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  1. Hi all, I've decided to build a 00 gauge layout which is my first venture into the scale. This will finally give the stock that I've built up over the years a home to run on! The layout will be in my Raikway room which is a converted garden shed and will be an around the room style layout. I've decided to build my home town station carlow and include the sugar factory. My sugar factory however will be rail connected unlike the real one which had it's rail link severed in the 1960s. The factory sadly closed in 2006. All buildings and traffic flows will be prior to this date to achieve realism. I've started the ball rolling by using the scenecraft model of carlow station and scratchbuilding the extensions to it. Here's a few photos of progress so far. More updates to follow as I progress. All comments and suggestions etc are welcome.
  2. Driver 301s Workbench

    Hi All, I've been working on a couple of projects over the past while that have kept me away from my N gauge model of Connolly although I hope to get some serious work done on this over Christmas. Here is the first project which is a static 1:100 scale model of a Citadis Alstom 401 type tram. It was built as a retirement present for my department manager who is also a gentleman. For his privacy I have blocked his name from the nameplate although anyone who knows Transdev/Luas will know who he is. Have a look at the pics they may be of interest.
  3. Connolly Station in "N"

    Hi All, Its been a while since I last posted on the site & the last time I did I was planning a model of Colbert Station Limerick. After careful consideration & much head scratching I decided to go with a model of Connolly instead. The deciding factors for me were: 1)The ability to run through trains. 2)The variety of stock that ran/runs into Connolly Station. I have had to scale the model back a fair bit due to space constraints but the overall look of the model should still be fine once fully completed. The model measures 6 ft x 3 ft & is built on an Argos wallpaper pasting table which folds meaning the model can be easily transported to exhibitions. The model now has all woodwork, track-work, electrics done & I will be starting the buildings this week.I will post the up to more photos soon & hope to post regular updates as the model evolves.
  4. Hi All, I am an N Gauge Modeller have been a fan of this site for some time. I have built a couple of layouts that some modellers may know from exhibitions, namely Carlow Station & Wellingtonbheag both of course which are modelled in N gauge. I look into Irish Railway Modeller almost daily to see the everybody's updates & views on topics. I must say there are some fantastic projects being undertaken by individuals & it is great to see so much interest in Irish Model Railways now that the real railway scene is so predictable. I find that this site is a fantastic resource to new modellers & experienced ones to share/exchange experiences & I must commend everybody involved for that. My next project will be based on Limerick Colbert Station which will be my first attempt at a terminal station. There will be a small bit of modellers licence employed (but not too much!) I plan to base the model on current day operations however not a huge amount has changed there so with a change of rolling stock it could very easily resemble the 80's or 90's. I will post regular updates/photos as the project progresses & look forward to any feedback.

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