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    LIMA Murphy Models

    Stunning Brendan never does anything by 1/2s Eoin
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    Hornby diesel class 40

    Hi Guys Just to be clear on the NMRA advice about weight- generally their rule is being applied to long 'Cars' as they call them, we have coaches! The NMRA's idea of adding more weight if experiencing problems, is to do with long cars and mainly with bogie running gear- because of the transverse buzz over curved track! 2 axle 4 wheel wagons are not referred to and 35grams total weight is adequate- if still difficulties after that its down to- track, wheels, couplers, and general straightness of the model- ie;- all four wheels sit on the track and the model when pushed lightly will roll along without de-railing Eoin
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    Hornby diesel class 40

    Hi Joe 18 to 27 grams max should go into a wagon- no more unless you want to burn your loco motor out! If you still have problems with de-railing it's down to bogie, or coupler, or track problems! Run one wagon behind the loco with weight in it try 18grams first- if that works ok keep it hooked up and couple on another- test that and see if it runs ok, go through all wagons testing like this with the same working one hooked to the loco, connecting the one to test to it, and then you will find the problem..... Eoin
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    Train & Model Fair

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    Bray Train & Model Fair

    Date for the next Fair;-
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    Worsley Works kits

    Hi sayhall27 For a first kit ever build- I would recommend starting with something a bit simpler and smaller- wagons, vans or for a little more complex to test the skills- a SSM guard van... don't cost to much for practising on, these are generally quick builds, so finish quickly for best gratification when starting Here is a quick generic shopping list;- Chassis;- Motor & Gearbox Bogies Bogie Side Frames Bogie Electrical Pickups Wheel Sets Couplers - for two coach units use electrical couplers Buffers Hose pipes Underframe details- Battery box, Dyno, Break Equipment, Water Tank, Fuel Tank, etc.... all depending on the level of detail you want Corridor Connectors Steps Directional Lights Screen Rain Wipers Horn Interior;- Seats Corridors Fittings? People Interior Lights Body;- Roof - if not in kit? Roof Vents Rain Strips Roof Bands Door handles Hand Rails Glazing Other detail parts as required? Decals I think I've covered most things, but if not I'm sure it will be added I also recommend some research on model building and the trains your going to build- Ian Rice books are a must and George Dent's books on building Locos and his second book on rolling stock. There are loads more out there to choose from. Tools! plenty of tools. Building models is great fun Eoin
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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
  10. Hi Here is my take on a West Clare Walker Diesel in 4mm for a chap doing 00n3. The body is a Worsley Works brass etch which looks very nice and shiny in its bag, after doing a bit of research I reckon it will need a few extra holes and some score lining... Extra .5mm holes being added for; - Head Lamps, Marker lights, Water fill, Exhaust brackets, Screen wipers, Horns, Vacuum pipes, & Couplers. This was all done with the parts still in the sprue as its easier to hold this way. After cutting out the chassis and cab parts, removing the cusp and sizing things up, a plan of action was formulated. There will be four main components to build as individual items- Chassis, Cab, Bonnet 1, & Bonnet 2. When these parts are complete it will be decided how to put it together. I left some of the sprue in the chassis to give a bit of reinforcement while building, this will be removed when the time comes. After playing with the cab parts for a while I decided it was time to build the jig I had been thinking about for holding body parts while soldering. This cab is a bit twee and just about fits together, there is a few gaps when assembled on the chassis, I think the magic etch offset line was not used so gentile persuasion will be required and a jig is the man for this! This unit is designed to be adaptable for other kits n stuff Windows on first, slightly ajar Then three sides are jigged up, the chassis has slots and half etched lines to aid, but the parts just don't quite make it- a bit of filling later I think. The fourth side goes on when the other three are soldered. Tack soldering here only, to get it held in place, then finally soldering off the jig to complete.
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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
  15. 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
  16. 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
  18. 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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    Train & Model Fair

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    Bray Train & Model Fair

    The date for the Sept Train & Model Fair
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    141 Gauge N

    Hi Peter I'm still bogged down with the printer guy for getting the colour right- it's on going, but slowly. The motor bogie is been worked on, I reckon I have it mastered! if you look at the Walker thread in Irish Models- its the same bogie system but slightly bigger for the Walker. This should have it's first test run at the weekend. Eoin

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