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    murrayec's Projects

    Martello Tower South No. 14 I have been messing with this idea for a long time. Now, eventually its coming together;- The Seapoint Martello Tower & the Ordinance Bridge over the railway - this would go well on a layout with DARTs! I have always connected the towers with the railway, I'm from Monkstown, therefore spent many days at Seapoint- if you were there you saw trains go by! It stuck! The towers are part of our Eastern coast line, they are nice and interesting structures (questionable use they were intended for though), and some not kept well. The type and quality of the stonework was carried on through to the early railway works and the harbour, in my mind there all connected! These are a few shots of a test cutting, I just used white aero-board to work it all out. The final one will be in blue foam with a resin reinforced surface. I have taken a bit of a licence on the design, if I worked to scale the model would be quite large and this design is to fit Baseboard Dave's display table with a curved track. The bridge is wide and high enough for two tracks, cantenary wires and posts. I'm not sure to what level this will be finished to, its early in the project and I'm just going to see what happens. murrayec
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    murrayec's Projects

    Things have been moving along on the Flying Scot, just haven't had time to post stuff up- well here it is now...... Tender trims being installed with cyano glue Water access hatch and tender top parts being soldered on- 80deg pre soldered to brass parts and the white metal 70deg soldered on Tender top epoxied in White metal crew passage roof going on, using epoxy on this one as to close to the plastic for soldering, brass handrails and other fittings are epoxied to Helping hands while glue sets Tender cab parts- coal shoot, grill & crew door. The grill required a few rivets punched out More fittings going on- all cusps have been removed by filing on these parts in all photos Break handles, brackets and rear tender lamp irons drilled, cleaned up and brass rods prepared All epoxied on Rear lamp irons on and rear steps being prepared Steps folded up and the coal irons will be chemically blackened Steps and handrails epoxied on More tender cab handles, brackets n hooks being prepared Tender cab complete Brass fittings installed in coal area, all were epoxied in Corridor connection n hook next, the connector required some serious filing down on the sides to fit between the steps Gentile persuasion and its on- just with blu-tak for the moment Wheels off again for the last parts-guard irons, I kept this until last as they stick down below the frames and would have made all the above construction more difficult and they may have been damaged in the process- 80deg soldered on Tender is now complete- well except for painting n lining Eoin Now lets have a look at the whole thing Its just about ready for painting, some filling and adjustments required and I'm down to the last 3 packets of parts- the crew, the signs, and a bag of coal..... Eoin
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    Hattons nightmare

    Hi jhb Peters Spares stock a lot of wagons, Hornby, Bachmann and others. I've had no problems with delivery, sometimes within 12hrs! if ordered in the morning. https://www.petersspares.com/ Try ID Models for the vans, they post out for the next day if in stock http://idmodels.ie/ Eoin
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    Hattons nightmare

    Hi jhb What are you trying to order? if you let us know we might have alternative sources..... Eoin
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    Examples of GSWR / GSR / CIE paint for locomotives

    Hi JHB I love that little loco, it's simplicity is its quality Eoin
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    the future

    Have to agree with Glendereg, the engineer/designer that dreamt this one up is most likely in a straight jacket, if not, he/she should be! Eoin
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    Bray Train & Model Fair

    Don't forget This Sunday in Bray guys
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    7 Plank BR Wagons to Irish

    Here are 6 commandeered BR 7 plank wagons converted & weathered to Irish I bought these some time back before I found out about Irish stuff available but decided to use them anyway as a test for weathering, their not fully complete yet but very close- going to do a few replacement planks on some and fit loads of.....something! Eoin
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    7 Plank BR Wagons to Irish

    Thats them Broithe , my ones have a rectangular head like an axe rather than round Eoin
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    7 Plank BR Wagons to Irish

    I've also dug up;- 5 bed ends- one I use as a gate into the garden- can be seen in the second last photo above. 2 plough spades- off an old tractor plough millions of bottles- tonic, HP, perfume, & boveril 4 steel chisels 2 sets of steel log splitters- ones with wire handles wrapped around 1 TV areal a sack of roofing stakes - blacksmith made in the days before them modern nails and still digging stuff up...... Eoin
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    7 Plank BR Wagons to Irish

    Hi Broithe Yes, two weirs which still exist, and I was told by a chap that there was a settlement pool in front of my garage but a house stands there now. I had noticed old iron bits and cut granite stones (very like the granite in the kiln) in the garden of the house but the owner could not say where they came from- he sold the property recently and unfortunately the new owner remodelled the garden and discarded them- shes not into old stuff.... Eoin
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    7 Plank BR Wagons to Irish

    You saw that decal I did not remove- 'eagle eye Broithe' The totem pole- that has puzzled me for years. I dug it up long ago in my front garden, it weighs a tonne so I reckon it's hardened steel- one idea I have is its part of a lime rock crusher! My house used to be 3 workmen's cottages with a lime kiln in my garage.... any ideas?? Eoin
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    203 Ready For a Wash!

    203 on its way for a bit of a clean- been working hard! Also requires a bit of a engine tune up- it's been belching out a lot of black stuff! Eoin
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    RIP Jim Bayle

    Sad news RIP Jim
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    D OToole

    The Dinky man

    © Eoin Murray

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    D OToole

    Hi George Bray Wheelers call all of us the 'Dinky Boys'🙂 Eoin
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    Train & Model Fair

    until
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    P McHugh

    The American Train Man

    © Eoin Murray

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    S Ryan

    The N man

    © Eoin Murray

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    S Ryan

    The N man

    © Eoin Murray

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    Modelrailwaybaseboards

    The Baseboard man

    © Eoin Murray

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    Modelrailwaybaseboards

    The Baseboard man

    © Eoin Murray

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    P McHugh

    The American Train man

    © Eoin Murray

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    D OToole

    The Dinky man

    © Eoin Murray

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    ECMtrains

    The DART man

    © Eoin Murray

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