread a while back on Youghal Station with some info that may help;- Eoin
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    Analogue sound

    Hi David These guys do a unit for just under £200.00 http://www.rosewarnejunction.me.uk/RAS_Sound_Systems.htm Kato unit;- https://www.amazon.co.uk/Kato-22-101-Analog-Sound-locomotive/dp/B00QUMHMNK A dcc sound card, speaker, and a simple dcc controller would cost you around the same amount- wire it up and stick it in a mdf box and away you go! Another option is in the audio device systems, one can buy a small audio recorder like an mp3 player- they come with buttons for looping and playing sound files that one loads up from your computer. There are also apps for mobile phones for doing this, allied with a bluetooth speaker you could have a Rocking Railway Sound System- RRSS!! Eoin
  8. Hi Colin I seem to remember that https://www.facebook.com/search/top/?q=weir park books and models had a packet of card enamel signs in their display box of card kits at recent shows, you could message Diarmuid on facebook to see if he still has it Eoin
  9. Two searches in google turns up this https://www.google.com/search?q=irish+railway+enamel+signs&client=firefox-b&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwifi_HS3rDdAhXrDsAKHTxJB1kQsAR6BAgGEAE&biw=1280&bih=891 https://www.google.com/search?q=antique+irish+railway+enamel+signs&client=firefox-b&sa=X&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&ved=2ahUKEwik--2e37DdAhVUecAKHaXhAsMQsAR6BAgGEAE&biw=1280&bih=891 You could also try the product names on the signs in the photos above of the station Eoin
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    Brennan’s Monorail System

    Here is a mad one I came across;- http://www.engineersjournal.ie/2016/09/06/louis-brennan-torpedo-monorail/ It would have been like- on the back of a motorbike! Eoin
  11. Hi Colin R Have a look here;- http://catalogue.nli.ie/Record/vtls000040470 http://catalogue.nli.ie/Record/vtls000331562/Map and in the other direction;- https://oldphotosofcork.files.wordpress.com/2014/05/crosshaven-railway-station.jpg Eoin
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    Greystones Model Railway Layout.

    Some strange goings-on at Greystones today;- ...and a surprised n enthused bystander. Closetmodeller should be along shortly to explain this lot..... Eoin
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    Dublin Bus Orange

    Hi George Set yourself up with An Post's Addresspal- very handy for stuff they wont post abroad, but will send it to your UK address and you collect from your post office for €3.75 when it arrives... Eoin
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    7mm scale J15 kit

    Nice find David I'd like one of them, but reckon they are very rare Eoin

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