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  1. Ballybrophy.

    Yep, that's the man- we can also thank him for the design of the hatch-back car = Mazda 323, and the VW Scirocco, also big private ships for princess and rather rich people, but his best stuff is the futuristic artwork, I have a book from the early 80's about him- one wheel gyro cars, levitating cars that drive themselves guided by a central divide beacon, one wheel gyro personnel transport units one wares on your back, press the button, down drops the wheel and your away.... and oh he has designed passenger train interiors! I bet he would appreciate the architectural quality of this station building- he does modern-futuristic but with an old quality Here is a link if you want to see his stuff;- https://www.google.com/search?q=syd+mead+art&client=firefox-b&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjzrfDVjcfaAhWJKFAKHVNJBJAQsAQIKA&biw=1280&bih=890 Eoin
  2. kadee's and Hornby couplers

    Hi Noel Do you remember this one?;- Eoin
  3. 4 wheel timber wagons?

    Hi Guys Here are a few photos of an OTA going to bogie'd Irish timber wagons for the Greystones Layout A mould is made to do the uprights in white metal, there will be seven of them with plastic additional beams, ladders n stuff Jig for making the batch of logs from silver birch twigs from the garden, held together with PVA and one will have ballast weight in it Y25 bogie with CNC cut (i can say that now) brass NEM 362 pocket soldered up and ready to epoxy to bogie Not finding much time to finish these, making 3 and getting there slowly..... Looking back at it, the OTA wagon is stripped down so much its nearly worth considering starting from scratch, we are using these because the 3 of them will fit in the station siding and not obstruct the main line- we started with them, we'll keep going..... Eoin
  4. 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
  5. murrayec's Projects

    Hi jhb Don't think the client would like it in blue, wasn't there a story about one of the restorations on the Flying Scot? - they painted it blue and they got death threats from the fans & sponsors were displeased and requested their money back.... Eoin
  6. DART roof details

    Hi MikeO I'm still waiting the drawing from my source, I enquired & reminded him again at the Wexford Show! If you do a Google search 'DART 8500 or 8600' you'll find plenty of images including roof details that might help Here are two links which show roof detail in among other photos 8500;- https://hiveminer.com/Tags/8500%2Cdublin/Timeline 8600;- https://hiveminer.com/Tags/8629%2Ctrain Eoin
  7. murrayec's Projects

    Flying Scotsman Tender main chassis stuff complete;- So the springs needed a bit of cleaning up, the spru ran across the back of the axle box and out the sides to support the spring hangers- this had to be removed, I made a little jig out of styrene to hold the units while filing, I filed down the spru flush and then cut off what was left, the styrene protects the hangers from getting out of shape. The springs required some metal to be removed as they would not tuck in under chassis brackets under the floor plate. All ready to go soldering, note the pencil lead to stop the solder running everywhere- 70deg lead solder will do that! So the plan is to put 180deg solder to the brass, inside n out, and 70deg lead solder to the back of the springs, then sweat solder together using gentile persuasion with a stick! The heat is applied to the inside of the frames, with the frames fluxed again and 70deg solder on the iron. One side done and the pencil lead works a treat, virtually no solder to be cleaned off on the front Other side done, a good blob of 70deg solder used on the back, the iron is held there until one sees the solder flow through to the other side and around the axle box- nice shiny line! All the bits, and wheels back on for...... ....... Oooooh! lets put it together Looking like a tender Eoin
  8. New DART 8100 Model

    Beautiful village, great model village, rivers, chimneys n mill, Red Arrows flying overhead 5 days a week a modellers paradise..... Eoin
  9. New DART 8100 Model

    Can I start it again by adding; I build a 00 model 8100 DART and trying to get going in the market! This is a hand build item in my workshop and takes me 4 to 5 days to complete a two coach Dart after I have batch manufactured the fiddley parts. My price at the moment is €400.00, which shocks everyone. I would be interested if any of you have the time to view the web site http://www.ecmtrains.com and return comments Thanks
  10. murrayec's Projects

    Yes Noel, it's the water scoop all right, I saw a film of one of these in action, they slow down a bit, lower the scoop and bash water everywhere- hedgehogs and frogs flying! Eoin
  11. murrayec's Projects

    Hi Guys thanks for the great comments Some more stuff on the Flying Scotsman tender;- I bent up the coal bunker and top of tender plate, a bit of persuasion to get it into shape, taped it up and tack soldered it and then got it into final shape for soldering all over All worked OK and fits almost like a glove- surprising.... Some small adjustment done to the bunker front as the tender front face would not sit in properly, mainly metal filed off..... The first of the front tender parts, cut out, cusp removed, folded up, soldered up, and cleaned up Footplate, frames, drag beam, buffer beam, and brackets prepared for soldering up Soldered Chassis test fitted Axle springs on next but the brass work needs a clean up in the blast cabinet first Eoin
  12. Bray late 50s and Hill

    Hi TinTin The accident was reported to have happened at the 'Brandy Hole ravine', as far as I'm aware the location we are discussing is the Brandy Hole? this is going by local history, I also assumed this was the only cove that had boat landing and access up the head by a ravine for the smugglers When I first saw the wood-cut image I saw it as this ravine, in discussion, and not further South, but looking at the three images you posted has helped me to understand the photo in the Permanent Way book- the third image is the same as in the book, the rocks always puzzled me- the rock formation on the sea side lines up with the rocks in the other two images! This is a link to a report on the accident in the Freeman's Journal, 10 August 1867 http://www.greystonesahs.org/gahs1/index.php?id=386 Eoin
  13. Bray late 50s and Hill

