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  1. Brendan,Irish layout

    Guys, Thanks for the nice comments. Unfortunately, I can’t take credit for building this layout. I was lucky enough to find it on eBay several years ago. It was built by an Boeing engineer who frequently travelled to the uk on business and got interested in the British railway scene. I did add some Irish structures and added street and building lights. I run MM gm locos with both passenger , freight and some cattle wagons. I bought most of the freight stock from Marks models in Dublin. The passenger cars are Cravens coaches and some Park royals I bought from Irish freight models. On many of my passenger coaches I added people and lighting (train tech coach lighting). These lighting strips are easy to add and are powered by battery. I used woodland scenic led lights for street and building lights. Again, ‘plug in’ type lights that are easy to setup. I also have some of the new cement bubbles and ballast wagons from IRM. Expensive models, but beautifully detailed. All of my locos are chipped running on dcc. I live in southern California, so I don't get to see much of the Irish stuff in real life. Looking forward to the MM 121 class release, and hopefully a release of some metro vickers before the next ice age. Regards and best wishes for the new year. brendan
  2. Chipping the 071

    Hi, I successfully chipped several of my locos awhile back- o71 , 141 and 201 class using Bachman 36-557 chips. Recently, I bought another 5 chips of the same kind but was only able to successfully program the 141 class locos and no luck with the 071 class. I use prodigy express to program. The two 71s (NIR 112 and IR 73) run fine in DC mode. I switched the chips to the 141 and they programmed just fine. I could get the Murphy 071 chip ( extra functions but more expensive) but I don't understand why the 36-557 chip does not work on the 71 class. Anybody have this experience? Thanks, Brendan
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