    Hi TinTin If you look at the image I referenced above, on the South side of the bridge one can see a square platform under the track-way a short distance from the ravine edge, also on the Northern side note a small trestle supporting the track-way above the ravine edge- so the track-way seems to have been elevated above the structures of the ravine and the ground level If it was a crane structure! it would have been built after the new line was complete, it could not have been built before because the old line was repaired and used while the new stuff was been built! Why would they use a crane to take stuff up from the sea (if that's what your thinking) when they have the existing track to bring materials in, and risk of boats founding on the rocks below! There is another photo, worth a look, of the bridge after the accident- page 20 of 'Tales of the Permanent Way' by Michael Barry. The author dates the accident in 1865, it also indicates that the track on that side was raised, it also indicates how much artistic licence was used in the engraving image! Eoin
  14. Bray late 50s and Hill

    Hi Guys That's the remnants of Burnel's 2 trestle timber bridge spanning the Brandy Hole Ravine, I reckon. In 1867 a train with passengers crashed off the bridge into the ravine due to poor track maintenance, 2 died and many were injured Here is a link to a engraving picture, an artist impression of after the accident;-https://www.magnoliabox.com/products/bray-head-ireland-1867-scene-of-the-accident-on-the-dublin-wicklow-and-wenford-railway-kerry-liszt-060430-0678 Eoin
  15. Excellent video, great to see Love that big crane- especially the counter-weight system hanging off the back with its mobile deck manoeuvring around under the weights- deadly Eoin
  16. Wexford Model Railway Club Exhibition Easter 2018

    Well done John , lovely layout and well done Fran, lovely wagon Edit;- Oh and well done dartstation on your award for the SDMRC layout Eoin
  17. New DART 8100 Model

    Well with DART models on TV, n all!..... Here are a few photos of the completed S-bahn- a project on the go for over 3 years! It's done.... Just a few little touch ups, into the box and will have it on show in Wexford over the weekend Eoin
  18. 8100 Class Model DART

    Oh! the fame, the fame!! Thanks guys, I have not seen it yet but me Mum recorded it Eoin Edit;- Just saw it on the RTE player, great DART coverage- I wonder is there something wrong with the second set's internal lights? The show was a bit one-sided, very much on the negative.... Eoin
  19. 8100 Class Model DART

    We are manufacturing 00 Gauge DART trains, based on the 8100 Class electric two-car multipal unit train for Dublin suburban service. These units were built by Linke-Hofmann-Busch GmbH and GEC Traction Ltd. for CIE now Irish Rail. Our model is exclusive hand built at 1:76 scale with a laser printed plastic body on a glass fibre chassis. The model has specific DART details with metal pantograph, DART bogie sides, undercarriage compartments, air tanks, control box and mock connection hoses. Specification. Laser printed plastic body with foam support. 0.8mm glass fibre (PCB) chassis. Tenshodo Spud motor. Keen coupler plates to allow close coupling running. Kadee couplers. White metal cast & sprung pantograph. Directional lights. Secondary pick-ups. NS driver handrails. Etched brass screen wipers. White metal air horn. Plastic cast motorless bogies. 10.5mm Romford coach wheels Plastic cast DART replica bogie sides. White metal cast under-frame components. Plastic cast roof vents and roof end trims. Plastic cast pantograph roof well. Plastic cast corridor connectors. Analogue and digital options. The digital unit has an 8 pin decoder with controllable lighting system, the two coaches are connected electrically with a plug and socket lead. The Model is manufactured in different options and cost;- Display Model – Opaque Printed Body with basic detail. Display Model – Windowed Printed Body with internal detail is now available. Running Model – Opaque Printed Body with full detail. Running Model – Windowed Printed Body with internal detail is now available. You can follow progress on the windows in the ‘8100 DART Model’ thread in ‘Irish Models’ on this forum.
  20. Train & Model Fair

  21. If one wanted to display a collection and is concerned about protecting their rights to ownership, one could set up a site with, say Wordpress, that displays photos in a thumbnail format only- low enough resolution to preview, but no use for printing or zooming in unless permission is granted by the host- this could be done by request, then granting access permission to the user, or emailing the photo to the user. This requires work and monitoring by the host but does allow the collection to be displayed with a reasonable amount of control and compiles a database of users that permissions have been granted to, if issues arise..... Eoin
  22. Ballybrophy.

    Hi Broithe Sid Meade used to do futuristic city & vehicle calenders for a Japanese tyre company, one of his designs was self cleaning streets- the street was in sections and had different faces like a drum, when they needed cleaning they rotated to bring up a new clean face..... Eoin
  23. Train-tech lighting modules

    Hi Noel Disconnect the battery unit from the light strip, and install it under the chassis with wires back up to the strip- then you can pop the battery out easier! A tail lamp can be added to the strips at the end, the dots on the strip are soldering tabs to add additional lights- don't forget the resistor.... Eoin
  24. Ballybrophy.

    Hi Borithe It's an exceptionally neat and tidy station! Eoin

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